CYPRUS

Cyprus aids women in business
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A total of 187 applications submitted by women in Cyprus were approved in 2021 for the amount of 10.6 million euros, in the framework of the New Entrepreneurship Program covering the period 2021-2027, the Cypriot Energy, Commerce and Industry Minister, Natasa Pilides said last week.


Cyprus: Christodoulides, Mavroyiannis to battle in runoff
NEWS

A center-right former foreign minister and a career diplomat backed by a communist-rooted party appeared poised to battle it out for the presidency of ethnically divided Cyprus in a Feb. 12 runoff, according to official voting results


Washington stops short of tongue-lashing Nicosia
NEWS

Washington says there is no new policy to announce regarding a recent arms embargo lift on the Republic of Cyprus, following news that US sanctions have been imposed on several dealers including individuals who are based on the island.

World Bank aids Akamas development
CYPRUS

Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Costas Kadis and Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios met with representatives of the World Bank on Thursday in order to formulate a tourism strategy for Cape Akamas.


Cyprus to register red potato
AGRICULTURE

Cyprus’ Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment is about to register the red potato, the countrys second most important agricultural product, with the European Union for which an application for registration has been published in the republic’s official gazette.

Foreclosures suspension ending in Cyprus
PROPERTY

Tuesday marked the end of the most recent three-month suspension of property auctions in Cyprus, imposed by a resolution of the House of Representatives in Nicosia. Starting on Wednesday, numerous foreclosure letters are expected to be sent out.



Cyprus to pick new president amid economic doubt, ethnic split
ANALYSIS

Cypriots are voting Sunday for a new president who they’ll expect to decisively steer the small island nation through shifting geopolitical sands and uncertain economic times that have become people’s overriding concern, eclipsing stalemated efforts to remedy the country’s ethnic division.

Nicosia set to push for more solar panels
CYPRUS

The Cypriot government does not intend to stop the measure that encourages the installation of solar panels in homes, but to enhance it, Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry Natasa Pilides pointed out last Friday.


Nicosia scrambles to keep Cyprus problem on UN agenda
NEWS

Greek Cypriots want UN reports on the Cyprus problem to continue ever six months, but sources say the Security Council is leaning towards an annual extension at least for the peacekeeping force mandate following “no meaningful progress” on the issue.

Cyprus tourism minister enlists diaspora
CYPRUS

Cyprus’ Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios has concluded a first visit to Washington and New York with a view to gathering information and promoting Cyprus as a tourism destination with a “positive impression” he told the Cyprus News Agency.