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Dimitris Syllouris is the new Cypriot House President

By   /  03/06/2016  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Dimitris Syllouris is the new Cypriot House President

 Nicosia, June 3, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Following the Parliamentary elections on 22 May, the House voted Solidarity Movement’s Dimitris Syllouris as its new President with 21 votes (18 votes from DISY and three from Solidarity Movement). The other candidates were Averof Neophytou (DISY) who received 18 votes, Marinos Sizopoulos (EDEK) received […]

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Cyprus government slices immovable property tax by 50%

By   /  01/06/2016  /  CY Finance, CY Social, Cyprus, Finance, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Cyprus government slices immovable property tax by 50%

Nicosia, June 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Cyprus Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday the reduction of the immovable property tax rate by 50% and abolished the immovable property tax collected by municipalities and communities. “Today we made another important step towards tax reform and reducing the tax burden for households and […]

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Remains of 15 Greeks soldiers identified in Cyprus

By   /  30/05/2016  /  CY Social, Cyprus, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Remains of 15 Greeks soldiers identified in Cyprus

Nicosia, May 30, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas Cypriots Photis Photiou has said that the remains of 15 Greeks of NORATLAS aircraft, buried in the UN-controlled buffer zone near the now defunct Nicosia Airport, have been identified. He added that the remains of three more Greek […]

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Anastasiades returns to negotiating table after Constantinople events

By   /  27/05/2016  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Anastasiades returns to negotiating table after Constantinople events

Nicosia, May 27, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades decided to return to negotiating table with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to reunite divided Cyprus, after a telephone conversation he had today with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides stated the Anastasiades is satisfied with his conversation with […]

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Anastasiades cancelled his meeting with Akinci

By   /  24/05/2016  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Anastasiades cancelled his meeting with Akinci

Nicosia, May 24, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Cyprus Government Spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has announced that the planned meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for this coming Friday has now been cancelled. The cancellation follows on from the earlier announcement that Thursday’s planned meeting between Anastasiades and UN […]

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Anastasiades: Cyprus solution can be found soon

By   /  23/05/2016  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Anastasiades: Cyprus solution can be found soon

Nicosia, May 23, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou A Cyprus solution can be found as soon as possible, if the EU and UN values and principles are fully adopted, President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades, said during an intervention at the World Humanitarian Summit, taking place in Istanbul. Cyprus is divided since the […]

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Cypriot economy will grow 2.2% this year

By   /  13/05/2016  /  Business, CY Business, CY Finance, Cyprus, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Cypriot economy will grow 2.2% this year

Nicosia, May 12, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Cyprus Finance Minister Harris Georgiades stated on Thursday that the Cypriot economy will grow at a rate of 2.2 per cent of GDP in the current year. The projection, due to be confirmed by the Cypriot cabinet tomorrow, was revealed by Georgiades on the […]

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Greece-Cyprus-Lebanon hold tripartite meeting in Athens 

By   /  12/05/2016  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greece-Cyprus-Lebanon hold tripartite meeting in Athens 

Athens, May 12, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Permanent Secretaries of the Foreign Ministries of Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon discussed on Wednesday ways to enhance trilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, tourism, security, counter-terrorism, military cooperation, shipping, agriculture, environment, water and energy management, in a trilateral meeting they had in Athens. According […]

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Cyprus parliamentary election nominations announced 

By   /  04/05/2016  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cyprus parliamentary election nominations announced 

Nicosia, May 4, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Nicosia – capital city of Cyprus – nominations for the May 22 parliamentary elections concluded on Wednesday at the Filoxenia Conference Centre. As announced by Chief Returning Officer Constantinos Nicolaides, a total of 180 nominations were submitted compared to 144 applications in 2011. Of these […]

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Turkey to lift visa requirements for Greek Cypriots

By   /  03/05/2016  /  CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkey to lift visa requirements for Greek Cypriots

Nicosia, May 3, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou Greek Cypriots will no longer need visas to go to Turkey, in the framework of the EU-Turkey agreement on visa-liberalisation, a Turkish official has said on Tuesday. This, the same official told Reuters however, will not amount to an official recognition of the Republic of […]

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