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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 16-10-17

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] Contract signed for conservation works at Archangel Michael Church
  • [02] Cyprus had 2nd highest increase in 'at risk of poverty population

    share' in EU, between 2008 and 2015


  • [01] Contract signed for conservation works at Archangel Michael Church

    CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 17/10/2016 14:42

    The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission, and UNDP (United Nations Development Program) have announced the signature of works contract for conservation works at Archangel Michael Church.

    A press release sent to the Media on Monday says that conservation works to the church will last eight months and will cost approximately 390,000 Euros, fully funded by the European Union.

    With this project the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage aims at consolidating and stabilising the church to the maximum extent possible, in order to bring the building back to its original state.

    (CNA)

    *The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.

    [02] Cyprus had 2nd highest increase in 'at risk of poverty population share' in EU, between 2008 and 2015

    CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Brussels/Belgium 17/10/2016 15:26

    Greece and Cyprus had the highest increase in the at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion rate, between 2008 and 2015, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU.

    In Cyprus, 23.3% of the population was at risk of poverty and social exclusion in 2008, or 180.000 individuals, and that share moved to 28.9%, or 240.000 individuals, in 2015.

    Cyprus had the second largest increase and was among the 15 member states where that rate has grown from 2008 to 2015. The highest increases have been recorded in Greece (from 28.1% in 2008 to 35.7% in 2015, or +7.6 percentage points), Cyprus (+5.6 pp), Spain (+4.8 pp), Italy (+3.2 pp) and Luxembourg (+3.0 pp). In contrast, the largest decreases among Member States for which data are available were observed in Poland (from 30.5% to 23.4%, or -7.1 pp) and Romania (-6.9 pp), followed by Bulgaria (-3.5 pp) and Latvia ...

    (CNA)

    *The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.


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