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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-03-13

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus to participate in Barcelona EU Summit
  • [02] Tributes for former Cyprus President Kyprianou
  • [03] Three days of mourning for former President Spyros Kyprianou
  • [04] President-Others sign book of condolences for former President
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] US Ambassador signs book of condolences for former President
  • [08] Israeli Ambassador:Sincere condolences on death of Kyprianou
  • [09] Russian Ambassador - Condolences on death of Kyprianou

  • [01] Cyprus to participate in Barcelona EU Summit

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    Cyprus to participate in Barcelona EU Summit

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides will participate in the European Union Council to be held on 15 and 16 March in Barcelona, at the invitation of the Spanish presidency.

    This is the first time ever the EU has invited the candidate countries to participate in its deliberations.

    [02] Tributes for former Cyprus President Kyprianou

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    Tributes for former Cyprus President Kyprianou

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNÁ) -- Tributes pour in from Greece for former Cyprus President Spyros Kyprianou, who died of cancer yesterday, at the age of 69.

    Greek President Kostis Stefanopoulos in his telegram of condolences to the wife of the deceased expresses deep sorrow for the death of Kyprianou and points out that from young age and until his death Kyprianou carried out a struggle for Cyprus and Hellenism and fought for the national interests, justice and peace.

    Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis expressed deep sorrow for the death of Kyprianou, adding that his long struggle, contribution and work for a just solution to the Cyprus problem have been decisive.

    [03] Three days of mourning for former President Spyros Kyprianou

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    Three days of mourning for former President Spyros Kyprianou

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) -- Ôhe Council of Ministers today declared three days of mourning for the death of former Cyprus President Spyros Kyprianou. Flags will fly at half mast at all government and school buildings.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou announced that President Glafcos Clerides and his ministers will attend the funeral tomorrow. President Clerides will deliver the funeral oration and lay a wreath on behalf of the government.

    The funeral will be held at 1300 local time (1100 GMT) at the Evangelistria church in Pallouriotissa, Nicosia. The primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos will officiate.

    The body of Kyprianou will lie in state in the church from 0900 hours. All government offices and schools will close at 1100 hours.

    The Council of Ministers observed a minute of silence at its morning meeting and devoted the session to arrangements for the period of mourning and the funeral of Kyprianou, who died yesterday afternoon of cancer, at age 69.

    President Clerides and the cabinet members went to the House of Representatives and signed a book of condolences.

    [04] President-Others sign book of condolences for former President

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    President - Others sign book of condolences for former President

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) -- As Cyprus is in mourning for the loss of one of its most distinguished political leaders, Spyros Kyprianou, politicians continue to pay tribute to the man who has left his indelible mark on the island's turbulent history and who led the country in its effort of reconstruction after the 1974 Turkish invasion.

    President Glafcos Clerides, House President Demetris Christofias, the primate of the Church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos and many politicians from the entire political spectrum, foreign diplomats as well as people from all walks of life signed a book of condolences, which opened today at the House of Representatives where Kyprianou served.

    "I am extremely saddened by the death of Spyros Kyprianou, we bid him farewell and we honour his contribution to his country as a foreign minister, House president and President of the Republic," President Clerides wrote in the book of condolences.

    Kyprianou died Tuesday of cancer at the age of 69. His funeral, at the state's expense, will take place Thursday at 1.00 pm (11.00 GMT).

    Christofias who took over from Kyprianou in June 2001 as House President was the first to sign the book.

    He announced that the House is suspending all activities today and tomorrow. He said the House plenary will hold an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon after the funeral to honour its former speaker.

    "We are deeply distressed by his death. He was a fighter, he always defended his country's interests and fought vigorously for Cyprus' freedom," Christofias said.

    Archbishop Chrysostomos said Kyprianou is the man who "really fought right from the start for the freedom of our land from Turkish occupation."

    Kyprianou succeeded the late president, Archbishop Makarios III, when he died in August 1977, only three years after Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island's northern areas. Kyprianou served as president for the next decade and saw Cyprus perform what many have since call "an economic miracle" which helped the country get back on its feet after the devastating blow of the invasion.

    "We owe sincere gratitude to Kyprianou for all his efforts," Chrysostomos said.

    Nicos Anastasiades, leader of the Democratic Rally (DISI), said that Kyprianou paid the political price for his beliefs.

    "On many occasions we exchanged bitter words with him but never with bad feelings or intentions. He has proved to us how human, consistent and right he was with his associates, when we cooperated with him in the political arena," he said.

    Kyprianou's long time associate honorary leader of the Social Democratic Movement Vassos Lyssarides said "he will stay in our memories as the man who remained faithful to the principles he believed were just and right for a solution of the Cyprus problem."

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 117.14 (-1,30) Traded Value CYP 1.602.550 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 816.810 490,77 (-0,93) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 430.007 134,55 (-0,58) Approved Investment Companies CYP 137.426 105,19 (-1,67) Insurance Companies CYP 10.961 39,73 (-1,93) Manufacturing Companies CYP 26.569 58,40 (-0,76) Tourism Companies CYP 112.710 80,03 (-0,56) Trading Companies CYP 44.531 28,46 (-2,37) Building and Cement Companies CYP 7.115 54,32 (-1,54) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 12.625 7,50 (-1,06) Financial Services Companies CYP 214.533 23,92 (-2,92) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 20,47 ( 1,29) Hotels CYP 154.293 72,34 (-1,71) Other Companies CYP 298.346 119.24 (-1,76) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 13 (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 20 8 CLOUDY Larnaca 21 9 CLOUDY Limassol 21 13 FAIR Paphos 20 11 CLOUDY

    [07] US Ambassador signs book of condolences for former President

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    US Ambassador signs book of condolences for former President

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) -- US Ambassador Donald Bandler signed a book of condolences, which opened here today at the House of Representatives in memory of former President of the Republic and House President Spyros Kyprianou, who died yesterday of cancer, aged 69.

    "He worked hard on behalf of his country and his dedication to public service will be his lasting legacy. He will be missed," Bandler notes in a telegram he sent to Kyprianous family on behalf of the Americans and the Cypriots who work at the US embassy in Nicosia.

    [08] Israeli Ambassador:Sincere condolences on death of Kyprianou

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    Israeli Ambassador: Sincere condolences on death of Kyprianou.

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) -- Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus, Michael Eligal expressed his sincere condolences to the family of former President of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou on their sad loss.

    [09] Russian Ambassador - Condolences on death of Kyprianou

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    Russian Ambassador - Condolences on death of Kyprianou

    Nicosia, Mar 13 (CNA) -- Russian Ambassador in Nicosia, Vladimir Pavlinov expressed "profound sorrow and grief" for the "tragic loss" of former President of the Republic and House President Spyros Kyprianou, who died Tuesday.


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