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The Minister of Justice participated in the Informal EU Council of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs in Latvia

The Minister of Justice and Public Order Mr Ionas Nicolaou participated in the Informal EU Council Meeting of Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs between 29-30 January 2015, in Riga – Latvia, where the combat against the rising and multidimensional threat of terrorism prevailed at the deliberations. In the shadow of the violent terror attacks in Paris, all Ministers expressed their support, compassion and solidarity to the people of France, underlining that altogether united they must secure the basic EU principles, such as democracy, peace and respect that are severely undermined by such acts. The Ministers of France and Belgium informed their colleagues about the sad incidents that have been taking place in their countries lately, stressing that threat comes from various fronts – not necessarily organized ones – and therefore the member states have to deepen their cooperation even more. -30.01.2015

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Energy and Industry of Albania

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Energy and Industry of AlbaniaThe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, met today, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, Mr Ditmir Bushati, and the Minister of Energy and Industry of the country, Mr Damian Gjiknuri. The three Ministers held a private meeting, followed by official talks between the delegations of the two countries. After the official talks, the two Ministers of Foreign Affairs signed a bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Health. Then, Mr Kasoulides and his counterpart made statements to the Press, as follows: Minister Kasoulides: “It is a great pleasure to welcome the Foreign Minister of Albania along with the Minister of Energy in Nicosia and to have had a fruitful discussion on common interests and concerns. Particular emphasis was given on Albania’s European path, where we commented on the progress already achieved, encouraged Albania to continue with the necessary reform process and assure my colleagues of our willingness to contribute to this effort with our knowledge and expertise. The Memorandum of Understanding on European Integration, which we have recently signed, provides an important medium towards this direction. -30.01.2015

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Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the terrorist attack

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns the multiple terrorist attacks that took place yesterday in Egypt’s North Sinai and Suez resulting in a high number of casualties, mainly among the security forces of the country. We express our deepest condolences and solidarity to the families of the deceased and the Egyptian people at large. The Republic of Cyprus is extremely concerned over the proliferation of terrorism that threatens peace and stability across our region and we stand alongside Egypt in its fight against terrorism and extremism. -30.01.2015




Remarks by the Government Spokesman on the visit of the Prime Minister of Greece to Cyprus

The Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, expressed today the belief that the close cooperation that exists over the years between Cyprus and Greece will be demonstrated through the talks which will take place on Monday, 2 February 2015, between the government of Cyprus and the government of Greece. In his remarks to reporters, at the Presidential Palace, the Spokesman said that “the new Prime Minister of Greece is expected to arrive in Cyprus on Monday. He will have a private meeting with the President of the Republic and later on there will be a meeting between the delegations of the two countries. Statements to the media will follow. The Greek side will also have meetings with the parliamentary parties. -30.01.2015

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Remarks by the Government Spokesman on the renewal of the mandate of UNFICYP

The overwhelming majority of the members of the UN Security Council supported the positions of Nicosia with regard to the resolution for the renewal of the mandate of the peace keeping force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, said today, pointing out that this is indicative of the way Nicosia operates. In his remarks to reporters, at the Presidential Palace, when invited to comment on the recent resolution by the Security Council on UNFICYP, the Spokesman said that “under the circumstances – with a negative Report by the UN Secretary General which did not reflect reality, with the efforts by Turkey to include references on the so-called isolation of the Turkish Cypriots and to minimize references on the issue of the missing persons but also to have references on the natural resources of Cyprus included – we consider that the resolution is satisfactory. -30.01.2015

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Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment meets Bulgarian Ambassador

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment meets Bulgarian AmbassadorThe Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr Nicos Kouyialis, had a meeting today with the Bulgarian Ambassador in Cyprus, Mr Hristo Georgiev, at the Ministry of Agriculture. During the meeting views were exchanged on the economic impact on the economies of both countries from the ongoing Russian embargo on European products. The Bulgarian Ambassador requested Cyprus’ support in the EU Council of Ministers in matters related to the Bulgarian dairy sector, which is affected by the ongoing sanctions. On his part, Mr Kouyialis asked for Bulgaria’s help in order to reduce the adverse effects on Cyprus exports in the fields of citrus and vegetables. -30.01.2015

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The President of the House of Representatives received the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Cyprus

The President of the House of Representatives, Mr Yiannakis Omirou, received today the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Cyprus, Mr Appio Claudio Acquarone. The Ambassador was accompanied by the honorary Consul of Brazil to Cyprus, Mr Garo Keheyan. During the meeting, Mr Omirou briefed Mr Acquarone on the developments on the Cyprus problem and he particularly referred to the violations by Turkey of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus within its Εxclusive Εconomic Ζone. On his part, Mr Acquarone underlined his country's support on ensuring the exercise of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus. Furthermore, Mr Omirou and Mr Acquarone exchanged views on the global economic crisis and the international governance system and they expressed the desire for deepening the bilateral relations between Cyprus and Brasil, especially at the parliamentary level. - 29.01.2015




Auditions for Assistant Cello Teacher for the year 2015

he Ministry of Education and Culture, in the framework of the Programme for the Development of Musical Talents, is organizing auditions for Assistant Cello Teacher for the needs of the Programme for the year 2015. The positions concern the teaching of Cello to children up to 14 years old. The assistant teacher will give courses to maximum 15 students, to whom he/she is going to teach for 90 minutes per week (for 45 minutes twice a week or for 30 minutes three times a week), for a period of 11 months. The lessons will be charged €27,34/per hour. A contract for the offer of services will be signed and will have duration for one year. There is a provision for renewing the contract after the Assistant Teacher is evaluated by the Evaluation Committee. The Assistant Teachers are obliged not to have any full-time profession in another Music School or any Educational School, as well as in any music band. Lessons will take place in Nicosia and Limassol. - 29.01.2015

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Joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise SAREX “CYPFRA - 01/15”

Joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Exercise SAREX “CYPFRA - 01/15”A joint Search and Rescue (SAR) Daylight Exercise, titled “CYPFRA-01/15” was conducted today, 29 January 2015, in the morning, in the south coast of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and the French Navy. The Joint and Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) also requested the participation of the merchant vessel «MICOPERI PRIDE», which was sailing in the vicinity, in order to evaluate the emergency plans for confronting any possible naval incidents. The French ship and the Helicopter of the Republic of Cyprus took part in the Aeronautical SAR Exercise under the operational control and full coordination of the JRCC Larnaka. -29.01.2015

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President of the House has contacts in Prague

The President of the House of Representatives, Mr Yiannakis Omirou, returned from Prague where he had participated in the events to mark 70 years since the holocaust and the closing down of Auschwitz concentration camp. During his stay in the Czech capital Mr Omirou had meetings with his counterparts from EU member states and candidate countries. He also met with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and the President of the European Parliament. During the meetings the President of the House briefed his interlocutors on the Cyprus problems and the continuing and growing Turkish provocative actions culminating in the violation of the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone. -29.01.2015

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