SUNDAY, 18 AUG 2019



Facebook Linked In Twitter
Invest Cyprus 30/04-30/03/2019

Prodromou: Greek Cypriot Side Ready for Preparatory Process Proposed by UNSG

Georgiades: Cyprus Economy Growth Remains Strong



brought to you by Deloitte

Swedish Facilitated Dialogue within the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process

Swedish Facilitated Dialogue within the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process

The Director and Executive Coordinator of the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process under the Auspices of the Embassy of Sweden, Salpy Eskidjian Weiderud, will today be awarded The Secretary’s Inaugural International Religious Freedom Award by the US State Department. Eskidjian Weiderud receives the award in recognition of her brave efforts to protect, promote and advance freedom of religion or belief.

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, commented on the award in a statement by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. “Salpy Eskidjian Weiderud’s tireless efforts for peace and reconciliation in Cyprus are groundbreaking and widely acknowledged in Cyprus and beyond. The Swedish Government will continue to support her work to promote dialogue, human rights and equality in the peace process”. 

The Religious Track is a peacebuilding initiative with the religious leaders of Cyprus. The initiative started in 2009 and has rendered important breakthroughs fostering interreligious, cross-community communication and cooperation. Since
2018, the UN Security Council Resolution on Cyprus highlights the efforts of the
Religious Track.

Eskidjian Weiderud is the co-founder of the Religious Track together with Peter Weiderud, Moderator of the Religious Track and Special Envoy for Religion in Conflict at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

“It is an honor to receive this award in recognition of the religious leaders of Cyprus’ joint efforts to promote peace and reconciliation with the support of the Government of Sweden”, says Salpy Eskidjian Weiderud.

The high-level award ceremony takes place during the second Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington DC from July 16-18. The award is presented to honor extraordinary advocates of religious freedom from around the world. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on  on at 18:00 local time.

More information on the Religious Track is available at


US Congress Delegation to Visit Cyprus end of August

A US Congress delegation will visit Cyprus at the end of August to hold a series of ...

Cyprus Among the ten Countries Present at Largest Israeli Navy Exercise

Cyprus was among the ten countries that took part last week in the “Mighty Waves ...

President Anastasiades Extends Wishes for Kurban Bayram

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades extends his wishes for Kurban Bayram, the Muslim ...



Spotify to Test Price Rises in Nordic Region

Spotify is apparently going to test out raising its prices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Sources have told Bloomberg that the music streaming ...

Preliminary Data Show Increased Fiscal Surplus during the 2nd Quarter

The general government’s fiscal surplus increased to €215,4 mn in the second quarter of the year compared with a surplus of €106,0 mn in the ...

Huawei Gets Caught up in China Territory Controversy

China's Huawei, the tech giant under scrutiny for its alleged links to the Chinese government, has become caught up in a controversy surrounding the ...

Industrial Production Down by 1.6% in Euro Area

In June 2019 compared with May 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to ...

GDP and Employment Both up by 0.2% in the Euro Area

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, ...

Georgiades: Cyprus Economy Growth Remains Strong

The growth of the Cyprus economy remains strong, said Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, noting however that there are still weaknesses and risks both inland ...

Prodromou: Greek Cypriot Side Ready for Preparatory Process Proposed by UNSG

Following the recent meeting of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the Greek Cypriot side is ...

Strategy& Study: Changes within the Healthcare Sector

The entry of digital technologies in the healthcare sector creates enormous financial potential for the biopharma industry. However, it also creates major ...