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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-06-23

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRS EP JOINT MEETINGS
  • [02] INTERIOR MINISTER BELGIAN DIPLOMAT
  • [03] APHRODITE FESTIVAL MADAMA BUTTERFLY

  • [01] HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRS EP JOINT MEETINGS

    The Cyprus House will be represented at the Joint Meeting of the Chairs of Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees of National Parliaments of the EU with the Foreign Affairs Committee and the joint meeting of representatives from Human Rights Committees of the Parliaments of the EU Member States with Sub-committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament.

    Chairmen of the Defence, Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Committees Yiannakis Omirou, Averof Neofytou and Sophocles Fyttis depart Tuesday to participate in the meetings which will take place in Brussels 25 June.

    According to an official press release, the joint debate will focus on cooperation between national parliaments and the European Parliament after the Lisbon Treaty.

    [02] INTERIOR MINISTER BELGIAN DIPLOMAT

    Cyprus Minister of Interior Neoclis Silikiotis met Monday Belgium`s Charge D` Affairs Pierre Gillon, whom he briefed on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.

    Silikiotis and Gillon discussed the relationships between the two countries, as well as the structure of the European Union and its institutions.

    Gillon requested to be briefed on the challenges faced by the Ministry noting that it has more competencies compared to the respective Ministries in other EU countries.

    Silikiotis briefed Gillon on Ministry`s competencies, giving special emphasis on Immigration, City planning and Civil Defence, outlining each department`s problems and measures taken for their solution.

    The Cypriot Minister also briefed the Belgian diplomat on the establishment of a committee coordinated by the Ministry of Interior and comprising the Ministries of Education, Justice and Public Order, Labour and Social Insurances, the Office of the Ombudsman as well as Non governmental Organisations, aiming at creating a comprehensive action plan for the integration of immigrants into the Cypriot society.

    [03] APHRODITE FESTIVAL MADAMA BUTTERFLY

    The Paphos Aphrodite Festival celebrates ten years of presence with Madama Butterfly, Puccini`s best-loved operatic opus produced and performed by the Lyric Theatre ``Giuseppe Verdi`` - Trieste.

    The timeless operatic masterpiece of love, betrayal and sacrifice, Madama Butterfly has won the hearts of audiences for over a century and will be staged on 29, 30 and 31 August at the magical Medieval Pafos Castle.

    According to a Paphos Aphrodite Festival press release Madama Butterfly, building on the success and experience of its previous productions: Aida (1999), Carmen (2000), Nabucco and Zorba the Greek (2001), Turandot (2002), Tosca (2003), Rigoletto (2004), La Traviata (2005), Un Ballo in Maschera (2006) and Il Trovatore (2007) aspires to offer the music lovers another unique experience.


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