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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-10-13

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EUROZONE PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS
  • [02] CYPRUS TALKS NEW MEETING - CHRISTOFIAS
  • [03] PEOPLE OF MORPHOU - PETITION
  • [04] CYPRIOT MPs - EMPA

  • [01] EUROZONE PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS

    The main purpose of the Extraordinary meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the Euro Zone states in Paris was to give a message of support from the EU member states and the European Central Bank to the financial system of the EU countries, President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias has said.

    Speaking after the Extraordinary meeting of the Heads of States and Governments of the countries that have adopted the euro as their currency, President Christofias said the outcome of the meeting was state intervention to restore the liquidity and the capital base of the banks at risk, and thus to avert the adverse and destructive fallout (of the financial crisis) on the real economies of the Member states, as well as to support depositors.

    The joint declaration of the 15 Euro Zone member states, will be the Commissions recommendation at the forthcoming EU Summit, on Wednesday in Brussels, and more or less this will be the decision of the EU Summit, President Christofias concluded.

    [02] CYPRUS TALKS NEW MEETING - CHRISTOFIAS

    The meetings continue, said here Monday President of the Republic Demetris Christofias as he and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat prepared for their fourth meeting in the framework of UN-led direct talks for a Cyprus settlement.

    Speaking before leaving the Presidential Palace for the UN protected area, where the talks are being held, President Christofias told reporters we continue. This is what I shall say. We began a discussion on the powers of the executive, Mr. Talat has submitted his views and we will table ours and continue.

    Asked if he was optimistic that progress will be achieved today, Christofias said when there is progress, we shall say so.

    Alexander Downer, UN Secretary Generals special adviser for Cyprus, said the leaders on Friday discussed the issue of the powers of the federal government and made progress.

    [03] PEOPLE OF MORPHOU - PETITION

    The United Nations must exert pressure upon Turkey to change its attitude and work towards a just solution to the Cyprus problem and the restoration of the basic human rights of all Cypriots, refugees from the Turkish occupied town of Morphou said in a petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the occasion of their 28th anti-occupation rally.

    The people of Morphou asked for the UNSGs support in their struggle for justice, peace and unification of Cyprus and stressed that the Cyprus settlement should be based on the decisions of the United Nations and should be in accordance with the fundamental principles of the European Union.

    Furthermore they said that the settlement should guarantee one single sovereignty, territorial unity and integrity of the legitimate Republic of Cyprus, the withdrawal of all Turkish troops and settlers, the right of all refugees to return to their homes and properties in safety, the safeguarding of the three basic freedoms, freedom of movement, settlement and the right to property, the ascertainment of the fate of all missing people and the restoration of the violated human rights of all the legitimate inhabitants of Cyprus.

    [04] CYPRIOT MPs - EMPA

    Cypriot MPs Nicos Kleanthous, Dinos Hatzinikolas and Stella Kyriakidou are representing the House of Representatives at the extraordinary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA), which opened in Jordan on Sunday.

    In his intervention during the discussion of the issue Developments in the new context of the ``Barcelona process: Union for the Mediterranean`` and the role of EMPA as its parliamentary dimension, Kleanthous referred to Cyprus support for any initiative undertaken to enhance relations between Mediterranean countries and the European Union, such as the initiative to establish a Union for the Mediterranean.

    Cyprus geographical position, its excellent relations with the countries of the region as well as its desire for a peaceful settlement of all conflicts in the Mediterranean region, based on international law and relevant UN resolutions, including the solution of the Cyprus problem solution, are the main reasons Cyprus supports this initiative, Kleanthous pointed out.

    He also said that the ``Barcelona Process : Union of the Mediterranean`` is expected to strengthen cooperation among the people of the Mediterranean and boost economic and social growth, something that will help resolve major problems faced by Mediterranean countries.


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