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11-05-2018 13:06

Government labour force in April 2018: 51.976 persons

The government labour force increased by 773 persons (1,5%) in April 2018 compared to 2017. The casual staff increased by 9,5% and reached 16.491 persons compared to 15.062 persons in April 2017. Permanent staff decreased by 656 persons (-1,8%). Compared to April 2017 there is an increase in all the categories of government labour force except the Civil Service. The largest increase is observed in category Security Forces (4,5%) in which the casual staff is increased by 14,2% (694 persons)....

11-05-2018 10:57

The President of the Republic receives the credentials of the Ambassador of Japan

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today, at a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the credentials of the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Shinichi Nakatsugawa.Presenting his credentials, Ambassador Nakatsugawa said:“Your Excellency,It is a great honor and privilege for me to be received in audience today by Your Excellency and present my Letters of Credence as the first resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to t...

11-05-2018 10:16

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the UN Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, met today with the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations, Mrs Bintou Keita, who is in Cyprus for a three-day visit. During their meeting they discussed relations between the host government and UNFICYP, as well as the ongoing implementation of the Force’s strategic review, as mandated by the Security Council. The Foreign Minister also reaffirmed the Republic of Cyprus’ appreciation for UNFICYP and the ...

11-05-2018 09:56

The President of the Republic received the credentials of the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today, at a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace, the credentials of the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Stephen Lillie.Presenting his credentials, High Commissioner Lillie, said:“Your Excellency,It is a great honour and privilege for me to have been appointed as the new British High Commissioner in Cyprus.  In assuming my new duties, I am very well aware of the long and special history that our t...

10-05-2018 17:10

Remarks by the President of the Republic and the President of Serbia

Cyprus will host the 2nd Cyprus-Serbia Intergovernmental Conference before the end of the current year, the President of the Republic Mr. Nicos Anastasiades announced today, while underlining the close relations between Cyprus and Serbia as well as the strong bonds of friendship between the people of the two countries.In his remarks to the media after his meeting with the President of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade, the President of the Republic said, among other things, that the de...

09-05-2018 07:50

The President of the Republic on an official visit to Serbia

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by his spouse Mrs Andri Anastasiades, leaves today for Belgrade, Serbia where he will pay a two-day official visit. During his stay in Belgrade, President Anastasiades will hold talks with his Serbian counterpart Mr Aleksandar Vučić as well as with other high state officials.Tonight, President Anastasiades will attend an official dinner hosted in his honor by the President of the Republic of Serbia. Tomorrow, 10 May, in the ...

08-05-2018 20:36

The 4th Cyprus-Greece-Israel Tripartite Summit took place in Nicosia

The 4th Cyprus-Greece-Israel Tripartite Summit took place today, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, and the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu.The Prime Minister of Israel arrived at the Presidential Palace in the morning where he was welcomed by the President of the Republic. A private meeting between the two leaders followed.Then the Prime Ministe...

08-05-2018 19:12

Cyprus, Greece and Israel have signed a Sub-regional Marine Oil Pollution Contingency Plan

In the margins of the trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece and Israel, a trilateral Ministerial meeting in the field of Environment took place today, during which the Implementation Agreement on the Sub-regional Marine Oil Pollution Contingency Plan was signed, in the presence of the representative of the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean.The Agreement sets its goals towards safeguarding the protection of the env...

08-05-2018 14:39

Cyprus-Greece-Israel 4th Trilateral Summit Declaration

Nicosia, 8th May 2018We, Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, having met in Nicosia today, 8th May 2018, express our commitment to continue strengthening the cooperation between our countries in the framework of a trilateral partnership encompassing an ever increasing number of areas of common interest and, in the process, contribute to the promotion of ...

08-05-2018 14:22

Statistics on Europeans and the European Union on the occasion of the Europe Day celebrations – 9 May

The Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT), on the occasion of the Europe Day celebrations (May 9), presents statistics and facts on Europeans and the European Union, collected by the European Union's Statistical Office (Eurostat).Men 45-49 years old who are marriedIf someone is a 45-49 year old man in Cyprus and is married then he belongs to the 84,3% of men of this age, which is the highest rate in the EU. The corresponding rate in Sweden is 49,2% and is the lowest . The European average ...

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