Government extends deadline on Aphrodite plan

The government has granted the Aphrodite gas field operator, US giant Chevron, another week extension to agree on the untapped reservoir’s development plan. Israel’s NewMed Energy, a partner in the Aphrodite consortium,

Cyprus unveils Gaza plan in Paris

President Nikos Christodoulides outlined a proposal on Thursday to open a maritime corridor to help deliver more aid to Gaza, a plan which he said could be operational quickly but which diplomats said


Nicosia hopes for Aphrodite plan compromise

Cyprus rejected Chevron’s plan to develop the island’s offshore Aphrodite natural gas field, but Energy Minister George Papanastasiou is hopeful a compromise can be found. Papanastasiou told Bloomberg that the concerned parties


Enhanced fire prevention plan ready

The first phase of the government’s fire prevention action plan will be ready by May 1, and the second stage, with advanced sensors and cameras covering residential and industrial areas, is expected

Cement trucks protest Akamas plan

Paphos concrete manufacturers and quarrying companies demonstrated with their heavy vehicles outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on Wednesday in protest of ‘empty’ government promises. Some 60 concrete cement trucks were parked

Cyprus-China sign 5-year health plan

Cyprus and China have signed a 5-year cooperation plan in the fields of health and medical sciences. Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela and China ambassador Liu Yantao signed the plan. The five-year cooperation

Moves on Aphrodite development plan

Israel’s NewMed Energy, one of the partners in the Chevron-operated Aphrodite gas field in Cyprus, announced in its Q1 2022 financial report released on May 23 that talks are underway with the

Action plan for any Monkeypox outbreak

Drawing up a management and action plan by the Ministry of Health to deal with the possible detection of monkeypox cases in Cyprus is in its final stage. The Vaccination Committee is

Cyprus urges EU connectivity action plan

A dozen EU states back an initiative by Cyprus requesting the Commission’s temporary support measures for air transport be extended beyond mid-2022 and put on a three-year time horizon. This is according