Harris Georgiades

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Harris Georgiades comments : “We would have preferred a different outcome for Brexit,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Economic impact assessment in 2019 showed that the contribution of the citizenship scheme was 0.3 per cent to the GDP’s real growth rate,” “Considering the growth rate in the last few years was about 4 per cent, the programme was just below 10 per cent of the official growth rate,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There will be an impact on the construction and real estate sectors and a very big impact on some businesses in these sectors. Some developers might go bankrupt, but this is how an economy works,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Cyprus Mail ) : “We missed a big opportunity after 2013, when everyone abroad was praising the Cyprus success story,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades explains : “I am aware that the Finance Ministry is already at work drafting a plan for requests for grants, as these have certain reform-oriented criteria. It’s also notable that mature projects will be favoured over new or startup projects,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, July 24, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades adds : “The other elements will be Green projects: We have a few in the pipeline involving for instance water and waste management, and these will probably be among the first ones proposed,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, July 24, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The government has buffers, considering we had budgeted for a surplus and in this respect, we are in a better position than other EU states, which have a deficit,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “state would increase its ability to promote policies, mobilise productive forces, participate effectively in the EU, with the ultimate objective of broadening the productive base of our economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades replied : “If we do not acknowledge our own mistakes, we have not learned anything. There are few examples in economic history of such credit expansion fueling a bubble. Borrowing as if there was no tomorrow and spending as if there was no tomorrow, and not having the guts to admit this led us to a disastrous climate” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades insisted : “The impact is positive but relatively small,” “I must admit in the initial years we made some isolated mistakes. We have to acknowledge it. We made some corrective moves from the beginning of this year including more credible audits” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I do not agree with this. We have to understand the good name of our country is more important than selling another villa,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is not of course the consumer’s obligation to pay with a card but if the consumer wants to use a card then it would be the obligation of the business to accept a card,” “This measure too, which we think will encourage electronic payments, will bolster tax checks” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This scenario, however, with which some obviously flirted, wasn’t at all that far-fetched. We had reached a hair’s breadth from the exit. There were circles in Europe that might have pursued it, circles at home, and others who were so irresponsible in their approaches, almost made it a reality,” “I give these references not to gossip, but because I consider them to be indicative of the prevailing climate at that time” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The worst part was that I found a complete lack of confidence in our country and its credibility Cyprus was at zero,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The economic policies of the two countries are significantly similar with one another,” “We share common goals as well as challenges, we have discussed and we have agreed on setting up a mechanism of cooperation and coordination, on the European agenda as well, at a technocratic and political level,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, October 14, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There is a significant alignment in the economic policies of the two countries. Cyprus may be a little ahead of its development course, but the goals are common, the challenges are the same and we have decided to establish a mechanism for cooperation and understanding of the European agenda,” “Our hopes are aimed at an economically stable and politically strong Greece. Therefore, we will continue to support them and further expand our already excellent economic and trade relations” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, October 14, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “As the ministry of finance we are involved and we want to be aware of and keep in touch with trends and academic research on this issue,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades pointed out : “through adequate manpower, we will achieve the goal of having the right regulatory framework and ensuring reciprocal benefits” External link

in-cyprus Monday, September 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades pointed out : “through adequate manpower, we will achieve the goal of having the right regulatory framework and ensuring reciprocal benefits” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “This is yet another state budget without a deficit. Bad practices belong to the past with no return” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “This is another budget without deficits,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Then we will return to a more regular basis with regard to health costs,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This is the seventh budget that has been prepared by me. I am sure that the President of the Republic will decide that whoever will succeed me will be perfectly able to keep the course of the economy stable without needing my advice” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “It is with taxpayer money that these schemes are being financed. It is therefore the state’s opinion that any available resources should be made available to people who are unable to service their loans,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, September 9, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “the best form of public service reform,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “All indicators recording either income inequality or poverty risk and social exclusion have retuned to pre-crisis levels and are close or even in a better position than the EU average,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Now is the time for every borrower who has difficulty paying off their mortgage to submit their application” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “this is how opportunities and job positions are created and this is our response to populists and nihilists” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “which are one of the most important tools for growth and the preservation of the services sector,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, August 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Of course, our suggestion is to look a bit forward and not just at today,” “Safeguard our competitive advantage but also try to create the conditions for a more sustainable development of the services sector” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Decisions on delicate banking matters cannot be taken in such a sloppy and rushed way. The proposal [the bill] was drawn up on Thursday and voted on the very next day. This is not the way to go about legislative business,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, August 5, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “our suggestion continues to be in favour of the veto so as not to make any hasty decision,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, August 2, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Cyprus is very close to achieving the target of full employment and to the creation of conditions for legislating on a minimum salary," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We need an effective legal framework, a stable one, precisely so that we may tackle the last remnant [of the financial crisis], that is, the non-performing loans,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “A legal framework should be effective it should not be frequently amended precisely to create a credible framework which would allow us to manage the last legacy problem (of the financial crisis), that of the non-performing loans,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is clear to every citizen that foreclosures should be possible, they should not be considered as the quick or the easy solution and we haven’t seen mass foreclosures in Cyprus and there is not such expectation, but as a last resort, foreclosures should be possible,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We need to unleash the productive potential of our economy, with less bureaucracy, more efficiency and upgraded competitiveness” “In this effort, continuous policy development as well as monitoring and benchmarking Cyprus’ performance is necessary for steering actions towards a more attractive business environment and more efficient functioning of the economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "I'll suggest to the President not to sign the laws but to send back to parliament, hoping that the House will re-considers its decisions in a responsible and composed manner," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “our aim is to be among the first countries to regulate aspects of Decentralized Ledger Technologies in order to create a truly attractive environment, in parallel with all the other factors that make Cyprus an attractive destination for investment and business” External link

kathimerini-en Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “our aim is to be among the first countries to regulate aspects of Decentralized Ledger Technologies in order to create a truly attractive environment, in parallel with all the other factors that make Cyprus an attractive destination for investment and business” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “It is the government’s clear recommendation that we not rush now into changing the law,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “My suggestion is that everyone applies since all measures and actions would be suspended (after the application),” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We believe Estia scheme adds to the current toolbox for tackling of these legacy (of the financial crisis), that of the serious problem of NPLs, focusing on the perhaps most sensitive borrower group, those who pledged their primary residence as collateral,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Commission ) : “It is others who mismanaged and bankrupted CY after spending tens of millions in taxpayer money, leading it to the inevitable ending with the decision of the European Commission, which ruled that all this aid granted by governments in previous years were illegal,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 21, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Beyond helping low-income loan owners repay their debt and salvage their mortgaged primary residence, the Estia scheme will also help pinpoint strategic defaulters who can repay their loans but do not do so, expecting that at the end they will be reprieved and get away with their dues," "The government is willing to improve the scheme when there is need for amendments," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The economy is strong and despite unfavorable external factors, it will continue to grow at a good pace, but court decisions which raise demands by employees of the wider public sector constitute the biggest destabilizing factor," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades warned : "The state is decided to prevent a sudden shock to the economy one way or another, even if it has to modify constitutional provisions," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “There is soliciting going on via letters sent en masse [to civil servants], promising that for a few thousand euro they can file lawsuits on their behalf,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “We reached investment grade a few months ago, this positive rating has been confirmed and it’s obviously a positive development, it satisfies us but does not make us complacent because this effort must continue” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We reached investment grade a few months ago, this positive rating has been confirmed and it’s obviously a positive development, it satisfies us but does not make us complacent because this effort must continue” External link

FinancialMirror Monday, May 20, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “We reached investment grade a few months ago, this positive rating has been confirmed and it’s obviously a positive development, it satisfies us but does not make us complacent because this effort must continue” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must not forget where we started from and where we are today,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It will include more state services and municipalities, occupied area communities whose requests had not been assessed during the first phase,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 6, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Two properties in Nicosia and one in Limassol, with a total worth of €22 million, will be used to house state services. The acquisition cost will be used to cover KEDIPES’s debt towards the state,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, May 6, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “This is due primarily to conditions prevailing in international markets, as Cyprus is certainly not at the heart of international marketsand secondly, it’s down to the drastic improvement in Cyprus’ image, as the Financial Times reported,” External link

FinancialMirror Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We should do more, we can do more in expanding economic and financial ties and this has been the main focus of our discussions,” “We also know that we face common challenges, global challenges AML and countering terrorism financing is a major preoccupation for both of our governments, it is a major preoccupation for the EUwe have a very strong collaboration promoting a common agenda,” External link

FinancialMirror Friday, April 19, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The public debt is high but its cost (servicing) is reduced drastically, its duration extended, and most importantly, it remains on a downward course,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We decided that this cooperation will be systematic, will be constant,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “What I can say is that this possibility is under consideration and possibly we will be in a position for concrete announcements very soon,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The most important thing we have decided is that this cooperation will be systematic, will be continuous; evidently great progress has been achieved in our economy and the banking system in recent years but there is still work to be done and as part of this we thing the institutional cooperation between the CBC with the government, the ministry, is necessary,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The lawsuit was filed in 2012, it took the courts seven years to rule on the matter, and the issue is not over yet as the government is to appeal. This certainly adds to the already negative impression foreign investors have regarding our juridical system. A troublesome justice system is a turnoff for investors,” External link

FinancialMirror Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The basic characteristic (of the measures) will be to maintain what we have today,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The lawsuit was filed in 2012, it took the courts seven years to rule on the matter, and the issue is not over yet as the government is to appeal. This certainly adds to the already negative impression foreign investors have regarding our juridical system. A troublesome justice system is a turnoff for investors,” External link

FinancialMirror Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If you spend €1 billion over the amount collected as revenues, for an economy of our size this is an issue,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “if there is something I am regretful of, is that as a government we did not have the opportunity to begin efforts earlier in order to prevent haircuts, and there were choices we had before us which we did not take, and which would have made the onset of the crisis less painful” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades adding : “we are interested in financing up to €150 million and I hope that in the context of our cooperation we will have a positive outcome” External link

FinancialMirror Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I hope by the end of the year we will be in a position to announce something,” External link

FinancialMirror Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “My departure from the ministry of finance was not accelerated due to this report. Probably the issue of the Cooperative kept me here longer than I would have liked,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, March 15, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "My departure from the Ministry of Finance was not accelerated due to this report. Probably the issue of the Co-op kept me here longer than I would have liked," External link

FinancialMirror Friday, March 15, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Harris Georgiades ) : "I discussed with the President that I will continue until the end of the year. I consider that the completion of almost 7 years at the Ministry of Finance is enough for any person who has taken on a responsibility to help in difficult times," "No one serves us in such positions on a permanent basis. Along with my Maltese colleague, I am the longest serving Finance Minister in the eurozone”. Georgiades is the second longest serving Finance Minister in Cyprus history, behind Andreas Patsalides who served for 11 years during the 1970s. “I have achieved most of what I have defined as my own goals and what was set out as targets under the government's economic policy" External link

FinancialMirror Friday, March 15, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "My departure from the ministry of finance was not accelerated due to this report. Probably the issue of the Cooperative kept me here longer than I would have liked," External link

afp-en Friday, March 15, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “the bill is still very important, but the Government’s intention is to review it in the light of the discussions that have been held in the Committee and the fact that, so far, it has not been promoted” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy," External link

theolympian Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The government’s decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy," External link

miamiherald Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy," External link

islandpacket Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Depending on what the courts decide we will see how we implement their decisions,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “But what emerges from the study, is that trade and investment with a positive contribution to the growth rate of an economy are two different things,” “The scheme is quite important for the real estate and construction sector, but with little overall impact on the economy,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I believe that the mandatory contribution to the Foundation for Research and Innovation will further encourage the creation of an eco-system of business innovation, while the mandatory contribution to the Cyprus Land Development Corporation is to go to financing housing programs mainly for affordable housing,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “the issue is still under consideration” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I actually think that we should stop the clock, postpone the exit. That’s the best I can think of, considering where we are. Exiting without a deal is really unthinkable,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We do feel that there is a very strong appetite. The Cyprus economy remains one of the fastest growing economies in the eurozone, with a budget surplus, with unemployment coming down very fast, with a banking sector having healed to a very significant extent. All these play very positively in the investor community” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “I admit I have more questions than answers. In fact, I feel that politically and institutionally the world is still not fully prepared to handle this challenge,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, February 1, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about The UK ) : “The United Kingdom was and remains for us a strategic partner, a country with which we have relationships that could not really have been closer,” “This is also true in the field of the economy and such an agreement, which must constantly be adjusted and modernized, serves to further expand the already very close economic and political relations,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:12:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Fuel prices for consumers are slightly lower than five to six years ago while there are also environmental reasons that must be taken into consideration and which did not allow the government o propose a reduction of this tax. But the final decision belongs to parliament,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, December 7, 2018 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I support free trade and open markets and I fear that if we go down the road of protectionism and economic nationalism, we would end up with a lose-lose situation” External link

balkaneu Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “NPLs are the last problem remaining, but they are down to almost 1/3 of what they were in the years before the crisis,” External link

balkaneu Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Total government revenue rose by 9.5 percent to 5.968 million euros at the end of October, compared to 5.449 million euros in the same period of 2016," External link

famagusta-gazette Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : "This has been made possible without increasing taxation. On the contrary, some taxes were cut or even done away with entirely," External link

famagusta-gazette Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The government acknowledges that the bail-in brought an excessive financial burden to some people," External link

famagusta-gazette Friday, November 10, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Despite it will not bring immediate remedy, we think this is the only realistic choice and it is feasible compared with others," External link

famagusta-gazette Friday, November 10, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “markets are ahead of the rating agencies because they have confidence in the Cypriot economy, which is in a position to borrow with lower yields than before (the crisis)” External link

FinancialMirror Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:55:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The budget has been approved by the Cabinet and it will be submitted to Parliament to be debated and voted on in time,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:39:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “there is no doubt that Cyprus is a welcoming and safe place to spend a holiday, but also an excellent place to live, to buy a holiday house, to send the children to school, to enjoy retirement,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The Cypriot economy has been through dramatically difficult conditions,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, September 4, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Commission ) : “If he is troubled by this, it’s the Commissioner’s problem,” “If he thinks there is a conflict with EU terms, let him ask the European Commission,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:04:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The strong economic growth creates new prospects for Cyprus and its citizens” “Apparently we have yet to address all problems and challenges, but we strive to recover any lost ground” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This big collective effort is paying off, justifies our citizens’ sacrifices and shows us the way,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades notes : “Our economy’s strong growth, surpassing eventually 3.5% of GDP, creates new prospects for our fellow citizens and our country” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Public spending is under control, without any deviation from the balanced budget and allows for the promotion of new public projects,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “When they begin to be reflected, you will see that this index will drop below the high level it reached in 2013, essentially following the unemployment index,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, February 24, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We do not agree, and we will not do so,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, February 24, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We shall be out and about in the markets but according to our own schedule and when we see that the market circumstances are at their best. We know there is an interest, we are in contact with the markets, but we shall make the right decision, we are not under particular pressure to do so at this particular time” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “What was necessary for Cyprus back then, what is necessary for Greece today is to be able to stand on its feet once again, to finance its own needs and steer a course for a real recovery of the economy without external assistance. That’s what should be the common objective” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Autonomy cannot be achieved without labour reform and an NHS to exists, requires autonomy,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The hospitals have been operating in the same way for the past 30-40 years and we still ask ourselves why there are so many problems?” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The contributions have not been set because we had in mind new conditions which we needed to evaluate to correctly estimate contributions to prevent problems in the future,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about National Health ) : “The Ministry will submit all the documentation to the House Health Committee to explain the reason for the new study,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is a study essential for reform, It is not like previous studies regarding decision making it is a study for practical implementation,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The bills do not make provisions for the contributions either by employer or by employee,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Annual Meeting ) : “For Cyprus the Annual Meeting is also a unique opportunity to present itself as an attractive, safe and stable jurisdiction to an international audience, as a country which has achieved a remarkable economic recovery and which now offers excellent business and investment opportunities across the sectors,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades concluded ( about Annual Meeting ) : “But more than anything, (the hosting of the Annual Meeting) will be for us an opportunity to express our appreciation and gratitude to the EBRD for its significant contribution in the reform and recovery of our economy,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Our objective is to ensure that there will be no problems,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We are considering some steps which will mitigate their negative consequences,” “For instance we are considering extending indefinitely the freeze on new hiring so any new hiring will have to go through a process of scrutiny and ultimately to secure the consent of the House” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “More broadly speaking, we shall continue promoting such reforms where legal actions, amendments are necessary and bring them before the House and putting everyone face to face with his or her responsibility,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “What we shall be advocating is a new relation between the UK and the EU which will be as close as possible,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, December 19, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “cannot and will not happen automatically,” “Very credible economic arrangements have to be in place from day one. We still have open issues” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, December 19, 2016 12:38:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I would have no problem with being the third, fourth or seventh most powerful man in the Cypriot economy,” “But lately, and in the wake of some very recent decisions, I actually feel completely powerless” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I feel that we have learned from our mistakes, but at the same time I worry, as I notice the re-emergence of certain behaviours and mentalities that are in the opposite direction,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "is keen to participate in the negotiating process to ensure that the relationship between the EU and the UK is as strong as possible after Brexit," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I would like to make clear that we neither want nor are asking for, nor will we adopt any fiscal relaxation in our fiscal targets,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I would like to make clear that we neither want nor are asking for, nor will we adopt any fiscal relaxation in our fiscal targets,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades wrote : “Upgrades satisfy us but should under no circumstances lead us to complacency,” External link

in-cyprus Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades concluded : “Because it should be clear that every time we succumb to the pressures of populism, every time we give ground, every time that we fail to take a cool-headed rational decision, every time we abandon the path of responsibility and reason hoping that this will diffuse the pressures, we are in fact nurturing the best of populism, until one day it runs us over,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, October 21, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We are facing a real and present danger; the rise of an irrational, demagogic, Eurosceptic, antiliberal populism,” “The populism challenge comes from the extreme right and the extreme left. The populist mix varies from country to country, is often contradicting, self-conflicting but there is much in common, such as protectionism as direct challenge to globalisation” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 21, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “we took decisions that cannot and should not be reversed,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 21, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “this is the first budget prepared after Cyprus exited the MoU and will be the fourth budget in a row which is basically balanced” External link

in-cyprus Monday, October 17, 2016 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must continue the effort, we must send the message through our actions that the objective of reform and consolidation of the Cypriot economy has not been terminated with the conclusion of the bailout agreement,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:29:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I hope that we will receive a good report on sufficient progress. It should be understood that Greece, the Greek economy, should become more competitive, more productive and for that we need an ambitious reform agenda. For me it is also clear that Greece is in need of substantial debt relief. Until we reach that point, the financial assistance shall continue and today, I hope, that we are able to make a step in that direction,” External link

cyprusweekly Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I take note of this position” External link

cyprusweekly Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "I hope that we will receive a good report on sufficient progress. It should be understood that Greece, the Greek economy, should become more competitive, more productive and for that we need an ambitious reform agenda. For me it is also clear that Greece is in need of substantial debt relief. Until we reach that point, the financial assistance shall continue and today, I hope, that we are able to make a step in that direction," External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "I take note of this position" External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There has been a common understanding that there are very positive prospects for the Cypriot economy following a Cyprus settlement, but there are some very clear and specific preconditions that need to be met” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is easy to spend money you don’t have,” “This is what we did in the past when we spent a million more and left others to foot the bill. We are not going to follow this path again” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, October 3, 2016 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This is another budget that is essentially balanced. We spend all our revenue but no more than that and I think this creates the conditions for a healthy, sustainable management of public finances to help and support the growth of the economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I have submitted the government 2017 budget to the House Speaker and conveyed the executive’s request to be debated the earliest possible so that it can be passed and implemented within schedule,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, September 30, 2016 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This is another budget that is essentially balanced,” “I think this creates the conditions for a healthy, sustainable management of public finances to help and support the growth of the economy” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, September 30, 2016 2:11:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "We do not want money to sit in the banks...We want to encourage real investment that would benefit growth, employment and the economy," External link

famagusta-gazette Friday, September 16, 2016 8:58:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Introducing the proposed adjustment is of vital importance,” “In this context, abolishing the extraordinary cuts and reinstating pay increments become viable options. There is no room for further pay rises during this period, but, naturally, within the state’s capabilities and through the mechanism we wish to introduce, we will be able to discuss and implement further decisions” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The government has raised the issue of compensating ‘haircut’ provident funds, and the creation of a provident fund for those who entered the broader public sector after October 2011,” “We believe it is imperative to strengthen this pillar of pension schemes, and ensure adequate oversight and transparent operation” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is that kind of investors we want who will choose Cyprus as a residence but also for their economic activity,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:09:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We are spending the entire amount of our income but nothing more and we in no way get outside the security limits and what reason dictates," External link

famagusta-gazette Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:37:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “For the first time we can derive information, utilising the wealth that is stored in various databases for better and more reliable decision-making for a number of policy issues, such as personnel management and the formulation of social policy, based on valid data which are available for inspection and verification at any time,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, September 12, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “should be compensated by those who were responsible,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If we compensate them all for everything, then you shoulder the direct budget burden to foot the bill for the mistakes committed by those who are actually accountable,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is with such moves that we will guarantee the growth potential for our economy, by turning outwards…this is how jobs and opportunities will be created, and this is how our country will move forward,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We should bear in mind, if we have learnt anything from what we have been through, that decision, attitudes and choices that defy logic will get us into trouble. We cannot expect to take a loan from a bank without considering how to repay the loan, or as a state to borrow over and above our ability to repay the loan,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must retain our competitiveness and attraction as an investment destination through reforms and continuous economic stability and this is another motive to continue the serious collective effort we have undertaken in recent years,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “logic-defiant decisions, mindsets and choices always lead to adventures,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Nor is it possible to believe that the only answer to the health and education problems and of the malfunction of the public service is inconsiderate (pay) raises and constant hiring,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Instead of everyone pushing for reforms and changes, all we know is to push for pay raises and additional hiring,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If we had applied the proposed reform fifteen years ago, the benefit to our economy would be more than €2bn,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades explained : “This is new debt which will replace old debt, extending maturity and lowering the cost,” External link

in-cyprus Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We know that we can do even better, but in order to get there, to get to even lower-rates, we need further rating upgrades. We should know what needs to be done,” External link

in-cyprus Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “By opening and regulating online betting and the rest steps undertaken (by the government) in the betting industry we create a new significant prospect for the economy,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I hope that in September these reform bills on the reform of the public service will be approved in order to ensure that there will never again have a fiscal derailment and instead maintain the positive prospects for our economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, July 15, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If you do not pass it now, before parliament breaks for summer, the legislation will not apply in 2016,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 27, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It would not be wise to refer to possible dangers an eventual Brexit may entail for the local economy or for any EU economy,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The council of ministers approved today the draft legislation on the special regulations concerning the establishing of the National Investment Fund,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 13, 2016 3:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Nobody will be in a position to answer the question over how much GESY will cost and how it will work, unless one sees how hospitals operate as administratively and financially independent corporations,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 13, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The example highlights where the problem is,” “I don’t think that the private company that operated the MRI equipment had more staff. It managed its staff in such a way that they didn’t all have to work in the morning as happens in the public sector” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 13, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “That is why we have eliminated 5 plus deficit to zero, in a single year, avoiding tax hikes, that hurt business and families and instead we focused on spending cuts, that eventually pulled the economy out of the recession” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades disse : "Essencialmente, queremos alisar ainda mais as maturidades da dívida num horizonte a cinco anos" External link

sabado Friday, June 3, 2016 1:36:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Essentially we want to further smooth debt maturities looking out to a five-year horizon,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, June 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We want to achieve investment grade as soon as possible and I actually believe that the Cypriot economy already has the fundamentals to justify rating upgrades,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, June 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Cyprus’s reform agenda didn’t stop with the bailout exit and the reform momentum will definitely be maintained,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, June 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If a citizen sells a plot, there is no obligation for VAT, however there is an obligation for VAT if e.g. a land development company conducts such a sale. In any case, the tax cut that we propose, which we refund to the citizens, is double the cost of complying with European regulations” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I don’t want to give the impression that I am intervening as a minister of a member state in a process in another member state I have to say that the negative consequences (of a Brexit) will affect the UK, and not necessarily other member states such as Cyprus,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The situation in the previous parliament did not offer the government a parliamentary majority, therefore we will continue to seek majorities and consensus on a case by case basis, draft bill by draft bill,” “However, the responsible way that allowed a consensus necessary for the implementation of our (adjustment) programme and allow the economy exit recession needs to be reaffirmed” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “As a member of the DISY political bureau, I am not satisfied,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We shall continue based on the policy which allowed the Cypriot economy to register one of the highest growth rates in the European Union and one of the largest rates of decrease in the unemployment rate,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If a citizen sells a plot, there is no obligation for VAT, however there is an obligation for VAT if e.g. a land development company conducts such a sale. In any case, the tax cut that we propose, which we refund to the citizens, is double the cost of complying with European regulations” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Today we have taken one more step in tax reform and easing the tax burden of households and businesses,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "this is exactly why I am absolutely convinced that Cyprus already has the basic ingredients that will allow it to become a competitive and credible center for the global Funds Industry.� Furthermore, Georgiades recalled that Cyprus emerged from a three-year recession with a smaller better capitalised banking sector, a balanced budget and promoting structural reforms. On his part, Angelos Gregoriades, President of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association, said that as the financial services sector emerges from the economic crisis, and the country is regaining its reputation having completed the Economic Adjustment programme on time, while introducing major reforms that will increase the efficiency of the public sector, the Cyprus funds industry has an increasingly important role to play in raising finance to invest, in generating new jobs and wealth and in playing a leading part in the recovery of the local economy. Outlining Cyprus` comparative advantages, Gregoriades said the island offers one of the most attractive fund tax regimes in Europe; both at the level of the Fund Manager and the investors, as well as at the level of the Fund, while the authorities have already introduced provisions that exempt non-domiciled fund managers from taxation of their investment income and the 15% tax exception their earned income if their remunerated more than hundred thousand euro per year and there is no withholding taxes on investors and no VAT law that no VAT is charged on services in respect of investment management, administration and marketing services supplied to Funds carrying on business in Cyprus. He furthermore said that at the level of the Fund, gains from buying-selling securities are tax exempt and interest income is reduced by a deem deduction on Funds Invested in the Fund, effectively reducing the tax on interest to 2.5%. He also pointed out that a new provision is to be introduced for carried interest taxation not exceeding 7%, in addition to the categorization of Islamic Fund instruments as securities and exempted from tax on any gains realized. " External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:36:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We are also exploring the introduction of a legal framework for licensed and regulated fund administrators and we shall remain on readiness to promote any further improvements to our legal framework,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, May 30, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “In short, we saw crisis as an opportunity” External link

in-cyprus Monday, May 30, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “A well-functioning and regulated funds industry will provide investment opportunities to individuals and institutions, will also provide much-needed financing to European economies, and will ultimately contribute to growth and jobs,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 30, 2016 4:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “we saw crisis as an opportunity” “We have not shied away from the problems, but instead we have chosen to move on all fronts,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 30, 2016 4:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Obviously there is diversity in the new parliament,” “The aim is to see the different approaches so that, through consensus and consultation, we can continue efforts to promote reforms and make the changes that our country needs. My clear message is that the government is ready and willing to cooperate with the new parliament, not only in matters of the economy but on all major issues concerning the country and society” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I would not be honest if I told you that I did not have my concerns,” “What I can tell you, speaking on behalf of the government, is that we will remain committed to the reform effort and promoting structural change to the state and the economy, and the prudent management of public finances” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I hope the parliament concludes the procedure as soon as possible and approves the public sector reform legislation,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The exit from the Memorandum does not mean that all the problems and challenges have been dealt with. But it does mean that the country has secured a second chance, that it is on its feet and can continue the effort on its own responsibility” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 27, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We consider the case of Cyta as particularly important, but we have not managed to find the political common ground to proceed. We hope to make some steps in this direction, because it is inconceivable that a telecom organisation in the modern age functions as a branch of the government” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 27, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “No more wasted time for Greece” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 27, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The message that I want to send is not one of complacency,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:22:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “demands were satisfied based on pressure exercised by interest groups,” “We may, after all, have a short memory and have forgotten that citizens ultimately pay the bill. Sometimes in a painful way” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:22:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "the changes implemented created a much more healthy background for the functioning of the economy, away from the bubbles that unfortunately described the economy`s course.� He noted that some may believe that the programme exit should mark the return to past. " External link

famagusta-gazette Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The message that I want to send is not one of complacency,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I do hope that the new parliament will approve this reform framework as soon as possible” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

denverpost Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

denverpost Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

AP Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

AP Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

ABCnews Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

ABCnews Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

nzherald Friday, May 20, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

nzherald Friday, May 20, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

startribune Friday, May 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

startribune Friday, May 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks, for instance, to need any new capital through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose... will not be needed" External link

digitaljournal Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:44:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks, for instance, to need any new capital through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose... will not be needed" External link

eubusiness Friday, March 13, 2015 9:03:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks for instance to need any new capital, through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose -- buffered for this purpose -- will not be needed" External link

afp-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:20:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

rtl-BE Friday, March 13, 2015 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

rtl-BE Friday, March 13, 2015 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

lepopulaire Friday, March 13, 2015 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

lepopulaire Friday, March 13, 2015 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

lamontagne Friday, March 13, 2015 12:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

lamontagne Friday, March 13, 2015 12:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks for instance to need any capital, through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose -- buffered for this purpose -- will not be needed" External link

eubusiness Friday, March 13, 2015 12:37:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

lefigaro Friday, March 13, 2015 12:16:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

lefigaro Friday, March 13, 2015 12:16:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks for instance to need any capital, through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose -- buffered for this purpose -- will not be needed" External link

naharnet-en Friday, March 13, 2015 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

afp-fr Friday, March 13, 2015 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

afp-fr Friday, March 13, 2015 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “There are cultural ties but that’s it. We are following our own course,” External link

phantis Friday, March 13, 2015 5:15:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "There are cultural ties but that's it. We are following our own course," External link

kathimerini-en Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:06:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "There are cultural ties but that's it. We are following our own course," External link

phantis Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “There are cultural ties but that’s it. We are following our own course,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about House ) : “We are ready to cooperate with the House in order to facilitate the speedy and effective completion of parliamentary deliberations in order to overcome this deadlock,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “We absolutely should have been participating in this programme, because Cyprus is one of those countries that would have benefited in the most meaningful way, to a much greater extent than other countries,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There are cultural and national ties but that’s it” “There was a strong link between the two economies through our banking sector,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 6, 2015 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We have already consolidated our public finances,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 6, 2015 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This would interest us as this wouldn’t increase public debt, and would facilitate managing existing debt,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “we must also realise in Cyprus that the dignity and prospects of a state, or a people, are not secured by nice sounding words, slogans, or refusal, but through difficult, but necessary, and correct decisions” “We must get serious in Cyprus and finally decide what path to follow,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must understand that one cannot play political games with the economy and a country’s prospects,” “As long as we refuse to speak or hear the truth, and we resort to a known delusion, we will be digging our grave” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If it doesn’t want to do that, it would, I suppose, already have defined its alternatives which would allow for the financing of the Greek state and its economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The Eurogroup meeting did not even touch upon the possibility of Greece exiting the euro, not even in private conversations between the ministers. Much more they did not discuss the prospect of Cyprus leaving the eurozone," "This possibility will never come up," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must prevent this eventuality and Cyprus’ efforts will focus on this direction,” “We will be supporters without expecting anything in return” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We want to be able to exploit opportunities the moment they appear and not be led into fresh problems without reason and because of undue approaches,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “public finances are now safely under control,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:33:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Progress has been made in terms of the consultations and clarifications requested [by the troika], which we have given to them,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “it shall be considered that in forwarding the bill [to parliament] we are meeting the relevant obligation stemming from the bailout agreement,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Fully respecting the right of every MP to exercise critic, I consider the references unfair and excessive, especially when restrictions arise from legal provisions that parliament has passed,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, February 9, 2015 6:09:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The implementation of the program isn't leading our country into even deeper recession but quite the opposite," External link

AP Friday, February 6, 2015 7:54:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
finance minister58.10%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
minister24.19%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
minister of finance12.96%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
ministre chypriote des finances0.23%FR09/20/201720/09/2017
cypriot finance minister1.85%EN05/08/201708/05/2017
energy minister0.12%EN03/02/201702/03/2017
eib president0.12%EN12/24/201624/12/2016
ministro das finanças0.81%PT06/03/201603/06/2016
finance minister1.50%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
cypriot minister of finance0.12%EN12/06/201306/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Harris GeorgiadesEN94.86%
Harris GeorgiadesFR2.17%
Harris GeorgiadesSA1.19%
Harris GeorgiadesEL1.19%
Harris GeorgiadesPT0.40%
Harris GeorgiadesES0.20%


 
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Harris Georgiades comments : “We would have preferred a different outcome for Brexit,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Economic impact assessment in 2019 showed that the contribution of the citizenship scheme was 0.3 per cent to the GDP’s real growth rate,” “Considering the growth rate in the last few years was about 4 per cent, the programme was just below 10 per cent of the official growth rate,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There will be an impact on the construction and real estate sectors and a very big impact on some businesses in these sectors. Some developers might go bankrupt, but this is how an economy works,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Cyprus Mail ) : “We missed a big opportunity after 2013, when everyone abroad was praising the Cyprus success story,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades explains : “I am aware that the Finance Ministry is already at work drafting a plan for requests for grants, as these have certain reform-oriented criteria. It’s also notable that mature projects will be favoured over new or startup projects,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, July 24, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades adds : “The other elements will be Green projects: We have a few in the pipeline involving for instance water and waste management, and these will probably be among the first ones proposed,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, July 24, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The government has buffers, considering we had budgeted for a surplus and in this respect, we are in a better position than other EU states, which have a deficit,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “state would increase its ability to promote policies, mobilise productive forces, participate effectively in the EU, with the ultimate objective of broadening the productive base of our economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades replied : “If we do not acknowledge our own mistakes, we have not learned anything. There are few examples in economic history of such credit expansion fueling a bubble. Borrowing as if there was no tomorrow and spending as if there was no tomorrow, and not having the guts to admit this led us to a disastrous climate” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades insisted : “The impact is positive but relatively small,” “I must admit in the initial years we made some isolated mistakes. We have to acknowledge it. We made some corrective moves from the beginning of this year including more credible audits” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I do not agree with this. We have to understand the good name of our country is more important than selling another villa,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is not of course the consumer’s obligation to pay with a card but if the consumer wants to use a card then it would be the obligation of the business to accept a card,” “This measure too, which we think will encourage electronic payments, will bolster tax checks” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This scenario, however, with which some obviously flirted, wasn’t at all that far-fetched. We had reached a hair’s breadth from the exit. There were circles in Europe that might have pursued it, circles at home, and others who were so irresponsible in their approaches, almost made it a reality,” “I give these references not to gossip, but because I consider them to be indicative of the prevailing climate at that time” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The worst part was that I found a complete lack of confidence in our country and its credibility Cyprus was at zero,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The economic policies of the two countries are significantly similar with one another,” “We share common goals as well as challenges, we have discussed and we have agreed on setting up a mechanism of cooperation and coordination, on the European agenda as well, at a technocratic and political level,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, October 14, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There is a significant alignment in the economic policies of the two countries. Cyprus may be a little ahead of its development course, but the goals are common, the challenges are the same and we have decided to establish a mechanism for cooperation and understanding of the European agenda,” “Our hopes are aimed at an economically stable and politically strong Greece. Therefore, we will continue to support them and further expand our already excellent economic and trade relations” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, October 14, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “As the ministry of finance we are involved and we want to be aware of and keep in touch with trends and academic research on this issue,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades pointed out : “through adequate manpower, we will achieve the goal of having the right regulatory framework and ensuring reciprocal benefits” External link

in-cyprus Monday, September 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades pointed out : “through adequate manpower, we will achieve the goal of having the right regulatory framework and ensuring reciprocal benefits” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “This is yet another state budget without a deficit. Bad practices belong to the past with no return” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “This is another budget without deficits,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Then we will return to a more regular basis with regard to health costs,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This is the seventh budget that has been prepared by me. I am sure that the President of the Republic will decide that whoever will succeed me will be perfectly able to keep the course of the economy stable without needing my advice” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “It is with taxpayer money that these schemes are being financed. It is therefore the state’s opinion that any available resources should be made available to people who are unable to service their loans,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, September 9, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “the best form of public service reform,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “All indicators recording either income inequality or poverty risk and social exclusion have retuned to pre-crisis levels and are close or even in a better position than the EU average,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Now is the time for every borrower who has difficulty paying off their mortgage to submit their application” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “this is how opportunities and job positions are created and this is our response to populists and nihilists” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “which are one of the most important tools for growth and the preservation of the services sector,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, August 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Of course, our suggestion is to look a bit forward and not just at today,” “Safeguard our competitive advantage but also try to create the conditions for a more sustainable development of the services sector” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Decisions on delicate banking matters cannot be taken in such a sloppy and rushed way. The proposal [the bill] was drawn up on Thursday and voted on the very next day. This is not the way to go about legislative business,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, August 5, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “our suggestion continues to be in favour of the veto so as not to make any hasty decision,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, August 2, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Cyprus is very close to achieving the target of full employment and to the creation of conditions for legislating on a minimum salary," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We need an effective legal framework, a stable one, precisely so that we may tackle the last remnant [of the financial crisis], that is, the non-performing loans,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “A legal framework should be effective it should not be frequently amended precisely to create a credible framework which would allow us to manage the last legacy problem (of the financial crisis), that of the non-performing loans,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is clear to every citizen that foreclosures should be possible, they should not be considered as the quick or the easy solution and we haven’t seen mass foreclosures in Cyprus and there is not such expectation, but as a last resort, foreclosures should be possible,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We need to unleash the productive potential of our economy, with less bureaucracy, more efficiency and upgraded competitiveness” “In this effort, continuous policy development as well as monitoring and benchmarking Cyprus’ performance is necessary for steering actions towards a more attractive business environment and more efficient functioning of the economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "I'll suggest to the President not to sign the laws but to send back to parliament, hoping that the House will re-considers its decisions in a responsible and composed manner," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “our aim is to be among the first countries to regulate aspects of Decentralized Ledger Technologies in order to create a truly attractive environment, in parallel with all the other factors that make Cyprus an attractive destination for investment and business” External link

kathimerini-en Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “our aim is to be among the first countries to regulate aspects of Decentralized Ledger Technologies in order to create a truly attractive environment, in parallel with all the other factors that make Cyprus an attractive destination for investment and business” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “It is the government’s clear recommendation that we not rush now into changing the law,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “My suggestion is that everyone applies since all measures and actions would be suspended (after the application),” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We believe Estia scheme adds to the current toolbox for tackling of these legacy (of the financial crisis), that of the serious problem of NPLs, focusing on the perhaps most sensitive borrower group, those who pledged their primary residence as collateral,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Commission ) : “It is others who mismanaged and bankrupted CY after spending tens of millions in taxpayer money, leading it to the inevitable ending with the decision of the European Commission, which ruled that all this aid granted by governments in previous years were illegal,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 21, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Beyond helping low-income loan owners repay their debt and salvage their mortgaged primary residence, the Estia scheme will also help pinpoint strategic defaulters who can repay their loans but do not do so, expecting that at the end they will be reprieved and get away with their dues," "The government is willing to improve the scheme when there is need for amendments," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The economy is strong and despite unfavorable external factors, it will continue to grow at a good pace, but court decisions which raise demands by employees of the wider public sector constitute the biggest destabilizing factor," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades warned : "The state is decided to prevent a sudden shock to the economy one way or another, even if it has to modify constitutional provisions," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 10, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “There is soliciting going on via letters sent en masse [to civil servants], promising that for a few thousand euro they can file lawsuits on their behalf,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “We reached investment grade a few months ago, this positive rating has been confirmed and it’s obviously a positive development, it satisfies us but does not make us complacent because this effort must continue” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 20, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We reached investment grade a few months ago, this positive rating has been confirmed and it’s obviously a positive development, it satisfies us but does not make us complacent because this effort must continue” External link

FinancialMirror Monday, May 20, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “We reached investment grade a few months ago, this positive rating has been confirmed and it’s obviously a positive development, it satisfies us but does not make us complacent because this effort must continue” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must not forget where we started from and where we are today,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It will include more state services and municipalities, occupied area communities whose requests had not been assessed during the first phase,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 6, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Two properties in Nicosia and one in Limassol, with a total worth of €22 million, will be used to house state services. The acquisition cost will be used to cover KEDIPES’s debt towards the state,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, May 6, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “This is due primarily to conditions prevailing in international markets, as Cyprus is certainly not at the heart of international marketsand secondly, it’s down to the drastic improvement in Cyprus’ image, as the Financial Times reported,” External link

FinancialMirror Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We should do more, we can do more in expanding economic and financial ties and this has been the main focus of our discussions,” “We also know that we face common challenges, global challenges AML and countering terrorism financing is a major preoccupation for both of our governments, it is a major preoccupation for the EUwe have a very strong collaboration promoting a common agenda,” External link

FinancialMirror Friday, April 19, 2019 4:50:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The public debt is high but its cost (servicing) is reduced drastically, its duration extended, and most importantly, it remains on a downward course,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We decided that this cooperation will be systematic, will be constant,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “What I can say is that this possibility is under consideration and possibly we will be in a position for concrete announcements very soon,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The most important thing we have decided is that this cooperation will be systematic, will be continuous; evidently great progress has been achieved in our economy and the banking system in recent years but there is still work to be done and as part of this we thing the institutional cooperation between the CBC with the government, the ministry, is necessary,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The lawsuit was filed in 2012, it took the courts seven years to rule on the matter, and the issue is not over yet as the government is to appeal. This certainly adds to the already negative impression foreign investors have regarding our juridical system. A troublesome justice system is a turnoff for investors,” External link

FinancialMirror Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The basic characteristic (of the measures) will be to maintain what we have today,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The lawsuit was filed in 2012, it took the courts seven years to rule on the matter, and the issue is not over yet as the government is to appeal. This certainly adds to the already negative impression foreign investors have regarding our juridical system. A troublesome justice system is a turnoff for investors,” External link

FinancialMirror Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If you spend €1 billion over the amount collected as revenues, for an economy of our size this is an issue,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “if there is something I am regretful of, is that as a government we did not have the opportunity to begin efforts earlier in order to prevent haircuts, and there were choices we had before us which we did not take, and which would have made the onset of the crisis less painful” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades adding : “we are interested in financing up to €150 million and I hope that in the context of our cooperation we will have a positive outcome” External link

FinancialMirror Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I hope by the end of the year we will be in a position to announce something,” External link

FinancialMirror Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “My departure from the ministry of finance was not accelerated due to this report. Probably the issue of the Cooperative kept me here longer than I would have liked,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, March 15, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "My departure from the Ministry of Finance was not accelerated due to this report. Probably the issue of the Co-op kept me here longer than I would have liked," External link

FinancialMirror Friday, March 15, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Harris Georgiades ) : "I discussed with the President that I will continue until the end of the year. I consider that the completion of almost 7 years at the Ministry of Finance is enough for any person who has taken on a responsibility to help in difficult times," "No one serves us in such positions on a permanent basis. Along with my Maltese colleague, I am the longest serving Finance Minister in the eurozone”. Georgiades is the second longest serving Finance Minister in Cyprus history, behind Andreas Patsalides who served for 11 years during the 1970s. “I have achieved most of what I have defined as my own goals and what was set out as targets under the government's economic policy" External link

FinancialMirror Friday, March 15, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "My departure from the ministry of finance was not accelerated due to this report. Probably the issue of the Cooperative kept me here longer than I would have liked," External link

afp-en Friday, March 15, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “the bill is still very important, but the Government’s intention is to review it in the light of the discussions that have been held in the Committee and the fact that, so far, it has not been promoted” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy," External link

theolympian Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The government’s decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy," External link

miamiherald Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "The government's decisions ensured trust and stability and the safeguarding of the Cypriot economy," External link

islandpacket Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Depending on what the courts decide we will see how we implement their decisions,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “But what emerges from the study, is that trade and investment with a positive contribution to the growth rate of an economy are two different things,” “The scheme is quite important for the real estate and construction sector, but with little overall impact on the economy,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I believe that the mandatory contribution to the Foundation for Research and Innovation will further encourage the creation of an eco-system of business innovation, while the mandatory contribution to the Cyprus Land Development Corporation is to go to financing housing programs mainly for affordable housing,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “the issue is still under consideration” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I actually think that we should stop the clock, postpone the exit. That’s the best I can think of, considering where we are. Exiting without a deal is really unthinkable,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We do feel that there is a very strong appetite. The Cyprus economy remains one of the fastest growing economies in the eurozone, with a budget surplus, with unemployment coming down very fast, with a banking sector having healed to a very significant extent. All these play very positively in the investor community” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “I admit I have more questions than answers. In fact, I feel that politically and institutionally the world is still not fully prepared to handle this challenge,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, February 1, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about The UK ) : “The United Kingdom was and remains for us a strategic partner, a country with which we have relationships that could not really have been closer,” “This is also true in the field of the economy and such an agreement, which must constantly be adjusted and modernized, serves to further expand the already very close economic and political relations,” External link

FinancialMirror Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:12:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Fuel prices for consumers are slightly lower than five to six years ago while there are also environmental reasons that must be taken into consideration and which did not allow the government o propose a reduction of this tax. But the final decision belongs to parliament,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, December 7, 2018 7:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I support free trade and open markets and I fear that if we go down the road of protectionism and economic nationalism, we would end up with a lose-lose situation” External link

balkaneu Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “NPLs are the last problem remaining, but they are down to almost 1/3 of what they were in the years before the crisis,” External link

balkaneu Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Total government revenue rose by 9.5 percent to 5.968 million euros at the end of October, compared to 5.449 million euros in the same period of 2016," External link

famagusta-gazette Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : "This has been made possible without increasing taxation. On the contrary, some taxes were cut or even done away with entirely," External link

famagusta-gazette Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The government acknowledges that the bail-in brought an excessive financial burden to some people," External link

famagusta-gazette Friday, November 10, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Despite it will not bring immediate remedy, we think this is the only realistic choice and it is feasible compared with others," External link

famagusta-gazette Friday, November 10, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “markets are ahead of the rating agencies because they have confidence in the Cypriot economy, which is in a position to borrow with lower yields than before (the crisis)” External link

FinancialMirror Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:55:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The budget has been approved by the Cabinet and it will be submitted to Parliament to be debated and voted on in time,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:39:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “there is no doubt that Cyprus is a welcoming and safe place to spend a holiday, but also an excellent place to live, to buy a holiday house, to send the children to school, to enjoy retirement,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The Cypriot economy has been through dramatically difficult conditions,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, September 4, 2017 2:09:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Commission ) : “If he is troubled by this, it’s the Commissioner’s problem,” “If he thinks there is a conflict with EU terms, let him ask the European Commission,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:04:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The strong economic growth creates new prospects for Cyprus and its citizens” “Apparently we have yet to address all problems and challenges, but we strive to recover any lost ground” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This big collective effort is paying off, justifies our citizens’ sacrifices and shows us the way,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades notes : “Our economy’s strong growth, surpassing eventually 3.5% of GDP, creates new prospects for our fellow citizens and our country” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Public spending is under control, without any deviation from the balanced budget and allows for the promotion of new public projects,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, August 14, 2017 5:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “When they begin to be reflected, you will see that this index will drop below the high level it reached in 2013, essentially following the unemployment index,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, February 24, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We do not agree, and we will not do so,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, February 24, 2017 3:51:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We shall be out and about in the markets but according to our own schedule and when we see that the market circumstances are at their best. We know there is an interest, we are in contact with the markets, but we shall make the right decision, we are not under particular pressure to do so at this particular time” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “What was necessary for Cyprus back then, what is necessary for Greece today is to be able to stand on its feet once again, to finance its own needs and steer a course for a real recovery of the economy without external assistance. That’s what should be the common objective” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Autonomy cannot be achieved without labour reform and an NHS to exists, requires autonomy,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The hospitals have been operating in the same way for the past 30-40 years and we still ask ourselves why there are so many problems?” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The contributions have not been set because we had in mind new conditions which we needed to evaluate to correctly estimate contributions to prevent problems in the future,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about National Health ) : “The Ministry will submit all the documentation to the House Health Committee to explain the reason for the new study,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is a study essential for reform, It is not like previous studies regarding decision making it is a study for practical implementation,” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:48:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The bills do not make provisions for the contributions either by employer or by employee,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:04:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about Annual Meeting ) : “For Cyprus the Annual Meeting is also a unique opportunity to present itself as an attractive, safe and stable jurisdiction to an international audience, as a country which has achieved a remarkable economic recovery and which now offers excellent business and investment opportunities across the sectors,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades concluded ( about Annual Meeting ) : “But more than anything, (the hosting of the Annual Meeting) will be for us an opportunity to express our appreciation and gratitude to the EBRD for its significant contribution in the reform and recovery of our economy,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Our objective is to ensure that there will be no problems,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We are considering some steps which will mitigate their negative consequences,” “For instance we are considering extending indefinitely the freeze on new hiring so any new hiring will have to go through a process of scrutiny and ultimately to secure the consent of the House” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “More broadly speaking, we shall continue promoting such reforms where legal actions, amendments are necessary and bring them before the House and putting everyone face to face with his or her responsibility,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “What we shall be advocating is a new relation between the UK and the EU which will be as close as possible,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, December 19, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “cannot and will not happen automatically,” “Very credible economic arrangements have to be in place from day one. We still have open issues” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, December 19, 2016 12:38:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I would have no problem with being the third, fourth or seventh most powerful man in the Cypriot economy,” “But lately, and in the wake of some very recent decisions, I actually feel completely powerless” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I feel that we have learned from our mistakes, but at the same time I worry, as I notice the re-emergence of certain behaviours and mentalities that are in the opposite direction,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "is keen to participate in the negotiating process to ensure that the relationship between the EU and the UK is as strong as possible after Brexit," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I would like to make clear that we neither want nor are asking for, nor will we adopt any fiscal relaxation in our fiscal targets,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I would like to make clear that we neither want nor are asking for, nor will we adopt any fiscal relaxation in our fiscal targets,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades wrote : “Upgrades satisfy us but should under no circumstances lead us to complacency,” External link

in-cyprus Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades concluded : “Because it should be clear that every time we succumb to the pressures of populism, every time we give ground, every time that we fail to take a cool-headed rational decision, every time we abandon the path of responsibility and reason hoping that this will diffuse the pressures, we are in fact nurturing the best of populism, until one day it runs us over,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, October 21, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We are facing a real and present danger; the rise of an irrational, demagogic, Eurosceptic, antiliberal populism,” “The populism challenge comes from the extreme right and the extreme left. The populist mix varies from country to country, is often contradicting, self-conflicting but there is much in common, such as protectionism as direct challenge to globalisation” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 21, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “we took decisions that cannot and should not be reversed,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 21, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “this is the first budget prepared after Cyprus exited the MoU and will be the fourth budget in a row which is basically balanced” External link

in-cyprus Monday, October 17, 2016 2:47:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must continue the effort, we must send the message through our actions that the objective of reform and consolidation of the Cypriot economy has not been terminated with the conclusion of the bailout agreement,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:29:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I hope that we will receive a good report on sufficient progress. It should be understood that Greece, the Greek economy, should become more competitive, more productive and for that we need an ambitious reform agenda. For me it is also clear that Greece is in need of substantial debt relief. Until we reach that point, the financial assistance shall continue and today, I hope, that we are able to make a step in that direction,” External link

cyprusweekly Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I take note of this position” External link

cyprusweekly Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:13:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "I hope that we will receive a good report on sufficient progress. It should be understood that Greece, the Greek economy, should become more competitive, more productive and for that we need an ambitious reform agenda. For me it is also clear that Greece is in need of substantial debt relief. Until we reach that point, the financial assistance shall continue and today, I hope, that we are able to make a step in that direction," External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "I take note of this position" External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There has been a common understanding that there are very positive prospects for the Cypriot economy following a Cyprus settlement, but there are some very clear and specific preconditions that need to be met” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is easy to spend money you don’t have,” “This is what we did in the past when we spent a million more and left others to foot the bill. We are not going to follow this path again” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, October 3, 2016 2:40:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This is another budget that is essentially balanced. We spend all our revenue but no more than that and I think this creates the conditions for a healthy, sustainable management of public finances to help and support the growth of the economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I have submitted the government 2017 budget to the House Speaker and conveyed the executive’s request to be debated the earliest possible so that it can be passed and implemented within schedule,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, September 30, 2016 3:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This is another budget that is essentially balanced,” “I think this creates the conditions for a healthy, sustainable management of public finances to help and support the growth of the economy” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, September 30, 2016 2:11:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "We do not want money to sit in the banks...We want to encourage real investment that would benefit growth, employment and the economy," External link

famagusta-gazette Friday, September 16, 2016 8:58:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Introducing the proposed adjustment is of vital importance,” “In this context, abolishing the extraordinary cuts and reinstating pay increments become viable options. There is no room for further pay rises during this period, but, naturally, within the state’s capabilities and through the mechanism we wish to introduce, we will be able to discuss and implement further decisions” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The government has raised the issue of compensating ‘haircut’ provident funds, and the creation of a provident fund for those who entered the broader public sector after October 2011,” “We believe it is imperative to strengthen this pillar of pension schemes, and ensure adequate oversight and transparent operation” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is that kind of investors we want who will choose Cyprus as a residence but also for their economic activity,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:09:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We are spending the entire amount of our income but nothing more and we in no way get outside the security limits and what reason dictates," External link

famagusta-gazette Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:37:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “For the first time we can derive information, utilising the wealth that is stored in various databases for better and more reliable decision-making for a number of policy issues, such as personnel management and the formulation of social policy, based on valid data which are available for inspection and verification at any time,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, September 12, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “should be compensated by those who were responsible,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If we compensate them all for everything, then you shoulder the direct budget burden to foot the bill for the mistakes committed by those who are actually accountable,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, September 1, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It is with such moves that we will guarantee the growth potential for our economy, by turning outwards…this is how jobs and opportunities will be created, and this is how our country will move forward,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We should bear in mind, if we have learnt anything from what we have been through, that decision, attitudes and choices that defy logic will get us into trouble. We cannot expect to take a loan from a bank without considering how to repay the loan, or as a state to borrow over and above our ability to repay the loan,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must retain our competitiveness and attraction as an investment destination through reforms and continuous economic stability and this is another motive to continue the serious collective effort we have undertaken in recent years,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “logic-defiant decisions, mindsets and choices always lead to adventures,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Nor is it possible to believe that the only answer to the health and education problems and of the malfunction of the public service is inconsiderate (pay) raises and constant hiring,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Instead of everyone pushing for reforms and changes, all we know is to push for pay raises and additional hiring,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If we had applied the proposed reform fifteen years ago, the benefit to our economy would be more than €2bn,” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades explained : “This is new debt which will replace old debt, extending maturity and lowering the cost,” External link

in-cyprus Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We know that we can do even better, but in order to get there, to get to even lower-rates, we need further rating upgrades. We should know what needs to be done,” External link

in-cyprus Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “By opening and regulating online betting and the rest steps undertaken (by the government) in the betting industry we create a new significant prospect for the economy,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “I hope that in September these reform bills on the reform of the public service will be approved in order to ensure that there will never again have a fiscal derailment and instead maintain the positive prospects for our economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, July 15, 2016 5:20:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If you do not pass it now, before parliament breaks for summer, the legislation will not apply in 2016,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 27, 2016 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “It would not be wise to refer to possible dangers an eventual Brexit may entail for the local economy or for any EU economy,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The council of ministers approved today the draft legislation on the special regulations concerning the establishing of the National Investment Fund,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 13, 2016 3:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Nobody will be in a position to answer the question over how much GESY will cost and how it will work, unless one sees how hospitals operate as administratively and financially independent corporations,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 13, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The example highlights where the problem is,” “I don’t think that the private company that operated the MRI equipment had more staff. It managed its staff in such a way that they didn’t all have to work in the morning as happens in the public sector” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 13, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “That is why we have eliminated 5 plus deficit to zero, in a single year, avoiding tax hikes, that hurt business and families and instead we focused on spending cuts, that eventually pulled the economy out of the recession” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades disse : "Essencialmente, queremos alisar ainda mais as maturidades da dívida num horizonte a cinco anos" External link

sabado Friday, June 3, 2016 1:36:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Essentially we want to further smooth debt maturities looking out to a five-year horizon,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, June 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We want to achieve investment grade as soon as possible and I actually believe that the Cypriot economy already has the fundamentals to justify rating upgrades,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, June 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Cyprus’s reform agenda didn’t stop with the bailout exit and the reform momentum will definitely be maintained,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, June 3, 2016 11:18:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If a citizen sells a plot, there is no obligation for VAT, however there is an obligation for VAT if e.g. a land development company conducts such a sale. In any case, the tax cut that we propose, which we refund to the citizens, is double the cost of complying with European regulations” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:25:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I don’t want to give the impression that I am intervening as a minister of a member state in a process in another member state I have to say that the negative consequences (of a Brexit) will affect the UK, and not necessarily other member states such as Cyprus,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The situation in the previous parliament did not offer the government a parliamentary majority, therefore we will continue to seek majorities and consensus on a case by case basis, draft bill by draft bill,” “However, the responsible way that allowed a consensus necessary for the implementation of our (adjustment) programme and allow the economy exit recession needs to be reaffirmed” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “As a member of the DISY political bureau, I am not satisfied,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We shall continue based on the policy which allowed the Cypriot economy to register one of the highest growth rates in the European Union and one of the largest rates of decrease in the unemployment rate,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If a citizen sells a plot, there is no obligation for VAT, however there is an obligation for VAT if e.g. a land development company conducts such a sale. In any case, the tax cut that we propose, which we refund to the citizens, is double the cost of complying with European regulations” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Today we have taken one more step in tax reform and easing the tax burden of households and businesses,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:33:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "this is exactly why I am absolutely convinced that Cyprus already has the basic ingredients that will allow it to become a competitive and credible center for the global Funds Industry.� Furthermore, Georgiades recalled that Cyprus emerged from a three-year recession with a smaller better capitalised banking sector, a balanced budget and promoting structural reforms. On his part, Angelos Gregoriades, President of the Cyprus Investment Fund Association, said that as the financial services sector emerges from the economic crisis, and the country is regaining its reputation having completed the Economic Adjustment programme on time, while introducing major reforms that will increase the efficiency of the public sector, the Cyprus funds industry has an increasingly important role to play in raising finance to invest, in generating new jobs and wealth and in playing a leading part in the recovery of the local economy. Outlining Cyprus` comparative advantages, Gregoriades said the island offers one of the most attractive fund tax regimes in Europe; both at the level of the Fund Manager and the investors, as well as at the level of the Fund, while the authorities have already introduced provisions that exempt non-domiciled fund managers from taxation of their investment income and the 15% tax exception their earned income if their remunerated more than hundred thousand euro per year and there is no withholding taxes on investors and no VAT law that no VAT is charged on services in respect of investment management, administration and marketing services supplied to Funds carrying on business in Cyprus. He furthermore said that at the level of the Fund, gains from buying-selling securities are tax exempt and interest income is reduced by a deem deduction on Funds Invested in the Fund, effectively reducing the tax on interest to 2.5%. He also pointed out that a new provision is to be introduced for carried interest taxation not exceeding 7%, in addition to the categorization of Islamic Fund instruments as securities and exempted from tax on any gains realized. " External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:36:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We are also exploring the introduction of a legal framework for licensed and regulated fund administrators and we shall remain on readiness to promote any further improvements to our legal framework,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, May 30, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “In short, we saw crisis as an opportunity” External link

in-cyprus Monday, May 30, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “A well-functioning and regulated funds industry will provide investment opportunities to individuals and institutions, will also provide much-needed financing to European economies, and will ultimately contribute to growth and jobs,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 30, 2016 4:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “we saw crisis as an opportunity” “We have not shied away from the problems, but instead we have chosen to move on all fronts,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, May 30, 2016 4:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Obviously there is diversity in the new parliament,” “The aim is to see the different approaches so that, through consensus and consultation, we can continue efforts to promote reforms and make the changes that our country needs. My clear message is that the government is ready and willing to cooperate with the new parliament, not only in matters of the economy but on all major issues concerning the country and society” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I would not be honest if I told you that I did not have my concerns,” “What I can tell you, speaking on behalf of the government, is that we will remain committed to the reform effort and promoting structural change to the state and the economy, and the prudent management of public finances” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:18:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I hope the parliament concludes the procedure as soon as possible and approves the public sector reform legislation,” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “The exit from the Memorandum does not mean that all the problems and challenges have been dealt with. But it does mean that the country has secured a second chance, that it is on its feet and can continue the effort on its own responsibility” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 27, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “We consider the case of Cyta as particularly important, but we have not managed to find the political common ground to proceed. We hope to make some steps in this direction, because it is inconceivable that a telecom organisation in the modern age functions as a branch of the government” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 27, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “No more wasted time for Greece” External link

in-cyprus Friday, May 27, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The message that I want to send is not one of complacency,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:22:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades added : “demands were satisfied based on pressure exercised by interest groups,” “We may, after all, have a short memory and have forgotten that citizens ultimately pay the bill. Sometimes in a painful way” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:22:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "the changes implemented created a much more healthy background for the functioning of the economy, away from the bubbles that unfortunately described the economy`s course.� He noted that some may believe that the programme exit should mark the return to past. " External link

famagusta-gazette Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:20:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “The message that I want to send is not one of complacency,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “I do hope that the new parliament will approve this reform framework as soon as possible” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

denverpost Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

denverpost Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:09:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

AP Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

AP Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

ABCnews Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

ABCnews Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:54:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

nzherald Friday, May 20, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

nzherald Friday, May 20, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "This has enabled the banking sector to heal to a large extent, to regain the trust and confidence of depositors and investors," External link

startribune Friday, May 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "Exiting the crisis program, this second chance which we have essentially gained, does not signal a termination of the efforts," "On the contrary, we shall maintain and enhance the reform momentum and strictly maintain fiscal discipline" External link

startribune Friday, May 20, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks, for instance, to need any new capital through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose... will not be needed" External link

digitaljournal Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:44:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks, for instance, to need any new capital through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose... will not be needed" External link

eubusiness Friday, March 13, 2015 9:03:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks for instance to need any new capital, through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose -- buffered for this purpose -- will not be needed" External link

afp-en Friday, March 13, 2015 1:20:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

rtl-BE Friday, March 13, 2015 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

rtl-BE Friday, March 13, 2015 12:56:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

lepopulaire Friday, March 13, 2015 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

lepopulaire Friday, March 13, 2015 12:54:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

lamontagne Friday, March 13, 2015 12:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

lamontagne Friday, March 13, 2015 12:44:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks for instance to need any capital, through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose -- buffered for this purpose -- will not be needed" External link

eubusiness Friday, March 13, 2015 12:37:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

lefigaro Friday, March 13, 2015 12:16:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

lefigaro Friday, March 13, 2015 12:16:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "We do not expect our banks for instance to need any capital, through state money," "Some of the 10 billion which was, let's say, reserved for this purpose -- buffered for this purpose -- will not be needed" External link

naharnet-en Friday, March 13, 2015 12:15:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades déclaré : "Cela va beaucoup mieux, même si on ne peut pas dire que cela va bien" External link

afp-fr Friday, March 13, 2015 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades souligné : "Nous avons fait (depuis) des progrès significatifs sur tous les plans" External link

afp-fr Friday, March 13, 2015 10:41:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “There are cultural ties but that’s it. We are following our own course,” External link

phantis Friday, March 13, 2015 5:15:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "There are cultural ties but that's it. We are following our own course," External link

kathimerini-en Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:06:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : "There are cultural ties but that's it. We are following our own course," External link

phantis Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:39:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades told : “There are cultural ties but that’s it. We are following our own course,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:59:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said ( about House ) : “We are ready to cooperate with the House in order to facilitate the speedy and effective completion of parliamentary deliberations in order to overcome this deadlock,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades noted : “We absolutely should have been participating in this programme, because Cyprus is one of those countries that would have benefited in the most meaningful way, to a much greater extent than other countries,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:26:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “There are cultural and national ties but that’s it” “There was a strong link between the two economies through our banking sector,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 6, 2015 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We have already consolidated our public finances,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 6, 2015 10:13:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “This would interest us as this wouldn’t increase public debt, and would facilitate managing existing debt,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 3, 2015 12:30:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “we must also realise in Cyprus that the dignity and prospects of a state, or a people, are not secured by nice sounding words, slogans, or refusal, but through difficult, but necessary, and correct decisions” “We must get serious in Cyprus and finally decide what path to follow,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must understand that one cannot play political games with the economy and a country’s prospects,” “As long as we refuse to speak or hear the truth, and we resort to a known delusion, we will be digging our grave” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:34:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “If it doesn’t want to do that, it would, I suppose, already have defined its alternatives which would allow for the financing of the Greek state and its economy,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:00:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The Eurogroup meeting did not even touch upon the possibility of Greece exiting the euro, not even in private conversations between the ministers. Much more they did not discuss the prospect of Cyprus leaving the eurozone," "This possibility will never come up," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:31:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We must prevent this eventuality and Cyprus’ efforts will focus on this direction,” “We will be supporters without expecting anything in return” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “We want to be able to exploit opportunities the moment they appear and not be led into fresh problems without reason and because of undue approaches,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:14:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “public finances are now safely under control,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1:33:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Progress has been made in terms of the consultations and clarifications requested [by the troika], which we have given to them,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “it shall be considered that in forwarding the bill [to parliament] we are meeting the relevant obligation stemming from the bailout agreement,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:21:00 AM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : “Fully respecting the right of every MP to exercise critic, I consider the references unfair and excessive, especially when restrictions arise from legal provisions that parliament has passed,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, February 9, 2015 6:09:00 PM EAT

Harris Georgiades said : "The implementation of the program isn't leading our country into even deeper recession but quite the opposite," External link

AP Friday, February 6, 2015 7:54:00 PM EAT



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minister of finance12.96%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
ministre chypriote des finances0.23%FR09/20/201720/09/2017
cypriot finance minister1.85%EN05/08/201708/05/2017
energy minister0.12%EN03/02/201702/03/2017
eib president0.12%EN12/24/201624/12/2016
ministro das finanças0.81%PT06/03/201603/06/2016
finance minister1.50%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
cypriot minister of finance0.12%EN12/06/201306/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Harris GeorgiadesEN94.86%
Harris GeorgiadesFR2.17%
Harris GeorgiadesSA1.19%
Harris GeorgiadesEL1.19%
Harris GeorgiadesPT0.40%
Harris GeorgiadesES0.20%


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