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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-02-16

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus' convergence programme ambitious but realistic
  • [02] Cyprus President to pay state visit to Malta
  • [03] Polish Interior Minister to visit Cyprus
  • [04] US Congressman sends letter to US Secretary of State over illegal visit
  • [05] EU official says Commission adopts good opinion for Cyprus
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] EU official says trade can facilitate reconciliation
  • [08] Reference on Cyprus in report for European Charter for Ss
  • [09] Cyprus government supports trade between two sides
  • [10] Cyprus House President signs book of condolences
  • [11] Cabinet reappoints CNA Director
  • [12] EU Commission approves Cyprus' convergence programme
  • [13] Cyprus takes measures to implement Kyoto Protocol
  • [14] Cyprus Foreign Minister: protests to US will continue

  • [01] Cyprus' convergence programme ambitious but realistic

    0830:CYPPRESS:03

    Cyprus' convergence programme ambitious but realistic

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 16 (CNA) -- The Republic of Cyprus' revised convergence programme is described by the European Commission as ''ambitious but realistic'' regarding its aims and the return of the deficit below 3% GDP, as CNA has learned. The fundamental precondition set out by the Commission is the faithful implementation of the plan in 2005, which is considered to be a crucial year.

    [02] Cyprus President to pay state visit to Malta

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    Cyprus President to pay state visit to Malta

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos will pay a state visit to Malta, February 17-19, during which he will have talks with Maltese President Edward Fenech Adami and Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi.

    He will also meet with the leader of the opposition Alfred Sant and with Maltese businessmen and industrialists.

    [03] Polish Interior Minister to visit Cyprus

    1030:CYPPRESS:05

    Polish Interior Minister to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Polish Minister of Interior and Administration Ryszard Kalisz arrives in Cyprus tomorrow for a three-day official visit.

    [04] US Congressman sends letter to US Secretary of State over illegal visit

    1300:CYPPRESS:06

    US Congressman sends letter to US Secretary of State over illegal visit

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- US Congressman Frank Pallone has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Concoleezza Rice asking for the reconsideration of a visit of an American business delegation to Cyprus' occupied areas, accompanied by an attache from the US Embassy in Ankara.

    In his letter the Congressman said the delegation would be breaking the law by entering Cyprus through an ''unauthorized'' airport in the occupied areas, describing the trip ill advised and illegal.

    [05] EU official says Commission adopts good opinion for Cyprus

    1430:CYPPRESS:07

    EU official says Commission adopts good opinion for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus Adriaan van der Meer said today that ''the Commission has adopted a favourable opinion on the revised economic convergence programme, which was presented by the government of the Republic of Cyprus in December to the Commission.''

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1500:CYPPRESS:08
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 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 15 6 CLOUDY Larnaca 18 9 CLOUDY Limassol 19 11 CLOUDY Paphos 19 15 CLOUDY

    [07] EU official says trade can facilitate reconciliation

    1500:CYPPRESS:09

    EU official says trade can facilitate reconciliation

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus Adriaan van der Meer called on the business community in Cyprus to take up the new climate created by the Green Line Regulation, adding that through trade ''we can create further economic interdependence between both communities, therefore facilitating reconciliation and peace.''

    Speaking to the press, van der Meer said that the Green Line Regulation for trade between the two sides on the island provides the legal framework and that it was now up to the business communities on both sides to make use of this new situation and to increase the volume of trade.

    [08] Reference on Cyprus in report for European Charter for Ss

    1500:CYPPRESS:10

    Reference on Cyprus in report for European Charter for Ss

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- The 5th Implementation Report of the European Charter for Small Enterprises highlights as good practice the initiative of the Association of Cyprus Commercial Banks to adopt a national Code of Conduct between the member banks and the SMEs in Cyprus in order to improve the understanding of each other, a European Commission press release said today.

    [09] Cyprus government supports trade between two sides

    1700:CYPPRESS:11

    Cyprus government supports trade between two sides

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has said the government supports and encourages without reservation trade and economic links between Greek and Turkish Cypriots within the law.

    ''Our goal is to see economic and commercial cooperation between businessmen from both communities because we believe this contributes to creating a climate of cooperation and understanding, something that will have wider favourable repercussions on the efforts to find a negotiated settlement,'' he said.

    [10] Cyprus House President signs book of condolences

    1705:CYPPRESS:12

    Cyprus House President signs book of condolences

    [11] Cabinet reappoints CNA Director

    1710:CYPPRESS:13

    Cabinet reappoints CNA Director

    [12] EU Commission approves Cyprus' convergence programme

    1715:CYPPRESS:14

    EU Commission approves Cyprus' convergence programme

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 16 (CNA) -- The European Union Commission approved today the convergence programme Cyprus had submitted, which will be referred to a meeting of EU finance ministers (ECOFIN) on 8 March for adoption.

    [13] Cyprus takes measures to implement Kyoto Protocol

    2030:CYPPRESS:16

    Cyprus takes measures to implement Kyoto Protocol

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Cyprus Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment Timis Efthimiou has said today is a ''historic landmark worldwide for the environment as the Kyoto Protocol comes into force.''

    [14] Cyprus Foreign Minister: protests to US will continue

    2035:CYPPRESS:17

    Cyprus Foreign Minister: protests to US will continue

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou has described as ''arbitrary'' the decision of US businessmen and the commercial attache of the American embassy in Ankara to arrive on the island via an illegal port of entry.


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