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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-05-29

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRIOT FM GERMANY - WORKING VISIT
  • [02] RUSSIAN FM STATEMENT CYPRUS
  • [03] TRADE UNIONS NICOSIA

  • [01] CYPRIOT FM GERMANY - WORKING VISIT

    Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs George Iacovou went to Germany from Vienna for a working visit from 30-31 May.

    Iacovou had taken part in the EU Foreign Ministers` informal meeting in Austria over the weekend.

    An official statement said it is Iacovou`s first visit to Germany since the new government took over.

    Issues concerning the future of Europe and enlargement as well as issues of international interest will be raised during Iacovou`s talks in Berlin. The discussions will also cover the Cyprus problem and Turkey`s obligations towards the EU.

    [02] RUSSIAN FM STATEMENT CYPRUS

    Russia reaffirmed its position for a solution to the Cyprus problem ``in the direction of the relevant UN resolutions and with the organisation`s leading role.``

    The position is outlined in a statement issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summing up the recent visit to Nicosia, Athens and Ankara of the Ministry`s Special Representative for Cyprus Leonid Abramov.

    The statement said Abramov had detailed discussions in Ankara, Athens and Nicosia. ``In an atmosphere of constructive exchange of views on the current situation for a Cyprus settlement,`` special attention was given to achieving the necessary dynamic in the procedure to prepare and hold the bicommunal discussions on a whole series of issues, it notes.

    [03] TRADE UNIONS NICOSIA

    Trade Unionists from nine Mediterranean countries gathered in Nicosia to discuss the problems the public services sector faces, in the light of the new globalisation challenges.

    Delegates of the 27th European Trade Union Confederations Meeting of the Mediterranean Group discuss various problems such as the financial viability of pensions, the Bolkenstein directive and the efficiency of the public services.

    The countries that participate are Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia, Italy, Spain, France, Malta and Portugal. Present at the Meeting are also representatives of the Turkish Cypriot trade unions Turk Sen and Ktams.


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