Minister denies prison spying on inmates

Justice Minister Stephie Dracos on Wednesday refuted allegations by a Cypriot MEP over intrusive surveillance practices at the Nicosia central prisons, calling them “unsubstantiated”. AKEL MEP George Georgiou had informed the European

Health Minister seeks monkeypox vaccines

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela is in contact with his counterparts in neighbouring countries, asking them to supply Cyprus with vaccines for monkeypox. Health Ministry advisοr Konstantinos Athanasiou said: “Since we have the

Greek Foreign Minister in Cyprus visit

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Cyprus on Thursday as tension in the region is rising over Turkey’s territorial claims and controversial energy drilling. Dendias will coordinate policy with Nicosia as

War of words over collapsing balconies

Officials are passing the buck over two incidents of collapsing balconies in Paphos in which seven people were injured, four of them seriously. The incidents occurred 24 hours apart last week, triggering

First Culture Minister appointed

Yiannis Toumazis was appointed on Monday as Cyprus’ first Deputy Minister of Culture, which President Nicos Anastasiades described as a landmark step. During the ceremony, President Anastasiades said the establishment of the

DIKO backs ex-foreign minister for president

Centre-right DIKO has decided to back former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides for the 2023 presidential elections, arguing he can usher in the progressive change Cyprus needs. DIKO cast its vote for Christodoulides’

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