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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-03-06

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] French Senate delegation visits Cyprus
  • [02] Cyprus can contribute substantially to security in EU
  • [03] Cyprus accession will happen, says French MP
  • [04] Spokesman: we are not at a diplomatic war with the US
  • [05] Spokesman: Turkish allegations on defence outrageous
  • [06] EU countries best trade partners of Cyprus
  • [07] EU Enlargement Commissioner arrives Thursday
  • [08] UN Iraq rapporteur hopes for constructive dialogue with Baghdad
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [10] Cyprus - Ireland to sign cooperation agreement
  • [11] Spokesman criticises Turkey regarding Euro2008
  • [12] Papapetrou welcomes Turkish stance on Cyprus' EU accession
  • [13] Search and rescue operations in Cyprus no concern of Turkey
  • [14] Rouviere: Cyprus will successfully complete remaining stages of EU accession

  • [01] French Senate delegation visits Cyprus

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    French Senate delegation visits Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) - A five-member delegation of the France-Cyprus Friendship Group in the French Senate arrives here today for an official visit.

    [02] Cyprus can contribute substantially to security in EU

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    Cyprus can contribute substantially to security in EU

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- When Cyprus becomes a full member of the European Union will be able to contribute substantially to the wider sector of security.

    [03] Cyprus accession will happen, says French MP

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    "Cyprus accession will happen" says French MP

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- Vice-President of the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly Maurice Ligot expressed here today the belief that a strong European Union would also strengthen Cyprus' position.

    [04] Spokesman: we are not at a diplomatic war with the US

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    Spokesman: we are not at a diplomatic war with the US

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- The US has an important and decisive role to play at this juncture of the peace effort on Cyprus, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today, dismissing press suggestions that Nicosia has declared a diplomatic war against Washington, following the publication of a State Department report on human rights in Cyprus.

    [05] Spokesman: Turkish allegations on defence outrageous

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    Spokesman: Turkish allegations on defence "outrageous"

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has described as "outrageous" unsubstantiated allegations in the Turkish press that Cyprus is trying to buy attack helicopters, Russian T-80 tanks, combat vehicles, Mirage fighters and has boosted its defence budget to 2,5 billion dollars.

    [06] EU countries best trade partners of Cyprus

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    EU countries best trade partners of Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA)--- European Union countries absorbed more than fifty per cent of Cyprus' exports and supplied the island with half of its imports, during January-October 2001.

    [07] EU Enlargement Commissioner arrives Thursday

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    EU Enlargement Commissioner arrives Thursday

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- European Union Commissioner responsible for enlargement Gunter Verheugen arrives here Thursday for what has been described as a very important visit, as UN-led peace talks are taking place with a view to finding a comprehensive settlement before Cyprus accedes to the Union.

    He will meet with President Glafcos Clerides "to discuss the enlargement process and to be briefed on the ongoing UN-led direct talks between the two communities," a press release, issued here today by the delegation of the EU Commission in Nicosia, said.

    [08] UN Iraq rapporteur hopes for constructive dialogue with Baghdad

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    UN Iraq rapporteur hopes for constructive dialogue with Baghdad

    by Maria Myles

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- There is a good chance that the UN and Iraq will engage in a constructive dialogue, special rapporteur for Iraq for the UN Commission for Human Rights, Ambassador Andreas Mavrommatis believes, following his first ever visit to the country since his appointment in December 1999.

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 117.86 ( 1,34) Traded Value CYP 3.215.692 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 1.774.251 489,44 ( 1,32) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 1.115.383 133,07 ( 1,89) Approved Investment Companies CYP 153.149 108,44 (-0,11) Insurance Companies CYP 17.464 40,74 (-0,27) Manufacturing Companies CYP 29.682 57,34 ( 1,70) Tourism Companies CYP 107.705 83,49 (-0,51) Trading Companies CYP 70.289 29,32 ( 0,48) Building and Cement Companies CYP 1.920 54,44 ( 0,91) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 102.456 7,29 ( 2,53) Financial Services Companies CYP 340.690 24,96 ( 1,88) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 21,81 ( 2,54) Hotels CYP 298.965 73,82 ( 1,61) Other Companies CYP 706.914 120,21 ( 0,64) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [10] Cyprus - Ireland to sign cooperation agreement

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    Cyprus - Éreland to sign cooperation agreement

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Ireland are set to sign a cooperation agreement to fight organised crime, drug trafficking and money laundering.

    [11] Spokesman criticises Turkey regarding Euro2008

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    Spokesman criticises Turkey regarding Euro 2008

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA)--Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou today criticised the Turkish Prime Minister for attempting to include the illegal Turkish Cypriot regime, in Turkish occupied Cyprus, in the EURO 2008.

    [12] Papapetrou welcomes Turkish stance on Cyprus' EU accession

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    Papapetrou welcomes Turkish stance on Cyprus' EU accession

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has welcomed remarks by Turkish Foreign Minister that Ankara has for the first time acknowledged the European Union decision to accept Cyprus in its ranks, with or without a political settlement.

    The spokesman also said that the government has been informed that there is nothing that could block the country's accession, a view that Turkey seems to have finally understood.

    [13] Search and rescue operations in Cyprus no concern of Turkey

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    Search and rescue operations in Cyprus no concern of Turkey

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA)---Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today the transfer of authority for search and rescue operations in the area of Cyprus, from Britain to the Republic of Cyprus does not concern the Turkish government.

    He was commenting on an announcement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry which has protested the transfer of authority claiming that it constitutes a clear violation of the 1960 agreements (which established the Republic of Cyprus) as well as violation of the laws and practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

    [14] Rouviere: Cyprus will successfully complete remaining stages of EU accession

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    Rouviere: Cyprus will complete remaining stages of EU accession

    Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) - Cyprus will have to complete successfully the remaining stages in its accession course before it joins the European Union, Chairman of the France-Cyprus Friendship Group at the French Senate, Senator Andre Rouviere, said here today, and expressed the conviction that "this will happen without any problem".


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