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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 16-10-14

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] House President and Jagland discuss Cyprus issue and the functioning

    of the Parliament

  • [02] Eurostat: Cyprus exports in August 2016 1.1 billion, down by -12%

    since last year

  • [03] Value of bounced cheques continue to grow in September
  • [04] Eurostat: More than half of Cypriots consumed 1 to 4 fruit and

    vegetable portions daily

  • [05] Justice Minister pledges support to EU Africa development and

    counter migration pacts


  • [01] House President and Jagland discuss Cyprus issue and the functioning of the Parliament

    CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 14/10/2016 16:22

    House President Demetris Syllouris met on Friday with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, with whom he discussed efforts to solve the Cyprus problem and issues relating to the functioning of the Cypriot Parliament.

    Thorbjørn visited Cyprus in view of the assumption of the presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe by the country in November.

    According to an official announcement, Syllouris and Thorbjørn also discussed issues concerning the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO).

    (CNA)

    *The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.

    [02] Eurostat: Cyprus exports in August 2016 1.1 billion, down by -12% since last year

    CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 14/10/2016 16:31

    According to Eurostat`s first estimate for August 2016, Cyprus exports of goods to the rest of the world was 1.1 billion euro, a decrease -12% compared with August 2015. Out of that 0.5 billion where intra EU (decrease of -20%) and 0.5 extra EU exports (decrease -3%). Meanwhile, Imports amounted to 3.9 billion euro, 16% increase, compared with August 2015, of which 3.0 billion form the EU (increase 22%) and 0.9 billion from outside the EU (decrease -2%).

    The overall trade balance for Cyprus was negative by -2.8 billion euro, (it was -2.2 billion in August 2015), -2.5 billion with the EU (-1.8 in August 2015) and -0.4 billion with the rest of the world (-0.3 in August 2015).

    Meanwhile, the first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2016 was €160.3 billion, an increase of 8% compared with August 2015 (€148.1 bn).*The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.

    [03] Value of bounced cheques continue to grow in September

    CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 14/10/2016 16:03

    he value of bounced cheques continued to grow in September 2016, data released by the Central Bank of Cyprus showed on Thursday.

    According to the preliminary list of the Central Information Registry (CAP), in September 2016 bounced cheques reached €244,33, compared with € 101,843 in August 2016 and €43,389 in July 2016.

    On an annual basis, bounced cheques increased by 61.

    (CNA)

    *The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.

    [04] Eurostat: More than half of Cypriots consumed 1 to 4 fruit and vegetable portions daily

    CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 14/10/2016 16:15

    Nearly one third of Cypriots, to be specific 32.6% over 15, did not consume a single portion of fruit or vegetables on a daily basis in 2014, according to Eurostat. According to the same census, 51.3% consumed 1 to 4 portions and 16.1% more than 5.

    Eurostat correlates education levels with fruit consumption, finding that "5-a-day" differs between high and low educated people. In Cyprus 12.4% of those who have attended low educations levels, stated that have consumed at least 5 daily portions of fruit per day, 16.1% of those of medium education levels and 19.7 of those who have attended high education levels.

    Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is considered as an important element of a healthy and balanced diet. In the European Union (EU) however, slightly more than a third (34.4%) of the population aged 15 or over did not eat them on a daily basis i ...

    (CNA)

    *The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.

    [05] Justice Minister pledges support to EU Africa development and counter migration pacts

    CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 14/10/2016 16:08

    Cyprus' Minister of Justice and Public Order Ionas Nicolaou haspledged, during the Justice and Home affairs Council in Luxembourg, the support of Cyprus in relation to the implementation of investment and financial assistance pacts with African countries, totaling 44 billion, as proposed by the European Commission and announced on September 14th by Commission President Jean Claude Juncker.

    Cyprus agrees, he said, that the EU concludes investment agreements with those countries that need EU help to improve the socio-economic infrastructure in a way that will lead, in due time, to their development, and to halting the imminent immigration towards Europe.

    The Minister stressed that Cyprus would like in the near future the expansion of these pacts, also to Asian countries such as Pakistan and Iran, due to the high migratory pressure towards the EU and the practi ...

    (CNA)

    *The full text of the news item is available in the paid version of the CNA web service.

    *CNA reserves the copyright to the news stories it files, which is granted to subscribers for specific use only.


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