Cyprus

Location: is a Eurasian island located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, East of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria, Lebanon and Israel and north of Egypt. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the Republic of Cyprus is a Member State of the European Union.

Climate: Cyprus has a subtropical climate Mediterranean type of climate, with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Mountains in the central part of island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

Natural Hazards: Moderate earthquake activity, droughts.

Currency: EURO

Sources:Insurance Association of Cyprus
Central Bank of Cyprus
Ministry of Economics Cyprus

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CYPRUS: Insurance company refuses to help car knocked down by car in Cyprus

On the night of Sunday, 30 July, an 56-year-old tourist from Chelyabinsk Elena Lvovskaya was shot down near the Flamingo Beach Hotel in Larnaca. She was operated in the Central Hospital of Nicosia and will soon be withdrawn from the state of an artificial coma. Transportation of Elena to Russia will cost 50 thousand euros. The insurance company refuses to cover these costs. The culprit of the accident - 28-year-old Cypriot - was drunk at the time of the accident. She does not render any assistance to the victim.

STATISTICS: CYPRUS, 3Q: The GWP growth-rate was supported by both market segments

According to the quarterly report on insurers' performance published by the Insurance Association of Cyprus (IAC), at the end of September 2016 the local insurance industry totaled EUR 565 million in GWP, up by 2.7% y-o-y. Per business segments, the value of life GWP was up by 3.3% y-o-y to EUR 235.7 million, while the non-life insurers generated a volume of EUR 329.4 million (approximately 58.3% of the total premiums), up by 2.4% y-o-y.