Playing the long game

With only weeks away from the festive holiday splash, Cypriots are not in the party mood as they shy from the Black Friday ‘giveaways’ and keep their pockets zipped. There hasn’t been


Cutting corners on quality

A recent survey by the Consumers Association should have rung alarm bells throughout the leisure industry but was overlooked by the tourism establishment, namely the hoteliers, restaurant and bar owners, the deputy


Cyprus-France sign new defence pact

The National Guard and the Armed Forces of France have signed a renewed Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program for 2024-2025. According to an announcement, the program provides bilateral exercises, training and exchange of expertise on specialised

Cyprus-Italy agree road map for bilateral ties

A road map for further strengthening bilateral relations between Cyprus and Italy was agreed upon in Rome during President Nikos Christodoulides’ meeting with his counterpart Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.


Sanction violation complaints hit ‘double-digits’

The Law Office has received complaints on possible sanctions violations running into double-digits, Attorney-General George Savvides told a parliamentary committee discussing the Cyprus Confidential expose. It involves millions of leaked files on financial transactions

Cyprus-Armenia armed forces conduct exercise

The Armed Forces of Cyprus and Armenia held a joint military special ops exercise codenamed ‘Silver Spear 2023’. A statement by the National Guard’s General Staff said the exercise was held in

Cyprus ‘strongest supporter’ of Serbia’s EU hopes

Cyprus is the strongest supporter of Serbia’s European path, President Nikos Christodoulides said during a two-day visit to Belgrade. On Serbia’s European aspirations, President Christodoulides said that Cyprus is the strongest supporter of Serbia’s European path.


New asylum claims drop 33% but still high

The number of first-time asylum applicants in August dropped 33% in Cyprus, but despite the drop, Cyprus still had the highest ratio of asylum applicants per population. Meanwhile, according to monthly asylum


Cyprus confident of ending Chevron row

Nicosia is confident that a dispute with US energy giant Chevron over the commercial exploitation of Aphrodite’s untapped natural gas could still end with an agreement despite continuous extensions to – so