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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-04-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Poos satisfied with completion of Cyprus' EU course
  • [02] CTO partner of British Olympic Association
  • [03] Poos calls on Euro MPs to vote for Cyprus accession
  • [04] European Parliament approves Cyprus' accession
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Signing of Accession Treaty a ''historic'' moment
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Diplomatic Office to the President approved by Cabinet
  • [09] Cyprus should remain within UN framework, says Spokesman
  • [10] April 9 very crucial for all Europeans, Van der Meer says
  • [11] Pat Cox pledges to work for a settlement
  • [12] Verheugen says Commission to support UN efforts on Cyprus
  • [13] Security Council plenary to discuss draft resolution on Cyprus
  • [14] PCP leader supports federal solution on Cyprus

  • [01] Poos satisfied with completion of Cyprus' EU course

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    Poos satisfied with completion of Cyprus' EU course

    by Katerina Nikolaou

    Strasbourg, Apr 9 (CNA) -- European Parliament Rapporteur on Cyprus' accession to the European Union Jacques Poos has expressed satisfaction that Cyprus' European course is being completed.

    Poos told CNA that in his recommendation today at the European Parliament plenary, which is called to give its assent for the EU enlargement, he will welcome the engagement of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the process for a Cyprus settlement.

    [02] CTO partner of British Olympic Association

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    CTO partner of British Olympic Association

    Nicosia, Apr 9 (CNA) -- The British Olympic Association (BOA) announced Monday a partnership with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).

    [03] Poos calls on Euro MPs to vote for Cyprus accession

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    Poos calls on Euro MPs to vote for Cyprus accession

    by Katerina Nicolaou

    Strasbourg, Apr 9 (CNA) -- European Parliament Rapporteur on Cyprus' accession to the European Union Jacques Poos called today on Euro MPs to give their assent to Cyprus' accession to the EU.

    In his recommendation before the European Parliament's plenary Poos expressed regret that the latest efforts of the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for a settlement of the Cyprus problem were unsuccessful and noted that those who rejected Annan's plan for a settlement ''because they wanted two separate states to continue to exist are going to have to stand responsible for this before history.''

    ''With the signature and ratification of the Accession Treaty the whole of the island of Cyprus from a legal viewpoint will become a member of the EU. In fact, however, the jurisdiction of the EU and community acquis will only be applied in the southern part of the island for as long as the occupation by Turkey continues'', in the northern part, Poos said.

    [04] European Parliament approves Cyprus' accession

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    European Parliament approves Cyprus' accession

    by Katerina Nicolaou

    Strasbourg, Apr 9 (CNA) -- The European Parliament approved today by an overwhelming majority the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the Union.

    Euro MPs cast their vote on a report by the rapporteur on Cyprus for the island's accession as follows: of the 562 votes cast, 507 were in favour, 29 against and there were 26 abstentions.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 9 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,85 (-0,91) Traded Value CYP 836.343 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 393.904 329,07 (-0,76) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 284.813 94,25 (-1,41) Approved Investment Companies CYP 14.445 73,80 (-1,11) Insurance Companies CYP 14.394 17,85 (-0,50) Manufacturing Companies CYP 22.419 58,95 ( 0,65) Tourism Companies CYP 36.428 87,89 ( 0,87) Trading Companies CYP 10.589 17,87 (-1,33) Building and Cement Companies CYP 5.160 71,43 (-1,15) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 2.465 2,97 (-0,34) Financial Services Companies CYP 49.807 15,76 (-2,23) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,45 (-2,39) Hotels CYP 43.438 43,81 ( 0,48) Other Companies CYP 63.308 79,44 (-0,64) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Signing of Accession Treaty a ''historic'' moment

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    Signing of Accession Treaty a ''historic'' moment

    Nicosia, Apr 9 (CNA) -- President Tassos Papadopoulos has described next week's signing of the Accession Treaty ''a big and historic moment which leaves an indelible mark on the future of Cyprus.''

    He expressed the hope that this will create the right circumstances that would revert the current status quo in Cyprus and act as a catalyst towards a peaceful, lasting, viable and just political settlement to the benefit of all Cypriots.

    The President's statement on the signing of the Accession Treaty to join the European Union was issued today, after the Cabinet had given him the green light to sign the document on 16 April, in Athens.

    ''The signing of the Accession Treaty is a big and historic moment which seals indelibly the course of Cyprus towards the future. At the same time it is the culmination of a monumental effort by the Cypriot society, and marks Cyprus' official acceptance to the family it belongs geographically, historically, culturally, economically and politically,'' Papadopoulos' statement said.

    ''This historic achievement assumes an even bigger clout if one looks at it through the special circumstances of Cyprus, the drama of the invasion and the continuing Turkish occupation of part of our country with all the serious repercussions this entails,'' it said.

    ''Not only has Cyprus pulled through the cataclysmic fallout of the occupation but today it is achieving, in spite of huge difficulties and obstacles raised on its way, with hard work, insistence and patience, the goal of accession,'' the President pointed out.

    He said that Cyprus ''aims at creating those conditions that would revert the fait accompli of the occupation and that would act as a catalyst for a peaceful, permanent, viable, workable and just solution of the Cyprus question to the benefit of all Cypriots but also to the benefit of peace, security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.''

    As he read his statement during today's Cabinet meeting, the President also said that Greece's assistance and support to achieve this goal was ''decisive''.

    He thanked the Greek government, the political leadership and the people of Greece.

    Papadopoulos thanked also the member states of the EU, the Commission and the European Parliament.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 9 (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 19 8 FINE Larnaca 21 9 FAIR Limassol 21 13 FINE Paphos 19 11 FAIR

    [08] Diplomatic Office to the President approved by Cabinet

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    Diplomatic Office to the President approved by Cabinet

    Nicosia, Apr 9 (CNA) The creation of a Diplomatic Office for the President of the Republic was decided here Wednesday by the Council of Ministers, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides announced after today's Cabinet meeting.

    [09] Cyprus should remain within UN framework, says Spokesman

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    Cyprus should remain within UN framework, says Spokesman

    Nicosia, Apr 9 (CNA) No discussion, within the wider framework of discussions on Cyprus, can affect the UN procedures regarding a solution to the problem, said here Wednesday Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides.

    He was commenting on a statement by Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan that if Greece and Turkey agree on something with regard to Cyprus, this would bind both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.

    [10] April 9 very crucial for all Europeans, Van der Meer says

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    April 9 very crucial for all Europeans, Van der Meer says

    Nicosia, Apr 9 (CNA) - Head of the European Commission delegation in Cyprus Andriaan Van der Meer said today that April 9, 2003, is a ''very crucial date for all Europeans'' due to the enlargement of the Union and noted ''we are just a few days away from April 16'', when the ten acceding countries will be signing the Accession Treaty with the EU.

    [11] Pat Cox pledges to work for a settlement

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    Pat Cox pledges to work for a settlement

    by Katerina Nicolaou

    Strasbourg, Apr 9 (CNA) -- President of the European Parliament Pat Cox said today that the failure to reach a Cyprus agreement should not keep Cyprus out of the European Union, nor make Europe abandon its own determination to work for a solution.

    [12] Verheugen says Commission to support UN efforts on Cyprus

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    Verheugen says Commission to support UN efforts on Cyprus

    Strasbourg, Apr 9 (CNA) - European Commissioner on Enlargement Gunter Verheugen said today that ''the Commission regrets that the chance for a political settlement of the Cyprus conflict as part of enlargement was not seized''.

    [13] Security Council plenary to discuss draft resolution on Cyprus

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    Security Council plenary to discuss draft resolution on Cyprus

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 9 (CNA) The UN Security Council, in a draft resolution on Cyprus, calls upon the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders to commit to finalizing the Secretary General's plan, without re-opening its basic principles or key trade-offs, by a specific date with UN assistance.

    [14] PCP leader supports federal solution on Cyprus

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    PCP leader supports federal solution on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 9, (CNA)--Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) General Secretary Carlos Carvalias expressed his support for a federal solution to the Cyprus question, noting that the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's plan for the reunification of the island could constitute the basis for a just and viable solution.


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