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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-02-17

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Green/EFA Group welcome breakthrough in Cyprus negotiations
  • [02] EU Commissioner urges Cyprus' political leaders to seize opportunities
  • [03] UN top envoy on Cyprus meets top EU officials
  • [04] New SISCO General Manager
  • [05] Labour Minister announces members of EESC
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Papandreou to keep in touch with Annan on Cyprus
  • [08] Spokesman: Greek Cypriot side optimistic about talks
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [10] Verheugen and de Soto discuss Cyprus in Brussels
  • [11] 1000 signatures for the return of Parthenon Marbles
  • [12] De Soto arrives in Cyprus in view of Thursday's peace talks

  • [01] Green/EFA Group welcome breakthrough in Cyprus negotiations

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    Green/EFA Group welcome breakthrough in Cyprus negotiations

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 16 (CNA) The Green/EFA Group in the European Parliament today welcomed the breakthrough in negotiations on the reunification of Cyprus reached under the auspices of UN General Secretary Kofi Annan.

    [02] EU Commissioner urges Cyprus' political leaders to seize opportunities

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    EU Commissioner urges Cyprus' political leaders to seize opportunities

    Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) -- ''Now is the time for Cyprus political leaders to seize the opportunities so that a united island can join the EU on 1 May and share in the benefits of EU membership'', EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Taxation Frits Bolkestein said here yesterday.

    Speaking during a gathering on ''Making the Most of the Internal Market after Enlargement'', Bolkestein said that over the coming weeks the worlds attention will be focussed on Cyprus and urged ''all parties concerned to do their utmost to engage constructively in the talks now underway under the aegis of the United Nations Secretary General so that a united island can join the EU on 1 May.''

    [03] UN top envoy on Cyprus meets top EU officials

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    UN top envoy on Cyprus meets top EU officials

    Brussels, Feb 17 (CNA) -- Alvaro de Soto, UN Secretary General's special envoy on Cyprus, continues meetings with top European officials en route from New York to Cyprus where intensive negotiations on the re-unification of the island are due to resume on Thursday, 19 February.

    Today he will hold meetings today in Brussels with enlargement commissioner Guenter Verheugen and Director of the office of EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana. Yesterday he held talks in Dublin with Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern whose country holds the rotating EU presidency.

    [04] New SISCO General Manager

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    New SISCO General Manager

    [05] Labour Minister announces members of EESC

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    Labour Minister announces members of EESC

    Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus Labour and Social Insurance Minister Iakovos Keravnos announced here today the six Cypriot representatives to the European Economic and Social Committee, whose term in office will expire in 2006.

    ''I believe they will contribute in a decisive manner to building a solid bridge between the EU and civil society in Cyprus,'' the minister said, adding that the appointments prove the government's adherence to EU institutions and the acquis communautaire.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 17 (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 13 6 CLOUDY Larnaca 18 9 CLOUDY Limassol 17 10 CLOUDY Paphos 17 9 CLOUDY

    [07] Papandreou to keep in touch with Annan on Cyprus

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    Papandreou to keep in touch with Annan on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) - Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece and newly-elected President of socialist PASOK movement George Papandreou revealed here today that he spoke over the telephone with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who asked him to keep in touch and noted that he was ready to contribute substantively to efforts to reach a settlement of the Cyprus problem.

    Speaking after a meeting in Nicosia with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos, Papandreou said the fundamental principles of the EU were the same for each country, noting that it was positive that the EU was involved in efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

    [08] Spokesman: Greek Cypriot side optimistic about talks

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    Spokesman: Greek Cypriot side optimistic about talks

    Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) -- The Greek Cypriot sides will go to Thursday's peace talks with the Turkish Cypriot side in an optimistic mood, seeking to find a functional and viable solution and not a fragile, to ensure that the country does not face any new adventures, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said here today.

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 91,78 ( 1,07) Traded Value CYP 3.391.652 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 2.251.093 400,08 ( 1,43) FTSE Med 100 6.410,51 ( 0,49) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 1.996.387 115,82 ( 2,10) Approved Investment Companies CYP 196.754 78,74 (-0,04) Insurance Companies CYP 14.267 17,24 ( 1,47) Manufacturing Companies CYP 44.639 59,34 ( 0,73) Tourism Companies CYP 14.013 57,86 ( 1,99) Trading Companies CYP 78.004 23,89 ( 0,55) Building and Cement Companies CYP 46.028 71,92 (-0,57) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 34.183 3,46 ( 0,87) Financial Services Companies CYP 116.216 11,55 ( 0,00) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 12,34 ( 4,67) Hotels CYP 16.404 37,45 ( 0,08) Other Companies CYP 187.528 75,20 (-0,75) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [10] Verheugen and de Soto discuss Cyprus in Brussels

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    Verheugen and de Soto discuss Cyprus in Brussels

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 17 (CNA) - European Commissioner for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen said today that a Cyprus solution was closer than ever, noting that the EU supports UN efforts to reach a settlement by offering experts and experience.

    [11] 1000 signatures for the return of Parthenon Marbles

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    1000 signatures for the return of Parthenon Marbles

    Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) -- One thousand signatures from Cyprus' political, religious and cultural life have been collected by the cultural office of left wing AKEL party as part of an initiative to urge UNESCO ask for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain to Greece.

    [12] De Soto arrives in Cyprus in view of Thursday's peace talks

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    De Soto arrives in Cyprus in view of Thursday's peace talks

    Nicosia, Feb 17 (CNA) - The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto arrives here tonight, in view of the resumption of stalled peace talks on February 19.


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