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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-02-05

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Annan invites leaders to resume talks in NY on 10 February
  • [02] Boucher: both sides to commit to UN SG for talks
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] Coordinator: A change in mentality for EU harmonisation
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Kinnock says Commission would be happy to facilitate Cyprus peace talks
  • [08] UEN President: Cyprus settlement at all costs would be wrong
  • [09] President Papadopoulos: this is a crucial period
  • [10] National Council to meet Saturday
  • [11] Foreign Minister: National Council to decide
  • [12] Straw: Cyprus reunification prior EU accession still within reach

  • [01] Annan invites leaders to resume talks in NY on 10 February

    0830:CYPPRESS:01

    Annan invites leaders to resume talks in NY on 10 February

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 5 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has invited the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to resume talks on 10 February in New York on the basis of his plan.

    According to a statement attributed to Annan and issued on Wednesday, the objective of the negotiations would be to put a completed text to referenda in April 2004, in time for a reunited Cyprus to accede to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

    In his letters, the Secretary-General has appealed to the leaders to summon the political will needed to bring about a result in the short time available.

    The statement is as follows:

    The Secretary General wrote today to the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders inviting them to come to New York on 10 February 2004 to resume negotiations on the basis of his plan.

    The objective of the negotiations would be to put a completed text to referenda in April 2004, in time for a reunited Cyprus to accede to the European Union on 1 May 2004.

    The Secretary-General has also written to the Prime Ministers of Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom asking them to have representatives on hand in New York on that occasion.

    [02] Boucher: both sides to commit to UN SG for talks

    0835:CYPPRESS:02

    Boucher: both sides to commit to UN SG for talks

    By Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Feb 5 (CNA) -- The US expects from both sides in Cyprus a commitment to the UN Secretary General that they would meet his requirements and resume discussions for a Cyprus settlement, according to the State Department.

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1130:CYPPRESS:03

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) - The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 06/02/2004 to 07/02/2004 -------------------- FRIDAY: ------- Weather: Medium and high cloud. Ground frost over the highest mountainous areas.

    Wind: South westerly to westerly gentle to moderate wind.

    Sea State: Slight to moderate.

    Temperature: Max/Min temperature 17/7C inland, 19/9C over the coastal areas and 6/0C over the high mountainous areas

    SATURDAY: --------- Weather: Mainly fine. Ground frost over the highest mountainous areas.

    Wind: Northeast to southeast gentle to moderate wind. Sea state slight to moderate.

    State of sea: Slight to moderate.

    Temperature: Max/Min Temperature 18/8C inland, 20/9C over the coastal areas and 7/1C over the high mountainous areas.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 08/02/2004 to 09/02/2004 ------------------------------ Mainly fine with gradual increase in temperature

    [04] Coordinator: A change in mentality for EU harmonisation

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    Coordinator: A change in mentality for EU harmonisation

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) -- Coordinator for Harmonization Takis Hadjidemetriou said here today that Cyprus has achieved a high level of alignment with the acquis communautaire and will continue to be among the leading accession countries.

    In his address at a seminar on Industrial Pollution and Management of Petroleum Waster'' organised by the British Council and the British High Commission at the Cyprus International Conference Centre,

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 05 (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 15 8 FAIR Larnaca 16 10 CLOUDY Limassol 17 9 CLOUDY Paphos 17 9 FAIR

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    1530:CYPPRESS:06

    Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:

    CSE General Index 86,50 ( 2,57)

    Traded Value CYP 2.403.096

    FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 1.366.616 368,79 ( 2,64) FTSE Med 100 6.268.43 ( 0,25)

    Sectoral Indices

    Banks CYP 1.266.920 106,85 ( 3,61) Approved Investment Companies CYP 81.340 74,29 ( 1,61) Insurance Companies CYP 7.460 16,04 ( 2,04) Manufacturing Companies CYP 16.409 58,09 ( 0,54) Tourism Companies CYP 13.768 57,27 ( 1,17) Trading Companies CYP 13.690 21,49 ( 1,27) Building and Cement Companies CYP 17.673 69,42 ( 1,85) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 7.327 3,31 ( 1,53) Financial Services Companies CYP 24.462 11,04 ( 2,79) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 12,12 (-0,74) Hotels CYP 722.740 36,97 ( 1,57) Other Companies CYP 104.164 73,17 ( 2,15)

    * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Kinnock says Commission would be happy to facilitate Cyprus peace talks

    1545:CYPPRESS:07

    Kinnock says Commission would be happy to facilitate Cyprus peace talks

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) European Commission Vice President Neil Kinnock said the Commission would be happy to facilitate in any way it can the Cyprus peace talks which are expected to resume but it would under no circumstances interfere or try to direct the affairs.

    [08] UEN President: Cyprus settlement at all costs would be wrong

    1605:CYPRESS:08

    UEN President: Cyprus settlement at all costs would be wrong

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) -- President of the Union for Europe of the Nations (UEN) group Charles Pasqua has expressed the belief that it would be wrong for the Cyprus problem to be solved at all costs before May 1st, when the island formally joins the Union.

    ''We expressed to our interlocutors our view that a bad agreement would be the worst thing that could happen. If time is necessary, there should be time for the problem to be solved properly with the agreement of both sides'', Pasqua said, speaking through an interpreter.

    [09] President Papadopoulos: this is a crucial period

    1650:CYPPRESS:09

    President Papadopoulos: this is a crucial period

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has described ''crucial'' the current period with regard to the question of Cyprus and efforts to resume the UN-led stalled peace talks.

    [10] National Council to meet Saturday

    1730:CYPPRESS:10

    National Council to meet Saturday

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) -- The National Council, the top advisory body to President Tassos Papadopoulos on the Cyprus problem, will meet on Saturday, the President announced here today.

    ''The Council will meet Saturday morning at 1000 to assess the letter UN Secretary General has sent me,'' the President told the press.

    [11] Foreign Minister: National Council to decide

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    Foreign Minister: National Council to decide on course of action

    Nicosia, Feb 5 (CNA) -- The government is assessing the contents of a letter Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has received from the UN Secretary General with regard to the Cyprus peace process, Cyprus Foreign Minister Georgios Iacovou has said.

    [12] Straw: Cyprus reunification prior EU accession still within reach

    2020:CYPPRESS:12

    Straw: Cyprus reunification prior EU accession still within reach

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Feb 5 (CNA) --- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw stressed today that the prize of accession to the EU by a reunited Cyprus this May is still within reach.


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