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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 01-05-09

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  • [01] Foreign Minister - EU Commissioner
  • [02] Commerce Minister - European Commission conference
  • [03] Cyprus - UN - Protest - Tziakourmas

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    [01] Foreign Minister - EU Commissioner

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus is set to be as successful as Ireland has been in economic terms, once the Republic joins the European Union, David Byrne, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, has said.

    The Commissioner, on a brief visit to the island for talks with the government, also said he was pleased to see that Cyprus is making very good progress in its harmonisation effort.

    CNA MM/GP/2001

    [02] Commerce Minister - European Commission conference

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) - Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis leaves tomorrow for Slovenia to represent Cyprus at a ministerial conference, organised by the European Commission for the for the European Union candidate countries.

    An official perss release issued here today says the conference will deal with various issues, including international trade and the talks carried out in the context of the World Trade Organisation. "The participants will seek to strengthen the dialogue that began during previous ministerial conferences for finding common views and strategies", the announcement adds. CNA/RG/GP/2001


    [03] Cyprus - UN - Protest - Tziakourmas

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) - Cyprus' Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Sotos Zackheos, has protested to the United Nations upon instructions of the Cyprus government regarding the so-called "ruling" by the illegal court in the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus on 26 April 2001, "sentencing" Gereek Cypriot Panicos Tziakourmas to six months' imprisonment.

    In a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Zackheos notes that "the government of the Republic of Cyprus considers this so-called 'ruling' as non-existent, illegal and contrary to every notion of legality". CNA/RG/GP/2001


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