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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-03-16

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Annan and Patriarch discuss Cyprus question
  • [02] US reiterates commitment to Annan Plan
  • [03] Spanish Ambassador thanks Cyprus for condolences and sympathy
  • [04] British MEP: No permanent derogations from EU laws should be given
  • [05] EU - Cyprus JPC last meeting begins in Nicosia
  • [06] Cyprus and Tatarstan discuss ways to promote relations
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] Cyprus Central Bank Governor to attend European meeting
  • [10] UN official arrives to review Cyprus talks
  • [11] Cypriot FM says UN document does not predetermine dialogue
  • [12] German official in Cyprus for series of meetings
  • [13] EPP EuroMPs say Turkey's EU bid depends on Copenhagen criteria
  • [14] EU-Cyprus JPC Co-Chairwoman says permanent derogations from acquis unacceptable
  • [15] EU officials dismiss Turkish demand for permanent derogations

  • [01] Annan and Patriarch discuss Cyprus question

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    Annan and Patriarch discuss Cyprus question

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Mar 16 (CNA) -- The Cyprus problem and religion as a means of promoting global peace and reconciliation as well as environmental concerns were the focus of a discussion between UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

    [02] US reiterates commitment to Annan Plan

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    US reiterates commitment to Annan Plan

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) -- The US has reiterated its commitment to the Annan Plan for a Cyprus solution before 1 May 2004 so that a united Cyprus can enter the European Union.

    [03] Spanish Ambassador thanks Cyprus for condolences and sympathy

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    Spanish Ambassador thanks Cyprus for condolences and sympathy

    [04] British MEP: No permanent derogations from EU laws should be given

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    British MEP: No permanent derogations from EU laws should be given

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) -- British MEP James Elles stressed today that no permanent derogations from the acquis communautaire should be given for a solution of the Cyprus problem, since this would be contrary to the principles of the EU and could cause problems during negotiations with other pre-accession countries.

    Elles was speaking on the sidelines of the Joint EU - Cyprus Parliamentary Committee that convenes here for the last time. He stressed that Turkey should not be given the green light for accession negotiations, should it come up with a solution of the Cyprus issue.

    [05] EU - Cyprus JPC last meeting begins in Nicosia

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    EU - Cyprus JPC last meeting begins in Nicosia

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) -- The European Union - Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) began today its last meeting in Nicosia, during which it will discuss the political situation in Cyprus as well as EU relations.

    This morning the Members of the European Parliament delegation were briefed by the European Ambassadors in Nicosia, as well as by EU officials in Cyprus, behind closed doors, on recent political developments in the Cyprus problem, as well as on the island's harmonisation process with EU laws.

    [06] Cyprus and Tatarstan discuss ways to promote relations

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    Cyprus and Tatarstan discuss ways to promote relations

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lillikas discussed today ways to promote bilateral relations with Tatarstan, during a meeting in Nicosia with Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Cooperation of the Republic of Tatarstan Hafiz Salikhov.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 16 (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 20 4 FAIR Larnaca 19 5 FAIR Limassol 20 7 FINE Paphos 18 7 FINE

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 86,82 (-0,82) Traded Value CYP 549,672 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 263.655 376,47 ( 0,08) FTSE Med 100 6.268,50 (-0,83) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 227.466 108,71 (-0,80) Approved Investment Companies CYP 64.793 75,16 (-0,34) Insurance Companies CYP 3.845 17,77 (-3,32) Manufacturing Companies CYP 28.518 55,76 (-1,90) Tourism Companies CYP 13.137 58,00 (-0,31) Trading Companies CYP 17.540 23,81 (-0,29) Building and Cement Companies CYP 11.492 71,53 (-0,87) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.901 3,10 ( 0,65) Financial Services Companies CYP 17.797 10,38 (-0,38) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 10,83 ( 0,46) Hotels CYP 7.760 35,07 (-1,07) Other Companies CYP 140.104 70,69 (-0,25) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] Cyprus Central Bank Governor to attend European meeting

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    Cyprus Central Bank Governor to attend European meeting

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) - Government of the Central Bank of Cyprus Christodoulos Christodoulou departs for Frankfurt tomorrow, to participate in the 26th meeting of the European Central Bank General Council, to take place on March 18.

    [10] UN official arrives to review Cyprus talks

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    UN official arrives to review Cyprus talks

    Larnaca, Mar 16 (CNA) - UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Sir Kieran Prendergast arrived in Cyprus today to review progress in talks to solve the Cyprus problem and to meet with the leaders of the two communities.

    Speaking on arrival, Sir Kieran said he thought the talks would probably enter a second phase, with the participation of Greece and Turkey, noting that if there is still a deadlock, then Secretary General Kofi Annan would finalise his solution plan and put it to referenda.

    [11] Cypriot FM says UN document does not predetermine dialogue

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    Cypriot FM says UN document does not predetermine dialogue

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs George Iacovou believes that the document given to the two sides in Cyprus yesterday by the UN chief's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto would not predetermine the dialogue to take place in the next phase of negotiations for a Cyprus settlement, with the participation of Greece and Turkey, because it did not contain issues of fundamental importance for the two guarantor powers.

    [12] German official in Cyprus for series of meetings

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    German official in Cyprus for series of meetings

    [13] EPP EuroMPs say Turkey's EU bid depends on Copenhagen criteria

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    EPP EuroMPs say Turkey's EU bid depends on Copenhagen criteria

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 16 (CNA) - Three European Popular Party (EPP) members of the European Parliament said today that the decision to commence EU accession negotiations with Turkey should be based exclusively on the Copenhagen criteria, adding that Ankara should not be allowed to benefit from talks to solve the Cyprus problem.

    This position is expressed in a statement signed by the three EuroMPs, who represent all political trends in the EPP, which is the largest political group in the European Parliament, holding 232 seats.

    [14] EU-Cyprus JPC Co-Chairwoman says permanent derogations from acquis unacceptable

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    EU-Cyprus JPC Co-Chairwoman says permanent derogations from acquis unacceptable

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA) - Co-Chairwoman of the Cyprus-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee Mechtild Rothe said today that it would be unacceptable to give permanent derogations from the acquis communautaire in the case of a Cyprus settlement.

    [15] EU officials dismiss Turkish demand for permanent derogations

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    EU officials dismiss Turkish demand for permanent derogations

    Nicosia, Mar 16 (CNA)-- European officials dismissed today the Turkish demand for permanent derogations from the acquis communautaire in the case of a Cyprus settlement.


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