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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-02-19

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Annan discusses Cyprus with Simitis, Gul
  • [02] State Department congratulates Papadopoulos
  • [03] Cyprus & Lebanon sign avoidance of double taxation agreement
  • [04] UN envoy says new President wants to start negotiations
  • [05] Peaceful solution of Iraqi crisis will have positive effect on Mideast
  • [06] Commission gives favourable opinion on acceding countries
  • [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [08] US Congressmen ask Bush to intervene towards Turkey
  • [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [10] Cyprus and Egypt sign agreement on economic zone
  • [11] Blair hopes Papadopoulos will grasp opportunity for solution
  • [12] Commission sets recruitment targets for new EU members
  • [13] Rolandis signs contracts for more business incubators
  • [14] Bicommunal Development Programme helps build peace
  • [15] Papadopoulos meets with UN envoy

  • [01] Annan discusses Cyprus with Simitis, Gul

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    Annan discusses Cyprus with Simitis, Gul

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 19 (CNA) -- Efforts to conclude an agreement on Cyprus by the end of the month were examined during meetings which UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan held with the Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey.

    UN Deputy spokeswoman Hua Jiang told reporters during Tuesdays briefing that the Secretary General had several meetings in Brussels.

    Among his meetings were one with Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul with whom he discussed Iraq and efforts to continue to conclude agreement on Cyprus by the end of this month.

    [02] State Department congratulates Papadopoulos

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    State Department congratulates Papadopoulos

    By Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Feb 19 (CNA) -- The US State Department congratulated newly- elected Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos for his presidential victory. At the same time, it urged the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides to seize the opportunity for a Cyprus settlement.

    [03] Cyprus & Lebanon sign avoidance of double taxation agreement

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    Cyprus & Lebanon sign avoidance of double taxation agreement

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Lebanon have signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation.

    [04] UN envoy says new President wants to start negotiations

    1300:CYPPRESS:04

    UN envoy says new President wants to start negotiations

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-Generals Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, said newly-elected Cyprus President, Tassos Papadopoulos, wants to start the negotiations as soon as possible, something which he welcomed.

    [05] Peaceful solution of Iraqi crisis will have positive effect on Mideast

    1330:CYPPRESS:05

    Peaceful solution of Iraqi crisis will have positive effect on Mideast

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) -- Cyprus strongly believes the peaceful resolution of the Iraqi crisis will have a positive effect on the wider efforts towards achieving a comprehensive and lasting solution of the Palestinian question.

    Outgoing Cyprus President, Glafcos Clerides, in his intervention during Tuesdays special meeting in Brussels of the Troika of the EU with the accession partners and the candidate countries after the extraordinary European council on Iraq and the Middle East, said Cyprus welcomes the conclusions reached at the European Council and fully subscribe to their contents.

    [06] Commission gives favourable opinion on acceding countries

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    Commission gives favourable opinion on acceding countries

    By Nicow Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 19 (CNA) -- The European Commission delivered today a favourable opinion on the accession of Cyprus and the other nine acceding countries, adopting the contents of the Treaty of Accession. The opinion will be submitted to the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers.

    The Commission said it delivers a favourable opinion on the accession to the EU of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic.

    [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 91,17 (-0,45) Traded Value CYP 539.863 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 164.911 359,84 (-0,61) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 137.665 104,36 (-0,49) Approved Investment Companies CYP 10.094 77,48 (-0,54) Insurance Companies CYP 1.162 18,99 (-0,47) Manufacturing Companies CYP 22.990 61,65 ( 0,03) Tourism Companies CYP 1.952 95,13 (-0,52) Trading Companies CYP 6.527 18,53 (-0,59) Building and Cement Companies CYP 1.416 73,37 (-0,33) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.873 3,21 ( 0,94) Financial Services Companies CYP 20.164 17,53 (-1,63) Fish Culture Companies CYP 260 12,26 (-5,69) Hotels CYP 7.588 45,23 (-0,11) Other Companies CYP 49.818 83,11 (-0,40) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [08] US Congressmen ask Bush to intervene towards Turkey

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    US Congressmen ask Bush to intervene towards Turkey

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) -- Greek-American leaders have applauded the 78 members of Congress who called on US President George Bush to undertake efforts to persuade Turkey to support efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

    [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 19 (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 15 10 RAIN Larnaca 18 11 CLOUDY Limassol 16 12 RAIN Paphos 16 14 RAIN

    [10] Cyprus and Egypt sign agreement on economic zone

    1650:CYPPRESS:10

    Cyprus and Egypt sign agreement on economic zone

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) - Cyprus and Egypt have signed an agreement for the exploitation of the exclusive economic zone between the two countries, an accord which Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nicos Rolandis has said it was of historic importance.

    He said the research and utilisation of the mineral wealth of the exclusive economic zone, including possible oil deposits, would have been one of the immediate priorities of the government, had the island not been divided.

    Speaking at a press conference regarding the signing of the agreement, which took place on February 17 in Cairo, Rolandis said Cyprus now has rights over 32,000 square kilometres of sea, about four times its land area.

    [11] Blair hopes Papadopoulos will grasp opportunity for solution

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    Blair hopes Papadopoulos will grasp opportunity for solution

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair hopes that Cypriot President-elect Tassos Papadopoulos will be able to grasp the ''historic opportunity'' to solve the Cyprus problem, and in this direction has asked his Special Representative for Cyprus Lord David Hannay to be at hand for the final stage of negotiations.

    [12] Commission sets recruitment targets for new EU members

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    Commission sets recruitment targets for new EU members

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 19 (CNA) - The European Commission has set the targets for the recruitment by the EU of officials from the 10 new member states from May 2004, according to which Cyprus will have 110 officials, of which one director and six middle managers.

    [13] Rolandis signs contracts for more business incubators

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    Rolandis signs contracts for more business incubators

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) - Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nicos Rolandis signed three contracts in Nicosia today to create high technology business ''incubators'' with the Cyprus University, Intercollege and the Institute of Genetics and Neurology, and Cyprus College and Partners.

    [14] Bicommunal Development Programme helps build peace

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    Bicommunal Development Programme helps build peace

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) ''The Bi-communal Development Programme in Cyprus is an innovative use of conventional development tools to achieve cooperation and harmony'', says UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    [15] Papadopoulos meets with UN envoy

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    Papadopoulos meets with UN envoy

    Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) - President-elect Tassos Papadopoulos met twice today with the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto.

    This morning's meeting lasted about two hours, while the afternoon one went on for well over three hours.


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