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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-02-06

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Barnet welcomes Cyprus talks in resolution
  • [02] Cyprus lifts sanctions against Ariana Airlines
  • [03] Spokesman: Nicosia-Athens in constant consultations
  • [04] Greek politician meets Turkish Cypriot politicians
  • [05] GRECO adopts report on Cyprus regarding corruption
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Spokesman: Britain's special representative to visit Cyprus
  • [08] Cyprus and Britain sign memorandum on air transport
  • [09] President Clerides - Denktash meeting ends
  • [10] World Customs Organisation Permanent Secretary to visit Cyprus
  • [11] Direct talks meetings rescheduled in coming week
  • [12] Greek politician: no link between Cyprus and Greco-Turkish disputes

  • [01] Barnet welcomes Cyprus talks in resolution

    1015:CYPPRESS:01

    Barnet welcomes Cyprus talks in resolution

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) - The London Borough of Barnet 60-member Council last night approved a resolution, welcoming the commencement in January 2002 of direct talks, under UN aegis, between Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to solve the Cyprus problem, and urges British Prime Minister Tony Blair to intensify efforts in this direction.

    [02] Cyprus lifts sanctions against Ariana Airlines

    1230:CYPPRESS:02

    Cyprus lifts sanctions against Ariana Airlines

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus has fully conformed to the UN Security Council Resolutions 1388 and 1390, for lifting the prohibitory measures against the Ariana Afghan Airlines and changing the sanctions imposed on Afghanistan.

    [03] Spokesman: Nicosia-Athens in constant consultations

    1400:CYPPRESS:03

    Spokesman: Nicosia-Athens in constant consultations

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Nicosia and Athens have continuous contact and consultations in view of next week's meeting between Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Turkish counterpart Ismail Cem in Constantinople (Istanbul), on the sidelines of the Joint European Union - Organisation of Islamic Conference Forum, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today.

    "Greece has repeatedly said that there cannot be any normalisation of relations with Turkey without a fair settlement in Cyprus," the spokesman said, adding that any attempt by Greece and Turkey to iron out their differences and create a better climate is something which inadvertently could facilitate the Cyprus peace effort.

    [04] Greek politician meets Turkish Cypriot politicians

    1415:CYPPRESS:04

    Greek politician meets Turkish Cypriot politicians

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Greece and Turkey can and should encourage the efforts for a solution of the Cyprus problem, at this critical period, two Turkish Cypriot politicians said in Nicosia today.

    [05] GRECO adopts report on Cyprus regarding corruption

    1420:CYPPRESS:05

    GRECO adopts report on Cyprus regarding corruption

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- The evaluation report on Cyprus regarding corruption has been recently adopted by the GRECO Committee (Group of States against corruption) of the Council of Europe.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1605:CYPPRESS:06
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All ShareIndex closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 119,01 (-1,37) Traded Value CYP 2.067.927 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 1.149.885 491,19 (-1,38) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 604.844 136,38 (-1,47) Approved Investmen Companies CYP 85.868 110,13 (-1,98) Insurance Companies CYP 16.299 44,61 (-1,15) Manufacturing Companies CYP 73.035 52,77 (-1,20) Tourism Companies CYP 162.718 81,65 (-0,95) Trading Companies CYP 160.554 29,07 (-1,06) Building and Cement Companies CYP 13.089 52,67 (-0,62) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 29.271 7,53 (-2,59) Financial Services Companies CYP 221.220 25,93 (-0,19) Fish Culture Companies CYP 000 24,40 (-3,02) Hotels CYP 219.014 71,28 (-1,41) Other Companies CYP 322.707 124,18 (-2,15) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Spokesman: Britain's special representative to visit Cyprus

    1750:CYPPRESS:09

    Spokesman: Britain's special representative to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today that Britain's special representative for Cyprus, Lord David Hannay, who is due to visit the island between 12 - 13 February, is not expected to bring any proposals with regard to the Cyprus question, adding that his visit cannot be related to any specific aspect of the Cyprus problem.

    [08] Cyprus and Britain sign memorandum on air transport

    1820:CYPPRESS:11

    Cyprus and Britain sign memorandum on air transport

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- A memorandum on air transport was signed here today between Cyprus and the United Kingdom. It was the result of talks between officials of the Ministry of Communications and Works and the British Ministry of Transport, which were completed today.

    [09] President Clerides - Denktash meeting ends

    1845:CYPPRESS:12

    President Clerides - Denktash meeting ends

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met for the tenth time since January 16 in Nicosia this afternoon, in the context of direct talks taking place in the presence of UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto.

    The meeting, which took place in a building near the UN-controlled Nicosia airport, lasted about 90 minutes. Discussions were expected to continue on the issue of security.

    The President Clerides was accompanied by his advisers, Attorney General Alecos Markides, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou and Undersecretary to the President Pantelis Kouros.

    Direct talks, under UN auspices, are taking place without any preconditions, with all issues on the table, and on the understanding that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.

    CNA/AAG/RM/MM/2002

    [10] World Customs Organisation Permanent Secretary to visit Cyprus

    1855:CYPPRESS:13

    World Customs Organisation Permanent Secretary to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Permanent Secretary of the World Customs Organisation Michel Danet arrives in Cyprus on 14 February on a two-day official visit, as part of festivities to commemorate 50 years since the establishment of the WCO.

    [11] Direct talks meetings rescheduled in coming week

    2005:CYPPRESS:14

    Direct talks meetings rescheduled in the coming week

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Meetings in the framework of UN-led direct talks between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot Rauf Denktash, that began on 16 January, have been rescheduled for the next ten days.

    According to CNA sources, the meeting scheduled to take place next Friday will begin at 16:00 instead of 17:00 as initially agreed.

    [12] Greek politician: no link between Cyprus and Greco-Turkish disputes

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    Greek politician: no link between Cyprus and Greco-Turkish disputes

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- President of the Greek Coalition and Progress party Nicos Constantopoulos, in Cyprus on a two-day visit, said here today that Cyprus' accession to the European Union and the implementation of the acquis communautaire would act as a catalyst on efforts to find a solution to the Cyprus issue.


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