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President Anastasiades concludes visit to New York

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  The visit to New York was entirely successful, said the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who departed from the US yesterday evening for Rome. In his remarks to reporters following a meeting he had yesterday afternoon, in New York, with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of […]

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The President of Cyprus received the President of the European Investment Bank

By   2 weeks ago

  The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, received today, at the Presidential Palace, the President of the European Investment Bank, Mr Werner Hoyer. In his remarks to reporters after the meeting, Mr Hoyer said that “I visit Cyprus frequently and I am in constant exchange of views with the President and […]

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Only 22% of managers in Cyprus are Women, Eurostat says

By   3 weeks ago

  Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%), according to Eurostat. In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be underrepresented […]

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Retail trade grows in Cyprus 0.8 and 3.9% in December 2016 on monthly and annual basis

By   3 weeks ago

  In January 2017 compared with December 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it rose by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December the retail trade volume decreased by 0.5% in the euro […]

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2nd Summit of the Cyprus – Egypt Intergovernmental Committee held in Lefkosia

By   3 weeks ago

  The 2nd Summit of the Cyprus – Egypt Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Industrial and Technical Cooperation was held today at the Ministry of Finance, Lefkosia, under the presidency of Cyprus’ Minister of Finance, Mr Harris Georgiades, and Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Mrs Sahar Nasr. The two Ministers also signed a Memorandum […]

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Cyprus claiming share of post-Brexit business outflow from the UK

By   2 months ago

  A seminar for London based businessmen and investors who might be interested in exploring the advantages offered by Cyprus in a post-Brexit environment was held in the British capital. Organised by the UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council (UKCEC), in association with RCB Bank and PDG Strategy, the event presented Cyprus as a credible investment destination with […]

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Signing of Memorandum for the organization in Cyprus of EBRD Annual General Meeting and Business Forum

By   2 months ago

The Minister of Finance, Harris Georgiades, signed today, on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus, the Memorandum of Understanding for the organization in Cyprus of the 26th Annual General Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Business Forum entitled “Targeting Green and Inclusive Growth: Meeting Regional and Global Challenges”, on […]

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Retail trade falls by 0.4% in the euro area in November, rises by 2.2% in Cyprus in October

By   3 months ago

In November 2016, compared with October 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat. In October the retail trade volume increased by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU28. In November 2016 […]

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2nd Summit of the Cyprus – Egypt Intergovernmental Committee held in Lefkosia

By   3 weeks ago

  The 2nd Summit of the Cyprus – Egypt Intergovernmental Committee for Economic, Industrial and Technical Cooperation was held today at the Ministry of Finance, Lefkosia, under the presidency of Cyprus’ Minister of Finance, Mr Harris Georgiades, and Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Mrs Sahar Nasr. The two Ministers also signed a Memorandum […]

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Creativity and art expression with the use of old materials

By   2 months ago

  Stavros Loizou Paou sees art in all objects and old materials which could have ended up in recycle bins or in landfills. He wants to provide these items with a new form, shape and utility. He uses old screws, old plastic, such as pens, any kind of recyclable material, glass, old toys, everything in […]

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Cyprus Chairmanship of the CoE organizes a colloquy on the protection of cultural heritage

By   2 months ago

High-level representatives from international organisations and national governments, as well as academic experts, will gather in Strasbourg on 13 January for a colloquy aimed at strengthening cooperation to protect cultural heritage from wanton destruction and preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural goods. Organised jointly by the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the […]

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Archaeological dig in Kouklia reveals ancient rampart

By   3 months ago

Archaeological excavations taking part in the area of Ancient Paphos at Kouklia in 2016 have revealed, among others, an ancient rampart dating as far back as 6th century BC. The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus has announced the completion of the University of Cyprus 2016 field project in the economic-administrative citadel of Ancient Paphos at […]

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CNA launches campaign to collect signatures for the return of the Parthenon Marbles

By   3 months ago

This year marks the bicentenary since the theft of the Parthenon Marbles by Lord Elgin, who smuggled them to the United Kingdom. The marbles have since then been in the British Museum. Many efforts have been made and several international campaigns have been launched for the return of the marbles to their natural environment, the […]

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Pafos starts countdown for European Capital of Culture opening ceremony

By   3 months ago

Pafos assumes next year the title of the European Capital of Culture for 2017 and the countdown until the opening ceremony, scheduled for January 28, has begun. As Christos Patsalides, the President of the Organization “Pafos 2017” said, preparations are well underway with daily meetings, in order to take care of all the details. Speaking […]

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University of Sydney concludes archaeological excavations to Nea Pafos for 2016

By   3 months ago

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces the completion of the 2016 season of archaeological investigations at the site of the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Pafos by the Australian Archaeological Mission to Kato Pafos from the University of Sydney, under the direction of Dr Craig Barker. The Australian team have been […]

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British MPs condemn the pillage of cultural heritage in occupied Cyprus

By   5 months ago

The pillage of religious and other cultural sites in the northern part of Cyprus, occupied by the Turkish military since the summer of 1974 invasion, was discussed during a debate in the House of Commons on a new bill submitted by the UK Government regarding cultural property. The bill will enable London to implement the […]

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Transport Minister says that Cyprus can become a major Energy Center in the Mediterranean

By   2 weeks ago

  Cypriot Minister of Transport has said that  Cyprus can become into an important Energy Center in the Mediterranean, and that his government’s objective for the future is to consolidate and further develop the island’s role in world shipping. Marios Demetriades, addressing yesterday the conference Mare Forum Greece 20117 in Athens, said that Cyprus is […]

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Foreign Office Minister affirms recognition of Cyprus’s gas fields rights

By   3 weeks ago

  The UK Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan reiterated his Government’s support for the Republic of Cyprus’s right to exploit the natural gas reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone. Sir Alan was responding to a written question by Jim Shannon, MP for the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, who wanted to know what discussions […]

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Akinci will not attend the meeting of the leaders scheduled for Thursday

By   1 month ago

  The United nations informed the President of the Republic of Cyprus today that the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community will not attend the meeting of the leaders scheduled for tomorrow, said the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, today. In his remarks to reporters following the meeting of the President of the Republic, Mr […]

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Cyprus – Greece – Israel cooperation of Strategic Importance

By   4 months ago

Cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel, is promising to go smoothly since during the joint declarations of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Cypriot President spilled a glass of water on the declarations table. This mishap gained an array of positive comments and all immediately […]

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Israel Cyprus Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration

By   4 months ago

We, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met in Jerusalem today, 8th December 2016, have agreed to continue strengthening the cooperation between our three countries in order to promote a trilateral partnership in various […]

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Alexis Tsipras in Israel for 2nd Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite

By   4 months ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Jerusalem on Thursday 8 December to participate in the 2nd tripartite summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The issues that will be in focus are energy, environment, tourism, research & innovation, fighting terrorism and the Cyprus issue. The Greek PM will be accompanied by Environment & Energy Minister […]

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Anastasiades to participate in the Tripartite Summit in Israel

By   4 months ago

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, departs today, 7 December 2016, for Israel, where tomorrow, along with the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, he will participate in the proceedings of the Cyprus-Greece-Israel Tripartite Summit, which will take place in Jerusalem. The Summit, which will begin at […]

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Cyprus should resolve port related problems if gas drillings are to proceed Charles Ellinas tells CNA

By   4 months ago

Expert on energy issues Charles Ellinas expressed great concern, on the problems emerged regarding the use of Cyprus` ports by gas companies drilling for natural gas within the country`s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Former President of the country`s Natural Hydrocarbons Company and currently CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Company Charles Ellinas, said in an interview […]

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Cyprus government expenditure at 40.1% of GDP in 2015

By   3 weeks ago

  Cyprus has allocated the equivalent of 40.1% of its GDP to government expenditure in 2015, of which 10.2% to General public services, 1.4% to Defence, 1.7% to Public Order and Safety,  3.5% to economic affairs,  0.4% to environmental protection, 1.8% to Housing & community amenities, 2.6% to Health, 0.9% to Recreation culture & religion,  […]

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Cyprus claiming share of post-Brexit business outflow from the UK

By   2 months ago

  A seminar for London based businessmen and investors who might be interested in exploring the advantages offered by Cyprus in a post-Brexit environment was held in the British capital. Organised by the UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council (UKCEC), in association with RCB Bank and PDG Strategy, the event presented Cyprus as a credible investment destination with […]

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Three challenges facing the Cyprus banking system, CBC says

By   2 months ago

The reduction of the high stock of non-performing exposures (NPEs), the negative interest environment which compresses the banks` profitability as well as the forthcoming amendments in the regulatory framework, consist the three main challenges facing the banking system, the Central Bank of Cyprus said in a report released on Wednesday. According to the CBC`s 2016 […]

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We are not pushing for IMF withdrawal or stay in Greek program – minister

By   3 months ago

The Greek government has no specific strategy to oust the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from the country’s bailout program, or to see it remain one of its international creditors, a senior government official says. Minister of Digital Policy, Nikos Pappas, said during an interview on Greek television that it was the IMF that raises such […]

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Cyprus Finance Minister determined to keep up the reform momentum

By   3 months ago

Just days before the European Commission’s warning on Thursday (15/12) that fiscal risks in Cyprus remain significant, all the stakeholders in the country’s economy had gathered in London to present their take on the current financial picture and the prospects for the future. Speaking at an Economist event at the British capital’s Stock Exchange, Finance […]

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Cyprus – Greece – Israel cooperation of Strategic Importance

By   4 months ago

Cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel, is promising to go smoothly since during the joint declarations of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Cypriot President spilled a glass of water on the declarations table. This mishap gained an array of positive comments and all immediately […]

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Israel Cyprus Greece Trilateral Summit Declaration

By   4 months ago

We, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Nikos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met in Jerusalem today, 8th December 2016, have agreed to continue strengthening the cooperation between our three countries in order to promote a trilateral partnership in various […]

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Alexis Tsipras in Israel for 2nd Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite

By   4 months ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Jerusalem on Thursday 8 December to participate in the 2nd tripartite summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. The issues that will be in focus are energy, environment, tourism, research & innovation, fighting terrorism and the Cyprus issue. The Greek PM will be accompanied by Environment & Energy Minister […]

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President Anastasiades concludes visit to New York

By   1 day ago

  The visit to New York was entirely successful, said the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who departed from the US yesterday evening for Rome. In his remarks to reporters following a meeting he had yesterday afternoon, in New York, with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of […]

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The Government Spokesman will hold a series of meetings in Washington and New York

By   2 days ago

  The Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, who is accompanying the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, in New York, will go to Washington on 23 March 2017, for contacts with officials of the American government. More specifically, the Government Spokesman will meet on the 23rd of March with the Executive Vice President of […]

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The Conference of the Presidents of Parliament of the Small European States continues its deliberations, in San Marino

By   3 days ago

  The President of the House of Representatives, who is in San Marino, participated today in the 11th Conference of the Presidents of the Small European States. During the morning session of the Conference, the potentials and the limitations of the small states were discussed, in the framework of the international organizations, with special emphasis […]

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Health Minister: Cyprus supports cross-border cooperation, at EU level, between health systems

By   4 days ago

  The Minister of Health, Dr Giorgos Pamporides, participated in the deliberations of the Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers, which convened in Valetta on 19 – 20 March 2017, under the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU. The meeting discussed the thematic priorities that the Maltese Presidency has selected, namely Childhood Obesity, […]

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FM met with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, in Washington

By   4 days ago

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, had on Monday, 20 March 2017, in Washington, a meeting with the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Mr Thomas Shannon. This was the first meeting with a newly-appointed official of the State Department of the new American Government. During the meeting, the two […]

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Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the informal EU Foreign Affairs Council on Development

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  The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Alexandros N. Zenon, attended today the informal EU Foreign Affairs Council on Development, taking place in Brussels. The agenda of the meeting included, inter alia, the correlation of migration and development, the EU-Africa partnership and the European Consensus on Development. In his intervention, the […]

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My intention and my decision is to participate in the dialogue for the Cyprus problem at any given moment, Anastasiades says

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  My offer, my intention and my decision is to participate in the dialogue for the Cyprus problem at any given moment, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, reiterated today. In his remarks to reporters and invited to comment on information published in the Turkish Cypriot press with regard to a […]

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs will hold contacts in London

By   2 weeks ago

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, will travel to London where on Thursday, 16 March, he will have a meeting with the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, Mr Crispin Blunt. The meeting will focus on issues of mutual interest. Moreover, Mr Kasoulides will be the keynote […]

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Health Minister: Cyprus supports cross-border cooperation, at EU level, between health systems

By   4 days ago

  The Minister of Health, Dr Giorgos Pamporides, participated in the deliberations of the Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers, which convened in Valetta on 19 – 20 March 2017, under the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU. The meeting discussed the thematic priorities that the Maltese Presidency has selected, namely Childhood Obesity, […]

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Cypriot religious leaders jointly condemn all forms of violence against women

By   2 weeks ago

  The five religious leaders of Cyprus have issued a joint statement condemning all forms of violence against women and girls, categorically rejecting the misuse of religion to vindicate any form of violence and committing to share this message with their respective faith communities and society as a whole. The joint statement was presented in […]

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Cyprus – Greece – Israel coordinating meeting on Diaspora issues

By   3 weeks ago

  The Presidential Commissioner, Mr Fotis Fotiou, the Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Terence Nikolaos Quick and the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Mr Natan Sharansky held today in Jerusalem their first trilateral coordinating meeting on Diaspora issues between Israel, Cyprus and Greece respectively. The meeting was held according to the relevant provisions […]

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Cyprus government expenditure at 40.1% of GDP in 2015

By   3 weeks ago

  Cyprus has allocated the equivalent of 40.1% of its GDP to government expenditure in 2015, of which 10.2% to General public services, 1.4% to Defence, 1.7% to Public Order and Safety,  3.5% to economic affairs,  0.4% to environmental protection, 1.8% to Housing & community amenities, 2.6% to Health, 0.9% to Recreation culture & religion,  […]

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Retail trade grows in Cyprus 0.8 and 3.9% in December 2016 on monthly and annual basis

By   3 weeks ago

  In January 2017 compared with December 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it rose by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December the retail trade volume decreased by 0.5% in the euro […]

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Registered unemployed down 7,9% in February

By   3 weeks ago

  The number of unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices decreased by 3.635 or 7,9% in February 2017, compared to the same period last year. According to a press release by the Statistical Service of Cyprus the unemployed persons, registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of February 2017, reached […]

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Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

By   3 weeks ago

  On 2 March 2017, EU Ambassadors endorsed a Council position needed to start negotiations with the European Parliament on a proposal for an Entry-Exit System which will strengthen border control and security in the EU. The agreement by Member States comes after the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU worked hard over […]

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Nicosia to host international seminar on countering youth radicalisation

By   2 months ago

An international seminar on countering violent extremism and youth radicalisation will take place in Nicosia next week in the framework of Cyprus` Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which lasts until May 2017. The seminar, entitled “Countering violent extremism and youth radicalisation: using the European Youth Card to promote peaceful […]

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EAC operational separation to be implemented on the 1st of December

By   7 months ago

Nicosia, September 5, 2016, Independent Balkan News Agency The operational separation of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus will be implemented on the 1st of December this year, Chairman of the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) Andreas Poulikkas announced on Monday. Poulikkas presented today to Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades the Authority`s Annual Report for 2015, which […]

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Kontides and Kariolou continue their efforts in sailing at Rio 2016 

By   8 months ago

Nicosia, August 9, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Cyprus` attention at the Rio Olympics focus on sailing on Tuesday, with Pavlos Kontides and Andreas Kariolou competing this afternoon separately in Marina da Glória. According to Erodotos Miltiadous, the correspondent of the Cyprus Sports Writers Union (EAK), during his second day, silver Olympic medalist Kontides starts his […]

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Cyprus boasts quality team at the Rio Olympic Games

By   8 months ago

Nicosia, August 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Cyprus is competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 16 athletes in seven different sports from 5 to 21 August 2016. According to the Union of Cyprus Sports` Writers, even if the Cyprus team is smaller this year, it is considered strong since […]

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Cyprus did not make it to the play off of Euro Qualifiers 

By   1 year ago

Nicosia, October 14, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency Cyprus` men`s national football team has not qualified for the play off stage of the Euro 2016 qualifiers, despite its gallant effort last night against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cyprus lost 3-2 to Bosnia-Herzegovina in front of 20 thousand fans in Nicosia GSP stadium, in the last game of the Qualifiers […]

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UEFA Vice President comments on the FIFA corruption investigation

By   2 years ago

Nicosia, May 28, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou One of UEFA`s Vice President, Cypriot Marios Lefkaritis has not yet received any kind of notification to testify to the Swiss authorities regarding the under investigation case related to the awarding of rights to host the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 […]

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Two referees arrested for match fixing in Cyprus

By   2 years ago

Nicosia, January 8, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Police have arrested Wednesday night two people concerning match fixing accusations made in December by Cypriot international football referee Marios Panayi. Arrest warrants were issued against referees’ association president Michalis Argyrou and referee Michalis Spyrou. According to Panayi’s allegations, they tried to influence referees […]

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First arrest warrant for football scandal !

By   2 years ago

Nicosia, December 24, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou The first arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday night in Limassol, Cyprus in connection with the match-fixing and corruption accusations against the Cyprus Football Association released by international Cypriot referee Marios Panayi. The warrant was issued against 40-year-old Panayiotis Panayiotou, an official of Aris […]

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Omonia player racially abused by Apoel fans

By   2 years ago

Nicosia, December 3, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou The biggest Football derby in Cyprus between fierce rivals Omonia and Apoel which took place in GSP stadium Nicosia on Sunday was stigmatized by the racist behavior of some Apoel fans. Victim of the incident Omonia’ player Michael Pote was provoked during the match […]

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