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 CNA launches new Website on 4 OctoberCNA launches new Website on 4 October
The Cyprus News Agency (CNA) informs its subscribers and associates that as from Tuesday, 4 October 2005, will launch its new Website.
The new Website will replace the existing one and it will be located in the same address: www.cna.org.cy
The new Website will appear in three versions: Greek, Turkish, English and will offer Subscribers access to CNA's news and photo archives.
Subscribers can use the username and password they already have.
 CMP agrees on anthropological laboratory location
CMP agrees on anthropological laboratory location
Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) The Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has agreed on the location where the anthropological laboratory is to be established in the buffer zone, close to Nicosia airport.
According to a CMP press release, a forensic anthropologist of Inforce will arrive on the Island on 2nd October to supervise the initial technical work required in setting up the laboratory. ''This work is expected to be completed quickly, as soon as possible'', the press release notes.
 Greek Defence Minister arrives for military parade
Greek Defence Minister arrives for military parade
Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) Greek Minister of National Defence Spilios Spiliotopoulos arrives here today to represent Athens at the annual military parade for the 45th anniversary of the independence of the Cyprus Republic.
During his visit the Greek official will be received by the President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos and meet with his Cypriot counterpart Kyriakos Mavronicolas.
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 Cypriot Commissioner says EU food security legislation strictest
Cypriot Commissioner says EU food security legislation strictest
Larnaca, Sep 30 (CNA) -- Cypriot EU Commissioner responsible for Health and Consumer Protection Marcos Kyprianou has said the EU has ''the most strict legislation and the higher security level in the world as regards food issues.''
He noted that each EU member state must enhance its competent authorities and supervisors in order to have as many controls as possible.
 Cyprus says EP decision sends sound political message
Cyprus says EP decision sends sound political message
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) -- Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs George Iacovou has described the European Parliament's decision to postpone the approval of the Protocol extending the Turkey-EU customs union with the 10 new EU member states as a sound political message.
Iacovou said this development does not affect deliberations at the EU Foreign Ministers Council as regards the beginning of Turkey's EU accession negotiations, noting that the existing concerns are related to the way the Protocol will be ratified by the Turkish National Assembly, that is if Ankara's declaration of not recognising the Republic of Cyprus will be incorporated in the Protocol.
 Cyprus and Greece seek to upgrade programme through EU funding
Cyprus and Greece seek to upgrade programme through EU funding
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Greece will submit a comprehensive proposal to the EU with a view to secure EU funds that will allow the extension of the activity of the programme ''Thrace-Aegean-Cyprus'', Greek Minister of the Aegean and Island Policy Aristotelis Pavlides said here today after a meeting with Cypriot Minister of Finance Michael Sarris.
Pavlides noted that there is a potential to extend the programme so that Cyprus and Greece can absorb EU aid through co-sponsoring ''in order to secure the viability of the programme in regions where there are problems.''
Sarris said that the programme would extend to other fields of cooperation, such as trade and maritime shipping, while they will look into ways of using opportunities offered by the EU of which Greece and Cyprus are members.
 Greek President congratulates Cyprus on Independence anniversary
Greek President congratulates Cyprus on Independence anniversary
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) -- Greek President Karolos Papoulias has sent a congratulatory message to Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Republic of Cyprus' Independence (October 1st), according to an official press release issued here.
 Greek Minister in Cyprus for independence anniversary celebrations
Greek Minister in Cyprus for independence anniversary celebrations
Larnaca, Sep 30 (CNA) -- Greek Minister of Defence Spilios Spiliotopoulos has said that excellent cooperation between Greece and Cyprus was proved again in the case of the beginning of Turkey's EU accession negotiations, noting that the goals of both governments have been fully satisfied.
Speaking upon his arrival in Cyprus to represent Athens at the annual military parade for the 45th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Cyprus, Spiliotopoulos reiterated that there is ''an excellent cooperation between the two Ministries of Defence and the two governments'' and noted that the goal of the military parade on Saturday is ''to show that the defence and the security of Cyprus is a non-negotiable issue.''
 Cypriot President says Turkey's aim not Cyprus' reunification
Cypriot President says Turkey's aim not Cyprus' reunification
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) - The government of Cyprus approaches positively all developments that may enable the settlement of the Cyprus problem, including the European aspirations of Turkey, President of the Republic of Cyprus Tassos Papadopoulos stressed today.
Receiving the credentials of new Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines to Cyprus, stationed in Athens, Lourdes Morales, the President noted that ''it becomes more and more evident that Turkey does not opt for a similarly constructive stance, like Cyprus'' and that ''Turkey's ultimate objective is clearly not the reunification of Cyprus, but the setting up of two separate states.''
Presenting her credentials, Morales conveyed the best wishes of President of the Republic of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the Republic of Cyprus and her hopes that the ways of peace, stability, prosperity and democracy will steadfastly remain with it in all the coming years.
 1,928 registered to vote for Armenian House Representative
1,928 registered to vote for Armenian House Representative
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) -- Individuals registered in the special voting list of the Armenians Religious Group, with the right to vote in the by-election of the Armenian Representative at the Cyprus House of Representatives, to take place on October 9, are up to 1,928, a press release issued by the competent authority said.
The release said that Armenians voters are 1,218 in Nicosia, 305 in Limassol, 404 in Larnaca and one in Paphos.
 European Parliament President to pay official visit to Cyprus
European Parliament President to pay official visit to Cyprus
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) -- President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell will be officially visiting Cyprus from October 3 to 6, a press release issued by the European Parliament Cyprus Information Office said.
During his stay on the island, Borrell will hold meetings both in the government-controlled areas with government and House of Representative officials, as well as political party leaders, and in the Turkish occupied areas with the Turkish Cypriot leadership and political party leaders.
He will also address an extraordinary session of the Cyprus House and will meet with Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Cyprus and UNFICYP Chief Zbigniew Wlosowicz.
 Norway supports Cyprus' sovereignty and independence
Norway supports Cyprus' sovereignty and independence
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) - Norway supports the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus and hopes for a solution of the Cyprus problem that would end the separation of the communities on the island, new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Cyprus Finn Fostervoll said today, presenting his credentials to President of the Republic of Cyprus Tassos Papadopoulos.
Receiving the credentials, the President of the Republic expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude of the people of Cyprus for Norway's continuous support towards the efforts of finding a just and viable solution to the political problem, adding that ''Norway's financial contribution to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus is also greatly appreciated.''
 Indonesia says Cyprus could become bridge for products in EU
Indonesia says Cyprus could become bridge for products in EU
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) - The government of Indonesia looks forward to strengthening its cooperation with the Republic of Cyprus, since, after its accession to the European Union, Cyprus could play an important role as a gate of products from Indonesia to the other European countries, new Ambassador of Indonesia to Nicosia, stationed in Rome, Susanto Sutoyo, noted today.
Presenting his credentials to Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos, Sutoyo also expressed his country's most sincere gratitude for the help offered generously by the Cypriots for relieving the areas that had been struck by the tsunami last December.
Replying, the President of the Republic said that Cyprus' EU membership could provide further opportunities for future cooperation in bilateral trade, as well as between Europe and Indonesia.
 President says Cyprus exists without Turkey's recognition
President says Cyprus exists without Turkey's recognition
Nicosia, Sep 30 (CNA) -- The Republic of Cyprus will continue to exist and be recognised, even if Turkey, following its lonely path, insists on not recognising it as a state, Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos has said, adding that soon Ankara will realise that she must take seriously into consideration Cyprus' word as a state, which is a full EU member, for her own European orientation.
President Papadopoulos said that ''this message was given in a clear and explicit way to Turkey, during recent procedures for the beginning of Turkey's accession negotiations.''
In a declaration tonight for the 45th anniversary of Cyprus' independence, President Papadopoulos said that the issue discussed during the procedures for the beginning of Turkey's negotiations was neither the Cyprus problem nor the determination of the parametres for a right solution to the Cyprus problem.
''The issue discussed was the determination of Turkey's obligations towards the EU, for the beginning of the negotiations and their conclusion,'' he noted, adding that ''the Cyprus settlement, as we want it, was not such a condition and could not be imposed as a new condition.''
President Papadopoulos said that ''only with a functional and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem the evolvement of the current state to a bicommunal, bizonal federation is possible,'' adding that ''a functional and viable settlement was and remains our primary and main goal.''
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