CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 13/03/2019 13:18

Cyprus intensifies preparations in view of a possible disoderly Brexit, FM spokesperson tells CNA

The Republic of Cyprus intensifies even more preparations, which have been underway since last summer, in view of a possible disorderly Brexit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Demetris Samuel has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), asked about the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on March 29.

UN Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenca visits Cyprus

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas Miroslav Jenca is in Cyprus for a familiarization visit.

Cyprus and Bahrain set to sign cooperation agreements in FM visit

Cyprus and Bahrain are set to sign a number of agreements, including a Memorandum of Understanding on the field of energy during an official visit in Manama by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, on Wednesday.

Provisions of British Bases development agreement to be implemented early autumn, government says

The provisions agreed between the Republic of Cyprus and the British side concerning the development of properties located within the areas of the British Bases in Cyprus will be implemented early next autumn, following the conclusion of an environmental study, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou says in a written statement.

US seeks to be part of the security partnership in the region, Prodromou tells CNA

Government Spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou, underlined on Tuesday the particular political importance of the fact that the United States values the trilateral cooperation among Cyprus, Greece and Israel and are interested in it, considering that the three countries constitute a guarantee of stability and security in the region to such an extent that the US wants to reinforce this cooperation scheme with their presence.

Cyprus and South Africa to sign MoU for cooperation in Higher Education

Minister of Education and Culture Kostas Champiaouris held an official visit to South Africa, 4-8 March, at the invitation of Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education of South Africa, with the aim to develop a cooperation between the two countries in the field of Higher Education. To this end, a Memorandum of Understanding is expected to be signed between the two states.

Deputies at Strasbourg meeting discuss missing persons in Cyprus

The issue of missing persons in Cyprus and Turkey’s failure to pay compensation to their relatives, in line with a European Court judgement issued in 2014, is part of the agenda of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg.

Cyprus trade deficit decreases to Euros 4,897.0 mn in 2018

The trade deficit was Euros 4,897.0 mn in January-December 2018 compared to Euros 5,247.8 mn in the corresponding period of 2017, according to the new monthly electronic publication Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (Summarised Data) for December 2018 published by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Government labour force increased by 0.9%

In February 2019 the government labour force increased by 460 persons (0.9%) in comparison with the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 52,009 persons, according to a press release issued by the Statistical Service.

Source: Cyprus News Agency