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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-11-18

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus President honours Italian official
  • [02] Cyprus protests to UN over violations by Turkish military planes
  • [03] Cyprus and Italy sign agreements on environment and maritime
  • [04] Cyprus President to hold talks with Berlusconi
  • [05] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [06] Unacceptable to grant Turkey a date without Cyprus recognition, EU official says
  • [07] CMP appeals to people for information on missing persons
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] No plans for commercial flights to occupied Cyprus, says
  • [10] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [11] Cypriot Minister to attend EU Justice and Home Affairs Council
  • [12] Cyprus and Germany discuss social insurance and welfare issues
  • [13] Unilateral de-mining in buffer zone begins
  • [14] Cypriot President asks for Italian Prime Minister's support
  • [15] Keravnos outlines Cyprus' advantages as foreign business centre
  • [16] Cypriot Commissioner satisfied with EP's support to new Commission
  • [17] EU postpones discussion on regulations for Turkish Cypriots

  • [01] Cyprus President honours Italian official

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    Cyprus President honours Italian official

    by Emilia Christofi

    Rome, 17 Nov (CNA) -- President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian House of Representatives, Gustavo Selva, assured on Wednesday night he will continue his contribution and efforts for a Cyprus settlement on the basis of a bizonal, bicommunal federation that would reunite the island.

    He was speaking after being conferred by Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos with the insignia of Grand Commander of the Order of the Merit of the Republic for being a consistent and substantial supporter of the Cyprus cause.

    [02] Cyprus protests to UN over violations by Turkish military planes

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    Cyprus protests to UN over violations by Turkish military planes

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Nov 18 (CNA) -- Cyprus Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis, in a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly protests new violations of the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus and the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) by Turkish military aircraft.

    [03] Cyprus and Italy sign agreements on environment and maritime

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    Cyprus and Italy sign agreements on environment and maritime

    by Emilia Christofi

    Rome, 18 Nov (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou and Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Roberto Antonione will sign here today agreements for bilateral cooperation on environmental and maritime issues.

    Iacovou is in the Italian capital, accompanying President Tassos Papadopoulos who is visiting the country at the invitation of the Italian government.

    [04] Cyprus President to hold talks with Berlusconi

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    Cyprus President to hold talks with Berlusconi

    by Emilia Christophi

    Rome, Nov 18 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos will hold talks here today with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at Palazzo Chigi.

    President Papadopoulos, who is paying a two-day visit to Italy at the invitation of the Italian government, will also hold a series of meetings with other Italian officials.

    [05] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 19/11/2004 to 20/11/2004 ------- Friday: Mainly fine, with some local cloud which may bring isolated showers in the afternoon. Southwesterly to Northwesterly gentle to moderate breezes, 3 to 4 BF. Slight sea. Maximum temperatures will be 20C inland, 22C over the coast and 10C over Prodromos area.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 21/11/2004 to 22/11/2004 ------- Unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms. Temperaturers will fall significantly by Monday.

    [06] Unacceptable to grant Turkey a date without Cyprus recognition, EU official says

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    Unacceptable to grant Turkey a date without Cyprus recognition, EU official says

    By Kyriacos Tsioupras

    London, Nov 18 (CNA) -- With the fixing of the date for starting accession talks between Turkey and the EU, Ankara will recognise the Cyprus Republic, a high rank EU official has said.

    Giving oral evidence before Britain's House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Wednesday, Pierre Mirel, Director of the Enlargement Department of the European Union, said: '' can not but feel that the Council can not accept a partner which does not extend its Customs Union to include the Cyprus Republic''.

    He noted that that Cyprus is one of the 25 EU members states which will be giving its vote and it will not do so without official recognition of the Cyprus Republic by Turkey.

    [07] CMP appeals to people for information on missing persons

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    CMP appeals to people for information on missing persons

    Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) -- The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus has decided to appeal to people on both sides in Cyprus for information concerning the missing persons.

    ''The members of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus being very desirous to see progress in their investigations, decided also to appeal to people on both sides for information, concerning missing person, which may be in their possession'', a CMP statement says.

    According to sources the formal notice, which will soon appear in the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot press, notes that ''the right of the relatives to know is recognised'', adding that ''those in position to help, should help to have this right fulfilled''.

    It also notes that ''this appeal is made within the spirit of the recent suggestions of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and the enlarged responsibilities of the Committee''.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Nov 18 (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 21 10 FINE Larnaca 22 11 FAIR Limassol 23 12 FINE Paphos 22 12 FINE

    [09] No plans for commercial flights to occupied Cyprus, says

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    No plans for commercial flights to occupied Cyprus, says

    Washington, Nov 18 (CNA) -- There are currently no plans for any commercial flights, in the illegal airports of the Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus, US State Department Deputy Spokesman Adam Ereli has stated.

    [10] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 437.754,61 GSE GENERAL INDEX 72,75 1,18 405.315,59 FTSE/CySE 20 339,36 2,00 348.845,07 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.014,40 1,89 343.815,23 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 922,36 -0,85 9.008,48 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 967,44 0,52 46.578,76 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.010,83 1,79 352.823,71 BANKS INDEX 1.026,94 2,45 305.190,87 HOTELS INDEX 934,06 -1,23 703,73 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 859,57 0,13 29.794,98 FTSE Med (17/11/2004) 6.533,04 0,86 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices

    [11] Cypriot Minister to attend EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

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    Cypriot Minister to attend EU Justice and Home Affairs Council

    Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) -- Cypriot Justice and Public Order Minister Doros Theodorou leaves today for Brussels to attend the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council, to take place on November 19.

    [12] Cyprus and Germany discuss social insurance and welfare issues

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    Cyprus and Germany discuss social insurance and welfare issues

    Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) -- Cypriot Minister of Labour and Social Insurance Christos Taliadoros and German Deputy Minister of Health and Social Security Klaus Theo Schroeder discussed here today issues of their competence, especially the social insurance issue.

    Taliadoros described their discussion as very fruitful, noting that he discussed with the German official the latest developments in the Cyprus problem and briefed him on the Cypriot government's efforts to solve the problem.

    [13] Unilateral de-mining in buffer zone begins

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    Unilateral de-mining in buffer zone begins

    Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) - A symbolic destruction of two mines in an area south of Nicosia's Airport, closed since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island, signalled here today the commencement of the Republic of Cyprus' unilateral decision to destroy its minefields in the buffer zone, in full support of the UN policy and in accordance with the provisions of the Ottawa Convention.

    During an official ceremony that started the de-mining procedure, UN Acting special representative in Cyprus and Chief of Mission Zbigniew Wlosowicz and Head of the European Commission's office in Cyprus Adriaan van der Meer symbolically cut barded wire fencing a minefield, while two mines were destroyed.

    [14] Cypriot President asks for Italian Prime Minister's support

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    Cypriot President asks for Italian Prime Minister's support

    by Emilia Christofi

    Rome, Nov 18 (CNA) - Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has asked for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's support in the difficult days that lie ahead for Cyprus, as Turkey's EU aspirations are decided on.

    Speaking after concluding meetings with Berlusconi and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Pier Ferdinando Casini, President Papadopoulos said he has ascertained the need to be able to explain Cyprus' position to all EU countries.

    [15] Keravnos outlines Cyprus' advantages as foreign business centre

    1850:CYPPRESS:15

    Keravnos outlines Cyprus' advantages as foreign business centre

    Nicosia, Nov 18 (CNA) - Cyprus' Minister of Finance Makis Keravnos outlined today the advantages Cyprus is offering as an international business centre.

    Keravnos was addressing a working lunch in London, organised by the Cypriot Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in collaboration with London's Chamber of Commerce, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cypriot Trade Centre of London.

    [16] Cypriot Commissioner satisfied with EP's support to new Commission

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    Cypriot Commissioner satisfied with EP's support to new Commission

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Nov 18 (CNA) -- Cypriot member of the new European Commission Marcos Kyprianou has expressed his deep satisfaction with the broad parliamentary support, which the European Parliament offered to the new European Commission today.

    [17] EU postpones discussion on regulations for Turkish Cypriots

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    EU postpones discussion on regulations for Turkish Cypriots

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Nov 18 (CNA) -- The EU Dutch Presidency has decided that no discussion on the EU regulations regarding financial aid to Turkish Cypriots and direct trade between the EU and Cyprus' Turkish occupied areas will take place on November 22, at the EU Foreign Affairs and External Relations Council.

    The regulations were going to be discussed over lunch here today of the Permanent Representatives of EU member states in Brussels (COREPER) but this did not happen because the Dutch Permanent Representative ascertained, as he said, that there was no new development since discussions last week.


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