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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-09-17

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRUS FM - MEETINGS IN BRUSSELS
  • [02] EUROPEAN COMMISSION - 450,000 EUR TO T/C SCHOOLS
  • [03] CYPRUS ECONOMY - HAROMONISED INFLATION

  • [01] CYPRUS FM - MEETINGS IN BRUSSELS

    Cyprus Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou had a meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

    During the meeting Kyprianou informed Barroso about the process of direct negotiations on the Cyprus question, which began this month between Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, and exchanged views with him.

    Kyprianou also met with European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes.

    He also had a meeting with the Coordinator of the European Parliament High-level contact Group for Relations with the Turkish Cypriot community Francoise Grossetete and the Deputy Coordinator of the Group Mechtild Rothe. Members of the group will visit Cyprus in October.

    Kyprianou discussed with Grossetete and Rothe the Cyprus question, while Kyprianou referred extensively to the issue of missing persons of Cyprus.

    Kyprianou also met with President of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament Francis Wurtz.

    [02] EUROPEAN COMMISSION - 450,000 EUR TO T/C SCHOOLS

    The European Commission has awarded grants to 13 primary and secondary schools in the occupied areas of Cyprus, aiming to help teachers raise standards to the international levels.

    According to a Commissions press release, 450,000 EUR has been awarded under the EU Aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community, to the ``Schools Initiative for Innovation and Change``.

    The grants range from 10,000 to 50,000 EUR and they cover up to 95% of the cost of each schools project.

    The Commission notes that this was the first Call for Proposals for primary and secondary schools financed from the EU Aid Programme and that shortly the second Call for Proposal aimed at primary and secondary schools as well as pre-schools, will be announced.

    The contract for Technical Assistance to support the ongoing reform of the primary and secondary education sector has been awarded to the Finnish Consulting Group International in consortium with Eduser Consultancy for a value of 1,184,200 euro.

    [03] CYPRUS ECONOMY - HAROMONISED INFLATION

    The annual harmonised inflation in Cyprus reached 5.1% in August 2008, down from 5.3% recorded in July.

    During the same period (August), Euro area inflation was 3.8%, down from 4.0% in July. EU annual inflation was 4.2% in August, down from 4.4% in July.

    According to a news release issued by Eurostat, in August 2008, the lowest annual rates were observed in the Netherlands (3.0%), Portugal (3.1%) and Ireland (3.2%), and the highest in Latvia (15.6%), Lithuania (12.2%) and Bulgaria (11.8%). Compared with July 2008, annual inflation fell in nineteen Member States, remained stable in three and rose in four.

    The lowest 12-month averages up to August 2008 were registered in the Netherlands (2.0%), Portugal (2.8%) and Sweden (3.0%), and the highest in Latvia (15.5%), Bulgaria (12.5%) and Estonia (10.5%).


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