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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-04-08

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Big five at Security Council consult on Cyprus
  • [02] Cyprus' accession to enhance ties with Iceland
  • [03] Italian ministers to visit Cyprus
  • [04] House President flies to Moscow for working visit
  • [05] Government working in view of Security Council resolution
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Spokesman says EU accession running smoothly
  • [08] Cyprus Airways Chairman resigns
  • [09] Spokesman: Denktash proposal is threat to settle Varosha
  • [10] Kofi Annan expresses ''profound regret'' over missed opportunity
  • [11] Measures for Turkish Cypriots not substitute for solution
  • [12] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [13] Cyprus trade statistics
  • [14] European Parliament to give its assent for EU enlargement
  • [15] Cyprus' GDP expected to increase in 2003 and 2004
  • [16] Iacovou says UN resolution to be product of compromise
  • [17] Union of Cypriot Journalists condemns attack against reporters

  • [01] Big five at Security Council consult on Cyprus

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    Big five at Security Council consult on Cyprus

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 8 (CNA) -- The five permanent members of the UN Security Council began here Monday informal consultations about the contents of a draft resolution on the Cyprus peace process, expected to be issued after the Council meets on the matter on Thursday.

    [02] Cyprus' accession to enhance ties with Iceland

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    Cyprus' accession to enhance ties with Iceland

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) -- Iceland President, Olafur Ragmar Grimsson, has expressed hope for a just and viable solution in Cyprus and said that the Republic's accession to the European Union will pave the way for enhanced bilateral relations.

    Grimsson outlined his views as he accepted the credentials of Cyprus' Ambassador to Iceland, Kostas Papademas, who is based in Stockholm, noting that relations between Reykjavik and Nicosia are excellent.

    [03] Italian ministers to visit Cyprus

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    Italian ministers to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) -- Two Italian ministers arrive in Cyprus this week ahead of Italys assumption of the European Union six-month rotating presidency in July 2003.

    [04] House President flies to Moscow for working visit

    1345:CYPPRESS:04

    House President flies to Moscow for working visit

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) - House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias departs for Moscow tomorrow for a working visit, at the invitation of Russian Federation State Duma Chairman Gennadii Seleznev.

    During his stay in the Russian capital, Christofias will have separate meetings with Seleznev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov and Chairman of the Communist Party Gennadii Zyuganov.

    [05] Government working in view of Security Council resolution

    1355:CYPPRESS:05

    Government working in view of Security Council resolution

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said today that the government was making continuous efforts in the direction of the permanent and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, so that the Security Council resolution on Cyprus would reflect the content of the UN chief's report and contain a more favourable wording for the Greek Cypriot side.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 85,63 (-1,23) Traded Value CYP 1.144.073 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 414.779 331,58 (-1,51) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 311.331 95,60 (-1,12) Approved Investment Companies CYP 27.253 74,63 (-1,03) Insurance Companies CYP 4.755 17,94 (-2,82) Manufacturing Companies CYP 31.027 58,60 (-0,44) Tourism Companies CYP 20.453 87,13 ( 0,03) Trading Companies CYP 14.199 18,11 (-1,84) Building and Cement Companies CYP 4.446 72,26 (-0,30) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 3.722 2,98 (-1,65) Financial Services Companies CYP 76.024 16,12 (-1,41) Fish Culture Companies CYP 679 11,73 (-2,33) Hotels CYP 8.185 43,60 (-2,37) Other Companies CYP 134.301 79,95 (-1,85) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Spokesman says EU accession running smoothly

    1430:CYPPRESS:07

    Spokesman says EU accession running smoothly

    [08] Cyprus Airways Chairman resigns

    1435:CYPPRESS:08

    Cyprus Airways Chairman resigns

    [09] Spokesman: Denktash proposal is threat to settle Varosha

    1435:CYPPRESS:09

    Spokesman: Denktash proposal is threat to settle Varosha

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) -- Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides described Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktashs proposal to open the closed town of Famagusta as an expression of a threat to settle the town, in violation of UN Security Council resolution 550.

    [10] Kofi Annan expresses ''profound regret'' over missed opportunity

    1450:CYPPRESS:10

    Kofi Annan expresses ''profound regret'' over missed opportunity

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed profound regret that the people of Cyprus missed an opportunity to decide about their future, following the collapse last month of his latest attempt to bring about a negotiated settlement.

    In his 35-page report on the peace effort that started in 1999 and ended in March this year, Annan calls on the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot parties to adhere to his peace proposal ''as the finely wrought balance that it is.''

    Kofi Annan points out that Cyprus needs a solution sui generis.

    The report, released officially Monday, gives a very detailed outline of the meetings, consultations and contacts among interested parties, an effort which cost the UN an estimated 3,148.500 US dollars.

    [11] Measures for Turkish Cypriots not substitute for solution

    1500:CYPPRESS:11

    Measures for Turkish Cypriots not substitute for solution

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) -- Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said today that the measures for the Turkish Cypriots were not to replace a solution but were temporary and would cover the transitional period until a solution of the Cyprus problem was achieved.

    [12] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 8 (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 23 9 FINE Larnaca 23 11 FINE Limassol 21 14 FINE Paphos 22 5 FINE

    [13] Cyprus trade statistics

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    Cyprus trade statistics

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) - Imports and exports in Cyprus recorded a decrease during the period January-October 2002, compared with the respective period in the year 2001, with the trade deficit reaching 1,603.9 million (mn) pounds in January-October 2002 compared to 1,605.3 mn pounds in the corresponding period of 2001.

    Total imports, covering imports for home consumption and imports placed into bonded warehouses, were 2,040 mn pounds in January-October 2002, compared with 2,143.6 mn pounds in the respective period in 2001.

    [14] European Parliament to give its assent for EU enlargement

    1850:CYPPRESS:14

    European Parliament to give its assent for EU enlargement

    by Katerina Nicolaou

    Strasbourg, Apr 8 (CNA) - The European Parliament plenary is expected to give tomorrow its assent for the enlargement of the European Union with the accession of ten countries, including Cyprus, Elmar Brok Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defense Policy Committee has said.

    [15] Cyprus' GDP expected to increase in 2003 and 2004

    1855:CYPPRESS:15

    Cyprus' GDP expected to increase in 2003 and 2004

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Apr 8 (CNA) - Cyprus' Gross Domestic Product will increase by 2% in the year 2003 and by 3.8% in the year 2004, according to the spring estimates of the European Commission, which gave negative predictions for the whole European economy and all member states, as well as acceding and candidate countries.

    Regarding Cyprus, the Commission foresees that the GDP would increase by 2% instead of 3.5% as predicted in November 2002, while for the year 2004 estimates indicate a rise of 3.8% instead of 4.1%.

    [16] Iacovou says UN resolution to be product of compromise

    2000:CYPPRESS:16

    Iacovou says UN resolution to be product of compromise

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Iacovou expressed here today the belief that the UN Security Council resolution on Cyprus would be the product of a compromise between the five permanent members of the Council, adding that the Greek Cypriot side was trying to obtain the best possible resolution.

    [17] Union of Cypriot Journalists condemns attack against reporters

    2020:CYPPRESS:17

    Union of Cypriot Journalists condemns attack against reporters

    Nicosia, Apr 8 (CNA) - The Union of Cypriot Journalists ''stigmatises as an atrocious war crime and barbaric attack against the freedom of press and the right to inform humanity, the bombing of 'Palestine' hotel in Baghdad, where hundreds of journalists and cameramen from all over the world are staying, and the offices off Al Jazeera and Abu Dhabi television stations in the Iraqi capital''.

    In a press release, the Union says that ''this criminal action resulted in the death and wounding of a number of journalists and cameramen''.


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