Daily Archives: May 14, 2020

COVID19: Turkish Cypriots to get €11 mln emergency EU support

Brussels is initiating a series of new economic measures worth €11 mln to help address broader socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Turkish Cypriot community.   This package includes support for structural business reforms, grants for micro-businesses and

COVID19: President releases man jailed for breaking curfew to see girlfriend

Cyprus’ president has intervened to release a man sentenced to 45 days in prison for breaking Covid-19 curfew laws to see his girlfriend.   There has been public indignation over the harsh sentence received by a 35-year-old Cypriot man who

Brother who shot sister suspected of sabotaging her car

A 23-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed his sister, 21, with his army-issue assault rifle is also suspected of tampering with the brakes of her car before the shooting.   The man, being held for the incident which took

COVID19: Turkey reprimanded for blocking Cyprus supplies

Brussels urged Turkey “to maintain the spirit of solidarity without discrimination” during the COVID-19 pandemic after denying entry into its airspace a Cyprus-bound flight with medical equipment.   European Commission spokesman Peter Stano told CNA “the best way to tackle

COVID19: Greeks, Germans could be first wave of Cyprus tourists

Cyprus said European Commission guidelines on lockdown relaxations for reopening borders between member states could see the island’s first tourists coming from Germany and Greece but not the UK.   Deputy Minister Savvas Perdios said Cyprus had been waiting for

European Investment Advisory Hub sends projects worth €34 billion to European Investment Bank pipeline

Advisory Hub has received 2,300 advisory support requests since 2015 Majority of requests from cohesion countries More than 150 projects worth €34 billion have applied for EIB financing as a result, as part of an ever increasing contribution to an