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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 01-06-07

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [02] Demetris Christofias - New House President
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Spokesman - Cyprus - Turkey - EU
  • [05] Party leaders and deputies - House plenary
  • [06] Cyprus - Kenyan President - Archbishop Chrysostomos
  • [07] New House President - House Plenary

  • 1615:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:
    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Station               Maximum     Minimum       Weather
                                            (At 1200 UTC)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Nicosia                  31         18         FINE
    Larnaca                  28         20         FINE
    Limassol                 28         20         FINE
    Paphos                   27         16         FINE
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    CNA/RM/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1630:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Demetris Christofias - New House President

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) -- General Secretary of the left-wing AKEL party Demetris Christofias was elected this afternoon President of the new 56- seat House of Representatives as it was formed after the May 27 parliamentary elections.

    Christofias was elected with the votes of the 20 deputies of AKEL, the nine deputies of the centre-right Democratic Party (DIKO) and the four deputies of the Social-democrats Movement (KISOS). Nicos Anastasiades, President of the right-wing Democratic Rally (DISI) was also a candidate for the presidency of the House and the 19 deputies of his party voted against Christofia's candidacy.

    The deputies of the four other parties represented in the House, namely New Horizons, United Democrats, ADIK (Struggling Democratic Movement) and Movement of Ecologists - Environmentalists abstained. Each of these parties has one deputy.

    The 56 members of the new House of Representatives were sworn at the start of the first plenary session of the House, presided over by the president of KISOS and former speaker Vassos Lyssarides, who is the eldest member of the House of Representatives.

    CNA MK/RM/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1640:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                              192,84  ( 0,77)
    
    Traded Value                  CYP 15.841.340
    
    FTSE/CYSE 20                  CYP  6.396.473   766,77  ( 0,82)
    
    Sectoral Indices
    
    Banks                         CYP    603.660   190,04  ( 0,94)
    Approved Investment
        Companies                 CYP    680.904   187,54  ( 0,26)
    Insurance Companies           CYP    191.281    67,66  (-1,11)
    Manufacturing Companies       CYP    297.559    66,98  ( 0,10)
    Tourism Companies             CYP  1.223.097   166,58  ( 2,27)
    Trading Companies             CYP    259.719    49,13  (-0,41)
    Building and Cement Companies CYP     47.018    67,39  ( 0,67)
    ╔nformation Technology
        Companies                 CYP    875.523    44,32  (-0,02)
    Financial Services Companies  CYP  2.585.717    38,98  ( 0,44)
    Fish Culture Companies        CYP     10.038    59,97  ( 0,13)
    Hotels                        CYP  4.988.266   116,79  ( 1,27)
    Other Companies               CYP  3.380.475   238,91  ( 1,34)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/R╠/2001

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1820:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Spokesman - Cyprus - Turkey - EU

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today that Rapporteur of Turkey in the European Parliament, Alain Lamassoure's statement that the Cyprus problem should be resolved by the end of next year, does not revoke the Helsinki conclusions.

    Invited to comment on the statement made by Lamassoure yesterday in Ankara that a failure to resolve the division of Cyprus, a frontrunner for EU membership by the end of next year will pose serious problems, Papapetrou said that such statements send out the message "to all sides not to consider adopting such policies that would hinder the settlement of the Cyprus problem."

    CNA MK/RM/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2025:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Party leaders and deputies - House plenary

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) -- Leaders and deputies of the eight political parties comprising the new Cyprus House of Representatives today congratulated the newly elected President of the House and General Secretary of left wing party AKEL Demetris Christofias and expressed willingness to provide him with all necessary assistance in fulfilling his task.

    Speaking after Christofias election President of right-wing Democratic Rally (DISI) Nicos Anastasiades said his party would offer every possible assistance to the new House President, while President of centre-right DIKO Tassos Papadopoulos said the House President has an important task to fulfill regarding Cyprus' accession to the EU and President of the Socialdemocrats Movement (KISOS) Vassos Lyssarides described Christofia's election as "the right choice".

    New Horizons' Deputy Christos Klerides said in the future the House President should not be a party leader. This position was also expressed by United Democrats deputy Androulla Vassiliou who assured that her party would cooperate with the new House President as well as with and all political parties.

    Deputy and President of the Struggling Democratic Movement (ADIK) Dinos Michaelides said his party would only back a candidate from the centre of socialdemocratic parties and that the new House President could lean on ADIK's cooperation.

    Deputy of the Environmentalist Movement George Perdikis called on the parliamentary parties to cooperate with the new House President noting however that his party abstained from voting since they decline to get involved in a possible give and take situation.

    CNA MK/RM/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2040:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Cyprus - Kenyan President - Archbishop Chrysostomos

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) -- President of the Republic of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi who is in Cyprus for a four-day official visit met here today with Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos.

    Earlier today Moi visited the ceasefire line in the old city of Nicosia accompanied by the town's Deputy Mayor Andreas Savoullis and visited the Nicosia Municipality. CNA/GS/RM/2001 ENDS,CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    2110:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] New House President - House Plenary

    Nicosia, Jun 7 (CNA) -- ═ew House President Dimitris Christofias assured today that he would productively cooperated with the President of the Republic Glafcos Clerides for the prosperity of the Cyprus people.

    Speaking right after being elected House President Christofias expressed belief that Cyprus' accession to the European Union will serve the interests of all the people of Cyprus adding that Greece remains Cyprus' main supporter.

    CNA MK/RM/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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