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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-09-23

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Iacovou addresses UN General Assembly session on AIDS
  • [02] Iacovou meets Moldova Pakistan, Jordan FMs
  • [03] Cypriot and Maltese nationals have work permit in UK
  • [04] US envoy: "elections" best chance for expression political will
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Hannay says reunited Cyprus in EU in widest interest
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Greece - Cyprus war games depend on political developments, says government
  • [09] Three Cypriots and donkey released by occupation regime
  • [10] Restoration of art brings communities closer
  • [11] Serbia reaffirms support for just Cyprus settlement
  • [12] Cyprus Finance Minister addresses meetings of WBG and IMF
  • [13] Cypriot deputies to attend CoE autumn Parliamentary Assembly session
  • [14] Iacovou attends EU meeting, opening session of UN General Assembly in New York
  • [15] Spokesman welcomes Weston’s remarks on changes to Annan Plan

  • [01] Iacovou addresses UN General Assembly session on AIDS

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    Iacovou addresses UN General Assembly session on AIDS

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Sep 23 (CNA) -- Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Iacovou reiterated the government's determination to preserve an active interest on a national and international level in the efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

    [02] Iacovou meets Moldova Pakistan, Jordan FMs

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    Iacovou meets Moldova, Pakistan, Jordan FMs

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    [03] Cypriot and Maltese nationals have work permit in UK

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    Cypriot and Maltese nationals have work permit in UK

    By Kyriacos Tsioupras

    London, Sep 23 (CNA) -- After the signing of the EU Accession Treaty, Cypriot and Maltese nationals have been automatically granted the right to work in the United Kingdom, British Minister of State Denis MacShane has said.

    [04] US envoy: "elections" best chance for expression political will

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    US envoy: elections best chance for expression of political will

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    New York, Sep 23 (CNA) -- US State Department Coordinator for Cyprus Thomas Weston has said the so called elections in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus represent the best chance for the expression of the Turkish Cypriots will and offers an opportunity which was not there before.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 87,35 ( 0,17) Traded Value CYP 546.831 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 331.016 347,03 (-0,02) FTSE Med 100 5.464,97 (-0,63) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 272.450 99,22 ( 0,39) Approved Investment Companies CYP 7.553 76,13 (-0,51) Insurance Companies CYP 8.846 16,01 ( 1,39) Manufacturing Companies CYP 25.837 57,92 (-0,24) Tourism Companies CYP 10.402 80,75 ( 1,32) Trading Companies CYP 13.418 21,23 ( 0,57) Building and Cement Companies CYP 30.371 75,90 (-0,12) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 9.266 3,35 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 7.541 13,24 ( 1,22) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,37 (-3,81) Hotels CYP 25.076 43,22 ( 0,21) Other Companies CYP 53.102 81,93 (-0,40) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Hannay says reunited Cyprus in EU in widest interest

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    Hannay says reunited Cyprus in EU in widest interest

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Sep 23 (CNA) - Lord David Hannay, former Special Representative of Britain for Cyprus, has pointed out that the accession of a reunited Cyprus to the European Union in May 2004 would be ''in the widest interest'' but noted that ''whether it will happen depends on others who, unlike me, still have responsibility for the decisions that will be needed if it is to happen''.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Sep 23 (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 35 21 FINE Larnaca 35 24 FINE Limassol 34 21 FINE Paphos 32 20 FINE

    [08] Greece - Cyprus war games depend on political developments, says government

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    Greece Cyprus war games depend on political developments, says government

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) The decision whether the military exercise Nikiforos Toxotis is going to take place will depend on the political developments, said here Tuesday Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides.

    He told reporters that the Cabinet would take the necessary decisions, adding that preparations to conduct the military maneuver continue.

    Invited to comment on reports that the Americans are trying to secure the postponement of the exercise, Chrysostomides said its nothing new because every year the US and other forces are trying to postpone the exercises in an effort to reduce tension in the region.

    [09] Three Cypriots and donkey released by occupation regime

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    Three Cypriots and donkey released by occupation regime

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) - Two Greek Cypriots, a Turkish Cypriot and a donkey were released today by the Turkish occupation ''authorities'', having being ''arrested'' yesterday during a demonstration at the Ledra Palace checkpoint.

    UNFICYP Spokesman Brian Kelly told CNA that Greek Cypriot donkey owner Savvas Christodoulou, Greek Cypriot taxi driver Andis Kyriakides, and Turkish Cypriot peace campaigner Salih Taskin were ''fined'' two million Turkish lira each by an illegal ''court'', that is less than one Cyprus pound (approximately 1,5 US dollars).

    [10] Restoration of art brings communities closer

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    Restoration of art brings communities closer

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) Eight Greek Cypriots and eight Turkish Cypriots coupled their knowledge and love for archaeology during a bicommunal course dealing with the conservation of paintings on wood and organised by the delegation of the European Commission to Cyprus and the Italian Embassy in Nicosia within the framework of Italys presidency of the EU.

    Speaking at a press conference here Tuesday Italys Ambassador in Nicosia Gerardo la Fransesca pointed out the significance of the bicommunal course which, he said, has given the opportunity to Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to work together at Ledra Palace on something useful and positive for both communities.

    [11] Serbia reaffirms support for just Cyprus settlement

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    Serbia reaffirms support for just Cyprus settlement

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) - Serbian Minister of Justice Vladan Batic has reaffirmed his country's support for a just solution of the Cyprus problem and has expressed certainty that the friendship binding Cyprus and Serbia will continue and benefit both countries.

    [12] Cyprus Finance Minister addresses meetings of WBG and IMF

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    Cyprus Finance Minister addresses meetings of WBG and IMF

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) Cyprus Finance Minister Markos Kyprianou expressed the islands support in the international fight against money laundering and international terrorism, addressing the annual meetings of the boards of governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund taking place in Dubai.

    Referring to the situation of the Cyprus economy, Kyprianou who is also the governor of the World Bank for Cyprus said Cyprus, as a small and open economy which will accede the EU in 2004 and intends to participate in the European Monetary Union the soonest, has been affected by the international economic developments, mainly its tourism.

    [13] Cypriot deputies to attend CoE autumn Parliamentary Assembly session

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    Cypriot deputies to attend CoE autumn Parliamentary Assembly session

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) A delegation of the House of Representatives leaves for Strasbourg on Wednesday to take part in the deliberations of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assemblys autumn session to be held from 25 September-2 October.

    [14] Iacovou attends EU meeting, opening session of UN General Assembly in New York

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    Iacovou attends EU meeting, opening session of UN General Assembly in New York

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Sep 23 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Iacovou participated today in a European Union meeting in New York, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

    The meeting took place to prepare contacts the 25 EU members will have in New York with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov later today and US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday.

    During the preparatory meeting, talks focused on the situation in the Middle East, Iraq and Iran.

    Iacovou also attended the opening session of the UN General Assembly, which was addressed by US President George Bush.

    [15] Spokesman welcomes Weston’s remarks on changes to Annan Plan

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    Spokesman welcomes Westons remarks on changes to Annan Plan

    Nicosia, Sep 23 (CNA) Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said the international community has been convinced that changes are necessary to the Annan Plan, because of the developments on the island, adding that the Greek Cypriot side will continue pursuing a solution before the island's accession to the EU on May 1st, 2004.

    Speaking after a meeting here Tuesday with the board of the Cyprus News Agency and the Agency's Director Themis Themistocleous, the Spokesman also said that it is about time that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash lifts his demand for people to show passports to cross to the occupied north.

    Invited to comment on statements made by State Department Coordinator for Cyprus, Thomas Weston that he believes the changes which Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos is pursuing to the plan sound reasonable, Chrysostomides said the international community, which is largely represented by Mr. Westons statements, has been persuaded that really changes, improvements are necessary to the Annan Plan, because of the developments that have taken place.

    This, he added, does not mean that our effort will not remain the same, ''the pursuit is for a solution before 1st May 2004.


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