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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-03-24

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    President of the Republic Demetris Christofias, has sent congratulatory messages to the Greek leadership on the occasion of the Greek National Day, assuring that the excellent cooperation between the two governments at all levels will continue.

    In his message to President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias, President Christofias pays tribute to the 1821 generation for putting into action the dreams and hopes of the old generations, giving the Greek people the utmost gift, their freedom and freedom as people.

    In his message to Prime Minister George Papandreou, President Christofias expresses his deep appreciation and gratitude to the support of the Greek government and people in the efforts of the people of Cyprus to find a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem, which will constitute the real freedom and reunification of the island.

    I am convinced that the excellent cooperation between our governments at all levels will continue and will give a decisive push in achieving our common goals, President Christofias added.

    Greeks celebrate on 25th March the 1821 revolution, marking the launch of the Greek struggle for independence from Ottoman rule.


    Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus Chrysostomos II received Thursday a group of students and their teachers from a Greek High School, whom he informed about the history of Cyprus through the ages.

    The primate of the Church of Cyprus said that the people of Cyprus had to endure a lot of pain caused by the various foreign conquerors, but despite all that Cypriots maintained their culture, religion and language.

    He added that the Church of Cyprus stands in time for two thousand years now and noted that the Church has nothing against Muslims.

    In the past, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots lived together in peace, they can do it now as well, he pointed out.


    Unemployment in Cyprus reached 6.2% in 2010, compared to 5.3% in 2009, according to data released by the Statistical Service.

    According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, which is carried out in accordance with a European Union Regulation, for the 4th quarter of 2010 the number of employed persons amounted to 386.6 thousand, of which males were 212.3 thousand and females 174.3 thousand, and the number of unemployed persons to 21.9 thousand, of which males were 11.4 thousand and females 10.5 thousand.

    The employment rate for persons aged 20 to 64 was 75.8%, with males standing at 82.9% and females at 68.9%, remaining at the same level from the previous quarter and the corresponding quarter of 2009.

    The unemployment rate amounted to 5.4% of the labour force, with males at 5.1% and females at 5.7%, recording a decrease from the previous quarter, which was 5.8%, with males at 5.7% and females at 5.9%, and the corresponding quarter of 2009, which was 6.0%, with males at 6.1% and females at 5.7%.

    Also, the unemployment rate for young persons aged 15 to 24 amounted to 14.5% of the labour force of the same age group recording a decrease from the corresponding quarter of 2009, which was 16.5%.

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