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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-08-23

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek premier expects positive report on Cyprus from EU
  • [02] Britain wants united Cyprus to join EU
  • [03] Overseas Cypriot leaders to meet August 26-29
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Fire caused helicopter crash killing five army officers
  • [06] Magriotis: Nothing could stop Cyprus accession course
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] London supports a bicommunal, bizonal federation in Cyprus
  • [09] House President expresses solidarity with flooded countries

  • [01] Greek premier expects positive report on Cyprus from EU

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    Greek premier expects "positive report" on Cyprus from EU

    Nicosia, Aug 23 (CNA) -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis has said he expects the European Union in October to issue a favourable report on Cyprus' accession.

    [02] Britain wants united Cyprus to join EU

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    Britain wants united Cyprus to join EU

    London, Aug 23 (CNA) -- Britain believes that in spite of many difficulties it is possible to find a political solution to the Cyprus problem so that a united Cyprus will accede to the European Union and it will do what it can towards that direction.

    The Foreign Office official spokesman told CNA that Bretain's special envoy for Cyprus, Lord David Hannay, will be visiting Cyprus on 30 August, hoping that he will help in creating the climate for a fruitful meeting between UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, on 6 September in Paris.

    [03] Overseas Cypriot leaders to meet August 26-29

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    Overseas Cypriot leaders to meet August 26-29

    Nicosia, Aug 23 (CNA) -- Overseas Cypriot leaders will hold a conference here August 26-29 to discuss among others developments in the Cyprus issue and Cyprus' bid to join the EU. The First International Conference of Cyprus Youth Overseas will also take place.

    Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides will open Monday the deliberations of the conference of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots (POMAK) and the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA).

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1420:CYPPRESS:04
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Aug 23 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 88,98 ( 1,36) Traded Value CYP 570.956 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 287.795 361,76 ( 0,90) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 153.885 99,43 ( 0,67) Approved Investment Companies CYP 32.284 83,80 ( 0,14) Insurance Companies CYP 4.080 24,24 (-0,33) Manufacturing Companies CYP 13.392 62,44 ( 1,22) Tourism Companies CYP 20.787 110,62 ( 2,75) Trading Companies CYP 8.243 19,13 ( 0,58) Building and Cement Companies CYP 11.500 54,41 ( 0,17) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 10.300 3,51 ( 5,41) Financial Services Companies CYP 121.659 14,15 ( 7,20) Fish Culture Companies CYP 4 15,25 (-1,80) Hotels CYP 54.177 49,57 ( 0,94) Other Companies CYP 104.216 86,92 ( 2,21) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [05] Fire caused helicopter crash killing five army officers

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    Fire caused helicopter crash killing five army officers

    Nicosia, Aug 23 (CNA) -- A fire caused the helicopter crash that killed on 10 July 2002 National Guard Commander Evangelos Florakis and other four officers, Cyprus Defence Minister Socratis Hasikos announced here today. He said the cause of the fire could not be identified.

    Hasikos told a press conference that investigations carried out by a special committee did not come up with any evidence of human mistake or sabotage, adding that the three possible causes of the fire were fuel leakage, short circuit or overheating at the fuel pumps system.

    The other four officers killed were Cyprus Air Force Commander Stelios Demenagas, Lieutenant Nikos Georgiou, Flight Lieutenant Paris Athanasiades and Flank Officer Michalis Shiakallis.

    [06] Magriotis: Nothing could stop Cyprus accession course

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    Magriotis: Nothing could stop Cyprus accession course

    Nicosia, Aug 23 (CNA) -- Nothing could stop Cyprus accession course towards the European Union, Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Magriotis stressed here today.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Aug 23(CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:

    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)

    Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC)

    Nicosia 35 21 FAIR Larnaca 31 22 FINE Limassol 31 23 FINE Paphos 30 21 FINE

    [08] London supports a bicommunal, bizonal federation in Cyprus

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    London supports a bicommunal, bizonal federation in Cyprus

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Aug 23 (CNA)- Britain supports a settlement in Cyprus which would estsablish a bicommunal, bizonal federation in Cyprus, British Minister for Europe Peter Hain has said.

    Hain stressed in a letter he recently sent to British MP Chris Smith that "for a settlement to be viable, the new Cyprus would need to be able to speak with one voice internationally, to meet its full range of international obligations (including implementation of the EU acquis), and to have a single international legal personality".

    [09] House President expresses solidarity with flooded countries

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    House President expresses solidarity with flooded countries

    Nicosia, Aug 23 (CNA) -- Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias has expressed solidarity with those who are suffering as a result of the recent floods in China, India, Nepal and Argentina.


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