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29 November, 2021
 

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EU parliament demands new rules to support legal labor migration

EU parliament demands new rules to support legal labor migration

Proposals to ease legal labour migration to Europe are needed by the end of January 2022, to overcome the challenge of an ageing population and of skills shortages, according to a press release sent by the European Parliament office....

Why not take a subsidized holiday in beautiful Cyprus?

Why not take a subsidized holiday in beautiful Cyprus?

The Ministry of Tourism, after the approval of the Council of Ministers, announces the extension of the duration of the Domestic Tourism Support Plan for the period from December 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022....

Immigration: Anastasiades' five requests to the EU

Immigration: Anastasiades' five requests to the EU

"The country is in a state of emergency in terms of migration flows, and there is absolutely no chance of accommodating more migrants,"...

Traditional Christmas Market 2021

Traditional Christmas Market 2021

One of Cyprus’ biggest and best Christmas markets is back this year on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December Forest Beach in Oroklini between 17:00-22:00 both days....

Parents demonstrate against new measures in primary schools (images)

Parents demonstrate against new measures in primary schools (images)

New protests are being organized today, outside the Ministry of Education and its provincial offices, by parents reacting to the new measures against the pandemic. ...

The future of stress free travel is in 'silent airports'

The future of stress free travel is in 'silent airports'

Airports aren't famed for being peaceful spaces - but they do give us the rush we all associate with going on holiday....

Israeli abduction suspect out on bail in Cyprus

Israeli abduction suspect out on bail in Cyprus

An Israeli businessman in Cyprus has been released on bail following a preliminary hearing for his extradition to Italy, where he has been implicated in the abduction of a young boy who survived a cable car disaster but was caught in a cross-border custody battle ever since...

Third dose for 30 and over

Third dose for 30 and over

The vaccination portal will now be available from the 30th of November for people aged 30 and up to book booster shot appointments....

WHO: Omicron poses 'very high' global risk, world must prepare

WHO: Omicron poses 'very high' global risk, world must prepare

The Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a "very high" global risk of infection surges that could have "severe consequences" in some areas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday....

Nicosia's beautiful facelift

Nicosia's beautiful facelift

I will start with a prediction: The center of Nicosia will attract huge investments in real estate within the next five years....

Driver dies violent death on highway in Limassol

Driver dies violent death on highway in Limassol

The weekend’s road death toll was doubled on Sunday after a man was killed in a road accident following a violent crash on the highway in Limassol...

Case of two missing women deepens in Cyprus

Case of two missing women deepens in Cyprus

Cypriot police are investigating the disappearance of two Russian women last seen two weeks ago, with a local newspaper reporting that a suspect has been detained in total secrecy and blood stains found in a holiday home could be linked to the case...

Driver detained in hospital after fatal crash in Paphos

Driver detained in hospital after fatal crash in Paphos

A passenger was killed in a road accident in Paphos district on Saturday following a head-on collision, with police arresting one driver and ordering blood drawn from both surviving motorists to test for alcohol and narcotics...

Cyprus bans foreigners from Omicron countries

Cyprus bans foreigners from Omicron countries

The health ministry in the Republic of Cyprus has issued a ban on all foreign travelers from specific African countries citing a new coronavirus variant, as the government accelerates efforts to check whether any possible Omicron cases may have found their way into the island...

Pope's agenda for his scheduled visit to Cyprus announced

Pope's agenda for his scheduled visit to Cyprus announced

Government Spokesman Marios Pelekanos briefed the media today on the visit of Pope Francis to Cyprus at the Presidential Palace....

The technology sector can become the new mainstay of the Cypriot economy

The technology sector can become the new mainstay of the Cypriot economy

These are some of the key conclusions that emerged from the findings of a survey conducted last October by IMR/University of Nicosia™ on behalf of the non-profit organisation TechIsland. ...

Germany readies its air force to transport covid patients to other parts of the country

Germany readies its air force to transport covid patients to other parts of the country

Germany readied its air force to transfer COVID-19 patients from overwhelmed hospitals in the south as national case numbers rocketed and a new virus variant in South Africa caused widespread alarm....

Clarification of new measures announced on Wednesday

Clarification of new measures announced on Wednesday

The Ministry of Health has issued clarifications concerning the new measures announced on Wednesday by the Cabinet. ...

The face that became the symbol for refugees around the world

The face that became the symbol for refugees around the world

She was a symbol for refugees and her face became one of the most powerful images in recent decades. ...

Black Friday: No comparison to previous years (images)

Black Friday: No comparison to previous years (images)

This year's Black Friday did not compare to previous years in terms of retail sales. The images in stores selling electrical appliances, electronic items and tech products, at least so far, have been disappointing....

Turkey: Tear gas used against women protesting against gender-based violence

Turkey: Tear gas used against women protesting against gender-based violence

Turkish police used tear gas on Thursday night against hundreds of women protesting in Istanbul to denounce gender-based violence and Turkey's withdrawal from the International Convention for the Protection of Women....

Japan: IKEA offers a 10 square meter apartment for 0.75 euros per month (video)

Japan: IKEA offers a 10 square meter apartment for 0.75 euros per month (video)

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is joining the real estate market by renting out an apartment in Tokyo. The apartment, just 10 square meters, is being offered for a staggering rent of just 99 yen, or just 0.75 euros a month....

Cyprus gives huge incentives to go electric

Cyprus gives huge incentives to go electric

Cyprus is investing €45 mln in incentive schemes to purchase greener cars and register 36,000 electric vehicles by the end of 2030, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos announced....

Melco Cyprus to triple staff ahead of flagship casino

Melco Cyprus to triple staff ahead of flagship casino

The operator of City of Dreams Mediterranean hopes to triple its staff before launching next year in Cyprus, while a recent video shows progress on the construction of the unique casino resort sitting in the middle of three continents...

New tender announced for ferry connection between Cyprus and Greece

New tender announced for ferry connection between Cyprus and Greece

The Deputy Ministry for Shipping announced it has launched a new tender for the maritime connection between Cyprus and Greece after the first tender failed to attract official bids....

Britain cuts flights from South African countries due to the new mutation of the coronavirus

Britain cuts flights from South African countries due to the new mutation of the coronavirus

The British government decided on Thursday night to impose travel restrictions on six South African countries due to concerns about the new coronavirus B.1.1529....

Cyprus detains man in Italy's abduction investigation

Cyprus detains man in Italy's abduction investigation

Cyprus police say an Israeli man has been arrested in Limassol in connection with an abduction of a minor, after Italy issued a red notice for the grandfather of a child who was the sole survivor in Italy’s cable car crash last summer...

Cyprus scrambles to legislate whistleblower law

Cyprus scrambles to legislate whistleblower law

Members of parliament in the Republic of Cyprus are urgently making their way to the justice ministry to compare notes on whistleblowing protections legislation, as the country scrambles to meet an EU deadline next month...

Vaccines do not seem to reduce the risk of 'long Covid-19', according to research

Vaccines do not seem to reduce the risk of 'long Covid-19', according to research

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in protecting against serious illness, but they do not protect against "long COVID" in people who become infected despite vaccination, new data show....

Employers must pay at least 28 euros per month to teleworking employees in Greece

Employers must pay at least 28 euros per month to teleworking employees in Greece

Employers will have to pay a minimum compensation of 28 euros per month to each of their employees who are teleworking,...

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