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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-02-10

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN Secretary General: plan basis for negotiations
  • [02] CNA subscribers and associates
  • [03] Security Council briefed on Cyprus
  • [04] Boucher: we urge Cyprus parties to negotiate seriously
  • [05] Roger Briesch meets with Cyprus officials
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Turkish Cypriot NGOs support UN effort for a Cyprus settlement
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Harmonisation Coordinator meets Barbaso
  • [10] De Soto meets Papadopoulos
  • [11] Japan welcomes resumption of UN-led talks on Cyprus
  • [12] Papadopoulos offers thanks to Greece for Cyprus’ accession to EU
  • [13] Prodi to meet Marcos Kyprianou

  • [01] UN Secretary General: plan basis for negotiations

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    UN Secretary General: plan basis for negotiations

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 10 (CNA) -- Only hours before UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan is set to meet Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, he stressed that his peace proposal for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus is on the table and is the basis for negotiations.

    Speaking to the press after briefing the Security Council on his moves with regard to Cyprus, Annan said that the UN would accept any changes the two sides bring about to his plan with mutual consent.

    Annan will have a joint meeting with Papadopoulos and Denktash at 1600 (New York time) and prior to that he is to see them separately for 15 minutes.

    [02] CNA subscribers and associates

    [03] Security Council briefed on Cyprus

    0835:CYPPRESS:02

    Security Council briefed on Cyprus

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 10 (CNA) -- The Security Council gave last night its full backing to Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his attempt to resume negotiations on Cyprus, having been briefed by Annan on his invitation to the parties concerned for a meeting here today.

    Speaking after the briefing, which lasted barely ten minutes, Council President, China's permanent representative Guangya Wang said the 15 members were briefed about the invitation to the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides.

    All Council members that took the floor expressed full support to the Secretary-General.

    [04] Boucher: we urge Cyprus parties to negotiate seriously

    0850:CYPPRESS:03

    Boucher: we urge Cyprus parties to negotiate seriously

    By Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Feb 10 (CNA) -- The US urges the two sides in Cyprus to negotiate seriously during talks beginning today in New York under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, according to the State Department.

    Answering to questions State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher also said Secretary of State Colin Powel is personally involved in trying to support the efforts and had phone calls with Annan and his European counterparts on the issue.

    [05] Roger Briesch meets with Cyprus officials

    1440:CYPPRESS:05

    Roger Briesch meets with Cyprus officials

    Nicosia, Feb 10 (CNA) --- President of the European Economic and Social Committee Roger Briesch held here today separate meetings with Acting President of the Republic of Cyprus Aristos Chrysostomou and Acting President of the House of Representatives Costas Papacostas.

    Chrysostomou told the press after the meeting that Briesch expressed the wish once Cyprus talks resume to have a fruitful and successful result.

    During the meeting, Chrysostomou and Briesch exchanged views on the Cyprus problem, on the Intergovernmental Conference for the Future of Europe, as well as on matters concerning Cyprus' participation to the European Economic and Social Committee.

    Briesch was expected to receive today by Cyprus Minister of Labour and Social Insurance Iacovos Keravnos, the names of the six Cypriot delegates at the Committee, who will represent Cypriot workers, employers, farmers and consumers' unions.

    Chrysostomou said after the meeting ''Briesch expressed the wish, once negotiations for Cyprus resume, to succeed and bring good results''.

    Acting Cyprus President added that the Greek Cypriot side is willing to cooperate on the basis of the Annan peace plan to reach a functional and viable solution.

    He expressed hope that the Turkish side will negotiate on the substance of the Cyprus problem, but noted that the statements made by Turkish high-ranking officials are discouraging.

    CNA/AAR/MK/2004 ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 10 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,20 (-1,01) Traded Value CYP 836.408 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 625.707 358,92 (-1,07) FTSE Med 100 6.308,88 (-0,23) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 540.623 103,18 (-1,38) Approved Investment Companies CYP 28.123 72,88 (-0,40) Insurance Companies CYP 3.125 15,60 (-0,45) Manufacturing Companies CYP 12.108 56,43 (-0,56) Tourism Companies CYP 10.730 55,48 (-1,91) Trading Companies CYP 47.633 21,54 (-0,28) Building and Cement Companies CYP 1.782 68,45 (-0,94) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 42.144 3,24 (-1,52) Financial Services Companies CYP 15.583 10,78 ( 0,00) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 12,05 ( 1,86) Hotels CYP 5.803 36,06 (-0,63) Other Companies CYP 59.997 71,86 (-0,91) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Turkish Cypriot NGOs support UN effort for a Cyprus settlement

    1510:CYPPRESS:07

    Turkish Cypriot NGOs support UN effort for a Cyprus settlement

    Nicosia, Feb 10 (CNA) -- Turkish Cypriot ''non governmental'' organizations called on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to stick to his positions with regard to his renewed effort to resume negotiations for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1540:CYPPRESS:08
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 10 (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 9 CLOUDY Larnaca 17 10 CLOUDY Limassol 16 11 CLOUDY Paphos 17 12 CLOUDY

    [09] Harmonisation Coordinator meets Barbaso

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    Harmonisation Coordinator meets Barbaso

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 10 (CNA) Cyprus' Harmonisation Coordinator Takis Hadjidemetriou has expressed complete satisfaction over the results of his meeting today in Brussels with European Commission Director General for Enlargement Fabrizio Barbaso and his group.

    Todays meeting was the last prior to accession and was held with the participation of Cypriot bureaucrats and EU technocrats.

    [10] De Soto meets Papadopoulos

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    De Soto meets Papadopoulos

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 10 (CNA) UN Secretary-Generals Special Advisor for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto met Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos here Tuesday, in view of Kofi Annans meeting this afternoon with the leaders of the two communities on the island.

    Speaking after the hour-long meeting de Soto confirmed that the meetings with the Secretary-General are scheduled to take place this afteroon, with two brief separate meetings of Annan with Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash prior to their common meeting.

    [11] Japan welcomes resumption of UN-led talks on Cyprus

    1810:CYPPRESS:11

    Japan welcomes resumption of UN-led talks on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 10 (CNA) -- Japan has welcomed the resumption of the UN-led talks aiming at reaching a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus question and underlined that it expects that the leaders of the two communities on the island will not lose the historic opportunity to settle the Cyprus problem on the basis of the UN Secretary - General's plan.

    [12] Papadopoulos offers thanks to Greece for Cyprus’ accession to EU

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    Papadopoulos offers thanks to Greece for Cyprus accession to EU

    by Christa Nikolaou

    Nicosia, Feb 10 (CNA) President Tassos Papadopoulos underlined the historic significance of Cyprus accession to the European Union, noting that without Greeces help, it could not be achieved.

    [13] Prodi to meet Marcos Kyprianou

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    Prodi to meet Marcos Kyprianou

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 10 (CNA) European Commission President Romano Prodi will have a first meeting on Wednesday with Finance Minister Marcos Kyprianou, who was proposed by the Commission as the Republic's first EU Commissioner.


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