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EU Commissioner briefs Cyprus President

European Union Commissioner responsible for health and consumer protection Markos Kyprianou briefed here today Cyprus President Tassos Kyprianou about issues of his competence and the overall EU strategy on health matters. Welcoming

EU launches anti-smoking campaign

The European Union launched today in all its 25 members a new anti-smoking campaign, under the slogan ‘HELP – For a life without tobacco’, at an estimated cost of 72 million euro.

Cyprus tops asylum requests

Cyprus, compared to national population size, received the largest number of asylum requests during 2000-2004, with 22 asylum-seekers per 1,000 inhabitants According to a 2004 report on asylum levels and trends in

‘Premature’ cut in medicine prices

It should have been part and parcel with the NHS The government’s forced reduction in the prices of some 920 medicines was premature, as it was not introduced within a greater plan

Medicine prices slashed by 25%

The prices of some 920 medicines were slashed by an average 25% Tuesday, as part of the government’s policy to reduce the household costs. Though the majority of medicine prices remained the

Trade and funding are separate

Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said the government continues to believe that two European Union regulations (on direct trade with the Turkish occupied north and on allocation of funds to the Turkish Cypriots)