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20 April, 2021
 

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First Porsche electric car chargers installed in Cyprus

First Porsche electric car chargers installed in Cyprus

The first four Porsche electric chargers have now been installed at the Radisson Blu five-star hotel in Larnaca, offering electric and hybrid car owners the opportunity to charge their vehicles with the quality and prestige of Porsche...

Islandwide rollout of 'pay as you throw' programme in 2022

Islandwide rollout of 'pay as you throw' programme in 2022

The ‘pay as you throw’ programme is expected to be rolled out across Cyprus next year, President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday....

Cabinet approves €250m supplementary pandemic budget

Cabinet approves €250m supplementary pandemic budget

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a supplementary budget of €250 million to cover needs arising from the handling of the pandemic. ...

Damning State Dep. report highlights Cyprus human rights issues

Damning State Dep. report highlights Cyprus human rights issues

A US State Department country report on human rights practices in 2020 proved damning for Cyprus which was found to have had significant human rights issues last year....

EY Cyprus participated in the 4thCyprus International Tax Conference

EY Cyprus participated in the 4thCyprus International Tax Conference

EY Cyprus has once again supported and participated in the 4thCyprus International Tax Conference, on Tuesday March 30th....

Cyprus moves forward with more relaxations

Cyprus moves forward with more relaxations

Cypriot Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou has announced a new set of relaxation of measures for April, including an increase in the number of permitted outings for legitimatize purposes but only on the weekend...

Rain moves back into the picture

Rain moves back into the picture

Unstable weather conditions are affecting the area over Cyprus this week, with chances of rain through Friday and a temperature plunge ending before the weekend...

College student says she was raped

College student says she was raped

A man has been arrested in Nicosia on rape charges following a complaint by a university student, who said she was sexually assaulted under knife threat...

Adoption of halloumi PDO by mid-April, EC spokesperson says

Adoption of halloumi PDO by mid-April, EC spokesperson says

The adoption and publication of halloumi and hellim as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product is expected mid-April, Miriam Garcia Ferre, European Commission spokesperson for trade and agriculture said Tuesday....

Borrell determined to carry out EUCO mandate on Turkey

Borrell determined to carry out EUCO mandate on Turkey

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades said clarifications about the EU’s role at the informal conference of Cyprus set to take place in Geneva in late April may arise after the visit expected to be paid to Turkey by EU officials....

Emotions run high as boy reunited with dad

Emotions run high as boy reunited with dad

A US-born child was reunited with his dad in Limassol on Monday, ten days after the Supreme Court gave the Cypriot mother a deadline to comply with a court order, with the handover taking place four years after she flew him to the island unbeknownst to the father...

US-Greece-Cyprus naval training exercise in pictures

US-Greece-Cyprus naval training exercise in pictures

Greece, Cyprus and the United States conducted a joint training exercise in naval special forces that ran between 16-24 March off the coast of Souda bay in Crete....

Cyprus wraps up cheese that grills

Cyprus wraps up cheese that grills

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades says the registration of halloumi and hellim with the European Union is “to the benefit of all Cypriot producers, Greek and Turkish” following Monday’s designation for the famous cheese that grills but not without protests on both sides...

Investigators puzzled over Athienou case

Investigators puzzled over Athienou case

Officials in Cyprus still remain in the dark over the identification of a woman whose body was discovered in a field in the buffer zone, with reports saying investigators are seeking answers from abroad based on a tip that led to the launch of a murder probe...

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 360 cases

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 360 cases

The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 360 cases on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 254 and total cases detected so far to 44,991....

How can digital government connect citizens without leaving the disconnected behind?

How can digital government connect citizens without leaving the disconnected behind?

Governments should focus on inclusive digitalisation by improving digital literacy and promoting virtual interaction, and this could be achieved by providing digital resources like laptops and tablets in order to get people online and run programs to improve the digital skills...

Experts submit list of suggested new relaxations

Experts submit list of suggested new relaxations

The team of experts advising the government on managing the coronavirus pandemic has submitted a list of additional relaxations mainly involving recreational and sports activities, expert Petros Karayiannis said Monday....

EU presidents to go to Turkey next week

EU presidents to go to Turkey next week

The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on April 6, an EU spokesman said on Monday, in the latest sign of improving ties....

Cyprus to ease travel rules from April 1

Cyprus to ease travel rules from April 1

The Health Ministry’s epidemiological unit issued on Monday a modified risk-based classification of countries, with changes to come into effect on April 1....

President meets with EU Health Commissioner in Nicosia

President meets with EU Health Commissioner in Nicosia

President Nicos Anastasiades met with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides on Monday to discuss EU efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic....

Cyprus urges public to use Covid tracer app

Cyprus urges public to use Covid tracer app

The Republic of Cyprus’ health ministry is calling on the public to use the CoVTracer-EN, the country’s national application for mobile phones, in a bid to avoid congestion and contribute to the containment of daily coronavirus infections...

Defence ministry targeted by hackers

Defence ministry targeted by hackers

Reports suggest the defence ministry of the Republic of Cyprus thwarted a cyber attack last week, around the same time a major hacking incident was reported by British defence, with both countries pointing the finger to foreign hackers...

Young biker dies in horrific scramble accident

Young biker dies in horrific scramble accident

A young man from rural Nicosia was killed over the weekend after two racing motorcycles collided during an off-road scramble near a campsite in Larnaca district, with the fatality taking place just days after he had posted an ad to sell his bike...

Kids get less invasive nasal swab tests

Kids get less invasive nasal swab tests

Rapid tests for kids including high school students will be less uncomfortable starting Monday, following a decision by health ministry officials amid criticism over discomfort experienced by youngsters during nasopharyngeal testing...

Cyprus springs forward again

Cyprus springs forward again

People in Cyprus will lose an hour of sleep after Daylight Saving Time goes into effect Sunday morning, with European officials and public opinion still divided on whether there is value in switching back and forth at all...

Health Ministry announces 361 new cases

Health Ministry announces 361 new cases

The Health Ministry announced 361 cases on Friday, when 48,484 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 0.74%. Total cases reached 43,971....

Sexual harassment case involving local politician referred to court

Sexual harassment case involving local politician referred to court

A case involving the sexual harassment of a 32-year-old woman by a local politician will be referred to a Cyprus court next week as per the recommendation of the Attorney General....

Government spokesman tests positive for Covid

Government spokesman tests positive for Covid

Government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said Friday that a PCR test confirmed he was positive for coronavirus. ...

EU pledges to keep AstraZeneca doses in the bloc for now

EU pledges to keep AstraZeneca doses in the bloc for now

The European Union will ensure that coronavirus vaccines produced by AstraZeneca within the bloc stay there until the company returns to fulfilling its delivery commitments, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Friday. ...

Halloumi cheese to get PDO stamp

Halloumi cheese to get PDO stamp

The Commission’s Quality Committee on Friday put its eagerly-awaited stamp of approval on Cyprus’ request for registering halloumi/hellim as a product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). ...

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