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Drillship Saipem 12000 arrives in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone

Deepwater drillship Saipem 12000 has arrived in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), where it is expected to begin drilling for hydrocarbon reserves in field 6 of Cyprus EEZ, called Calypso.

Minister of Energy, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, wrote in his twitter account today Saipem 12K, welcome to Cyprus EEZ. Calypso awaits.

Anastasiades the first Cyprus President to visit Saudi Arabia

President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, will be in Saudi Arabia on the 2nd of January, to pay the first visit by a Cypriot President to the country. CNA has learnt that the President will be accompanied in Riyadh by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Defence and Transport and the Government Spokesman.

Presidential hopefuls do not see eye to eye on the economy and the Cyprus problem

With just over a month away until next year’s presidential elections, on January 28, candidates are gearing up to rally together the party faithful, supporters as well as those who have not yet decided who to vote for. Meanwhile, contenders for the January 28th 2018 presidential elections will submit their candidacies on Friday, 29th December, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

Sir David Nicholson on Cyprus’ new health system: Six months to deliver on initial priorities

Creating the circumstances that will secure the best quality of medical services for all the people of Cyprus is the vision for the country’s new public healthcare system that its newly appointed Chairman brings to the job. Sir David Nicholson, CEO of the NHS in England from 2006 to 2014, will officially be taking over his duties in the new year as Chairman of the Board of the State Health Services Organisation (OKYY), tasked with the implementation of administrative and financial autonomy in public hospitals, seen as the first step towards the new General Healthcare Scheme (GeSY).

Young Greek Cypriots disillusioned with politics, according to a study

Young Greek Cypriots appear uncertain for their future, pessimistic, cynical, and highly disillusioned with traditional politics, according to a study published in the Contemporary Social Science Journal.

Petroleum products sales down in November, up in first 11 months of 2017

Petroleum products sales fell on a monthly basis by 1.4% in November but recorded an increase of 2.8% for the first 11 months of the year compared to the same period of 2016, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service show on Wednesday.

Retail trade up in both volume and value in October, preliminary data show

Preliminary estimates of the Cyprus Statistical Service show an increase in both the value and the volume of the retail trade in October.

EU co-funded “E-delivery in Cyprus” project in place since September

An e-delivery in Cyprus project, co-funded by the European Union, has been underway since September aiming to deliver the safe, secure and trusted electronic transfer and delivery of information and digital documents among public services, EU institutions and government departments and citizens.

Source: Cyprus News Agency