Cyprus road deaths above EU average

The highest incidence of road fatalities in the European Union was recorded in rural regions, while Cyprus was where road fatalities per million inhabitants were above the EU average, according to Eurostat. In

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2023 touted a record year for tourism

Tourist arrivals in 2023 could exceed those of record-breaking 2019 through concerted efforts by the government and the airports’ operator, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said. Addressing the 44th Cyprus Hotel Summit and

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Nicosia to toughen asylum procedures

The Law Commissioner’s Office is preparing a bill to speed up asylum seeker applications and introduce penalties if they violate their terms of stay. The Interior Ministry requested tighter time frames for

Six bishops contest Church leadership

Six bishops are contesting to become the next Archbishop of the Cyprus Church after they submitted their candidacies for the 18 December vote. Commissioner for the archbishopric elections Ioannis Charilaou said there

TUS flies Israeli fans to World Cup

Israeli football fans can fly directly to Doha for World Cup games after Qatar approved the TUS Airways flights despite severed diplomatic ties. Israel and FIFA said that Qatar had agreed to

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Cyta puts profits to good use

Cyprus’ Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) is to absorb the additional cost of inflation and energy, putting their record profits to good use. Talking before the House Finance Committee, the chair of Cyta Michalis

Construction industry faces growing pains

Cyprus construction stakeholders fear the industry may be growing too fast, endangering a healthy recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and a steep increase in the cost of building materials. Developers believe the

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Wizz Air launches Cyprus expansion

Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest-growing airline globally, announced further expansion to its base in Cyprus, where it allocates two of its Airbus A321neo aircraft to increase capacity to four planes. The allocation of

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