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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-04-04

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN responds to Denktash's proposal
  • [02] US reaction to Denktash's ideas
  • [03] Annan peace plan still valid, says Secretary General
  • [04] Turkish Cypriot trade unionist criticises Denktash
  • [05] Government not to begin negotiations through correspondence
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Foreign Minister says Denktash trying to eliminate UN role
  • [09] Central Bank reduces Lombard interest rate by 0.5%
  • [10] Greek and Turkish Cypriot politicians want new momentum
  • [11] Cyprus to make representations over human rights reports
  • [12] Anastasiades to attend EPP plenary in Strasbourg
  • [13] Nothing new in second Denktash letter, says Spokesman
  • [14] Durduran hopes reunification of Cyprus easier within EU
  • [15] Papadopoulou tells PACE poverty growing

  • [01] UN responds to Denktash's proposal

    0830:CYPPRESS:01

    UN responds to Denktash's proposal

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The UN appeared Thursday rather indifferent to a package of measures Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has proposed.

    [02] US reaction to Denktash's ideas

    0850:CYPPRESS:02

    US reaction to Denktash's ideas

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The US has stressed that the resumption of talks under UN auspices is the way towards a comprehensive settlement and noted that confidence building measures in Cyprus is a matter that can be taken up by the island's two communities, in the context of the good offices mission of the UN Secretary General.

    [03] Annan peace plan still valid, says Secretary General

    1040:CYPPRESS:03

    Annan peace plan still valid, says Secretary General

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    New York, Apr 4 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General continues to believe that his peace proposal on a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus remains on the negotiating table, Greek National Defence Minister Yiannos Papantoniou has said, after meeting Kofi Annan here.

    [04] Turkish Cypriot trade unionist criticises Denktash

    1045:CYPPRESS:04

    Turkish Cypriot trade unionist criticises Denktash

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- A prominent Turkish Cypriot trade unionist Ali Gule has lashed out at Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, saying his latest move in relation to the Cyprus question was a ''tactical manoeuvre to secure a more positive approach from the (UN) Security Council.''

    [05] Government not to begin negotiations through correspondence

    1425:CYPPRESS:05

    Government not to begin negotiations through correspondence

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) The government is not prepared to begin negotiations on Cyprus through correspondence, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said today, commenting on the second letter which Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has sent to Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos on his so-called ''proposals''.

    He said Denktash's ''diplomatic fireworks'' fell through, adding that the Turkish Cypriot leader did not present any proposals but conveyed an invitation to start negotiations.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1445:CYPPRESS:06
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,28 ( 1,47) Traded Value CYP 1.167.905 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 494.816 325,22 ( 1,90) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 405.527 93,59 ( 2,11) Approved Investment Companies CYP 15.540 73,89 ( 1,75) Insurance Companies CYP 4.370 17,25 ( 0,76) Manufacturing Companies CYP 19.805 57,70 ( 1,30) Tourism Companies CYP 8.189 86,66 ( 1,99) Trading Companies CYP 16.959 17,92 ( 0,28) Building and Cement Companies CYP 42.200 71,75 (-0,29) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 7.366 2,87 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 36.663 15,62 ( 2,36) Fish Culture Companies CYP 7.078 11,30 ( 3,96) Hotels CYP 32.840 43,62 ( 1,02) Other Companies CYP 134.742 79,11 ( 0,83) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1535:CYPPRESS:07
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 4 (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 25 12 FINE Larnaca 26 16 DUST Limassol 29 17 DUST Paphos 27 15 DUST

    [08] Foreign Minister says Denktash trying to eliminate UN role

    1550:CYPPRESS:08

    Foreign Minister says Denktash trying to eliminate UN role

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- Foreign Minister George Iacovou said here today that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, in offering to talk about confidence building measures, is basically trying to do away with the UN, under whose auspices peace negotiations take place.

    The Minister said he was not surprised that Denktash had sent a letter to President Tassos Papadopoulos and explained that Denktash's proposal ''is an invitation to start negotiations about confidence building measures.''

    [09] Central Bank reduces Lombard interest rate by 0.5%

    1615:CYPPRESS:09

    Central Bank reduces Lombard interest rate by 0.5%

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - Central Bank Governor Christodoulos Christodoulou announced today the reduction by 0.5% of the marginal lending facility rate (Lombard) to 4.5% with a view to contribute to the recovery of the Cypriot economy.

    Speaking to the press after the extraordinary meeting of the Monetary Committee, Central Bank Governor Christodoulos Christodoulou justified the decision, saying that ''by reducing this rate, the Committee judged that it could contribute to the joint effort and aim for the Cypriot economy's recovery''.

    [10] Greek and Turkish Cypriot politicians want new momentum

    1715:CYPPRESS:10

    Greek and Turkish Cypriot politicians want new momentum

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The political parties in Cyprus should make every effort so that the peace process in Cyprus regains its momentum, United Democrats Deputy Chairman Michalis Papapetrou and General Secretary of the Turkish Cypriot Patriotic Movement Alpay Durduran said today.

    [11] Cyprus to make representations over human rights reports

    1725:CYPPRESS:11

    Cyprus to make representations over human rights reports

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - The Cyprus government will make representations about the content of a US State Department report on human rights in Cyprus for 2002 and a UN report prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    [12] Anastasiades to attend EPP plenary in Strasbourg

    1845:CYPPRESS:12

    Anastasiades to attend EPP plenary in Strasbourg

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - Democratic Rally President Nicos Anastasiades has been invited by the European People's Party (EPP) to attend the plenary of the European Parliament on 9 April in Strasbourg, which will vote for the accession of ten new countries to the European Union, including Cyprus.

    Anastasiades has been invited to address the plenary of the EPP Parliamentary Group, which is the largest in the European Parliament, according to an EPP statement.

    [13] Nothing new in second Denktash letter, says Spokesman

    1920:CYPPRESS:13

    Nothing new in second Denktash letter, says Spokesman

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's second letter to Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, adds nothing new.

    He said the President's reply would be on the same level as his last reply.

    [14] Durduran hopes reunification of Cyprus easier within EU

    1925:CYPPRESS:14

    Durduran hopes reunification of Cyprus easier within EU

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - General Secretary of the Patriotic Unity Party Alpay Durduran expressed today hope that the reunification of Cyprus would be easier within the framework of the European Union.

    [15] Papadopoulou tells PACE poverty growing

    2015:CYPPRESS:15

    Papadopoulou tells PACE poverty growing

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - Democratic Party deputy Antigoni Papadopoulou stressed the growing issue of poverty in a debate on ''Women and Micro-loans'' during the last day of the deliberations of the second part of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.


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