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New EU rules give consumers significant tools

A review of the new pact for consumers agreed between the European Parliament and the European Council shows that it gives consumers the opportunity...

Long way to go for consumer rights

Consumer protection in Cyprus lags behind that in other EU countries, says Loukas Aristodemou, president of the Association for the Protection of Consumers and...

New EU rules to combat fake pharmaceuticals

The European Union has slammed the breaks on counterfeit drugs with the implementation of the EU’s new Falsified Medicines Directive which came into force...

Kramvias: EU has the strictest standards for foodstuff

Cyprus follows strict EU-mandated standards in checking pesticides, Dr Andreas Kramvias, director of the Cyprus Crop Protection Association told Elena Georgiou. In an interview, Kramvias...

EU watch list on pirated goods websites

In a move aiming to protect consumers, the European Commission has published a list of webpages outside the European Union who engage in, facilitate...

Top Stories

122 new cases, one death announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced the death of one person due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 179,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Saturday, 23 January 2021: LIMASSOL Grigoris Afxentiou Square 08:30-16:30 Gafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal Hall Ypsonas...

Civil servants’ trade union requests psychological support for health professionals

PASYDY, the civil servants’ trade union requested psychological support for health professionals due to the consequences of COVID-19 on their health. The trade union noted...

Scientific advisory committee to convene on Monday under President Anastasiades

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will preside on Monday morning over a meeting of the scientific advisory committee on COVID-19. According to CNA information, during the...

Polish medics depart for Slovakia to help mass testing

A group of 200 Polish medics departed for neighbouring Slovakia on Friday (January 22) to help in a week-long testing campaign in the central...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...