European Parliament inquiry committee on Pegasus and spyware delegation in Cyprus on Tuesday and Wednesday

A delegation from the European Parliament’s committee of inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus (PEGA) and equivalent surveillance spyware arrives in Cyprus on Tuesday afternoon, as part of a joint mission in Cyprus and Greece.   The meetings will focus on investigating accusations that Predator has been used against journalists and politicians in Greece, … Read more

SBA police team completes joint training exercise with Cyprus Police Special Forces officers

A specialised Sovereign Base Arease (SBA) Police negotiator team completed a week-long joint training exercise alongside Cyprus Police Special Forces officers last month.   A press release by the British Bases issued on Tuesday says that the annual CyPol-led exercise, which aims to test multiple assets within the Special Forces, saw the SBA Police involved … Read more

A total of 150 children with autism boarded Tuesday the “Flight of Love”

A total of 150 children with autism, accompanied by their parents and carers, boarded Tuesday a TUS Airlines aircraft which, together with the Flight Safety Foundation, carried out the “Flight of Love” that departed from Larnaka airport and lasted approximately 40 minutes.   The children were accompanied on the plane by Minister of Transport, Communications … Read more

PRESS RELEASE – BW – American Express Travel’s 2023 Trending Destinations Unveils Top Trips for Every Type of Traveler

American Express Travel’s 2023 Trending Destinations Unveils Top Trips for Every Type of Traveler   Copenhagen, the Florida Keys, Istanbul, Lisbon and Mexico City are among the top places to visit   NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Express Travel, today, published the 2023 Trending Destinations list1, featuring the ten most popular destinations for travel next year, … Read more

NPEs in the Cypriot banking system decline by €30 million in August

Non-performing exposures (NEPs) in the Cypriot banking system declined by €30 million in August compared with the previous month corresponding to 10.9% of total loans from 11% the month before.   According to data published by the Central Bank of Cyprus, total NPEs in August amounted to €2.82 billion from €2.85 in July.   Total … Read more

Promoting real gender equality a top priority, President of Parliament says

Promoting real gender equality is among my top priorities, President of the House of Representatives Annita Demetriou said Tuesday.   Speaking at the international conference “Women MPs in Romania and promoting gender equality as a national commitment” which was organised by the Senate of Romania in hybrid format, she said that the global average for … Read more

Export permits and connections between companies and persons in Cyprus and Greece on the agenda of PEGA committee visit, its president tells CNA

Practices regarding the possible export of surveillance technologies from Cyprus, as well as the connections between companies and persons in Greece and Cyprus will be among the issues that are expected to be raised by MEPs in their contacts in Nicosia on Tuesday and Wednesday, MEP Jeroen Lenaers, the president of the European Parliament’s committee … Read more

PRESS RELEASE – BW – Bluefin Acquires TECS to Combine Payments and Data Security Solutions

Bluefin Acquires TECS to Combine Payments and Data Security Solutions   Bluefin and TECS’ combined technologies will help meet increased global demand for secure omnichannel payments   ATLANTA and VIENNA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bluefin, the recognized integrated payments leader in PCI-validated encryption and tokenization technologies that protect payments and sensitive data, today announced the acquisition of TECS … Read more

Greek delegation discusses cooperation over migration with Cyprus officials

A delegation from the Ministry of Migration and Asylum of Greece visited Cyprus between 31 October and 1 November, with the aim of further expanding cooperation and exchanging good practices.   According to an announcement of the Ministry of Interior, representatives of the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, headed by the General Secretary of … Read more

UNFICYP members intercept Turkish soldiers advancing towards farmer in Astromeritis Buffer Zone

Turkish soldiers were mobilized on Tuesday, in the Astromeritis area, west of the capital Nicosia, in the sight of a Greek Cypriot farmer who went to the Buffer Zone to do work, related ro his agricultural activity in the area. The soldiers were intercepted by members of the UN peacekeeping force (UNFICYP) patrolling the area. … Read more