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Knowledge of Greek set to impact work permits

The impact of Greek language proficiency on work permits in Cyprus is significant, with Minister of Labour Yiannis Panayiotou highlighting its importance for integration and service sector jobs. This new requirement aims to address labour shortages and strengthen workforce regulations, emphasizing the need for proficient Greek skills in the workplace.

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New Criteria for Cypriot Citizenship Announced

The Interior Ministry has set new criteria for obtaining Cypriot citizenship, requiring legal residency for at least 7 years in the last decade and a minimum of 12 months of continuous residency before applying. Applicants must also demonstrate a conversational level of Greek language proficiency, stable financial means, and adequate housing, with special provisions for highly skilled professionals in certain industries.

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