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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-05-06

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Flow to and from occupied areas
  • [02] AHI delegation to visit Cyprus and Greece
  • [03] Cyprus Republic urges Ankara to reopen air corridors
  • [04] Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue to cross divide
  • [05] Relatives urge Greece to place issue of missing before EU
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Government promotes bill to amend vehicle regulations
  • [08] Cypriot journalists express solidarity with Sener Levent
  • [09] EANA-CNA seminar concludes
  • [10] Commission says developments not substitute for settlement
  • [11] Commission says developments not substitute for settlement CORRECTION
  • [12] Papadopoulos says developments not even near solution

  • [01] Flow to and from occupied areas

    0900:CYPPRESS:01

    Flow to and from occupied areas

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA)-- As the flow to and from the occupied areas continues, thousands of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots gather at designated check points along the ceasefire line to cross into the other side of the divide.

    By midnight a total of 2481 Turkish Cypriots had crossed into the government-controlled areas of the Republic after the easing of restrictions on free movement of Cypriots.

    [02] AHI delegation to visit Cyprus and Greece

    0905:CYPPRESS:02

    AHI delegation to visit Cyprus and Greece

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) --- A delegation representing the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) will visit Cyprus between 18-22 May and meet government officials and business leaders to discuss issues of mutual concern.

    [03] Cyprus Republic urges Ankara to reopen air corridors

    1225:CYPPRESS:03

    Cyprus Republic urges Ankara to reopen air corridors

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) The government has reiterated a proposal to Turkey to open air corridors used by civil aviation, which Ankara closed arbitrarily after its invasion of the island in the summer of 1974.

    [04] Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue to cross divide

    1335:CYPPRESS:04

    Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue to cross divide

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) - A total of 1,176 Turkish Cypriots had crossed into the government-controlled areas of the Republic by 12:00 local time today (09:00 GMT).

    According to a Police press release, 2,810 Greek Cypriots had crossed into the Turkish occupied areas by the same time today.

    [05] Relatives urge Greece to place issue of missing before EU

    1415:CYPPRESS:05

    Relatives urge Greece to place issue of missing before EU

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) - The Pancyprian Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons calls on the Greek presidency of the European Union to place before the EU the humanitarian issue of missing persons, in order to exert pressure on Turkey, which aspires to become a member of the block, and to stress that the pending for 29 years issue is a flagrant violation of human rights.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1420:CYPPRESS:06
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 91,50 ( 0,22) Traded Value CYP 695.789 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 374.910 368,47 ( 0,69) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 268.850 107,00 ( 0,11) Approved Investment Companies CYP 33.520 78,11 ( 1,24) Insurance Companies CYP 6.367 17,34 ( 0,81) Manufacturing Companies CYP 13.062 59,26 ( 1,84) Tourism Companies CYP 10.352 95,97 ( 0,56) Trading Companies CYP 24.658 18,68 (-0,69) Building and Cement Companies CYP 17.846 74,82 ( 0,81) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 6.013 3,05 ( 0,99) Financial Services Companies CYP 25.990 16,24 (-1,75) Fish Culture Companies CYP 259 13,03 (-2,83) Hotels CYP 21.900 43,98 ( 1,01) Other Companies CYP 108.942 83,42 (-0,81) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Government promotes bill to amend vehicle regulations

    1445:CYPPRESS:07

    Government promotes bill to amend vehicle regulations

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) - The Ministry of Communications and Works has submitted to the House of Representatives a bill amending vehicle regulations, to be passed urgently, so as to make possible the movement of Turkish Cypriot motorists in the government-controlled areas of the Republic.

    The draft law, which was discussed this morning at the House Communications Committee, provides for the issuing of temporary driving licenses to Turkish Cypriots and temporary road tax for their vehicles.

    [08] Cypriot journalists express solidarity with Sener Levent

    1455:CYPPRESS:08

    Cypriot journalists express solidarity with Sener Levent

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) -- As Turkish Cypriot journalist Sener Levent, persecuted by the Turkish Cypriot puppet regime, was again today denied access to the government controlled areas, his Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot colleagues marched from Ledra Palace check point into the UN-controlled buffer zone to express their solidarity with him and condemn the continuing inhuman behaviour by Ankara and the ocupation regime towards Levent.

    [09] EANA-CNA seminar concludes

    1645:CYPPRESS:09

    EANA-CNA seminar concludes

    Limassol, 6 May (CNA) -- Heads of 23 major European news agencies members of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) concluded a two-day seminar here today organised by the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), an EANA member.

    [10] Commission says developments not substitute for settlement

    1650:CYPPRESS:10

    Commission says developments not substitute for settlement

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) - Head of the European Commission delegation in Nicosia, Adriaan Van der Meer, said today that the EU welcomes the easing of restrictions on the free movement of persons and the Cypriot government's measures to support the Turkish Cypriots but noted that these developments could not substitute a comprehensive settlement.

    Speaking after a meeting with President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos, Van der Meer said the EU supports the resumption of talks to solve the Cyprus problem under UN auspices.

    [11] Commission says developments not substitute for settlement CORRECTION

    1755:CYPPRESS:10

    CORRECTED STORY

    Commission says developments not substitute for settlement

    Nicosia, May 6 (CNA) - Head of the European Commission delegation in Nicosia, Adriaan Van der Meer, said today that the EU welcomes the easing of restrictions on the free movement of persons and the Cypriot government's measures to support the Turkish Cypriots but noted that these developments could not substitute a comprehensive settlement.

    Speaking at a press conference, Van der Meer said the EU supports the resumption of talks to solve the Cyprus problem under UN auspices.

    [12] Papadopoulos says developments not even near solution

    1920:CYPPRESS:11

    Papadopoulos says developments not even near solution

    Rome, May 6 (CNA-ANA) - Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has said that what is happening in Cyprus over the past few days is important but does not constitute a solution of the Cyprus problem, not even a significant step in that direction.


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