CNA News – CNA – Maria Koniotou – Nicosia 05/01/2019 14:36

Third phase of “Nostos-The Return” programme to take place in Australia, Presidential Commissioner tells CNA

Presidential Commissioner PhotisPhotiou has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the third phase of the Nostos � The Return programme implemented in the framework of the trilateral cooperation among Cyprus, Greece and Egypt on diaspora issues, will take place in Australia at the end of March, with the participation of the three countries’ diasporas. The issue will be discussed during a Trilateral Ministerial Meeting on diaspora issues among Cyprus, Greece and Egypt, that will take place on January 10, in Cairo.

Registered unemployed record annual drop of 16.7% in December

Registered unemployed dropped by 16.7% in December 2018 on an annual basis, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the Statistical Service, on Friday. Unemployed people registered at the District Labour Offices on the last day of December 2018, reached 29,800, a press release on the Statistical Services website says.

Cyprus records inflation of 1.7% in December

Cyprus recorded inflation of 1.7% in December 2018, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Friday, show. In December 2018, the Consumer Price Index fell by 1.38 units and reached 100.71 units compared to 102.09 units in November 2018. Meanwhile, Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.6% in December 2018, down from 1.9% in November 2018, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Source: Cyprus News Agency