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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-10-05

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] FOREIGN MINISTER - GREEK GOVERNMENT
  • [02] CYPRIOTS - 2009 EUROBAROMETER
  • [03] FOREIGN MINISTER - GREEK GOVERNMENT

  • [01] FOREIGN MINISTER - GREEK GOVERNMENT

    The newly elected government in Greece, under PASOK President George Papandreou, is taking over the leadership of the country at a very crucial period as regards the Cyprus problem, as well as Turkeys European future, Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou has said, adding that during this period closer cooperation and coordination between Cyprus and Greece is needed.

    Called to comment on the result of the national elections in Greece and PASOK victory, Kyprianou said that the Cyprus government always maintains close cooperation and coordination with all the governments in Greece. Of course, we will keep close cooperation with the new Greek government, he added.

    The newly elected government is taking the leadership of the country at a very crucial period as regards Cyprus, because we are in the second phase of the UN-led direct negotiations, and also because of Turkeys forthcoming evaluation by the EU, next December, he said and concluded: So, especially during this period, even closer cooperation and coordination between the two governments will be needed.

    [02] CYPRIOTS - 2009 EUROBAROMETER

    The Spring 2009 Eurobarometer has indicated that people living under the control of the Republic of Cyprus are satisfied with their lives (35% very satisfied and 50% fairly satisfied) and describe the economic situation as good (58%), making this the third highest percentage recorded in the EU, where the average is 20%.

    The survey, taken from a sample size of 505 people, has also shown a significant drop in the level of trust in the Cyprus government and the Cyprus House of Representatives since the Autum 2008 Eurobarometer survey. The trust of citizens towards the Cyprus government is reduced to 56%, compared to 65% in Autum and the corresponding figure for the House is now at 53% from 63%. However people continue to exhibit a high level of trust towards the EU, reaching 59%. They also exhibit a lack of trust in the UN which reaches 57%.

    On a personal level, Cypriot citizens have the same concerns as other European citizen - 54% consider inflation and 35% the economic situation to be their most important personal problem. The main financial priorities for Cypriot citizens are paying the bills, 67%, living as well as they can on their current income, 47% and paying off debts, 46%. A total of 55% do not expect changes to their personal situation within the next 12 months. The two main concerns of Cypriot citizens are crime, 41% and inflation, 31%, while the economic situation in general and unemployment are the main concern for 30% and 29% of citizens respectively.

    [03] FOREIGN MINISTER - GREEK GOVERNMENT

    The newly elected government in Greece, under PASOK President George Papandreou, is taking over the leadership of the country at a very crucial period as regards the Cyprus problem, as well as Turkeys European future, Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou has said, adding that during this period closer cooperation and coordination between Cyprus and Greece is needed.

    Called to comment on the result of the national elections in Greece and PASOK victory, Kyprianou said that the Cyprus government always maintains close cooperation and coordination with all the governments in Greece. Of course, we will keep close cooperation with the new Greek government, he added.

    The newly elected government is taking the leadership of the country at a very crucial period as regards Cyprus, because we are in the second phase of the UN-led direct negotiations, and also because of Turkeys forthcoming evaluation by the EU, next December, he said and concluded: So, especially during this period, even closer cooperation and coordination between the two governments will be needed.


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