• PIO will operate as Press Center and the Office of Chief Returning Officer during Presidential Elections

    The Press and Information Office will operate as Press Center and the Office of the Chief Returning Officer during the 2018 Presidential Elections, in order to facilitate local and foreign media representatives. At the PIO Press Center, the Chief Returning Officer will be making statements to the press and the official announcements of the Central Election Service of the Ministry of Interior will be issued.
  • EP President says Turkish occupation must end

    The European Parliament supports Cyprus so that the military occupation by Turkey to end,” says the EP President, Mr Antonio Tajani, adding that “we are committed to support all necessary processes in order for a positive solution to be reached.” President Tajani also made a special reference to President Anatastasiades’s efforts to take Cyprus out of the economic crisis, adding that the crisis hit other European countries as well, but Cyprus has recovered and the results are positive and tangible, something that has an effect on the EU.
  • Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy sign MoU on the Eastmed project

    A Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the EastMed pipeline was signed on December 5, in Nicosia, at the Quadrilateral Energy Ministerial Meeting of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy. A joint declaration issued after the signing ceremony confirms countries’ intention to cooperate in enabling and enhancing the development and the implementation of the EastMed project, as a viable and strategic option and an infrastructure of special interest for gas producing states and the EU.
  • Drone use rules

    The use and operation of Unmanned Aircraft (drones), within the airspace of the Republic of Cyprus, is governed under specific legislation. Owners and/or holders of drones should register/declare their drones by providing the information required by document DCA/UAV/01, which is published on www.mcw.gov.cy/dca Drone declaration is mandatory and free of charge. Owners and or users of drones are required to comply with the legislation. Violation of the law constitutes an offence and offenders will be liable to penalties.
  • PIO press releases archive

    The Press and Information Office maintains a website from which it is possible to search through 441,648 pages of PIO press releases dated from 1/1/1962 to 31/12/2015.


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