Consumer Price Index: February 2018
Inflation -0,3% In February 2018, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0,74 units to 98,56 units compared to 97,82 units in January 2018. Compared to February 2017, CPI is decreased by 0,3% while for the period January - February 2018, CPI is decreased by 0,5% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Table 1) In the twelve-month period from March 2017 to ...


Statement by the European Council President Donald Tusk on the Republic of Cyprus’s EEZ
Following the conclusion of the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government held on 23 February 2018, in Brussels, the President of the European Council, Mr Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, held a joint press conference. During the press conference, President Tusk made the following statement on the Republic of Cyprus’s EEZ:...

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Written statement by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, on the exploration and exploitation of natural resources of the Republic of Cyprus
In light of recent statements and rhetoric by Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots, I wish to note the following: In relation to the issue of exploration and exploitation of natural resources of the Republic of Cyprus, the convergence reached during the negotiations between President Christofias and Mr Talat, which provides that decisions with regard to the maritime areas (territorial sea, ...


An increase of +21,2% in tourist arrivals in January 2018
On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 75.867 in January 2018 compared to 62.611 in January 2017, recording an increase of 21.2%. January 2018 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month. Analysis of changes Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 14.6% in January 2018 compar...


Foreign trade statistics January – November 2017
The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (by commodity and country)” for January – November 2017. It includes detailed quantity and value data on imports and exports of domestically produced goods and foreign goods, classified by the sixth digit commodity code and by partner country. The main de...


UNSG’s Deputy Spokesman replied to a press question on Cyprus
During yesterday’s (13/2/2018) regular press briefing at UN headquarters in New York, the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Stéphane Dujarric, replied to questions with regards to Turkey’s illegal actions in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. The text reads as follows: Question: Stéphane, I’m sure you know what happened on Friday in the Mediterranean Sea. Once again Tur...


Curriculum Vitae of the newly-appointed Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis
Yiorgos Lakkotrypis was born in Nicosia on May 30th 1970. He is a graduate of the English School, Nicosia and has studied Mathematics and Computer Science (BSc) at the University of Keele in the UK (1988-1991). He completed his postgraduate studies in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Colorado in the USA, on a Fulbright scholarship (1993-1995). In 1991 he joined Joanno...

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Exploratory well drill completed at “Calypso 1” target, in Block 6 of Cyprus’ EEZ
The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism announces the completion of the exploration well “Calypso 1”, in 2,074 meters of water depth in Block 6 of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus, by the consortium of ENI Cyprus Limited and Total E&P Cyprus B.V. Data collected from the well, which reached a final total depth of 3,827 meters, as well as the ana...

08/02/2018 12:00

***REVISED***Activity – Energy Minister – Statements to the Press
The Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, will make statements to the Press regarding the completion of the drilling at Calypso 1, Block 6 of the Cyprus EEZ, at the Ministry.

25/01/2018 11:15

Activity – PoR – OEB Executive Committee
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, will receive the members of the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialist Federation (OEB), at the Presidential Palace.

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