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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-07-05

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] British Presidency of EU organises environment debate in Cyprus
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus - Harvard Institute for Public Health to start work in September
  • [05] Cyprus Government: Turkey must sign Protocol before EU negotiations
  • [06] Hungarian FM to pay official visit to Cyprus
  • [07] AKEL and RTK agree to have intensive talks
  • [08] Straw: Turkey's accession talks best hope for Cyprus' reunification
  • [09] Cyprus and Syria to sign agreement on investments
  • [10] WHIA delegation to visit Cyprus

  • [01] British Presidency of EU organises environment debate in Cyprus

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    British Presidency of EU organises environment debate in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- The British High Commission and the British Council in Nicosia are organising a series of events in Cyprus on environmental issues, as part of action within the EU on climate change and the promotion of sustainable development, which form a key priority for the six-month UK presidency.

    Beginning this week, eminent UK speakers will give lectures and participate in ''cafe scientifique debates'' on a range of issues at venues throughout Cyprus, according to a news release by the organisers.

    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jul 5 (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 205.767,20 GSE GENERAL INDEX 84,19 -0,23 197.857,25 FTSE/CySE 20 402,26 0,14 133.630,12 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.206,23 0,09 136.024,88 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.010,48 0,28 5.299,32 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 949,98 -0,07 22.190,48 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.198,71 0,10 141.324,20 BANKS INDEX 1.232,75 0,19 96.670,69 HOTELS INDEX 1.011,46 0,61 1.566,50 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 932,36 0,03 40.743,79 FTSE Med (04/07/2005) 7.701,79 -0,14 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jul 5 (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 20 FINE Larnaca 30 19 FINE Limassol 30 23 FINE Paphos 29 25 FAIR ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [04] Cyprus - Harvard Institute for Public Health to start work in September

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    Cyprus - Harvard Institute for Public Health to start work in September

    Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- The Cyprus International Institute (CII) for the Environment and Public Health, which is established here by the Harvard School of Public Health and the government of Cyprus, will launch next September its research and academic work, aiming to address key environmental issues in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region.

    Director of the CII, Professor Filippos Democritou presented today the Institute's research priorities, which are environmental pollution, passive smoking and its impact on public health, as well as on diabetes and obesity, and its interaction with genetic material and environmental exposure.

    [05] Cyprus Government: Turkey must sign Protocol before EU negotiations

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    Cyprus Government: Turkey must sign Protocol before EU negotiations

    Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- The EU must have noted that Turkey has given promises plenty of times in the past that it will sign the Adjustment Protocol, Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has said.

    ''This position is repeated, but we have not yet seen the signing of the Protocol, something which consists an obligation of Turkey towards the EU before the beginning of the negotiations,'' he said.

    [06] Hungarian FM to pay official visit to Cyprus

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    Hungarian FM to pay official visit to Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary Ferenc Somogyi will pay an official visit to Cyprus July 7-8, during which he will hold talks with his Cypriot counterpart George Iacovou.

    Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said today that during his visit Somogyi will be received by Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos.

    [07] AKEL and RTK agree to have intensive talks

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    AKEL and RTK agree to have intensive talks

    Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot left wing party AKEL and Turkish Cypriot Republican Turkish Party (RTK) have said that intensive talks between the parties must go on with a view to reach common resultants on the Cyprus question and bridge the gap of views as regards the Annan plan.

    Delegations of the two parties under AKEL General Secretary Demetris Christofias and RTK President Ferdi Sabit Soyer met today at AKEL offices for almost three hours.

    [08] Straw: Turkey's accession talks best hope for Cyprus' reunification

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    Straw: Turkey's accession talks best hope for Cyprus' reunification

    London, Jul 5 (CNA) -- The best hope of resolving the problems on Cyprus in the long term and achieving its unification is through Turkey's accession negotiations because Turkey knows that that issue must be resolved before it can become a member of the EU, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said.

    [09] Cyprus and Syria to sign agreement on investments

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    Cyprus and Syria to sign agreement on investments

    Nicosia, Jul 5(CNA) --- Cyprus and Syria decided to further develop their cooperation in the areas of trade and solar energy and next October they will sign in Damascus an agreement regarding the protection and development of investments between both countries.

    Visiting Syrian Minister for Economy and Trade Amer Hosni Lutfi and Cypriot Minister of Economy Makis Keravnos met here today and agreed to launch a series of meetings between Syrian and Cypriot businessmen in the presence of governmental officers, in order to explore ways of cooperation.

    [10] WHIA delegation to visit Cyprus

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    WHIA delegation to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 5 (CNA) -- Members of the Governing Board of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA) will pay a visit to Cyprus July 6-10.

    The delegation, under WHIA President Demetrios Giannaros, will be received by Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos.


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