In today’s episode, Energy Minister George Papanastasiou dismissed media reports on Wednesday which downplayed the government’s reorientation on energy as “wrong”, stating that energy companies and the government are on the same page.

Elsewhere, Nicosia district court ruled that the Republic of Cyprus violated the human rights of former defence minister Costas Papacostas during his incarceration in the aftermath of the 2011 blast at Evangelos Florakis naval base in Mari where a large amount of ammunition and military explosives kept in shipping containers self-detonated, killing 13 people.

In other news, authorities said preventive measures are being taken following an outbreak of sheep and goat pox in the north, with the island’s Veterinary Services confirming that it will be inspecting livestock and enforcing a ban on movement of animals as a precaution.