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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 00-10-02

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Union of Cyprus Journalists - Yugoslavia
  • [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [03] Cyprus Defence Minister - Athens - "Defendory 2000"
  • [04] Cyprus Parliament - Fuel prices - Increase
  • [05] Greek Foreign Ministry - Russia - Cyprus problem
  • [06] Spokesman – EU – Cyprus

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    [01] Union of Cyprus Journalists - Yugoslavia

    Nicosia, Oct 2 (CNA) -- The Union of Cyprus Journalists has sent a message of support and solidarity with the journalists and other media working people of Yugoslavia "striving for press freedom and democracy in their country."

    In letters sent to President of Independent Association of Journalists Gordona Susa and President of the Association of Independent Trade Union of Journalists in Belgrade Branislav Canak, President of the Union of Cyprus Journalists Andreas Kannaouros says that Cyprus Journalists "join their voice with those calling on Milosevic regime to lift all restrictions on journalists both foreign and local and to open the doors to democracy."

    CNA MK/GP/2000
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    [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 2(CNA) -- According to the Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport, the weather forecast for Cyprus is:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 3/10/2000 to 4/10/2000

    Weather: fine. Wind: Northwesterly to Northeasterly light to moderate nightime and Northeasterly to Southeasterly light to moderate, daytime. The sea will be slight to moderate.

    Temperature: maximum (32-33) C inland and east coast and 30C west coast.

    Minimum (21-23)C inland and east coast and (18-20)C west coast.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 05/10/2000 to 06/10/2000

    The weather will continue fine and with a further increase in temperature.

    Sea Temperature: 25°C

    CNA GP/2000
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    [03] Cyprus Defence Minister - Athens - "Defendory 2000"

    by Iacovos Tsangaris Athens, Oct 2 (CNA) -- Cyprus Defence Minister Socrates Hasikos has called on all European governments that have imposed an arms sales embargo against the Cyprus Republic to reconsider their stance, in the light of the development of a new European defence policy and Cyprus' prospects in joining the European Union.

    Speaking on "The Cyprus Republic's defence programmes and difficulties in their implementation" at the second international meeting organised here by the Greek association of defence weapons manufacturers, Hasikos underlined that the Turkish occupation of part of Cyprus since 1974 forces the government to build its defence capabilities.

    CNA ITS/MA/GP/2000
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    [04] Cyprus Parliament - Fuel prices - Increase

    Nicosia, Oct 2 (CNA) -- Fuel prices in Cyprus go up by one cent a litre as from today following a decision by the House of Representatives imposed by high prices of crude oil globally and the current exchange rate of the Cyprus pound against the US dollar.

    According to today's House decision, both the unleaded super petrol (98 octanes and more) and leaded petrol (98 octanes and more) will be sold at petrol stations at 46,2 cents a litre which translates into higher retail prices by 1,1 cent a litre due to the Value Added Tax (one Cyprus pound is trading at 1,54 US dollars).

    CNA NM/GG/GP/2000
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    [05] Greek Foreign Ministry - Russia - Cyprus problem

    Athens, Oct 2 (CNA) - Τhe Cyprus problem would be discussed during talks on October 11, in Athens, between the Foreign Ministers of Greece and Russia, George Papandreou and Igor Ivanov, in view of a fifth round of proximity talks on Cyprus to be held next month in Geneva.

    This was announced here today by Greek Foreign Ministry Spokesman Panos Beglitis, who added that cooperation with Russia on the Cyprus problem has always been very good, and that this phase is very crucial, as the fourth round of talks has ended and non-papers have been submitted. CNA/KI/RG/2000

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    [06] Spokesman – EU – Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 2 (CNA) – The government has said it would welcome Turkish Cypriot participation in the accession negotiations Cyprus is engaged in with the European Union, reiterating its hope that the Turkish Cypriots will accept a long-standing invitation to that effect by President Glafcos Clerides.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said this would mean that there have been substantive steps in the peace effort for a Cyprus settlement as well, noting also that such a development would entail a slight delay in the accession process.

    CNA MA/MM/GP/2000
    CNA ENDS
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