Britain appoints new High Commissioner

Peter Millet has been appointed British High Commissioner to Cyprus in succession to Lyn Parker who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment, an official announcement said Thursday. Millet, 50, will

It’s carnival time in Limassol

King Carnival enters Limassol on Thursday night, marking a ten-day long celebration that will culminate with the grand parade on Sunday, March 13. Carnival Festivities take place 50 days before Greek Christian

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