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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-03-19

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Europarliament Committee approves Cyprus' accession
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] UN inspectors waiting for instructions in Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus Airways suspends flights to Gulf
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Cyprus should not become a launch pad in war against Iraq
  • [07] US asks Cyprus to use airspace, says Foreign Minister
  • [08] Christofias to participate in Brussels summit
  • [09] European Parliament draft resolution on Cyprus' EU accession
  • [10] British Bases in Cyprus important in preparing for war

  • [01] Europarliament Committee approves Cyprus' accession

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    Europarliament committee approves Cyprus' accession

    Nicosia, Mar 19 (CNA) -- The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has given the green light to Cyprus' accession to the European Union, adopting with an overwhelming majority (57 votes in favour, one against and two abstentions) a recommendation to this effect by Jacques Poos, Cyprus rapporteur.

    Foreign Minister George Iacovou welcomed the outcome of today's vote, saying it signaled the end result of Cyprus' long course towards EU membership, which he said should be completed successfully.

    ''This is the best result any of the ten acceding countries has managed to get,'' the Minister said, adding that ''today's opinion by the Committee is an indication of the final outcome with regard to our accession.''

    Today the Committee examined all ten reports on the acceding countries in separate discussions. The plenary of the European Parliament will issue its opinion on the accession of all ten nations seeking EU membership in early April.

    The Foreign Minister said that Cyprus is examining all possibilities in connection with the completion of its accession course but noted that there is optimism that this course will end successfully with the country officially joining the EU in May 2004, as agreed last December at the EU Copenhagen summit.

    Poos' recommendation on Cyprus was incorporated in a general report on enlargement, by Elmar Brok, Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, which will be referred to the plenary of the European Parliament.

    This report incorporates the recommendations to the Parliament by the rapporteurs dealing with all ten acceding countries.

    Jacques Poos said he was pleased with today's developments and noted that today's vote preempts the outcome of the final opinion the Parliament will issue on 8 and 9 April.

    In his report on Cyprus Poos said that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and his entourage have a big responsibility for the deadlock in the UN-led peace talks aiming at a comprehensive settlement. The talks collapsed early last week in The Hague and Secretary General Kofi Annan announced the end of this attempt to find a negotiated settlement before Cyprus signs the Accession Treaty in mid April.

    The report also notes that the government of the Republic of Cyprus is the only legitimate government on the island, adding that no other state apart from Turkey recognises the breakaway Turkish Cypriot regime in northern occupied Cyprus.

    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 19 (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 16 8 CLOUDY Larnaca 18 7 FAIR Limassol 17 10 FAIR Paphos 16 10 CLOUDY

    [03] UN inspectors waiting for instructions in Cyprus

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    UN inspectors waiting for instructions in Cyprus

    Larnaca, Mar 19 (CNA) -- UN weapons inspectors and humanitarian personnel left Iraq with a sense of sadness and are now waiting for instructions as to their future.

    Hiro Ueki, spokesman for the inspectors, said many members of personnel are in Cyprus and others in Jordan.

    [04] Cyprus Airways suspends flights to Gulf

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    Cyprus Airways suspends flights to Gulf

    Nicosia, Mar 19 (CNA) - Cyprus Airways has suspended all flights to ‘he Gulf in view of war on Iraq and has made some changes to flights to the Middle East. These measures will be in effect until Sunday, when the air carrier will review its position and may cancel more flights.

    Cyprus Airways Chairman Charis Loizides briefed Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lillikas today on the company's measures.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 19 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 82,26 (-0,01) Traded Value CYP 643.080 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 285.287 308,98 (-0,17) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 214.277 88,88 ( 0,12) Approved Investment Companies CYP 23.937 73,28 (-0,07) Insurance Companies CYP 1.801 17,01 ( 0,00) Manufacturing Companies CYP 9.347 58,25 (-0,94) Tourism Companies CYP 5.136 85,77 (-1,83) Trading Companies CYP 8.567 17,86 (-1,60) Building and Cement Companies CYP 2.613 71,82 (-0,87) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 3.835 2,77 (-0,36) Financial Services Companies CYP 36.091 15,53 ( 2,98) Fish Culture Companies CYP 2.132 9,85 (-13,90) Hotels CYP 10.604 42,76 (-0,47) Other Companies CYP 132.817 79,35 ( 1,13) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Cyprus should not become a launch pad in war against Iraq

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    Cyprus should not become a launch pad in war against Iraq

    Nicosia, Mar 19 (CNA) - Cyprus does not wish to become a launch pad during a war against Iraq and any facilities offered by the Republic should be granted only for humanitarian purposes, Defence Minister Kyriakos Mavronicolas said here today.

    [07] US asks Cyprus to use airspace, says Foreign Minister

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    US asks Cyprus to use airspace, says Foreign Minister

    Nicosia, Mar 19 (CNA) The United States has asked the Republic of Cyprus to extend an agreement on terrorism, which included opening up its airspace and ports to US use, during its imminent conflict with Iraq, Foreign Minister George Iacovou has said.

    [08] Christofias to participate in Brussels summit

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    Christofias to participate in Brussels summit

    by Gregoris Savva

    Brussels, Mar 19 (CNA) - President of the House of Representatives and Acting President of the Republic Demetris Christofias will be flying to Brussels tomorrow to take part in a European Council meeting with the ten acceding and three candidate for accession to the EU countries.

    Christofias will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Minister Georgios Iacovou and Minister of Finance Markos Kyprianou.

    [09] European Parliament draft resolution on Cyprus' EU accession

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    European Parliament draft resolution on Cyprus' EU accession

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 19 (CNA) - The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has approved a draft resolution, which if adopted, will read that the European Parliament gives its assent to Cyprus' application to join the European Union.

    [10] British Bases in Cyprus important in preparing for war

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    British Bases in Cyprus important in preparing for war

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Mar 19 (CNA) - The British military bases in Cyprus are of strategic importance in relation to the preparations for war against Iraq and war in general, a spokesman for the British Ministry of Defence said today.


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