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Cyprus continues to rely on wedding tourism
24.07.2017

Cyprus continues to rely on wedding tourism

The Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) is developing a strategy for attracting "wedding tourists" to Cyprus. Annually in Cyprus there are more than 8 thousand weddings. According to CTO estimates, the income from wedding tourism can bring the economy about 120 million euros.

During the year, the Cypriots stole electricity by half a million euros
24.07.2017

During the year, the Cypriots stole electricity by half a million euros

Neither more nor less than 500 thousand euros was stolen electricity in Cyprus last year. According to the Electric Company of Cyprus EAS, 980 consumers "twisted" their electricity meters, as a result of which the company failed to calculate the above amount.

Paphos and Polis will connect a new high-speed highway
24.07.2017

Paphos and Polis will connect a new high-speed highway

The Government of Cyprus is preparing for a tender to find a contractor for the construction of a two-lane highway from Pafos to Polis and the reconstruction of the existing single-lane road. Tenders will begin in late July. A new route connects the Limassol-Paphos motorway with Polis. In the future, it is planned to install central bumpers on the new route to Polis.

Rescuers of Cyprus rescued a woman who fell into the salt lake of Larnaca
24.07.2017

Rescuers of Cyprus rescued a woman who fell into the salt lake of Larnaca

In 13: 45 Sundays, 23 July, the Rescue Service of the Republic of Cyprus received a signal for help. A young woman was strolling along the dry Salt Lake in Larnaca.

A Syrian detained in Cyprus, who smuggled migrants
24.07.2017

A Syrian detained in Cyprus, who smuggled migrants

Police of Cyprus arrested a Syrian citizen who illegally transported migrants from Turkey to Greece and Cyprus. 29-year-old man was detained by police in Pomos, at the time of his arrest he was in a boat that illegally transported refugees.

South-West Cyprus will get rid of annoying mosquitoes
24.07.2017

South-West Cyprus will get rid of annoying mosquitoes

In recent days, local authorities in the Limassol region have finally begun to take measures to combat mosquitoes that have been harassing residents of the western part of the city for several years.

Hundreds of Russian tourists stuck in Cyprus
24.07.2017

Hundreds of Russian tourists stuck in Cyprus

About 200 Russians, including residents of Barnaul, can not fly from Larnaca airport (Cyprus). As reported by the IA "Amitel" resident of Barnaul Natalia, the flight of the airline "Russia" was due to fly from Larnaka airport 23 July in 22.25. However, the flight was postponed to 12 hours. The reason was not explained to the passengers.

The yellow level of the weather hazard is declared in Cyprus
24.07.2017

The yellow level of the weather hazard is declared in Cyprus

The Meteorological Department of the Republic of Cyprus issued a warning that today 24 July, from 12: 00 to 16: 00, the island introduces a yellow level of weather danger. The reason was the increase in air temperature in the interior of Cyprus to 40 ° C.

At the end of the week in Cyprus, there will be a festival of hazelnuts
24.07.2017

At the end of the week in Cyprus, there will be a festival of hazelnuts

A stunning festival is coming up in the village of Platanistas (map)! For those who are a fan of the Cypriot village and also loves hazelnuts - perfect! With 29 on 30 July 2017, you can try free local hazelnuts.

Residents and guests of Cyprus are waiting for a hot week
23.07.2017

Residents and guests of Cyprus are waiting for a hot week

On Sunday, 23 July, the thermometer's column reached + 38 degrees, and without air conditioners it became hard. Towards evening a light breeze rose, which entered into an unequal struggle with the heat. Meanwhile, weather forecasters announced the next introduction of the yellow level of the weather hazard and forecast the rains in Troodos.

Cyprus Customs Combats Tobacco Smuggling
23.07.2017

Cyprus Customs Combats Tobacco Smuggling

The Customs Department of the Republic of Cyprus continues to fight against the smuggling of cigarettes. At the airports of Larnaca and Paphos, those who try to carry tobacco products without a declaration are detained. Over the past two days, two cases of contraband have been recorded. Confiscated 10 000 cigarettes and 16,5 kg of tobacco.

The trade union of teachers of Cyprus could not agree with the Ministry of Education
23.07.2017

The trade union of teachers of Cyprus could not agree with the Ministry of Education

The meeting between representatives of the Trade Union of Teachers (OELMEK) and the Ministry of Education of Cyprus ended on Wednesday with no result. The parties were going to settle the disputed issues in the appointment of teachers, but they did not come to an agreement.

Cyprus moves towards universal prosperity
23.07.2017

Cyprus moves towards universal prosperity

Cyprus has made great progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the relevant UN Agenda before the year 2030. This was announced by the Minister of Agriculture Nikos Kuyalis on 20 July, speaking in New York at the UN forum dedicated to sustainable development.

In Cyprus, the impressive pace of construction
23.07.2017

In Cyprus, the impressive pace of construction

The construction boom of the past years is returning to Cyprus. According to the European Statistical Service Eurostat, in the first quarter of 2017, the Cyprus construction sector grew by 36,7% in annual terms. This is the biggest increase in the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the growth was 17,9%.

Autumn in Cyprus will host a food festival
23.07.2017

Autumn in Cyprus will host a food festival

Since 2017, the festival will be held on the promenade Molos in Limassol. The main goal of the festival is to demonstrate the diversity of cuisine in Cyprus, located at the crossroads of the cultures of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Europe, as well as having strong ties with Asian countries.

Cyprus returned a quarter of the IMF's debt
22.07.2017

Cyprus returned a quarter of the IMF's debt

Cyprus ahead of schedule paid to the International Monetary Fund - one of the creditors of the "troika" - 288 million euros out of almost one billion euros granted to the country under the terms of the memorandum 2013. Thus, the debt to the IMF was reduced to about 700 million euros. On this 19 July, the Cyprus news agency reported referring to the National Debt Office.

The head of the Port Authority of Cyprus has resigned
22.07.2017

The head of the Port Authority of Cyprus has resigned

The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Cyprus, Eleftherios Hajizaharias, resigned. According to the information of the newspaper Cyprus Weekly, President Nikos Anastasiadis accepted it, and the search for a candidate for replacement is already underway.

British citizenship did not save the Albanian from serving in the army of Cyprus
22.07.2017

British citizenship did not save the Albanian from serving in the army of Cyprus

In the Cypriot court an extraordinary case was considered. 19-year-old Albanian, who is a subject of Great Britain, hoped to avoid service in the army. However, he still has to serve in the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus. The court confirmed the decision of the Ministry of Defense, which called the young man into the army.

Erdogan: Turkey will not stay idle at the failure of negotiations on Cyprus
22.07.2017

Erdogan: Turkey will not stay idle at the failure of negotiations on Cyprus

Ankara will continue the strong support of the Turkish Cypriot community after the failure of negotiations on the Cyprus settlement, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

Cypriots have little interest in culture and sport
22.07.2017

Cypriots have little interest in culture and sport

Unlike in most European countries, Cypriots have little cultural and sporting activities, according to Eurostat. 43% of Cypriot people aged 16 years or older have not been to any cultural or sporting event in the past 12 months.

Larnaca is waiting for multimillion investment
22.07.2017

Larnaca is waiting for multimillion investment

A number of large infrastructure projects for a total amount of 70,5 million euros are planned for Larnaka. This was announced at the meeting with the authorities of the city and the region 21 July, President Nikos Anastasiadis.

Police of Cyprus urges drivers to respect other road users
22.07.2017

Police of Cyprus urges drivers to respect other road users

The police again appealed to the drivers with a call to observe the rules and respect other participants in the movement.

Tomorrow in Limassol will start repairing the motorway
21.07.2017

Tomorrow in Limassol will start repairing the motorway

22 July in Limassol will be carried out repair work on the motorway between the roundabouts of Ayios Athanasios and Germassoy.

A girl kidnapped in Cyprus may be in Turkey
21.07.2017

A girl kidnapped in Cyprus may be in Turkey

A four-year-old girl, kidnapped by her Norwegian father more than three months ago, may be aboard a small yacht moored in the marina of Antalya. According to the lawyer of Mary Eleni's mother family, the Turkish authorities do not refute or confirm this information.

German liner boarded in Cyprus because of a broken coffee machine
21.07.2017

German liner boarded in Cyprus because of a broken coffee machine

The passenger airplane Lufthansa's Airbus A330 with 186 passengers on board, flying from Munich to Riyadh, made an emergency landing in Cyprus on Thursday because of a broken coffee machine. This was reported by DPA.

Cyprus football mired in debt
21.07.2017

Cyprus football mired in debt

Cyprus football clubs are one of the largest debtors of the state. Some do not fulfill their obligations to repay debts, even despite the government's "generous" payment plan.

The IT industry in Cyprus is experiencing a shortage of staff
21.07.2017

The IT industry in Cyprus is experiencing a shortage of staff

In 2016, 7,9 thousand professionals working in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) were registered in Cyprus - this is only 2,2% of all employed in Cyprus. For comparison, in 2011 year ICT specialists had 8,1 thousand, but, of course, their share of the total working population was slightly higher - 2%.

Romanian athlete has attracted attention during a holiday in Cyprus
21.07.2017

Romanian athlete has attracted attention during a holiday in Cyprus  

The beauty of the Romanian table tennis, athlete Bernadette Sech, lured the eyes of Internet users during a holiday in Cyprus.

In Cyprus, very "jaded" trucks
21.07.2017

In Cyprus, very "jaded" trucks

Trucks in Cyprus are among the most worn out in the EU, according to the Eurostat study. In Cyprus 26% of commercial commercial vehicles, whose age is more than 10 years. The share of new trucks, whose age is less than 5 years, is only 19,7%.

Police of Cyprus detained construction scam from Russia
21.07.2017

Police of Cyprus detained construction scam from Russia

In Cyprus, a fraudster was detained, who was wanted for kidnapping a large sum of money belonging to members of the housing cooperative "Duslyk-Story".

Cyprus did not feel the earthquake in Greece
21.07.2017

Cyprus did not feel the earthquake in Greece

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the inhabitants of the island of Cyprus did not feel the earthquake, which tonight was shaken by the Greek island of Kos and Turkish Bodrum.

With collective rest, Russians choose Cyprus, Greece and Spain
21.07.2017

With collective rest, Russians choose Cyprus, Greece and Spain

Cyprus was in second place among Russian travelers in the number of ordered tours for summer vacations by a company of three or more people. Specialists came to this conclusion by analyzing the information about the vouchers to Europe, booked for groups of Russians for June-August of this year.

Solar Park may have a negative impact on the ecology of Cyprus
21.07.2017

Solar Park may have a negative impact on the ecology of Cyprus

The plans of the Electric Company of Cyprus (EAC) for the construction of the country's largest solar park in the Akrotiri region are a threat to the local nature, the state environmental service said.

The Cypriots opposed the relocation of the bus dump
20.07.2017

The Cypriots opposed the relocation of the bus dump

Nine villages in the area of ​​Vasiliko, east of Limassol, have sharply opposed the government's plans to transport thousands of tonnes of used tires from the Latoros (Dalí, Nicosia) quarry to the territory of the "Vasiliko" cement plant.

Turkey expects gas pressure from Israel to Cyprus
20.07.2017

Turkey expects gas pressure from Israel to Cyprus

Turkey wants Israel to influence Cyprus so that it allows a pipeline to be transported through its waters to supply gas to the EU, adviser to the Turkish president Reha Denemec said.

Pensioner accused of involvement in a major fire in Cyprus
20.07.2017

Pensioner accused of involvement in a major fire in Cyprus

Police Larnaka arrested 70-year-old Cypriot, resident of Oroklini, who is involved in the occurrence of a major fire in the village of Ora.

Unity of Greeks and Turkish Cypriots will help to earn
20.07.2017

Unity of Greeks and Turkish Cypriots will help to earn

424 applications are submitted for participation in the annual competition organized by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (Stelios Philanthropic Foundation). The results will be summed up in October. The winners will be 75 teams, which include - and this is a mandatory requirement - must be both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Each winning team will receive a check for 10 000 euro.

Turks are allowed to enter the Cyprus beach only on passports
20.07.2017

Turks are allowed to enter the Cyprus beach only on passports

The Famagusta Council announced that the beach of Direnia, which is located in the closed ghost town of Varosha and controlled by the Turkish military, will open for Turkish Cypriots and Turkish citizens in early August.

Cyprus began to pay less unemployment benefits
20.07.2017

Cyprus began to pay less unemployment benefits

The decrease in the number of unemployed in Cyprus is due to economic growth and the creation of new jobs. This has a beneficial effect on the budget of the Republic of Cyprus: the cost of unemployment benefits is reduced.

Cypriots of all ages like to sit in social networks
20.07.2017

Cypriots of all ages like to sit in social networks

The EU study showed that Cyprus is one of the leaders in the use of social networks in Europe - 79%. The island lost only to Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%). The most active users of social networks are residents of the island at the age of 16 to 24 (96%).