The Department of Antiquities on the use of the Ancient Theatre of Kourion for wedding celebrations
Due to the recent publicity given to the matter of allegedly granting permission to use the Ancient Theatre of Kourion for wedding celebrations, the Department of Antiquities would like to clarify that permission to use the Theatre was granted solely for the purposes of organising a classical repertoire concert. The permit was granted following the legal procedure prescribed in the Regul...


Use of drones within populated areas or over crowds of people
Due to the increasing public interest to carry out commercial aerial photography and videography flights with the use of Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) at various social gatherings, such as weddings and other entertaining and sports events, the Cyprus Civil Aviation Department wishes to inform the public of the following: The use and operation of aircraft including Drones, within the...


House Price Index (HPI): Q1 2016 - Annual Change -1,2%
Τhe Statistical Service of Cyprus publishes for the first time the House Price Index (HPI), which is a quarterly index that measures the change in the average prices of residential dwellings. It captures all types of residential properties, both new and existing. According to preliminary estimate of the Statistical Service, the HPI for the first quarter of 2016, amounts to 86,32 units. ...


Foreign Trade Statistics April 2016
The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the new monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra E.U Trade Statistics (Summarised Data)” for April 2016. The main developments in Cyprus foreign trade were: Total imports/arrivals (covering total imports from third countries and arrivals from other Member States) in January-April 2016 amounted to €1.512,4mn as compare...


Summer opening hours of the Museum at Maa-Palaiokastro as of the 16th July
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that, as of the 16th July 2016, the Archaeological Site and the Museum at Maa-Palaiokastro will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The opening hours are as follows: Winter opening hours (from 16th September to 15th April) Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 16:00 Summer opening hours (from 16th April to 15...


Publication of the annual report “Transport Statistics” for 2014
The Statistical Service announces the publication of the annual report “Transport Statistics” for the year 2014. The report provides detailed information on the economic developments in the transport sector, as well as data on the registration of motor vehicles by type and category, road accidents, shipping and aviation activities, transportation of goods and passengers and postal servi...


Participation of Cyprus in the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Open Call for Curator On the occasion of the participation of Cyprus in the upcoming edition of the Venice Biennale of Visual Arts, which will take place between 13 May and 26 November 2017 (preview 10-12 May), the Ministry of Education and Culture, Department of Culture, is launching an international Open Call for Curators. The Call is open to Cypriot and International curators, indiv...


Statistical data on research and development activity in Cyprus in 2014
According to the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service of the Republic for the collection of data on scientific research and experimental development, total R & D expenditure in Cyprus in 2014 is estimated at €84.1 million which corresponds to 0.48% of the Gross Domestic Product, compared to €83.8 million or 0.46% of the GDP in 2013. Cyprus (0.48%) continues to have...


New publication by the Office of the Law Commissioner
The Office of the Law Commissioner has recently published the following edition: - The Control of Concentrations between Undertakings Law, 2014 (English translation) – ΓΕΝ(Α) – L.128 The above publication is available to purchase from the Government Printing Office. ______________ MKA/EG


Cyprus Police Head of Anti-Trafficking Unit honoured by US Secretary of State
Cyprus Police Head of Anti-Trafficking Unit, Lieutenant Rita Theodorou Superman, was honoured on Thursday, 30 June 2016 by the US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, as one of nine “2016 Trafficking in Persons Heroes” from around the world, for her tireless efforts and dedication to combat human trafficking in Cyprus. The award was presented on Thursday, 30 June 2016 in Washington D.C., ...

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