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The Minister of Energy had a meeting with the Citizens’ Alliance President

The Minister of Energy had a meeting with the Citizens’ Alliance PresidentThe Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, had a meeting today, at the Ministry, with a delegation of the Citizen’s Alliance headed by its the President, Mr Yiorgos Lillikas, to discuss developments regarding energy issues. Speaking to the press after the meeting, the Minister of Energy said discussions mainly focused on the investigative deliberations being carried out by the Ministry regarding the funding of the Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal. Asked to say whether the deliberations have yielded a positive outcome, Mr Lakkotrypis said “our intention is to fully comprehend the terms and conditions set by these funding firms in order for a specific project to move forward”. He added that there is interest “on the condition that there will be a viable business plan for the exploitation of natural gas.” -25.7.2014

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Education Minister meets the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Cyprus

Education Minister meets the Ambassador of the Netherlands in CyprusThe Minister of Education and Culture, Dr Costas Kadis had a meeting yesterday with the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Cyprus, Ms Brechje Schwachofer. While welcoming the Ambassador, Mr Kadis expressed his deepest condolences and his sincere compassion to the people of the Netherlands for the victims of the shot down Malaysian Airlines’ aircraft. Ms Schwachofer thanked Mr Kadis and congratulated him for taking up his duties, assuring him of her country’s readiness to support the further strengthening of relations between the two countries in the fields of competency of the Ministry. Issues were also discussed that concern the course of the strategic planning of the Ministry of Education and the opportunities for university education in the Netherlands.-25.07.2014




Education Minister meets High Commissioner of India in Cyprus

The Minister of Education and Culture, Mr Costas Kadis, had a meeting yesterday, with the High Commissioner of India in Cyprus, Mr Ravi Bangar. Mr Kadis welcomed the High Commissioner and spoke about the long-standing relations between Cyprus and India, expressing his willingness for further developing cooperation. Mr Bangar assured the Minister of Education of his readiness to support the further strengthening of relations between the two countries in the fields of competency of the Ministry. During the discussion, reference was made to possible sectors of cooperation like developing human resources, science and technology, conservation of antiquities etc. The possibility of cooperation in the field of tertiary and especially long-distance education was also discussed.-25.07.2014




New Publication: Economic Statistics on Education, 2012

The Statistical Service announces the publication of the annual report «Economic Statistics on Education» for the year 2012. The report provides data on the number of enterprises, employment, labour costs, gross output, value added and gross fixed capital formation. The main developments, which occurred, were as follows: (a) At current market prices, value added in 2012 decreased by 0,04% to €1.045,5 mn compared to €1.045,9 mn in 2011 and its contribution to G.V.A. was 6,5% in 2012 compared to 6,4% in 2011. Gross output decreased by 0,7% to €1.204,0 mn from €1.212,9 mn in 2011.-25.07.2014

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Press release by the Department of Antiquities

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Communications and Works, announces that the large number of pilgrims expected to visit the Mosque of Hala Sultan in Larnaka will exceed its maximum capacity and as a result the mosque will not be accessible to visitors on Monday 28 July from 7.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.-25.07.2014




Double Taxation Agreement signed between the Republic of Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation

A Double Taxation Agreement regarding taxes on Income and on Capital, as well as a relevant Protocol were signed today between the Republic of Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation. The text that was agreed between the negotiating teams of the two countries will contribute further to the development of trade and economic relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation, as well as with other countries. The modernization, maintenance and expansion of the existing network of Double Taxation Agreements that are of the highest economic and political importance, aim at further reinforcing and attracting foreign investments and promoting Cyprus as an international business center. The Agreement is based on the OECD Model Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital.-25.07.2014




Statement by UN Good Offices Mission after the meeting between the President of the Republic and the Turkish Cypriot leader

The United Nations Good Offices Mission issued the following statement, after the meeting between the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr Dervis Eroglu, which took place today at the Nicosia Airport. “Following their visit to the anthropological laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons, the leaders met today in the United Nations Protected Area. They agreed that both sides completed the submission of proposals on all issues related to the Cyprus problem. In their meeting, the leaders exchanged views on confidence building measures and on methodology. They have instructed their negotiators to continue discussions with the view to reaching an agreement on these issues in advance of the next meeting of the leaders which has been scheduled for 2 September 2014.”-24.07.2014




Visit by the President of the Republic and the Turkish Cypriot leader to the Anthropological Laboratory of CMP

Visit by the President of the Republic and the Turkish Cypriot leader to the Anthropological Laboratory of CMPThe President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Dervis Eroglu visited today the Anthropological Laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP). In his statement, in the presence of the two leaders, the Third Member of the Committee on Missing Persons, Mr. Paul Henri Arni, thanked both leaders for their visit and noted that “the CMP feels encouraged by the interest that the two leaders have shown.” -24.7.2014

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