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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-05-15

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Turkish Cypriots flood government-controlled areas
  • [02] US President wants Cyprus solution based on UN plan
  • [03] Government denounces showing of passports
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] EU process overriding factor in Cyprus, says Turkish Cypriot
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Government condemns incidents at Morfou, Athienou
  • [08] Spokesman: court decisions must be executed
  • [09] Cyprus International Fair to open on 23 May until 1st June
  • [10] Cox: Europe has to respond to "extraordinary move" in Cyprus
  • [11] EP condemns Turkish government for violation of human rights
  • [12] Iacovou criticises flouting of ECHR decisions

  • [01] Turkish Cypriots flood government-controlled areas

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    Turkish Cypriots flood government-controlled areas

    Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) -- More Turkish Cypriots crossed Wednesday into the southern government-controlled part of Cyprus than Greek Cypriots visiting the northern Turkish-occupied areas.

    [02] US President wants Cyprus solution based on UN plan

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    US President wants Cyprus solution based on UN plan

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, May 15 (CNA) -- US President George Bush has said that a political settlement in Cyprus should be based on a UN peace proposal which he described as ''fair and balanced''.

    The US President welcomed the partial lifting of restrictions on free movement to and from the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus, which were imposed by the illegal Turkish Cypriot regime after the 1974 Turkish invasion.

    [03] Government denounces showing of passports

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    Government denounces showing of passports

    Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government, through its Spokesman, Kypros Chrisostomides, has denounced once again the illegal regimes demand that Greek Cypriots show their passports to cross to the Turkish-occupied areas of the Republic.

    Chrisostomides said the pressure would continue on the regime until the illegality stops.

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 87,28 (-0,85) Traded Value CYP 462.806 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 244.862 346,62 (-0,81) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 204.906 100,48 (-0,96) Approved Investment Companies CYP 41.056 73,95 (-1,00) Insurance Companies CYP 3.055 16,03 (-2,49) Manufacturing Companies CYP 3.817 57,55 (-0,09) Tourism Companies CYP 11.705 92,78 (-1,27) Trading Companies CYP 4.721 18,61 ( 0,59) Building and Cement Companies CYP 4.622 73,68 (-1,10) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.759 2,89 (-1,70) Financial Services Companies CYP 15.443 15,50 (-2,21) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 12 55 (00000) Hotels CYP 2.429 42,55 (-0,65) Other Companies CYP 33.284 79,96 (-0,67) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [05] EU process overriding factor in Cyprus, says Turkish Cypriot

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    EU process overriding factor in Cyprus, says Turkish Cypriot

    Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) -- The President of the Turkish Cypriot Businessmen Association (ISAD) Osdil Nami has indicated that for the first time the long-term interests of Greek and Turkish Cypriots, Greece and Turkey coincide and this is a direct result of the European Union enlargement process, which includes Cyprus.

    He also said that recent developments on the island are no substitute for a political settlement, which has to be found on the basis of a UN proposal put forward by Secretary General Kofi Annan.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 15 (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 34 15 CLOUDY Larnaca 28 16 CLOUDY Limassol 28 20 FAIR Paphos 27 15 FAIR

    [07] Government condemns incidents at Morfou, Athienou

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    Government condemns incidents at Morfou, Athienou

    Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) The Denktash regime in the occupied town of Morfou interrupted a prayer on Thursday, which Metropolitan Morfou Neofytos was conducting in the occupied church of Agios Mamantos and asked him to leave, together with Greek Cypriot worshippers.

    The incident was condemned by the government, which said the illegality continues on the part of the Denktash regime with various actions including the illegal apprehension of Greek Cypriots.

    [08] Spokesman: court decisions must be executed

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    Spokesman: Court decisions must be executed

    Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) -- The government considers ''absurd and illegal'' a suggestion by the Turkish Cypriot regime to set up ''courts'' in occupied Cyprus to handle property claims by Greek Cypriots.

    Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides suggested that such ideas should be rejected by the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights as legally invalid.

    [09] Cyprus International Fair to open on 23 May until 1st June

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    Cyprus International Fair to open on 23 May until 1st June

    Nicosia, May 15 (CNA) The Cyprus State Fairs Authority, which is gearing up to open its gate to the public for the 28th Cyprus International Fair on 23 May, is fully prepared and ready to utilize the new challenges of the accession of Cyprus to the European Union.

    Chairman of the Cyprus State Fairs Authority, Iacovos Demetriou in a press conference here Thursday said President Tassos Papadopoulos will formally open the fair on Thursday 22 May in the presence of dignitaries. The fair will open the next day to the public until 1st June.

    [10] Cox: Europe has to respond to "extraordinary move" in Cyprus

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    Cox: Europe has to respond to extraordinary move in Cyprus

    By Nicos Markides Strasbourg, May 15 (CNA) European Parliament President, Pat Cox, described the ease of restrictions in the freedom of movement in Cyprus as an extraordinary move noting that Europe has to respond to the peoples revolution.

    Asked by CNA in Strasbourg, after the inauguration of Lycee Marie Curie, to comment on the expectations of the Cyprus people for a European initiative to solve the Cyprus problem, Cox replied:

    [11] EP condemns Turkish government for violation of human rights

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    EP condemns Turkish government for violation of human rights

    By Nicos Markides

    Strasbourg, May 15 (CNA) The European Parliament calls on the Turkish government to take concrete measures to prove its commitment for respect of human rights and to review its legislation with a view to guaranteeing the protection of democracy, transparency and human rights in Turkey.

    At the same time, it expresses shock at the raid carried out by members of the Anti-Terror Forces, accompanied by the Prosecutor of the Ankara State Security Court, against the headquarters and the branch office of the Human Rights Association (IHD) in Ankara on 6 May 2003 and called on the Turkish authorities to clarify immediately the reasons for this action.

    [12] Iacovou criticises flouting of ECHR decisions

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    Iacovou criticises flouting of ECHR decisions

    By Nicos Markides Strasbourg, May 15 (CNA) The implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) constitutes the basis of the credibility and effectiveness of the Council of Europe (CoE) in its entirety, Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou said.


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