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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-02-25

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN top envoy briefs big five - National Council meets
  • [02] Defence minister: Turkey strengthens its ocupation forces
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Aznar to pay a three-hour visit to Cyprus
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] National Council to continue consultations
  • [08] Lord Dholakia: EU gives direct talks a scope of advancement
  • [09] Maurer: Cyprus' accession negotiations are progressing quite well
  • [10] Vassiliou to brief Europarliament's Committee
  • [11] Cyprus Church gives FAO campaign 9.000 CYP
  • [12] Papantoniou: Greece will back Cyprus militarily

  • [01] UN top envoy briefs big five - National Council meets

    0930:CYPPRESS:01

    UN top envoy briefs "big five" - National Council meets

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) -- As the island's political leadership meets today to assess the outcome of the UN-led direct talks, which started here in mid January, in New York UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, who has been conducting these discussions, is to brief the five permanent members of the Security Council.

    [02] Defence minister: Turkey strengthens its ocupation forces

    0940:CYPPRESS:02

    Defence Minister: Turkey strengthens its occupation forces

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) -- Cyprus Defence Minister Socratis Hasikos has revealed that the Turkish occupation forces have strengthened their military capability in Cyprus' northern areas by bringing illegally into the country an artillery battalion.

    "Last week Turkey brought into the country illegally an artillery battalion, comprising twelve 155 millimetre guns with a 30 kilometre range and a ship loaded with ammunition to back the battalion," Hasikos has said.

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1245:CYPPRESS:03

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    ‘uesday and Wednesday 26/2/2002 to 27/02/2002

    Fine weather with local cloud. Wind will be northwesterly moderate on Tuesday but slight to moderate on Wednesday. The state of sea will be moderate.

    Maximum temperatures: 17C inland and around 19C over coastal areas. Minimum temperatures: 8C inland and around 10C over coastal areas.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 28/02/2002 to 1/2/2002 Fine weather: Small increase in temperature is expected.

    Sea Temperature: 17 degrees C.

    CNA/GP/2002 ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1430:CYPPRESS:04
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 112,77 (-1,11) Traded Value CYP 1.320.238 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 694.200 463,82 (-1,16) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 388.977 127,06 (-1,42) Approved Investment Companies CYP 85.239 103,54 (-1,75) Insurance Companies CYP 21.585 38,79 (-4,86) Manufacturing Companies CYP 11.411 53,46 (-0,17) Tourism Companies CYP 124.668 80,70 (-4,78) Trading Companies CYP 49.057 28,53 (-0,80) Building and Cement Companies CYP 17.863 56,50 ( 1,07) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 18.149 6,70 (-1,03) Financial Services Companies CYP 130.533 23,87 (-1,49) Fish Culture Companies CYP 029 22,93 ( 2,87) Hotels CYP 81.500 69,00 (-1,10) Other Companies CYP 252.741 115,81 ( 0,10) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [05] Aznar to pay a three-hour visit to Cyprus

    1435:CYPPRESS:05

    Aznar to pay a three-hour visit to Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) - Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, who is currently President of the European Council, arrives here tomorrow for a three-hour visit, during which he will have a working lunch with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1515:CYPPRESS:06
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 25 (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 17 8 CLOUDY Larnaca 18 12 CLOUDY Limassol 18 13 FAIR Paphos 18 14 FAIR

    [07] National Council to continue consultations

    1520:CYPPRESS:07

    National Council to continue consultations

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) -- The National Council, the top advisory body to President Glafcos Clerides on the Cyprus question, began today discussions on the UN-led peace talks and will convene again Wednesday afternoon to continue its evaluation.

    [08] Lord Dholakia: EU gives direct talks a scope of advancement

    1720:CYPPRESS:08

    Lord Dholakia: EU gives direct talks a scope of advancement

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) -- British MP, Lord Dholakia, said here today that the EU itself would give a scope of advancement to the UN-led direct talks on Cyprus, held since 16 January, 2002, between Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    [09] Maurer: Cyprus' accession negotiations are progressing quite well

    1750:CYPPRESS:09

    Maurer: Cyprus' accession negotiations are progressing quite well

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA)- European Union Chief Negotiator with Cyprus, Leopold Maurer said here today Cyprus was progressing quite well in its accession negotiations, adding that the chapters of the acquis communautaire still remaining open for Cyprus are Taxation, Competition, Agriculture, Regional Policy and Financial and Budgetary Provisions.

    Maurer was speaking to the press after his meeting with Cyprus' Chief Negotiator with the EU George Vassiliou, who on his part said Cyprus' House of Representatives shows no delay in approving bills aiming at the country's harmonisation with the acquis communautaire, adding that the most important of these bills, that has not yet been approved, is the one concerning taxation.

    [10] Vassiliou to brief Europarliament's Committee

    1815:CYPPRESS:10

    Vassiliou to brief Europarliament's Committee

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) -- Cyprus' Chief Negotiator with the EU George Vassiliou leaves today for Brussels to meet with members of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Foreign and Security Policy Committee.

    [11] Cyprus Church gives FAO campaign 9.000 CYP

    1820:CYPPRESS:11

    Cyprus Church gives FAO campaign 9.000 CYP

    Nicosia, Feb 25 (CNA) - Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos today presented representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cyprus, Nourredine Kadra, with the amount of about nine thousand pounds (1 CY pound is trading at about 1,5 US dollars), which are the proceeds of a collection in Nicosia churches, to help the international food telemarathon organised by FAO.

    [12] Papantoniou: Greece will back Cyprus militarily

    2000:CYPPRESS:12

    Papantoniou: Greece will back Cyprus militarily

    Athens, Feb 25 (CNA) - Greek Defence Minister Yiannos Papantoniou has assured that Greece is determined to back the Republic of Cyprus in the military sector and stressed that securing Cyprus' accession to the European Union is the top national aim of his country.

    Speaking after a meeting with members of the Cyprus House of Representatives Defence Committee, Papantoniou said Athens was closely following developments in Nicosia and reiterated that "we are present, strong and supporters in the effort of the Cyprus people for the island's accession to the EU".

    Papantoniou added that with the Cypriot parliamentarians he discussed the face-to-face talks between President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, and reviewed the defence cooperation between Greece and Cyprus, through their joint defence pact.


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