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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-06-15

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN Security Council to adopt resolution on UNFICYP
  • [02] Cyprus Central Bank Governor to attend ECB General Council meeting
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] Cabinet pushes retirement age to 63
  • [06] Political parties note need for dialogue on Cyprus problem
  • [07] Congresspersons warn colleagues about direct flights

  • [01] UN Security Council to adopt resolution on UNFICYP

    0900:CYPPRESS:01

    UN Security Council to adopt resolution on UNFICYP

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Jun 15 (CNA) -- The UN Security Council is expected to adopt today during an open meeting the UN Secretary General's report on the renewal of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)mandate until December 15, 2005.

    The adoption of the report through a resolution is expected to be unanimous. Nevertheless some members may take the floor to explain their vote.

    In the final draft resolutiion to be tabled for adoption by the Council and agreed yesterday, the Council reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, in particular resolution 1251 and subsequent resolutions.

    Diplomatic sources said that there is a more extended reference to ''the two sides'' in this draft resolution than in the previous ones, while the tendency for further decrease of the force and its amendment to an observers force is obvious.

    The draft resolution calls on the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkish forces to restore in Strovilia the military status quo which existed there prior to 30 June 2000.

    After welcoming the report of the Secretary General of 6 June 2005 on the UN operation in Cyprus, the Council takes note with satisfaction of the lifting of restrictions of movement of UNFICYP by the Turkish Cypriot side and the Turkish forces and takes note in this connection that UNFICYP enjoys good cooperation from both sides.

    It welcomes the fact that over seven million crossings by Greek Cypriots to the north and Turkish Cypriots to the south have taken place, and encourages the opening of additional crossing points.

    The Council expresses concern at the increase in crime across the cease-fire line and urges both sides to increase cooperation in order to address this issue.

    Furthermore it welcomes all efforts to promote bicommunal contacts and events, including, inter alia, on the part of the UN, and urges the two sides to promote further bicommunal contacts and to remove any obstacles to such contacts.

    The Council notes that the government of Cyprus is agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep UNFICYP beyond 15 June 2005 and takes note of the assessment of the SG that the security situation on the island continues to be stable and the situation along the Green Line remains calm, and, nonetheless, that there were problems in a few sensitive areas, and welcomes in this context the further decrease in the overall number of incidents involving the two sides.

    It reiterates its call to the parties to assess and address the humanitarian issues of missing persons with due urgency and seriousness, and welcomes in this regard the resumption of the activities of the Committee on Missing Persons since August 2004.

    [02] Cyprus Central Bank Governor to attend ECB General Council meeting

    1025:CYPPRESS:02

    Cyprus Central Bank Governor to attend ECB General Council meeting

    Nicosia, Jun 15 (CNA) - Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus Christodoulos Christodoulou left today for Frankfurt, where he will attend the 32nd European Central Bank General Council meeting.

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1420:CYPPRESS:02
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jun 15 (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 326.414,65 GSE GENERAL INDEX 85,69 -0,61 301.334,69 FTSE/CySE 20 409,31 -0,32 263.837,09 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.227,95 -0,35 267.727,87 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.003,64 0,08 11.759,41 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 965,69 -0,93 7.785,88 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.219,46 -0,34 279.487,28 BANKS INDEX 1.256,89 -0,34 199.389,19 HOTELS INDEX 950,83 -0,50 3.367,70 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 939,48 -0,38 26.638,36 FTSE Med (14/6/2005) 7.850,29 -0,92 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1605:CYPPRESS:04
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 15 (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 32 16 FAIR Larnaca 28 18 FINE Limassol 28 18 FINE Paphos 26 17 FINE ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [05] Cabinet pushes retirement age to 63

    1625:CYPPRESS:05

    Cabinet pushes retirement age to 63

    Nicosia, Jun 15 (CNA) - The Council of Ministers approved today a bill, which will gradually push the retirement age to 63, instead of 60 as at present.

    The bill, which will now be sent to the House of Representatives for approval, will come into effect on July 1st, 2005.

    [06] Political parties note need for dialogue on Cyprus problem

    1635:CYPPRESS:06

    Political parties note need for dialogue on Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Jun 15 (CNA) - A delegation from the Democratic Party (DIKO) crossed into the Turkish occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus today for the first time, and met with the Turkish Cypriot Democratic Party (DP). Both parties noted the need for the dialogue to continue, in order to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem.

    The two delegations, led by DIKO's Deputy President Nicos Kleanthous and DP President Serdar Denktash, agreed to disagree on certain aspects of the Cyprus problem but affirmed that they would continue the dialogue.

    They also exchanged views on the possibility of resuming talks that could contribute towards this direction.

    In statements after the meeting, Kleanthous said this was the first because ''we just managed to cross the Green Line without any formalities or showing any documents.''

    [07] Congresspersons warn colleagues about direct flights

    1930:CYPPRESS:07

    Congresspersons warn colleagues about direct flights

    Nicosia, Jun 15 (CNA) - Co-chairpersons of the Hellenic Caucus at the US Congress Michael Bilirakis and Carolyn Maloney have sent a letter to Congress members, warning them that direct flights to the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus are illegal.

    In their letter, the two congresspersons note that direct flights to the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus by members of the Congress and others violate UN Security Council resolutions and the Chicago Convention.


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