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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-01-27

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus President in Auschwitz commemoration
  • [02] EU Commission to set up health experts committee in Cyprus
  • [03] EU Commissioner: opening of more crossing points to bring people closer
  • [04] Cypriot Euro MPs hope for resumption of talks in Middle East
  • [05] Cyprus condemns Nazi atrocities
  • [06] Cyprus and Syria sign cooperation memorandum on transportation
  • [07] Government Spokesman says there is full support from Greece
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [10] Cyprus says Turkey's intransigence confirmed
  • [11] Defence Minister says no Turkish response on de-mining
  • [12] Government Spokesman: attempts for political gains not helpful
  • [13] Defence Minister says Institute may help build national policy
  • [14] EU programmes to be implemented in Cyprus in 2005
  • [15] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [16] Former CERN director: Cyprus Institute to become pole of excellence

  • [01] Cyprus President in Auschwitz commemoration

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    Cyprus President in Auschwitz commemoration

    [02] EU Commission to set up health experts committee in Cyprus

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    EU Commission to set up health experts committee in Cyprus

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Jan 27 (CNA) -- The European Commission has authorised EU Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rhen to set up a ten-member experts committee to carry out health checks on plant and animal products crossing Cyprus' dividing line, which are destined to be exported to member-states.

    The Enlargement Directorate, in close cooperation with the Health and Protection of the Consumer Directorate, will work together to set up the committee.

    [03] EU Commissioner: opening of more crossing points to bring people closer

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    EU Commissioner: opening of more crossing points to bring people closer

    [04] Cypriot Euro MPs hope for resumption of talks in Middle East

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    Cypriot Euro MPs hope for resumption of talks in Middle East

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Jan 27 (CNA) -- Two Cypriot Euro MPs, party to a European Parliament observers mission for the Palestinian elections, have expressed hope that recent developments in the region would allow peace talks to resume with a view at achieving the goal set out in the Road Map on the situation in the Middle East.

    [05] Cyprus condemns Nazi atrocities

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    Cyprus condemns Nazi atrocities

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) -- Cyprus joined its voice today with the rest of the world and condemned the atrocities committed during World War II by the Nazis, as leaders from many nations gather in Auschwitz to mark 60 years since the liberation of this infamous concentration camp, where thousands of people were killed.

    ''The world community condemns these atrocities and Cyprus condones this condemnation. This is a reminder of the need to respect democracy, human rights and to see to it that such horrific phenomena are not repeated,'' Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said.

    [06] Cyprus and Syria sign cooperation memorandum on transportation

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    Cyprus and Syria sign cooperation memorandum on transportation

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Syria signed today a cooperation memorandum on land, air and sea transportation.

    The memorandum was signed by Cyprus Communications and Works Minister Harris Thrassou and Syria's Transport Minister Macram Obeid on the sidelines of the 4th Meeting of the Europe-Middle East Air Traffic Management Coordination (EMAC) Steering Committee.

    [07] Government Spokesman says there is full support from Greece

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    Government Spokesman says there is full support from Greece

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) -- The Cypriot government considers that the Greek political leadership extends full support to the policies of President Tassos Papadopoulos and his government with regard to the question of Cyprus.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jan 27 (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 16 6 CLOUDY Larnaca 18 8 HAZY Limassol 20 8 HAZY Paphos 19 8 FINE

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 292.748,03 GSE GENERAL INDEX 80,56 -0,25 263.421,14 FTSE/CySE 20 371,73 0,03 164.480,66 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.110,17 -0,03 157.204,01 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.060,19 0,68 17.594,17 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 1.070,26 -0,69 16.877,71 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.108,01 -0,01 174.798,19 BANKS INDEX 1.123,72 0,04 94.333,56 HOTELS INDEX 1.127,39 1,35 8.642,50 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 1.005,93 -0,02 84.785,62 FTSE Med (26/01/2005) 7.196,25 0,34 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices

    [10] Cyprus says Turkey's intransigence confirmed

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    Cyprus says Turkey's intransigence confirmed

    [11] Defence Minister says no Turkish response on de-mining

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    Defence Minister says no Turkish response on de-mining

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) - Cypriot Defence Minister Kyriakos Mavronicolas said today that there was still no response from the Turkish occupation army in relation with ''unilateral efforts on our side for the de-mining of the ceasefire line.''

    [12] Government Spokesman: attempts for political gains not helpful

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    Government Spokesman: attempts for political gains not helpful

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) -- Insistence by the Turkish Cypriot side to secure political gains does not help create a climate of cooperation for a political settlement, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has stressed.

    He also said that the European Union must be aware of this approach and added that the Cyprus government has done all it can to facilitate cooperation and understanding between the island's two communities.

    [13] Defence Minister says Institute may help build national policy

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    Defence Minister says Institute may help build national policy

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Defence Kyriakos Mavronicolas said today that the studies to be carried out by the Strategic Study Institute of his ministry ''could constructively contribute to building a proper national policy and to the general effort to achieve the right solution to the Cyprus problem.''

    [14] EU programmes to be implemented in Cyprus in 2005

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    EU programmes to be implemented in Cyprus in 2005

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) Productivity performance, competitiveness and growth in Cyprus are all expected to increase through Community Programmes to be implemented in 2005, partly funded by the Structural Funds of the EU.

    A total expenditure of up to 110 million euros is expected to fund programmes relating to the development of rural areas and some depressed areas of the capital Nicosia and to enhance human resources and the fisheries sector.

    [15] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 28/01/2005 to 29/01/2005 -------------------

    Mainly cloudy with probability of light rain showers on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Gentle to moderate, on Saturday mainly moderate, northeasterly to southeasterly breezes will prevail. Sea state mainly moderate and on Saturday locally rough. Maximum temperature will be around 17C inland, 19C over coastal areas and 13C over the Prodromos area on the mountains. Minimum temperature will be around 7C inland, 10C over coastal areas and 6C over the Prodromos area.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 30/01/2005 to 31/01/2005

    Cloudy with showers. Snow showers are expected over the Troodos mountains from Sunday night. Temperature are expected to fall

    [16] Former CERN director: Cyprus Institute to become pole of excellence

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    Former CERN director: Cyprus Institute to become pole of excellence

    Nicosia, Jan 27 (CNA) - The Cyprus Institute will become a pole of excellence in research and will attract renowned academics, researchers and scientists from all over the world, Professor Herwig Schopper and former Director of CERN, (European Organization for Nuclear Research) told CNA today.


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