CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 14/02/2019 12:33

Christodoulides sends reply letter to Hunt over British citizens rights

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides sent on Wednesday a letter to Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, in response to Jeremy Hunt’s letter regarding the issue of citizens’ rights following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

In 2018 Cyprus received most asylum applications in Europe, Syllouris said

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris has said that in 2018 Cyprus received most asylum applications, in relation to its population, in Europe.

Foreign Minister in Munich for Security Conference

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides travels to Munich on Thursday to participate in the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday.

Cabinet approves changes in Cyprus Investment Programme

The Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday a series of changes to make the Cyprus Investment Programme even more targeted and trustworthy, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said. It also decided to set up a General Secretariat for European Affairs, after a proposal submitted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and approved the purchase of a new back-up air traffic control system, to replace the existing obsolete system at the Flight Control Centre in the Acropolis area in Nicosia.

Defence Ministers of Cyprus and Armenia sign bilateral cooperation programme

The Ministers of Defence of Cyprus and Armenia, Savvas Angelides and Davit Tonoyan, signed a Bilateral Cooperation Programme for 2019, which provides for various activities and training.

BBC highlights risks of studying in ‘universities’ of occupied Cyprus

A BBB News report from occupied Nicosia highlights the risks that foreign students undertake when choosing to study at the pseudo-state’s ‘universities’. Focusing on the story of a Nigerian woman in her twenties, the BBC reveals how many mainly African and Asian students fall prey to loan sharks in order to meet tuition fees and make ends meet.

23,4 million new voters for European Elections in May

Twenty-three million four thousand citizens will have the opportunity to vote for the first time during the European Elections in May. A total of 373 million people are entitled to vote at the elections that will take place from May 23 to 26 to the 27 EU member states as the UK is scheduled to leave the Union on March 29.

Source: Cyprus News Agency