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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-03-21

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Britain extends environmental protection to Akrotiri
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Cyprus protests violations of air space
  • [05] EU urges Turkish Cypriot side to reconsider its position
  • [06] False alarm over discovery of white powder in occupied areas
  • [07] European Council adopts conclusions on Cyprus
  • [08] Cox says Cyprus to sign Accession Treaty without problems
  • [09] EU officials say Cyprus to sign EU Accession Treaty next month
  • [10] Christofias attends EU lunch and discusses Cyprus question

  • [01] Britain extends environmental protection to Akrotiri

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    Britain extends environmental protection to Akrotiri

    Nicosia, Mar 21 (CNA) -- Britain has announced that as of March 20 two environmentally sensitive areas in Cyprus are designated as protected areas under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.

    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 21 (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 16 4 CLOUDY Larnaca 17 5 CLOUDY Limassol 18 7 FINE Paphos 17 8 FAIR

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 21 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,75 ( 2,06) Traded Value CYP 1.345.633 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 669.699 322,20 ( 2,26) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 465.912 92,84 ( 2,35) Approved Investment Companies CYP 22.149 74,95 ( 1,85) Insurance Companies CYP 5.526 17,64 ( 7,50) Manufacturing Companies CYP 34.558 58,91 ( 1,15) Tourism Companies CYP 17.223 89,32 ( 2,26) Trading Companies CYP 4.975 18,12 ( 1,23) Building and Cement Companies CYP 5.259 73,89 ( 2,26) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 11.674 3,04 ( 6,29) Financial Services Companies CYP 112.051 16,16 ( 4,66) Fish Culture Companies CYP 1.729 10,47 ( 4,80) Hotels CYP 9.353 42,72 ( 0,95) Other Companies CYP 217.997 80,61 ( 1,09) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [04] Cyprus protests violations of air space

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    Cyprus protests violations of air space

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Mar 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus has protested in writing to the UN the latest violations of its sovereign air space by Turkish fighters.

    In a letter to the Secretary General, Cyprus' Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Sotos Zackheos said the military jets violated Nicosia FIR (Flight Information Region) as well, jeopardising the safety regulations for air traffic.

    [05] EU urges Turkish Cypriot side to reconsider its position

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    EU urges Turkish Cypriot side to reconsider its position

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 21 (CNA) -- The European Council has appealed to the Turkish Cypriot leadership to reconsider its stance towards the UN-led peace effort and to work for a viable political settlement.

    [06] False alarm over discovery of white powder in occupied areas

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    False alarm over discovery of white powder in occupied areas

    Nicosia, Mar 21 (CNA) -- A Cyprus government department has declared harmless white powder, which was sent to the office of a Turkish Cypriot politician in Turkish occupied Cyprus, who sought assistance to deal with the matter.

    ''We have examined the substance found in an envelope sent to Dervis Eroglu's office and found nothing dangerous,'' Fedias Loukaides, director of the Animal Services department told CNA today, adding that there were fears that the powder might have been anthrax.

    [07] European Council adopts conclusions on Cyprus

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    European Council adopts conclusions on Cyprus

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 21 (CNA) -- The European Council appeals to the Turkish Cypriot leadership to reconsider its stance towards the UN-led peace effort and to work for a viable political settlement.

    [08] Cox says Cyprus to sign Accession Treaty without problems

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    Cox says Cyprus to sign Accession Treaty without problems

    by Gregoris Savva

    Brussels, Mar 21 (CNA) - The Republic of Cyprus will join the EU and sign the Accession Treaty on April 16th, European Parliament President Pat Cox reassured House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias during a meeting they had today in Brussels.

    At the meeting, Christofias expressed Cyprus' readiness to continue the negotiations for a settlement of the Cyprus problem after the Accession Treaty has been signed.

    The House President also expressed satisfaction for the fact that Cox blamed Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and the Turkish establishment for the collapse of the negotiations on Cyprus in The Hague.

    [09] EU officials say Cyprus to sign EU Accession Treaty next month

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    EU officials say Cyprus to sign EU Accession Treaty next month

    by Gregoris Savva

    Brussels, Mar 21 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Iacovou has received assurances from EU officials that despite the failure of the UN-led peace talks for a Cyprus settlement, the island will be signing the Accession Treaty on April 16 in Athens.

    Iacovou met in Brussels today with European Commissioner Gunter Verheugen and President of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament Elmar Brok, who assured him that there is absolutely no problem with Cyprus' accession to the EU.

    [10] Christofias attends EU lunch and discusses Cyprus question

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    Christofias attends EU lunch and discusses Cyprus question

    by Gregoris Savva

    Brussels, Mar 21 (CNA) - Efforts to reach a settlement in Cyprus were discussed at a brief face-to-face talk between President of the Cyprus House of Representatives Demetris Christofias and Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, during a lunch held in Brussels by the EU member states for the 10 acceding countries and the three candidate states.

    Christofias, who was representing Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos at the EU summit, told CNA that he called on Gul to exert pressure on Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to shift from his intransigent stance in the UN-led Cyprus peace talks.


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