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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-04-14

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] European Parliament encourages Cypriots to accept plan
  • [02] EU hosts preparatory donors' conference for Cyprus
  • [03] US Ambassador stresses need to implement solution, if approved
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Turkish Cypriots rally in favour of UN solution plan
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Greece would consent to referendum postponement, if all agree
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] European Parliament Committee approves motion for Cyprus resolution
  • [10] AKEL urges UN to postpone Cyprus referenda
  • [11] UN top envoy on Cyprus: compromise seems ''hard to digest''

  • [01] European Parliament encourages Cypriots to accept plan

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    European Parliament resolution encourages Cypriots to accept plan

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Apr 14 (CNA) -- The European Parliament believes that Cypriots should accept a UN solution plan for a comprehensive settlement and assures them that any problems that may arise in implementing the agreed solution can be resolved with European Union help.

    A motion for a resolution, by a Parliament Committee, warns the people of Cyprus that the choice is between the Annan plan, which goes to a referendum on the island on 24 April, and no solution.

    [02] EU hosts preparatory donors' conference for Cyprus

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    EU hosts preparatory donors' conference for Cyprus

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Brussels, Apr 14 (CNA) -- A high-level preparatory international donors' conference aimed at assisting the implementation of a Cyprus settlement takes place tomorrow in Brussels with the participation of the EU, the UN, financial institutions and other interested parties.

    According to a preliminary draft framework agenda, the conference will begin with a high-level meeting at 0900 local time with an introduction by European Commissioner for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen, followed by a speech by Administrator of the US Agency for International Development Andrew Natsios.

    At 0930, the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto will speak about the comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem, proposed by UN chief Kofi Annan, and at 1000 the representatives of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides will give speeches on the vision of a reunited Cyprus.

    Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, who has been invited to the conference, will be represented by the Republic's Ambassador in Brussels Theophilos Theophilou and Director of the Planning Bureau Panicos Pouros.

    The Turkish Cypriot side will be represented by so-called prime minister and leader of the Republican Turkish Party Mehmet Ali Talat.

    At 1100 hours there will be remarks by the Irish Minister of European Affairs Dick Roche, who will be representing the Irish Presidency of the EU, followed by British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs Louis Michel, World Bank Country Director Mr Vorkink, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Cyprus Johannes Mueller.

    The European Commission will give its concluding remarks at 1215 local time and a press conference will be held half an hour later.

    In the afternoon, expert meetings will take place, which include an overview of the situation and discussions between international financial institutions and other participants on property needs, relocation needs and reconciliation commission.

    Tomorrow's preparatory donors' conference ends with a summary and concluding remarks by the European Commission.

    [03] US Ambassador stresses need to implement solution, if approved

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    US Ambassador stresses need to implement solution, if agreed

    Nicosia, Apr 14 (CNA) -- US Ambassador Michael Klosson has underlined Washington's commitment to the full implementation of a solution in Cyprus, if next week's referendum on the island approves a UN proposal for a comprehensive political settlement.

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 14 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 81,24 (-3,79) Traded Value CYP 1.033.660 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 863.126 347,31 (-4,45) FTSE Med 100 6.543,48 ( 1,05) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 756.127 100,61 (-4,89) Approved Investment Companies CYP 44.434 71,78 (-2,50) Insurance Companies CYP 7.083 16,00 (-5,04) Manufacturing Companies CYP 71.670 54,47 (-2,45) Tourism Companies CYP 1.358 55,42 (-0,61) Trading Companies CYP 15.567 22,31 (-4,62) Building and Cement Companies CYP 11.561 69,15 (-2,41) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 4.323 2,70 (-5,59) Financial Services Companies CYP 4.552 9,44 (-3,28) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,22 (-4,67) Hotels CYP 11.959 32,46 (-1,61) Other Companies CYP 70.126 66,34 (-2,20) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [05] Turkish Cypriots rally in favour of UN solution plan

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    Turkish Cypriots rally in favour of UN solution plan

    Nicosia, Apr 14 (CNA) -- Turkish Cypriots gathered en masse in occupied Nicosia to declare their approval of a UN plan (the Annan plan) for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus and to urge Greek Cypriots to say ''yes'' to the plan at next week's referendum.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 14 (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 29 12 FAIR Larnaca 26 12 FAIR Limassol 27 14 FAIR Paphos 24 11 FAIR

    [07] Greece would consent to referendum postponement, if all agree

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    Greece would consent to referendum postponement if all agree

    by Christa Nikolaou

    Athens, Apr 14 (CNA) -- Greece would not object to postponing a referendum in Cyprus on a UN solution plan (the Annan plan), if all other parties involved were to consent to this, Greek Foreign Minister spokesman George Koumoutsakos said today.

    He indicated that Premier Costas Karamanlis would probably announce his position on the Annan plan in the next couple of days at a meeting of the Council of Political Leaders.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 14 (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 29 12 FAIR Larnaca 27 12 FAIR Limassol 27 14 FAIR Paphos 24 11 FAIR

    [09] European Parliament Committee approves motion for Cyprus resolution

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    European Parliament Committee approves motion for Cyprus resolution

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Brussels, Apr 14 (CNA) -- A motion for a resolution approved by overwhelming majority in Brussels today by the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Parliament, calls on the Cypriots to seize the opportunity to reunify their island peacefully.

    The motion, which will be sent to the European Parliament Plenary for adoption, notes that the EU institutions shall do their best to guarantee with other international institutions the implementation of the settlement.

    "The European Parliament calls on the Cypriots to be fully responsible, consistent and committed to their status of EU citizens and to seize this historic opportunity to reunify their country in a peaceful way," the motion says.

    [10] AKEL urges UN to postpone Cyprus referenda

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    AKEL urges UN to postpone Cyprus referenda

    Nicosia, Apr 14 (CNA) -- Demetris Christofias, leader of the left-wing AKEL party, renewed today its call for the postponement of the referenda set for April 24 on a UN plan for a Cyprus settlement, so that there could be more time to analyse its provisions to Cypriots and to secure assurances for implementation of the plan, which was presented by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on March 31.

    Christofias reiterated the decision by AKEL's central committee that in the opposite case, the party would be ''obliged to not support the approval of the plan'' in the referendum among Greek Cypriots.

    [11] UN top envoy on Cyprus: compromise seems ''hard to digest''

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    UN top envoy on Cyprus: compromise seems ''hard to digest''

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Brussels, Apr 14 (CNA)-- The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto said today that Cypriots are only now beginning to realise that a solution of the Cyprus problem will be a compromise that may be hard to digest but warned that if the solution plan proposed by UN chief Kofi Annan is rejected in April 24 referenda, then one would wonder if there could ever be a settlement.

    Addressing a joint meeting of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and the Delegation of the European Parliament to the Joint Parliamentary Committee with the Republic of Cyprus, that took place in Brussels, de Soto said one of the reasons there has not yet been an agreement is that the people have not come to understand that a settlement could not satisfy their aspirations fully.


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