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

By   /  21/03/2017  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  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   /  08/03/2017  /  CY Social, Cyprus, Social  /  Comments Off on Cypriot religious leaders jointly condemn all forms of violence against women

  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   /  06/03/2017  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Cyprus – Greece – Israel coordinating meeting on Diaspora issues

  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   /  06/03/2017  /  CY Finance, CY Social, Cyprus, Finance, Social  /  Comments Off on Cyprus government expenditure at 40.1% of GDP in 2015

  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   /  03/03/2017  /  Business, CY Business, CY Social, Cyprus, Social  /  Comments Off on Retail trade grows in Cyprus 0.8 and 3.9% in December 2016 on monthly and annual basis

  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   /  03/03/2017  /  CY Social, Cyprus, Social  /  Comments Off on Registered unemployed down 7,9% in February

  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   /  02/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Croatia, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, SI Politics, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

  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   /  24/01/2017  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Nicosia to host international seminar on countering youth radicalisation

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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Cyprus condemns the terrorist attack in Jerusalem

By   /  09/01/2017  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Cyprus condemns the terrorist attack in Jerusalem

The Republic of Cyprus condemns yesterday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of four young persons and injured many others. We wish to express our sincere condolences and sympathy to the victims’ families, the Government and the people of Israel. Cyprus reaffirms its firm condemnation of terrorism, in all its forms, and calls […]

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Framework agreement between Government and unions paves the way for salary increments in wider public sector

By   /  04/01/2017  /  CY Social, Cyprus, Social  /  Comments Off on Framework agreement between Government and unions paves the way for salary increments in wider public sector

A framework agreement signed on Wednesday between the Finance Minister and the two largest trade unions SEK and PEO paves the way for salary increments in the wider public sector, frozen since 2011, to be restored. Agreed initially in August 2015, the agreement will serve as a framework for the renewal of collective agreements in […]

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