The state budget for 2024 has allocated a significant increase in civil service positions, with 732 new permanent posts, predominantly in education, to meet growing demands and prevent staff shortages. This includes 604 new roles in the Ministry of Education across various levels, and additional positions in administrative functions, all while balancing fiscal responsibility and investing in social programs.
The House health committee in Cyprus urgently appeals to increase the state budget allocation to €4 million to support families accompanying patients for overseas medical treatment. The committee emphasizes the need to ease the financial burden of nonmedical expenses such as travel, accommodation, and daily sustenance for these families.
Cyprus government officials are set to receive salary increases totaling over €1.5 million in the 2024 state budget. The President’s salary will increase by €10,000, while ministers and deputy ministers will get a €6,000 increase. Other officials, such as the Attorney General and Supreme Court judges, will receive increases ranging from €4,030 to €8,150. Thousands of employees with low wages will be affected.