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CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY, 96-05-20

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From: Panayiotis Zaphiris <pzaphiri@glue.umd.edu>

CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY, 96-05-20


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FAIR 1996 OPENS NEXT WEEK
  • [02] CYPRUS SETTLEMENT TO BRING ECONOMIC BENEFITS
  • [03] GOVERNMENT WELCOMES RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN CYPRUS
  • [04] PUERTA: CYPRUS PROBLEM IS A EUROPEAN PROBLEM
  • [05] LABOUR STATISTICS FOR 1994 RELEASED
  • [06] CYPRUS ENTRY IN EUROVISION SONG CONTEST RANKS EIGHTH
  • [07] CYPRUS' EU ACCESSION BEFORE A SETTLEMENT IS A CERTAINTY IF ...

  • [01] CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FAIR 1996 OPENS NEXT WEEK

    NICOSIA, MAY 17 (CNA) -- SOME 1.600 COMPANIES FROM CYPRUS AND 40 FOREIGN COUNTRIES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE 21ST CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FAIR TO TAKE PLACE IN NICOSIA FROM MAY 23 TO JUNE 2, 1996.

    ''THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL FAIR IS THE MIRROR OF CYPRUS ECONOMY, OF DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS IN ALL SECTORS OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF THE MODERNISATION OF MEANS AND METHODS IN INDUSTRY TRADE AND THE SERVICES IN OUR ECONOMY'', CHAIRMAN OF THE CYPRUS STATE FAIRS AUTHORITY TAKIS KYRIAKIDES TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY.

    KYRIAKIDES SAID SOME 1.600 COMPANIES FROM CYPRUS AND 40 FOREIGN COUNTRIES WILL TAKE PART IN THE FAIR IN 500 PAVILIONS COVERING A TOTAL EXHIBITION AREA OF 41.500 SQUARE METRES.

    OF THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES TAKING PART NINETEEN ARE OFFICIAL STATE PARTICIPATIONS. THEY ARE BRAZIL, BRITAIN, BULGARIA, CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, EGYPT, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, POLAND, RUSSIA, SPAIN, SLOVAKIA, SYRIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

    THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL ALSO PRESENT ITS OWN INFORMATION PAVILION. THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IS ALSO PARTICIPATING.

    KYRIAKIDES NOTED THE IMPRESSIVE PRESENCE TO THE FAIR OF THE CYPRUS INDUSTRY AND OF THE SECTOR OF SERVICES AND SEMI-GOVERNMENTAL STATE AUTHORITIES.

    ''WE EXPECT A BIG NUMBER OF CYPRIOT VISITORS-BUYERS'', KYRIAKIDES SAID, NOTING THAT ''THE FAIR WILL BE VISITED ALSO BY TRADE VISITORS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES, HIGH RANKING MANAGERS OF BIG FOREIGN INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED IN CYPRUS, OFFICIALS, MEMBERS OF CHAMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF FOREIGN EXHIBITION ORGANISATIONS.''

    THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY MAY 22 AND THE INAUGURATION WILL BE MADE BY PRESIDENT GLAFCOS CLERIDES.

    CNA MCH/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [02] CYPRUS SETTLEMENT TO BRING ECONOMIC BENEFITS

    NICOSIA, MAY 17 (CNA) -- CYPRUS' FULL POTENTIAL AS AN OFFSHORE CENTRE WILL ONLY BE REALISED WHEN THERE IS A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT ON THE ISLAND, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CYPRUS RICHARD BOUCHER HAS SAID.

    ADDRESSING THE CYPRUS OFFSHORE ENTERPRISES ASSOCIATION ON THURSDAY, BOUCHER SAID ''CYPRUS' ECONOMIC FUTURE LIES IN ACTING AS A CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES LOOKING TO SERVE THE REGION, MEANING AS A GATEWAY TO THE NEW AND DEVELOPING MARKETS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION .''

    EXPRESSING ADMIRATION FOR THE SUCCESSES OF THE CYPRIOT ECONOMY, BOUCHER SAID ''CYPRUS' POTENTIAL AFTER A SETTLEMENT OF THE POLITICAL PROBLEMS IS MUCH, MUCH GREATER THAN ITS POTENTIAL AND ITS REALITY NOW.''

    HE SAID GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS COULD ESTABLISH JOINT VENTURES TO SELL GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE REGION AND EXPLOIT ''THEIR HIGH EDUCATIONAL LEVEL'' FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR COUNTRY.

    ''REACHING A SETTLEMENT REMOVES DOUBTS FROM THE MINDS OF POTENTIAL INVESTORS AND STARTS A PROCESS OF MUTUAL PROSPERITY THAT CAN SUSTAIN PEACE,'' HE SAID.

    CYPRUS' REGIONAL POTENTIAL IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THE U.S. HAS BEEN SO COMMITTED FOR SO LONG TO THE SEARCH FOR PEACE, HE ADDED.

    HE WELCOMED PROGRESS IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICES AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND LAWS, BUT NOTED THAT ON THE POLITICAL FRONT ''PROGRESS HAS NOT BEEN WHAT WE HAD HOPED.''

    CYPRUS HAS BEEN DIVIDED SINCE 1974 WHEN TURKISH TROOPS INVADED AND OCCUPIED 37 PER CENT OF ITS TERRITORY.

    CNA MM/GP/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [03] GOVERNMENT WELCOMES RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN CYPRUS

    NICOSIA, MAY 17 (CNA) -- THE GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN EFFORTS TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK IN THE CYPRUS PROBLEM AS A ''POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT,'' GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN YIANNAKIS CASSOULIDES SAID HERE TODAY.

    ''THE GOVERNMENT IS MAKING THE BEST POSSIBLE USE OF RUSSIA'S KEEN INTEREST IN THE CYPRUS QUESTION,'' HE TOLD THE PRESS.

    REPLYING TO QUESTIONS, CASSOULIDES SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD NOT YET BEEN BRIEFED BY RUSSIA ON THE CONTENT OF A LETTER BY RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER YEVGENII PRIMAKOV TO THE U.N. SECRETARIAT.

    CNA MM/MA/MCH/1996

    [04] PUERTA: CYPRUS PROBLEM IS A EUROPEAN PROBLEM

    NICOSIA, MAY 18 (CNA) -- THE LEADER OF THE LEFTIST GROUP IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ALONSO PUERTA STRESSED HERE ON SATURDAY THAT THE CYPRUS PROBLEM IS A EUROPEAN ONE.

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERAL GROUP OF THE EUROPEAN UNITED LEFT/NORDIC GREEN LEFT (GVE/NGL), WHO VISITED THE ISLAND AT THE INVITATION OF THE LEFT-WING AKEL PARTY, WAS SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE LEAVING THE ISLAND.

    PUERTA SAID THAT CYPRUS' ADMISSION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) BEFORE THE SOLUTION OF THE ISLAND'S POLITICAL PROBLEM IS POSSIBLE SINCE IN THIS CASE EUROPE WILL HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CYPRUS ISSUE IN A BID TO SECURE ITS OWN BORDERS AT THE SAME TIME.

    HE ALSO STRESSED THAT HIS GROUP CONDEMNS TURKEY'S POLICIES, CONCERNING THE KURDISH AND THE CYPRUS PROBLEM AND ITS BAD HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD. MOREOVER, HE REMINDED THAT HIS GROUP VOTED AGAINST TURKEY'S CUSTOMS UNION WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION.

    THE SPANISH LEADER ALSO INDICATED THAT THE TALKS FOR CYPRUS' EU ADMISSION SHOULD SEARCH FOR AN ECONOMIC MODEL WHICH WILL PROTECT THE INTEREST OF THE ISLAND'S PEOPLE.

    PUERTA ALSO EXPRESSED HIS GROUP'S SUPPORT TOWARDS AKEL, AND PROMISED THAT THE CYPRIOT LEFT-WING PARTY COULD DEPEND ON THE EUROPEAN GROUP'S HELP.

    ON HIS PART, AKEL LEADER DIMITRIS CHRISTOFIAS EXPRESSED HIS SATISFACTION FOR THE VISIT HERE OF THE GVE/NGL LEADERSHIP WHICH, HE STRESSED, CONSTITUTES A DYNAMIC AND PROGRESSIVE EUROPEAN GROUP WITH CLEAR POSITIONS ON THE CYPRUS PROBLEM.

    AKEL OBTAINED OBSERVER STATUS IN THE LEFTIST GROUP IN THE EURO-PARLIAMENT LAST MONTH.

    CNA KN/KPK/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [05] LABOUR STATISTICS FOR 1994 RELEASED

    NICOSIA, MAY 18 (CNA) -- THE RISE IN THE RATE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 1994 HAD A FAVOURABLE IMPACT IN THE LABOUR MARKET, ACCORDING TO THE 1994 LABOUR STATISTICS REPORT PUBLISHED THIS WEEK.

    THE REPORT WAS PREPARED BY THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL INSURANCE BUT ITS SPECIAL SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED BY THE FINANCE MINISTRY'S DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND RESEARCH.

    ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THE WORKING POPULATION IN THE ISLAND'S FREE AREAS INCREASED BY 1,8 PER CENT AND AMOUNTED TO 272.000 IN 1994 AFTER THE STAGNATION OBSERVED IN 1993.

    MOREOVER, THE LARGEST INCREASES WERE OBSERVED IN THE SECTORS OF COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES, FINANCING INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE.

    AT THE SAME TIME, THERE WAS A REDUCTION IN THE SECTORS OF AGRICULTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT.

    MOREOVER, UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE SLIGHTLY BY 359 PERSONS AND REACHED 7.997 WHO ACCOUNTS TO 2,7 PER CENT OF THE ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE POPULATION.

    IN ADDITION, IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN WAGES AND SALARIES THAT RESULTED IN AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF RATES OF PAY.

    PERSONS INVOLVED IN OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS DECREASED 3,2 PER CENT AND FELL TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN THE LAST NINE YEARS.

    CNA NK/KPK/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [06] CYPRUS ENTRY IN EUROVISION SONG CONTEST RANKS EIGHTH

    NICOSIA, MAY 19 (CNA) -- THE CYPRIOT ENTRY IN THE 41ST EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, HELD LAST NIGHT IN OSLO, NORWAY, RANKED EIGHTH.

    THIS EAST MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND WAS REPRESENTED AT THE EURO SONG CONTEST BY GREEK CYPRIOT SINGER CONSTANTINOS, 20, WITH THE SONG ''MONO GIA MAS'' (ONLY FOR US).

    THERE WERE 23 ENTRIES IN THIS YEAR'S EUROVISION CONTEST.

    CNA KPK/EC/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [07] CYPRUS' EU ACCESSION BEFORE A SETTLEMENT IS A CERTAINTY IF ...

    NICOSIA, MAY 19 (CNA) -- CYPRUS PRESIDENT GLAFCOS CLERIDES BELIEVES THAT HIS COUNTRY CAN ENTER THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) EVEN WITHOUT A SOLUTION TO ITS POLITICAL PROBLEM, PROVIDED ''IT BEHAVES IN THE CORRECT MANNER''.

    IN THE FIRST PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE GREEK CYPRIOT DAILY ''ALITHIA'', PUBLISHED HERE SUNDAY, CLERIDES SAID THAT CYPRUS' EU ACCESSION BEFORE A SOLUTION OF THE CYPRUS PROBLEM IS NOT JUST A ''POSSIBILITY, BUT A CERTAINTY IF WE KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE CORRECTLY''.

    THE PRESIDENT WENT ON TO SAY THAT WE SHOULD NOT ADOPT A VIEW THAT BECAUSE WE SEE THAT ACCESSION IS POSSIBLE, THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOT IN A HURRY FOR A SOLUTION OR WOULD NOT WANT A FEDERAL SOLUTION.

    HE SAID IF THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS FEEL THAT THE LACK OF SOLUTION IS NOT DUE TO THE TURKISH SIDE'S INTRANSIGENT STANCE BUT BECAUSE OF THE GREEK CYPRIOT SIDE'S, ''THEN WE WILL NOT ENTER EUROPE''.

    REFERRING TO THE FRESH EFFORTS WHICH THE U.S. HAVE PLEDGED TO UNDERTAKE TO PROMOTE A CYPRUS SETTLEMENT, PRESIDENT CLERIDES CLARIFIED THE AMERICANS HAVE NOT MADE ANY PROMISES.

    HE REITERATED THAT BEFORE ANY SUCH UNDERTAKING BEGINS, THE INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD BEAR IN MIND THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IS THE SECURITY OF THE TWO COMMUNITIES.

    PRESIDENT CLERIDES ALSO REPEATED THAT A SOLUTION CANNOT BE FOUND IF THE WITHDRAWAL OF TURKISH TROOPS, THE GUARANTEES OF A FUTURE FEDERAL STATE AND THE ISLAND'S DEMILITARISATION ARE NOT DISCUSSED BEFOREHAND.

    ASKED IF HE BELIEVES THE AMERICANS WILL EXERT PRESSURE ON TURKEY, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DID NOT THINK SO BECAUSE ELECTIONS ARE NEARING IN THE U.S.

    HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT NO ONE CAN EXERT PRESSURE ON ANKARA THESE DAYS DUE TO THE COUNTRY'S INTERNAL PROBLEMS AND BECAUSE THE AMERICANS WOULD NOT LIKE TO UNDERTAKE ANYTHING ON THE CYPRUS CASE BEFORE SEEING WHAT ARE TURKEY'S INCLINATIONS ON THE ISSUE.

    THE CYPRIOT PRESIDENT REPEATED THAT THE GREEK CYPRIOT SIDE HAS UNDERLINED THAT ANY SUCH INITIATIVE CANNOT PROCEED IF THE OTHER SIDE DOES NOT SHOW ANY CONCILIATION ON THE FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF THE CYPRUS PROBLEM.

    CYPRUS HAS BEEN DIVIDED SINCE 1974 WHEN TURKISH TROOPS INVADED AND OCCUPIED 37 PER CENT OF THE ISLAND'S TERRITORY.

    CNA EC/KPK/1996
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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