Representation in Cyprus




With the debate on the future of Europe in full swing, the European Commission is today setting out its vision for how we can create a European Education Area by 2025.


The Commission strongly welcomes the move by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden towards launching Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) on defence, by signing today a joint notification and handing it over to High Representative Federica Mogherini.


European Commissioner for the Budget and Human Resources Gunther Oettinger concluded his two-day trip to Cyprus with a visit to Pafos, Cultural Capital of Europe 2017.


The 2017 edition of the Commission's Education and Training Monitor published today shows that national education systems are becoming more inclusive and effective. Yet it also confirms that students' educational attainment largely depends on their socio-economic backgrounds.


The euro area economy is on track to grow at its fastest pace in a decade this year, with real GDP growth forecast at 2.2%. This is substantially higher than expected in spring (1.7%). The EU economy as a whole is also set to beat expectations with robust growth of 2.3% this year (up from 1.9% in spring).


Today, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, in the presence of European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness, hosted a high-level meeting with religious leaders from across Europe


Dreaming about your future? Professional Opportunities for you!

The Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the EURES network are organizing the "Get a Job" Fair on Monday, 6 November at the Bank of Cyprus Headquarters in Agia Paraskevi, Nicosia between 10am - 8pm. The main objective of the fair is to inform young people about current and future employment opportunities in Cyprus and abroad.


Today, the average hourly pay of women in Europe is 16.3% lower than that of men. European Equal Pay Day, which falls on 3 November this year, marks the moment when women effectively stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues, with almost two months of the year remaining.


The European Commission today announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council.


Following on from the announcements made in President Juncker's 2017 State of the Union Address, the European Commission is today presenting its plans for completing the work on President Juncker's ten political priorities before the end of its mandate, as well as a series of forward-looking initiatives for the future of Europe.