Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

CYPRUS: State budget clouded by uncertainty over ‘pay cut’ ruling

With the unknown consequences of a court decision which rendered civil service salary cuts in 2012 unconstitutional, the government is preparing its budget proposal for next year.

The 2020 budget is expected to produce a surplus, despite an expected slowdown …

Cyprus protests to the UN the violation of the country’s sovereign rights by Turkey

Cyprus has protested the continuing violations of the national airspace and the territorial waters of Cyprus by Turkey, as well as the infringements by the latter of international air traffic regulations, and appeals for their immediate cessation.

The protest is …

CYPRUS Construction of Larnaca’s first shopping mall is ahead of schedule

Expectations that Larnaca will get its first shopping mall earlier than expected are high as contractors Iakovou Brothers say they are ahead of schedule.

The company which has undertaken the construction of the Metropolis Mall on behalf of the South …

CYPRUS: UN warns that opening up Varosha to non-entitled is ‘inadmissible’

The United Nations has not been officially told of Turkey’s plans to open up the fenced-off resort of Varosha but warned allowing anyone to settle there other than its legal inhabitants is prohibited.

UN Secretary General Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said …

EUROPE: Cyprus and Greece coordinate action on big migration flows

Cyprus and Greece are to raise the issue of massive migration flows along the Eastern Mediterranean route and demand a new European migration policy that translates the principle of solidarity into practice.

Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides and Greek Alternate Minister …

Varosha hotel owners mobilize in face of Turkish statements over Famagusta

Displaced hotel owners from Varosha mobilize after Turkish actions and statements regarding the fenced-off part of Famagusta, with hoteliers agreeing at this stage over the need to update their title deeds, while considering their next moves.

Turkish officials and Turkish …