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Mavros Chrysos Carob Museum In Anogyra Village            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

14 June 2017

1. President Anastasiades and Lebanese PM Hariri discuss bilateral issues

Bilateral relations between Cyprus and Lebanon were examined during a meeting President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades had Tuesday night with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri at the Residence of the Prime Minister, in Beirut. President Anastasiades also met with Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon Nabih Berri, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Ioannis and the Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian.

2. Turkish army in Cyprus threatens peace in region, Syllouris tells his Swedish counterpart

The presence of a Turkish army in Cyprus is threatening peace in the wider region, President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris has stressed.

3. Discussion on UNFICYP renewal set for July 19, “no fast changes” expected

The Security Council will decide on the renewal of the mandate of the peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on July 19 and according to the UN there will be “no fast changes” regarding the future of the peacekeeping mission in Cyprus.

4. Athalassa excavation “difficult and complicated” says Presidential Commissioner

Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou said on Tuesday that practical problems have arisen with regard to excavations at Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, near the capital Nicosia, where 31 Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots have been buried, following air raids by the Turkish air force, during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

5. Cyberattacks constitute one of the most serious asymmetric security challenges, Defence Minister says

Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides has said that cyberwar or cyberattacks constitute today one of the most serious asymmetric security challenges, adding that the timely and systematic preparation of defence operations at the cyberspace level is indispensable.

6. Finance Minister: There are prospects for further development of tourism

There are prospects for further development of tourism in Cyprus, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Tuesday, recognizing the decisive role of tourism industry in the recovery of the economy, and pointing out that the effort to improve the quality of the product should continue.

7. Eurostat: Actual Individual Consumption per capita stood in Cyprus at 90% of the EU average in 2016

Actual Individual Consumption per capita index (AIC - a measure of material welfare of households) expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) stood at 90% of the EU average in Cyprus, according to the preliminary results for 2016, published today by Eurostat.

8. In 2017 a total 73,189 migrants reached Europe by sea, Cyprus arrivals in low levels

A total of 73,189 migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea this year until June 11 and 1,808 people died trying, according to data released by the UN Migration Agency (IOM). The number of Cyprus arrivals remained in low levels compared to other southern European countries.

9. The book “Cyprus- A culinary journey”, one of the best representations of what Cyprus has to offer

The book “Cyprus- A culinary journey” is one of the best representations of what Cyprus has to offer, Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades said, speaking at the presentation of the Russian edition of the book, stressing that it is much more than a cooking book, it is one of the best books on the nature, the culture and the people of Cyprus.CNA

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