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The Cypress Observer is your online news source for current events across the country of Cyprus. We strive to bring you the latest news, updates and current events from across the region with a major focus on politics and business.
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BUILDING PERMITS TO BE FAST-TRACKED FROM OCTOBER 2020

  The novel coronavirus has caused many delays, and Cyprus is now on its way to make up for these delays. One of these developments comes in the form of the island nation fast-tracking the issuing of building and planning permits. The new plan, which will go into effect from October 2020, will have the …

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CYPRUS TO CONSIDER PURCHASING WEAPONS FROM THE FRENCH SHARE

  In a new step towards military cooperation between the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, Cypriot defense minister Charalambos Petrides has revealed that Cyprus has been considering buying more weapons from France. In a statement to the press, Minister Petrides emphasized on how different systems and weapons were being assessed by the Cypriot military. He further …

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ALGERIA AND BULGARIA REMOVED; UK ADDED TO CYPRUS’ SAFE COUNTRIES LIST

  In view of recent developments as regards the novel coronavirus, the government of Cyprus has made several changes to its ‘safe list’ countries for travel. The first remarkable step is removing Algeria and Bulgaria, after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in both countries. The countries in question have reported over 200 cases in …

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TURKISH VESSEL SAILING TOWARDS CYPRUS LEAVES WASHINGTON TROUBLED

  In what is considered bad news for military arrangement and coordination in the Mediterranean, the United States’ Washington has expressed being troubled by Turkey’s maritime developments. The latest of these developments has Barbaros, a Turkish research vessel sailing off of the coast of Cyprus – soon after Ankara issuing a navigational telex that reserved …

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GOVERNMENT RELEASES SUPPORT PACKAGE WORTH €150 Million

  To cushion the devastating economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Cyprus has announced a massive support package worth €150 million. The package, which was announced by Labor Minister Zeta Emilianidou and Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides, will be offering over €3 billion to support businesses and workers for the next 4 months. The numbers of …

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GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES SMS CAMPAIGN TO CHECK MIGRATION

  To check migration, the Cypriot government has launched a “blitz” SMS campaign to keep incoming migration to the island nation in check. The campaign, which comes after dispelling the notion of the island nation becoming a “gateway” to the European Union for migrants, was announced by the country’s Interior Minister Nicos Nouris. According to …

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