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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-03-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN optimistic overCyprus talks
  • [02] Bush to Karamanlis: need for cooperation on Cyprus
  • [03] Papadopoulos: Turkish side applies usual tactics at talks
  • [04] First biocommunal philatelic exhibition opens
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Cyprus President sees increased Turkish intransigence
  • [08] Cyprus Foreign Minister: agreement ratification by Turkey necessary
  • [09] EPP leader hopes for Cyprus solution before May 1st
  • [10] Finance Minister participates in ECOFIN meeting
  • [11] Cyprus Airways official carrier of British Paraolympic athletes
  • [12] UN sets April 20 as date for Cyprus referenda

  • [01] UN optimistic overCyprus talks

    0820:CYPPRESS:01

    UN optimistic over Cyprus talks

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Mar 9 (CNA) -- The United Nations hopes that the negotiations for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem based on the Secretary-Generals plan will conclude successfully.

    [02] Bush to Karamanlis: need for cooperation on Cyprus

    0835:CYPPRESS:02

    Bush to Karamanlis: need for cooperation on Cyprus

    By Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Mar 9 (CNA) -- In a letter congratulating newly-elected Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, US President George Bush is expected to reaffirm the continuation of excellent relations between Washington and Athens.

    Sources in Washington told CNA that in his letter to be sent to Karamanlis, the US President will stress the need for cooperation between the two countries in order to reach a solution to the Cyprus problem based on the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's plan so as to allow a united Cyprus to become an EU member by 1 May 2004.

    [03] Papadopoulos: Turkish side applies usual tactics at talks

    1210:CYPPRESS:03

    Papadopoulos: Turkish side applies usual tactics at talks

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos believes that the Turkish side is applying its usual tactics at the negotiating table by upgrading its demands only to relinquish some of them to look as if it is making concessions.

    [04] First biocommunal philatelic exhibition opens

    1300:CYPPRESS:04

    First Biocommunal Philatelic exhibition opens

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) -- The first philatelic exhibition by Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots opened last night as philatelists from both communities stressed that such events help promote peace and understanding.

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    1445:CYPPRESS:05

    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (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 17 2 FINE Larnaca 18 3 FINE Limassol 18 7 FINE Paphos 15 4 FINE

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1450:CYPPRESS:06
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 86,73 (-0,97) Traded Value CYP 841,312 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 398.331 372,87 (-1,36) FTSE Med 100 6.486,11 ( 0,55) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 313.849 107,77 (-1,60) Approved Investment Companies CYP 18.839 74,93 (-0,27) Insurance Companies CYP 7.733 17,14 (-1,49) Manufacturing Companies CYP 39.073 56,72 (-0,72) Tourism Companies CYP 1.165 59,30 (-0,55) Trading Companies CYP 27.295 23,61 (-0,51) Building and Cement Companies CYP 7.591 72,38 ( 1,64) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 18.464 3,08 (-2,53) Financial Services Companies CYP 23.675 10,38 (-3,62) Fish Culture Companies CYP 000 10,86 (-1,00) Hotels CYP 13.714 35,64 (-0,64) Other Companies CYP 29.698 71,05 ( 0,01) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Cyprus President sees increased Turkish intransigence

    1520:CYPPRESS:07

    Cyprus President sees increased Turkish intransigence

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos sees an upgrading in the intransigent stance of the Turkish Cypriot side at the UN-led direct talks, aimed at solving the island's political problem by May 1st, when it joins the European Union.

    [08] Cyprus Foreign Minister: agreement ratification by Turkey necessary

    1610:CYPPRESS:08

    Cyprus Foreign Minister: agreement ratification by Turkey necessary

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou has said that Turkey's insistence on having any agreement on Cyprus ratified by the Turkish national assembly after referenda among Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots was not an option for the government in Nicosia.

    [09] EPP leader hopes for Cyprus solution before May 1st

    1725:CYPPRESS:09

    EPP leader hopes for Cyprus solution before May 1st

    by Argyro Angelidou

    Strasbourg, Mar 9 (CNA) - President of the European Popular Party Hans Gert Pottering expressed today to CNA the hope that the two sides in Cyprus would reach an agreement on the island's political problem before May 1st, when Cyprus will officially be joining the EU.

    [10] Finance Minister participates in ECOFIN meeting

    1845:CYPPRESS:10

    Finance Minister participates in ECOFIN meeting

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 9 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Finance Markos Kyprianou participated today in the ECOFIN Council, which discussed preparations for the Brussels Spring European Council and VAT reduction on certain products and services.

    The Ministers examined the final texts to be submitted to the Brussels Council that is expected to deal with employment and competition issues. The documents adopted today refer to the necessity to continue reforms in the labour market to make it more flexible, to enhance investment and to improve competitiveness.

    [11] Cyprus Airways official carrier of British Paraolympic athletes

    1935:CYPPRESS:11

    Cyprus Airways official carrier of British Paraolympic athletes

    Nicosia, Mar 9 (CNA) - Cyprus Airways announced today that it will be the official carrier for the British Paraolympic Committee for the Athens Paraolympic Games.

    [12] UN sets April 20 as date for Cyprus referenda

    2000:CYPPRESS:12

    UN sets April 20 as date for Cyprus referenda

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Mar 9 (CNA) - The date for referenda on a Cyprus solution agreement has been set as April 20 by the United Nations, UN Secretary General's Spokesman Fred Eckhard said today.


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