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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-06-30

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Turkey agrees with opening of four new air corridors in Nicosia FIR
  • [02] Sierra Leone recognizes Cyprus Republic as the only state of the island
  • [03] Cyprus MPs visit Czech Republic
  • [04] Cypriot Defence Minister arrives in Athens
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] House President to attend meeting of EU Parliament Presidents
  • [07] Stolen icons to be repatriated
  • [08] Cyprus President hopes EU undertakes initiative
  • [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [10] Cyprus President hopes Barroso will understand small EU countries

  • [01] Turkey agrees with opening of four new air corridors in Nicosia FIR

    0920:CYPPRESS:01

    Turkey agrees with opening of four new air corridors in Nicosia FIR

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) -- Turkey gave its consent, for the first time, to a common proposal by Greece and Cyprus regarding the opening of four new air corridors in Nicosia FIR, two towards Greece and two towards Israel, Head of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) Foreign and International Relations Christos Petrou told CNA.

    [02] Sierra Leone recognizes Cyprus Republic as the only state of the island

    0935:CYPPRESS:02

    Sierra Leone recognizes Cyprus Republic as the only state of the island

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) The recent visit by Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus should by no means be considered as a change of the country's policy in the Cyprus issue, according to a verbal note issued by Sierra Leone's High Commission in London.

    The note said that the Minister's visit to Cyprus' occupied areas after the 31st session of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Foreign Ministers in Istanbul earlier this month was clearly a private one.

    [03] Cyprus MPs visit Czech Republic

    0945:CYPPRESS:03

    Cyprus MPs visit Czech Republic

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) The rejection of the Annan plan did not consist rejection of a solution in Cyprus a delegation of Cyprus' parliamentary Committee of European Affairs stressed during its meetings with officials in the Czech Republic.

    [04] Cypriot Defence Minister arrives in Athens

    1315:CYPPRESS:04

    Cypriot Defence Minister arrives in Athens

    By Emili Lambrou

    Athens, Jun 30 (CNA) -- Cypriot Minister of Defence Kyriakos Mavronicolas arrived in Athens today for an official visit at the invitation of his Greek counterpart Spilios Spiliotopoulos.

    Speaking on departure at Larnaca airport he said during talks to be held tomorrow with Spiliotopoulos ''all main issues of common interest'' would be discussed.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1505:CYPPRESS:05
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jun 29 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 74,66 (-1,31) Traded Value CYP 387.544 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 315.042 331,51 (-0,64) FTSE Med 100 6.376,13 (-0,36) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 291.390 95,85 (-1,45) Approved Investment Companies CYP 14.626 71,22 (-2,21) Insurance Companies CYP 3.233 11,44 (-0,17) Manufacturing Companies CYP 10.036 48,47 (-1,60) Tourism Companies CYP 2.490 45,53 ( 0,18) Trading Companies CYP 11.372 21,54 (-0,09) Building and Cement Companies CYP 5.077 63,05 (-2,02) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 1.088 2,33 ( 1,75) Financial Services Companies CYP 4.797 7,14 (-1,24) Fish Culture Companies CYP 126 11,80 ( 2,16) Hotels CYP 13.355 25,56 (-1,54) Other Companies CYP 27.358 60,34 (-0,97) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] House President to attend meeting of EU Parliament Presidents

    1605:CYPPRESS:06

    House President to attend meeting of EU Parliament Presidents

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) -- The President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias leaves for The Hague on Thursday to take part in a meeting of Presidents of the Parliaments of EU member states.

    [07] Stolen icons to be repatriated

    1615:CYPPRESS:07

    Stolen icons to be repatriated

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) -- Three hundred icons from churches in the Turkish occupied north of the island will be returned to Cyprus in the near future, said here Wednesday Bishop of Trimithounta Vassilios.

    [08] Cyprus President hopes EU undertakes initiative

    1625:CYPPRESS:08

    Cyprus President hopes EU undertakes initiative

    Larnaca, Jun 30 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has expressed hope that the European Union would undertake an initiative as part of efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

    He was speaking on his return from Brussels where he took part in last nights extraordinary European Council meeting.

    The Cypriot President said the Greek Cypriot side wanted the Cyprus problem to remain under the UN auspices but also wished that the European perspective could play a part in the process to find a negotiated settlement.

    Regarding his meeting in Brussels with Enlargement Commissioner Gunter Verheugen, the Cypriot President said that he expressed the governments views on economic and financial measures which the EU was preparing in support of Turkish Cypriots, adding that he made some proposals as well.

    The President said that work on the measures continued as did efforts to overcome any problems that may arise.

    [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1628:CYPPRESS:09
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 30 (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 38 24 FINE Larnaca 34 21 FINE Limassol 31 20 FINE Paphos 29 19 FINE

    [10] Cyprus President hopes Barroso will understand small EU countries

    1850:CYPPRESS:10

    Cyprus President hopes Barroso will understand small EU countries

    Larnaca, Jun 30 (CNA) Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos said he believed that Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, who was unanimously nominated on Tuesday by EU leaders as the next head of the European Commission, will handle with more understanding problems which small EU countries are facing.

    Speaking on his return from Brussels where he attended last nights extraordinary European Council, President Papadopoulos said EU leaders have expressed satisfaction with the first statements made by Barroso in which he outlined his vision for a stronger Europe and a more functional European Commission.

    Regarding his meeting in Brussels with European Commission President Romano Prodi and Enlargement Commissioner Gunter Verheugen, the Cypriot President said that he expressed the governments views on economic and financial measures which the EU was preparing in support of the Turkish Cypriots, adding that he made some proposals as well.


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