CYPRUS

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ECONOMY

The European Commission announced on Monday the official decision for the registration of halloumi/hellim as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product, protecting it against imitation and misuse across the EU.


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NEWS

A new digital registry obliging Cyprus-based companies to declare their true owners puts the east Mediterranean island nation in line with European Union regulations against terror financing and organized crime, the country’s commerce and energy minister said on Tuesday.

Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic (center) and his counterparts Nikos Dendias (right) of Greece and Nikos Christodoulides (left) of Cyprus are seen at a press conference after a meeting in Belgrade, on Monday. [Andrej Cukic/EPA]
DIPLOMACY

Turkey’s attempt to expand its influence in the Balkans was, among other things, discussed in the first tripartite meeting of the foreign ministers of Greece, Serbia and Cyprus, held in Belgrade on Monday.

In this Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, Cyprus' halloumi cheeses are seen after salting at river land farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. [Petros Karadjias/AP]
NEWS

The European Union has recognized halloumi as a traditional product of Cyprus, which will shield the country’s top food export from an increasing number of foreign producers using the cheese’s name to muscle into a 224-million-euro ($267 million) market, the Cypriot agriculture minister said Tuesday.


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CORONAVIRUS

Cyprus’ Health Ministry says the spread of the UK variant of the coronavirus throughout the east Mediterranean island nation has marked an “alarming” increase, making up 95.5% of all new infections from Feb. 16 through Mar. 6.

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1821 ANNIVERSARY

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (l) welcomes Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Wednesday, ahead of the military parade on March 25, marking 200-years since the war that resulted in Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire and rebirth as a nation.


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CORONAVIRUS

Law enforcement authorities have tracked down and fined a woman who was seen in a video dancing in a Greek tavern in Limassol against pandemic health protocols.




Skevi Antoniadou, a municipality official in charge of organizing Carnival festivities applies make-up inside a warehouse in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus before a carnival parade, Thursday, March 4.
CYPRUS

Skevi Antoniadou, a municipality official in charge of organizing Carnival festivities applies make-up inside a warehouse in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus before a carnival parade, Thursday, March 4.