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President Anastasiades: Cypriots Deserve More than a Divided Country

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades once again urged the Turkish side to cooperate with the island's legitimate authority in order to turn Cyprus into a modern European country. In an interview with Turkish and Turkish-Cypriot media...

Cypriot President Anastasiades: Growth Strategy Is Our Main Concern

The Cypriot government's emphasis is now turned toward a “Cypriot Reform Program,” aiming to fulfill the necessary structural reforms and set the foundations for a long-running sustainable growth in order to attract foreign investments and create the country’s new...

UNHCR Expresses Appreciation over Cypriot Govt's Efforts to Assist Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appeared pleased with the Cypriot government's enormous efforts in providing assistance to over 330 Syrian and Palestinian refugees who have abandoned their war-torn homelands. As UNHCR underlined, Cyprus has done its best...

Ankara: Turkish-Cypriots Have Right to Exploit Natural Resources

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' statements during a joint press conference with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, during his first official visit abroad, in Nicosia, caused Ankara's fierce reaction. "Tsipras' statements during his visit to the...

Cypriot Customs Confiscates 500,000 Euros from Greek Businessman

Custom authorities in Cyprus confiscated half a million euros from a Greek businessman who attempted to fly the money back to Greece when Cypriot banks refused to let him deposit it. Reuters reports that the businessman had arrived in the...

New Hope on the Horizon

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' visit to Cyprus was an overwhelming success. One that offered hope that things are about to change for the better. He has given hope but not only to the Hellenes across the...

Greek PM Concludes Cyprus Visit With Pledge to Work for a Solution on Missing Persons

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras concluded his visit to Cyprus earlier today, the first official visit abroad since he took office on Monday, January 26, following the Greek snap elections. He already departed for Italy, the second destination of his...

PM Tsipras: Greece and Cyprus Remain Two Significant Pillars of Stability

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Cyprus at 10 a.m. on Monday on his first foreign visit as prime minister. The visit was symbolic as it is a longstanding convention that leaders of each country visit the other...

Cyprus' Unemployment Rate Drops to 16,4% in December 2014

Unemployment in Cyprus dropped in December 2014 to 16,4%, compared to 16,6% in November 2014. According to Eurostat, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.4% in December 2014, down from 11.5% in November 2014. This is the lowest rate...

Nicosia in Anticipation of Greek PM Tsipras' Visit

Nicosia is looking forward to Greece's newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' visit, Cypriot government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides said, expressing at the same time his certainty that the discussions to be held during Tsipras first official visit abroad since elected...