CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 20/12/2018 12:29

Cyprus, Greece and Israel agree on EastMed pipeline

Cyprus, Greece and Israel reached today an interstate agreement on the EastMed pipeline, during the 5thTripartite Summit that is being held in Beer Sheva. As CNA learns, the agreement on the pipeline, which aims to connect Israel, Cyprus and Greece, needs to get the approval of the European Commission first. The signing of the agreement is expected to take place within the first quarter of 2019.

FMs of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan committed to intensify and expand cooperation

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan have expressed their commitment to intensify the three countries cooperation in fields in which they already work together, while exploring opportunities for cooperation in other fields of mutual interest. Nikos Christodoulides, George Katrougalos and Ayman Al Safadi held a Trilateral Meeting on Wednesday, in Nicosia, to review the progress made and to prepare for the Second Trilateral Summit, to be held in Jordan in the first half of 2019.

Cyprus and Greece share identical views on the Cyprus problem, Katrougalos tells CNA

Cyprus and Greece share identical views on the Cyprus problem, Greek Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougkalos stressed in a statement to the Cyprus News Agency.

Joint Cyprus-Israel military drill completed successfully, Defence Ministry says

A joint military exercise conducted by the armed forces of Cyprus and Israel titled Onisilos � Gideon 2/2018 was successfully completed, the Defence Ministry said in a press release, noting that the drill was held in the context of the annual military cooperation programme between the two countries.

Social Protection Expenditure reduces to 19.1% of GDP in 2016

Social Protection Expenditure reduced slightly in 2016, according to the results of the Social Protection Survey, which is based on the principles and rules determined by the European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS).

Source: Cyprus News Agency