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1. Electronic building permit applications start July 1 in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/electronic-building-permit-applications-start-july-1-in-cyprus

Starting Monday, July 1, 2024, the Cyprus Ministry of Interior will mandate the electronic submission and examination of applications for building permits, following the Roads and Buildings Regulation Law. ...

2. Government launches 10 new digital Civil Registry services

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-launches-10-new-digital-civil-registry-services

The creation of online services for the benefit of citizens is a high priority for the government, said Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou on Thursday during a joint press conference with Deputy Minister......

3. Half of Cypriots find starting a business easy, survey shows

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/half-of-cypriots-find-starting-a-business-easy-survey-shows

Half of Cypriots consider starting a business easy, and more than half believe they possess the necessary skills for successful entrepreneurship, according to the 'Global Entrepreneurship Monitor' (GEM) survey results presented at the University of Cyprus on Friday....

4. China's leader targets Hungary, Serbia for investments

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/china-s-leader-targets-hungary-serbia-for-investments

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will spend most of his five-day tour in Europe this week in two small countries in the continent’s eastern half, a region that Beijing has used as a foothold for its expanding economic ambitions in Europe....

5. Government ramps up digital services with new mobile app

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-ramps-up-digital-services-with-new-mobile-app

The government works on two levels concerning the roll out of Digital Citizen, namely the upgrading of the government portal gov.cy......

6. Deloitte reveals steady surge in Cyprus real estate transactions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/deloitte-reveals-steady-surge-in-cyprus-real-estate-transactions

Deloitte issued the Cyprus Real Estate Review, which presents an in-depth analysis of the real estate market in 2023....

7. President Christodoulides' candid year-one address

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-christodoulides-candid-year-one-address

In a televised address marking the completion of his first year in office, President Nikos Christodoulides highlighted the achievements and priorities of his administration. Emphasizing transparency and accountability, the President outlined the following key areas of focus:...

8. 800 divorces annually, 35,000 single parents, and outdated benefits

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/800-divorces-annually-35-000-single-parents-and-outdated-benefits

The Human Rights Committee of the Parliament convened today, shedding light on critical issues affecting single-parent families in Cyprus....

9. Digital Citizen initiative for streamlined services

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-s-digital-citizen-app-faces-glitches

President Nikos Christodoulides announced a series of policy actions aimed at improving citizens' daily lives and enhancing their overall quality of life, alongside legislative and other initiatives geared towards modernizing state structures and institutions....

10. Cyprus redefines sustainability with new renewable energy grants in housing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-redefines-sustainability-with-new-housing-grants

In an exclusive announcement, the Ministry of Energy, Trade, and Industry is reaching out to stakeholders for their input on the innovative ''Grant Scheme for Renewable Energy and Energy Saving in Housing 2024-2025.''...

11. 79% jump in consumer complaints this year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/79-jump-in-consumer-complaints-this-year

In a substantial leap from 2022, the Cyprus Consumer Association reports a noteworthy spike in four complaint categories in 2023....

12. Israeli investments raise eyebrows in occupied territories

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israeli-investments-raise-eyebrows-in-occupied-territories

The large-scale acquisition of land in the Occupied Territories by Israeli citizens and Europeans of Jewish descent is creating interesting dynamics within the Turkish Cypriot community, as well as in Turkish and Turkish Cypriot press reports....

13. Themis Themistocleous signals potential 2024 interest rate cut

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/themis-themistocles-signals-potential-2024-interest-rate-cut

In their ''Year Ahead 2024'' forecast, analysts at Swiss financial giant UBS anticipate a slowdown in the strength of the US economy throughout 2023. ...

14. Create a 'superministry' to reduce bureaucracy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/create-a-superministry-to-reduce-bureaucracy

In Cyprus, the proliferation of committees, excessive bureaucracy, and overlapping responsibilities of high-ranking officials have reached unprecedented levels, especially when problems are on the rise....

15. Electronic IDs set to transform citizen services

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/electronic-ids-set-to-transform-citizen-services

Before the end of the current year, citizens and various professional groups will benefit from the use of electronic identity and electronic signatures in several government services, said Philippos Hadjizacharia, the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation, and Digital Policy, during his speech at the 19th annual Economist Conference in Nicosia. ...

16. Sea-lice disaster hits Iceland's prominent salmon farm

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sea-lice-disaster-hits-iceland-s-prominent-salmon-farm

Images of severely diseased, dead and dying salmon at an Icelandic fish farm, obtained by the Guardian, have been described by one veterinary expert as an “animal welfare disaster” on a scale never previously seen....

17. Foreign company hired to clean Cyprus' reputation – but is it really dirty?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/foreign-company-hired-to-clean-cyprus-reputation-–-but-is-it-really-dirty

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assigned a foreign company the Herculean task of orchestrating a campaign to cleanse Cyprus' tarnished reputation abroad....

18. Interior Ministry wants to eliminate permits for small developments

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-ministry-wants-to-eliminate-permits-for-small-developments

The Ministry of Interior has introduced a comprehensive plan featuring 22 measures aimed at simplifying and expediting the examination of planning applications....

19. Cyprus' solar ambitions face off against shadowy bureaucratic interests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/cyprus-solar-ambitions-face-off-against-shadowy-bureaucratic-interests

As I had unfortunately predicted, complications have emerged in the "Solar Panels for All" plan. ...

20. Cyprus embarks on ambitious reform and overhaul of tax framework

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-embarks-on-ambitious-reform-and-overhaul-of-tax-framework

The Cyprus Tax Framework is set for a significant overhaul as work begins on the Integrated Tax Transformation Project. ...

21. Zero-risk politicians: The Doxa Komodromou scandal unveiled

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/zero-risk-politicians-the-doxa-komodromou-scandal-unveiled

The Doxa Komodromou scandal and the shocking revelations that have emerged present a paradox. It's not just about her remaining in her position; it's also about the complete silence that followed these disclosures within the Presidential Office. ...

22. Consumers revolt as rising prices trigger surge in complaints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/consumers-revolt-as-rising-prices-trigger-surge-in-complaints

In recent months, the Pancyprian Consumers Association has been inundated with consumer complaints, particularly following the reinstatement of excise duty on fuel and the termination of electricity subsidies. ...

23. Digital ''One-Stop-Shop'' to access renewable energy projects in 2024

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/digital-one-stop-shop-to-access-renewable-energy-projects-in-2024

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry announced on Monday the launch of the online "Digital One Stop Shop" platform, an action of the Recovery and Resilience Plan "Cyprus - Tomorrow", which, in the first phase, concerns the digital submission of applications for the licensing of renewable energy projects....

24. Applications open for 'Rent in Exchange' program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/applications-open-for-rent-in-exchange-program

"The submission of applications for the 'Rent in Exchange for Installment' program will begin in October," said Ioanna Markidou, Chief Economist A' at the Ministry of Finance, in a statement to CNA....

25. Protesters unite in support of Thanasis Nikolaou's family

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protesters-unite-in-support-of-thanasis-nikolaou-s-family

More than a thousand people gathered late Sunday afternoon at Grigoris Afxentiou Square in Limassol to show support for the family of Thanasis Nikolaou. ...

26. Cyprus slips in global competitiveness rankings for third consecutive year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-slips-in-global-competitiveness-rankings-for-third-consecutive-year

Cyprus has experienced a decline in its global competitiveness for the third consecutive year, dropping from the 40th position to the 45th out of 64 countries in the IMD World Competitiveness Center rankings....

27. Nicosia attracts millions in investment opportunities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/nicosia-attracts-millions-in-investment-opportunities

A new investment exceeding 60 million euros is currently in the study phase, focusing on the development of a strategically positioned plot in Nicosia. ...

28. Greek islands grapple with doctor shortages as tourism takes priority

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-islands-grapple-with-doctor-shortages-as-tourism-takes-priority

Many Greek islands face severe shortages of doctors and nurses and attempts to solve the issue fall afoul of local economies and, in certain cases, government bureaucracy....

29. Overcoming obstacles in Cyprus' green transition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/overcoming-obstacles-in-cyprus-green-transition

Undoubtedly, the fact that it no longer requires a building permit as a prerequisite for installing a photovoltaic system on residential roofs could be characterized as a positive development in our long-standing effort to turn towards green development....

30. Christodoulides attends 2nd European Political Community Summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-attends-2nd-european-political-community-summit-in-moldova

Maintaining a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean remains of the utmost strategic importance, President Nikos Christodoulides said Thursday, addressing the 2nd European Political Community Summit taking place in Chisinau, Moldova....

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