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Cyprus and Greece have announced this week that they will start opening up to tourism, as both countries gradually lift restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus (https://www.ekathimerini.com/252871/article/ekathimerini/business/cyprus-will-open-its-airports-again-on-june-9) (https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/05/21/greece-to-allow-international-flights-to-tourist-destinations-from-july-1/) More specifically, Cyprus announced that the airports will be opened in two phases, following a...

It was reported, that the European Commission’s Vice-President of Digital, Margrethe Vestager, on the 5th May 2020, has urged member states to proceed, and not delay, their 5G spectrum assignments, amidst the challenges that the coronavirus crisis has caused to the industry (https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/vestager-urges-eu-member-states-not-to-backtrack-on-5g/?utm_source=EURACTIV&utm_campaign=023b709d5b-RSS_EMAIL_EN_Daily_Update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c59e2fd7a9-023b709d5b-114953471). More specifically, her urge...

It was announced on the 30th May 2019, that with the approval by the Electronic Communications Division, Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) will be ready to proceed with the commercial introduction of the 5G network, within the first half of 2020 (https://www.kathimerini.com.cy/gr/oikonomiki/epixeiriseis/proxora-entos-2020-to-5g-tis-cyta). As noted by the Senior Director...

Energy Expert, Mr. Hani el Noqrashi, also advisor to the President of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on energy issues, announced on the 21st November 2018, that Egypt plans to lay down the foundation stone of the EuroAfrica Interconnector project before year-end 2018. (http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/3/60781/Egypt-to-lay-down-foundation-stone-of-EuroAfrica-Interconnector-project). The EuroAfrica Interconnector is the 1.707 km sub-sea cable that...

UNICAF, the largest online higher education platform in Africa, announced last week, that it has raised USD 28 million in a Series B financing round led by Goldman Sachs(https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/africas-largest-online-university-platform-raises-28-million-to-meet-unprecedented-demand-for-higher-education-300750189.html). The UK Government's development finance institution CDC Group, leading higher education fund University Ventures, and EDEX, the founder of the University of Nicosia, are amongst the...

The Stena Icemax drillship, which is commissioned by US oil giant ExxonMobil for hydrocarbon, arrived on Sunday evening, 11th November 2018, in Block 10 of the Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) (http://www.ekathimerini.com/234575/article/ekathimerini/news/exxonmobil-drillship-in-block-10-of-cypruss-exclusive-economic-zone). This follows the strong indications that natural gas finds will be high in Block 10, disclosed in August 2018 (https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/08/05/indications-that-gas-finds-will-be-high-in-block-10/). Over the last couple of years, Cyprus...