Browse through our Interesting Nodes for Legal Services in Greece A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Sunday, 26 May 2019
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-10-23

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRUS MISSING PERSONS REPORT
  • [02] CYPRIOT FM FRANCE
  • [03] SPOKESMAN UN FUNDING
  • [04] MARIOS KAROYIAN - NEW DIKO LEADER

  • [01] CYPRUS MISSING PERSONS REPORT

    The Cypriot government is taking into serious consideration the content of a US report on the issue of missing persons, but is not in a position to verify it, Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis said.

    He added that the government would be requesting the report of the ``Defence and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy`` company and would have meetings with the author of the report, in order to determine whether it stood to reason.

    Pashiardis noted that previous governments had at times received such information, which had been investigated, without ever being verified.

    ``The government is taking very seriously into consideration the shocking content of the American report on our missing persons, but is not in a position to verify it,`` Pashiardis said.

    He added that ``the government is evaluating each and every piece of information regarding the fate of our missing persons and is dealing with every case in a responsible and careful manner.``

    Asked if previous governments had received information about living missing persons, Pashiardis said they had. ``All this information was looked into by all governments,`` he said, adding that ``the outcome is known, the information had unfortunately not been verified.``

    Replying to questions, Pashiardis said ``the government will investigate the content of this report very seriously and responsibly, but has no evidence so far to confirm that it stands.``

    He also said that the government will request the report from the specific company and will have relevant contacts with the author of the report, in order to determine whether it stood to reason.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

    [02] CYPRIOT FM FRANCE

    Cypriot Foreign Minister George Lillikas leaves Tuesday for France, where he will pay a working visit.

    During his stay, Lillikas will hold talks with French Minister Delegate for European Affairs Catherine Colonna on the Cyprus issue, the Euro-Turkish relations and bilateral issues.

    [03] SPOKESMAN UN FUNDING

    The Turkish Cypriot sides stance is poisoning the climate between the two communities in Cyprus and not the discussion at the House of Representatives on funding before the referendum on the Annan Plan, stressed Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis.

    The House of Representatives Watchdog Committee is examining alleged irregular financing of the Annan Plan campaign by US funds through UNOPS in Cyprus. The debate at the House caused the reaction of the UNDP office in New York which sent a letter to the Cyprus Permanent Representative to the UN, protesting the testimony of Planning Bureau Chief Andreas Moleskis. The Cypriot official told the House committee that UNOPS had spent 60 million dollars on influencing Greek Cypriot voters in favour of the Annan Plan and called him to retract.

    In a speech on Friday night, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General Michael Moller had expressed the UNs concern about recent negative discussions on past UN funding of bi-communal activities.

    [04] MARIOS KAROYIAN - NEW DIKO LEADER

    New Democratic Party (DIKO) leader Marios Karoyian said the vote of DIKO members is a strong mandate, towards himself and the partys leadership, stressing that the mandate is clear, the party should proceed collectively in the new era.

    Speaking to his elated supporters outside the DIKO headquarters in Nicosia, following his victory against Acting President Nicos Cleanthous, Karoyian pledged to continue supporting the government of former DIKO leader and current President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos.

    Karoyian was elected as the third President of the centre-right Democratic Party, succeeding Papadopoulos who resigned from the post in August this year.

    Karoyian secured 4,759 votes or 62.6% against 2,840 votes or 37.4% garnered by Cleanthous


    Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    cna2html v2.01 run on Monday, 23 October 2006 - 13:39:22 UTC