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The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, has announced the completion of this year’s excavations at Pafos-Toumballos.

The University of Nicosia is pleased to announce an agreement with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to create Cyprus’ first veterinary school.

This new initiative aims to deliver two new bachelor degrees in veterinary medicine in Cyprus. The university anticipates that its first class will commence in September 2020, with students choosing between a five-year course and a four-year accelerated course.

The agreement was confirmed by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two universities on August 30, in London, by Andreas Charalambous, executive dean, University of Nicosia Medical School, and Stuart Reid, principal, RVC.

This new agreement between the two universities draws on the RVC’s position as one of the world’s leading veterinary institutions, and its 227 year track record in research, education and clinical service. The two universities will form a working committee with the aim of promoting and developing the relationship that will steer the new initiative.

Work will be carried out in Nicosia, with support from the RVC, to create a centre of excellence to address issues related to animal health, genetic improvement of livestock, links between the health of animals and humans, the improvement of food safety, and animal welfare.

On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists to Cyprus reached 534,847 in August this year compared to 523,651 in August 2017, recording an increase of 2,1 percent.

The European Commission's translation department invites students from across Europe to test their translation skills in the 12th edition of its annual Juvenes Translatores contest.

AEGEAN announced its first half (H1) results with consolidated revenue at EUR455.7 million, one percent higher compared to the respective period in 2017 and net losses narrowing to EUR13.8 million from EUR20 million in 2017.

Nikos Christodoulides, minister, Foreign Affaires, Cyprus, gave a talk on Cyprus: An Anchor of Stability in The Eastern Mediterranean at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.