There are indications that uncontrolled spreading of COVID-19 has been contained, Health Minister says

Cyprus remains in the red zone as regards the COVID-19 pandemic, however the partial improvement of its epidemiological outlook reflects the effectiveness of the measures that came into effect at the end of December and rewards the sacrifice of each citizen and the society in its whole, Health Minister, Constantinos…

Record number of citizens booked by the Police for Covid-19 measures violations

The Cyprus Police registered a new record in daily number of fining for violations of Covid-19 protective measures. A total of 146 individuals and three shops were reported. A Police sposkesperon told CNA, the force carried out a total of 10,668 checks island-wide in the last 24 hours ending at…

Cyprus announces 2 deaths and 164 new COVID cases on Thursday

Cyprus Ministry of Health announced 2 deaths and 164 new COVID cases on Thursday, bringing total of cases in the Republic to 29,636 and total number of fatalities to 178. Health Ministry said in a press release that 184 patients are getting treatment in hospitals island wide and 58 are…

House Plenary votes revised state budget for 2021

The House of Representatives plenary voted the revised state budget for 2021 on Thursday evening. Twenty-nine MPs voted in favor and 26 against. In particular the 18 parliamentarians of ruling DISY, 3 of Socialist EDEK, 1 from the Citizens` Alliance, 2 from the Solidarity Movement, 2 from ELAM and 3…

Βοrrell discussed the way forward in mutual relations with Turkey’s FM Çavuşoğlu

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held talks with Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Brussels on Thursday. According to a written statement issued by the HRVP, "the talks provided an opportunity to take stock of EU-Turkey relations in the framework set by the European Council in December, and discuss…

Eurostat: government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area stood at 97.3% at Q3 2020, 119.5% in Cyprus

At the end of the third quarter of 2020 government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area stood at 97.3%, compared with 95.0% at the end of the second quarter of 2020. In the EU, the ratio increased from 87.7% to 89.8%, according to data released by Eurostat, the…

Cyprus President congratulates US President and Vice President for assuming their duties

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades congratulated on Wednesday US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for the assumption of their duties. “We stand ready to work closely with the new US administration to further advance our strategic cooperation, based on our shared vision for peace & stability in the…

Cyprus banks tighten lending criteria in third quarter of 2020, while loan demand increases

Cyprus banks tighten lending criteria in the third quarter of 2020, while there was increased demand for loans from businesses and households, according to the bank lending survey for October, compiled by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). According to CBC survey, "on the one hand, banks have adopted stricter…