Cyprus joins EU strong innovators

Cyprus’ technology performance continues to improve after being promoted to the group of “strong innovators” on the 2022 European Innovation Scoreboard, prepared by the EU Commission. With a performance of 106.9% of


Hourly labour cost rises over 5%

The hourly labour costs (total cost) rose by an annual 5.2% in the second quarter of 2022, according to provisional data by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. The two main components of


Minimum wage ‘better than it looks’

The government has defended criticism from unions over the national minimum wage, arguing that €940 a month is among the highest in the EU, offering low earners more purchasing power than their


Gender gap widens in Cyprus

Cyprus is nowhere near reaching gender equality in politics, as the gap has widened, with the island ranked 21 among the European Union 27. According to a note sent to Parliament by


EU accepts Turkey’s manipulation of migration

The European Union has officially recognised Turkey’s exploitation of migrants through the Green Line, the Interior Ministry announced. It said: “After many months of difficult negotiations”, it achieved in Brussels “maximum diplomatic


Turkish hostility against Greece worries EU

Turkey’s hostile threats against Greece are unacceptable and must be dialled down, said EU Commission spokesperson for external affairs Peter Stano. Stano said that threats and aggressive rhetoric from Turkish President Tayyip

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