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16 April, 2021
 

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Cyprus mounting efforts to get Sputnik V vaccine doses

Cyprus mounting efforts to get Sputnik V vaccine doses

Deliberations between Cypriot and Russian health authorities are moving along as the island is scrambling to ensure that it will get the desired sum of 100,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine as soon as it gets the thumbs up from the European Medicines Agency...

UK’s Prince Philip dies, aged 99

UK’s Prince Philip dies, aged 99

Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99....

KPMG Cyprus announces partnership with EnergyIntel

KPMG Cyprus announces partnership with EnergyIntel

KPMG in Cyprus and EnergyIntel have signed a partnership agreement for the provision of the innovative, energy-efficient solution, PayGreen...

Cyprus tourism hopes crushed as Jet2 pulls plug

Cyprus tourism hopes crushed as Jet2 pulls plug

Jet2 says it will suspend flights and holidays until at least 23 June citing uncertainty over London’s travel proposals, making the decision yet another British hit on Cyprus tourism expectations...

Cypriot minister thanks heavy metal band

Cypriot minister thanks heavy metal band

Heavy metal band Sabaton got high praise from Cypriot Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos this week over the Swedish group’s running their merchandise operations on the island, with the group saying they had some tips to speed up deliveries...

Doc wants govt to come clean about AstraZeneca

Doc wants govt to come clean about AstraZeneca

A local well-known health expert has called on officials in the Republic of Cyprus to take a clear position on the AstraZeneca vaccine and stop hiding behind an EMA statement...

Gloves are off again over golden passports

Gloves are off again over golden passports

Cyprus’ auditor general told a House committee this week that the Cabinet used old rules to approve over two hundred golden passports after the cutoff date for an investigation ordered by the attorney general, who pushed back on the criticism saying there was 'no bottom to the abyss'...

Health Ministry announces two death, 622 cases

Health Ministry announces two death, 622 cases

The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 622 cases on Thursday, raising the death toll to 268 and total cases detected so far to 49,988....

EU court backs Czech Republic's requirement to vaccinate children

EU court backs Czech Republic's requirement to vaccinate children

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accepts the Czech Republic’s position on mandatory vaccinations for children, it said in a landmark ruling on Thursday that rebuffed parents’ complaints that the government violated their rights....

Endangered Mediterranean Monk population marks record jump

Endangered Mediterranean Monk population marks record jump

The local population of the endangered Mediterranean Monk (monachus monachus) seal has seen a significant increase as a result of the protection measures being implemented over the past years, Environment Minister Costas Kadis said Thursday....

Stricter protocol for cases detected at schools

Stricter protocol for cases detected at schools

The government on Thursday moved to draw up a stricter protocol for handling coronavirus cases detected among school staff and students, after several chains of infection made the recent return of children to classrooms a growing headache....

Turkey says ‘sofagate’ unfair criticism from EU

Turkey says ‘sofagate’ unfair criticism from EU

Turkey has blamed the European Union for seating arrangements that left European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen standing without a chair during formalities at the Presidential Palace in Ankara...

22 green points operating islandwide, 14 more in pipeline

22 green points operating islandwide, 14 more in pipeline

There are 22 green points operating across Cyprus, Environment Minister Costas Kadis said on Thursday, adding that the aim is to set up another 14 large green points to accommodate densely populated areas and dozens more smaller drop-off points in rural areas....

Cyprus hurries to clean up company registry

Cyprus hurries to clean up company registry

Energy Minister Natasa Pilides has called on business stakeholders in Cyprus to embrace a new effort of recording and updating true information about beneficiaries of companies, saying a new digital registry that can bolster transparency on the island...

Prosecutors seek murder trial without body

Prosecutors seek murder trial without body

Prosecutors in a key witness disappearance investigation are asking a judge to modify felony conspiracy charges to murder, despite having no body to prove evidence in court...

Cyprus stands behind AstraZeneca vaccine

Cyprus stands behind AstraZeneca vaccine

Authorities in the Republic of Cyprus have resumed the vaccination program using the AstraZeneca vaccine, after EMA said benefits outweigh the risks, with the health minister criticizing fellow member states for creating confusion by not sticking to plan...

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 529 cases

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 529 cases

The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 529 cases on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 266 and total cases detected so far to 49,366....

Restaurant in Nicosia centre heavily gunned

Restaurant in Nicosia centre heavily gunned

A fashionable restaurant in the centre of Nicosia was heavily attacked with gunfire in the early hours of Wednesday, with authorities following CCTV leads depicting the gunman in action. ...

UK Minister talks Cyprus problem in Nicosia visit

UK Minister talks Cyprus problem in Nicosia visit

The UK Foreign Minister for the European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton reiterated in a visit to Nicosia on Wednesday the UK’s full support of the upcoming UN talks on Cyprus. ...

EC head taken aback as Erdogan and Michel snap up the chairs

EC head taken aback as Erdogan and Michel snap up the chairs

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was taken aback to find her fellow top EU official taking the only chair available next to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan when the duo visited Ankara, and her spokesman made that clear on Wednesday....

Economic activity could resume by spring end, Anastasiades says

Economic activity could resume by spring end, Anastasiades says

President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday that he was hopeful that economic activity could resume by the end of spring, given that no unpredicted developments arise on the part of pharmaceutical companies....

Cyprus vax website down as EMA deliberates

Cyprus vax website down as EMA deliberates

Officials in the Republic of Cyprus are looking into allegations and rumors that citizens were attempting to cheat the system to book a vaccine appointment, with the registration website down on Wednesday and EMA expecting to update states on AstraZeneca...

EOKA boy to get hero’s burial

EOKA boy to get hero’s burial

Greek Cypriot officials are on a quest to exhume the remains of a young boy, who was shot and killed during a student riot against British forces in 1956, in order to give him a hero’s burial...

Tourist form adds confusion to the mix

Tourist form adds confusion to the mix

New confusion emerged over requirements regarding movement of foreign tourists in the Republic of Cyprus amid pandemic measures, with industry stakeholders saying visitors do not have to send text notifications before going out and the health ministry maintaining that rules apply to all...

Clear day before late week shenanigans

Clear day before late week shenanigans

A warm air mass is affecting the area over Cyprus through Thursday followed by a short-lived cold front making an appearance just before the weekend...

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 559 cases

Health Ministry announces two deaths, 559 cases

The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 559 cases on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 264 and total cases detected so far to 48,837....

IMF: Withdrawal of support measures should be gradual

IMF: Withdrawal of support measures should be gradual

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission met virtually with the Cypriot authorities from March 8–29, 2021 to discuss recent economic developments and policy priorities on the island. In an interview with Kathimerini Cyprus, IMF mission chief for Cyprus, Anita Tuladhar, said the longer the recovery period in sectors related to tourism, the greater the chance that permanent scars will remain in the economy of Cyprus. Tuladhar also noted the importance of state-sponsored programs to support the economy....

Michel says EU will be active observer in Cyprus peace talks

Michel says EU will be active observer in Cyprus peace talks

The EU remains committed to the resumption of Cyprus peace talks and is looking forward to the informal meeting set to take place in Geneva later this month, where it will participate as an active observer, European Council President Charles Michel said Tuesday after meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara....

Top EU officials head to Turkey in bid to improve ties

Top EU officials head to Turkey in bid to improve ties

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel are headed to Turkey on Tuesday on an official visit aimed at improving ties between Brussels and Ankara....

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