Tag: Cyprus

#Nicosia among top small European cities of the future

#Nicosia among top small European cities of the future

| February 20, 2020

Nicosia has been named as the top small European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle. The capital of Cyprus was also ranked among the ‘Top 10 Small European Cities of the Future for FDI Strategy’, reflecting the island’s increased efforts to attract inward investment. The annual list by FDI magazine, published by […]

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UK ‘seriously concerned’ about fair trial in #Cyprus gang-rape claim case

UK ‘seriously concerned’ about fair trial in #Cyprus gang-rape claim case

| December 31, 2019

The UK has said it is “seriously concerned” about whether a British teenager convicted of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus received a fair trial. The Foreign Office said the UK will raise the issue with Cypriot authorities after the 19-year-old woman was convicted of public mischief at Famagusta District Court, in Paralimni, on Monday […]

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Commission approves #MaritimeTransportSupport schemes in Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Poland and Sweden

Commission approves #MaritimeTransportSupport schemes in Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Poland and Sweden

| December 17, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules five schemes concerning (a) the introduction of a tonnage tax and seafarer scheme in Estonia, (b) the prolongation of a tonnage tax and seafarer scheme in Cyprus, (c) the introduction of a new seafarer scheme in Poland, (d) the prolongation and extension of a seafarer […]

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#Turkey rejects EU and US objections to drilling in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone

#Turkey rejects EU and US objections to drilling in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone

| May 6, 2019

The EU and US have condemned Turkey’s decision to begin offshore drilling operations in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone, writes Catherine Feore. On Saturday (4 May), the EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a statement expressing grave concern over Turkey’s announced intention to carry out drilling activities within the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus. The High […]

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#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| November 16, 2018

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

| August 23, 2018

EUROPEN and 67 other European and national associations1  representing a wide range of packaging materials and sectors across the packaging value chain, have announced joint recommendations2 on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, i.e. the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP). The 68 organizations […]

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