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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 16-10-25

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus President receives Turkish Cypriot Communal Democracy Party

    delegation

  • [02] House President discusses regional developments with Ambassador

    of Kuwait

  • [03] Cyprus has one of the lowest percentages of ICT experts in the EU,

    Eurostat says

  • [04] EP: Commission must set up mechanism to monitor fundamental rights

    in EU states


  • [01] Cyprus President receives Turkish Cypriot Communal Democracy Party delegation

    CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 25/10/2016 16:19

    The Turkish Cypriot Communal Democracy Party will continue to support the solution of the Cyprus problem and work for a "yes" in a future referendum, party president Cemal Ozyigit has said.

    A delegation of the Turkish Cypriot party was received on Tuesday by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and discussed the latest developments in the Cyprus issue.

    In statements after the meeting, Ozyigit said that the two leaders are willing to solve the problem, they see both communities` needs and worries, they trust each other on the issue of guarantees and the territory, and they are willing to solve the problem before 2017.

    (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] House President discusses regional developments with Ambassador of Kuwait

    CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 25/10/2016 15:43

    Demetris Syllouris, President of the House of Representatives, met on Tuesday with the Ambassador of Kuwait to Cyrus Waleed Ahmad Al-Kandari and discussed with him regional developments.

    According to an official press release, Syllouris and Al-Kandari reaffirmed the very good relations between Cyprus and Kuwait both in the political and the economic fields and they expressed their mutual will to further upgrade bilateral ties.

    They also stressed their common will to promote closer cooperation between the Parliaments of the two countries in the immediate future.

    (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.

    [03] Cyprus has one of the lowest percentages of ICT experts in the EU, Eurostat says

    CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 25/10/2016 15:51

    Only 8,100 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts were in Cyprus, in 2015, up from 7900 in 2010.

    However, their percentage remains one of the lowest in the EU (only 2.2% as percentage of total employment).

    According to Eurostat, in Cyprus 82.9% of ICT professionals are men and in total 71.2% of them had tertiary education. 47.7% are aged less than 35, broadly following the European trend.

    Meanwhile, in the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2015 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.5% of total employment. This profession continues to be largely made up of men, accounting in 2015 for more than 8 ICT specialists out of 10 employed in the EU (83.9%). It also employed mainly highly educated people, with 6 ICT specialists out of 10 (60.5%) employed in the EU having ...

    (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] EP: Commission must set up mechanism to monitor fundamental rights in EU states

    CNA - Athena Arsalidou - FRANCE/STRASBOURG 25/10/2016 15:50

    The EU Commission should set up a binding EU mechanism to monitor and report annually on the EU countries` records in democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights, Members of the European Parliament said today in a resolution they approved at the plenary session in Strasbourg.

    The EP`s resolution aims to bridge the apparent gap between the monitoring in EU candidate countries and the lack of effective tools vis-à-vis those that are already EU member states.

    The MEPs said in their resolution that this mechanism should include objective benchmarks and lay down a gradual approach to remedying breaches.

    (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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