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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-07-13

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] GAROYIAN CYPRUS SOLUTION
  • [02] ECOFIN CYPRUS ECONOMY
  • [03] PAFOS APHRODITE FESTIVAL

  • [01] GAROYIAN CYPRUS SOLUTION

    Cypriot House President Marios Garoyian said he remains hopeful for a solution to the Cyprus problem based on the UN resolutions and the European law.

    Garoyian briefed a group of Greek origin children from the United States, recalling that Turkey invaded Cyprus occupying a large part of the island, adding that 36 years after the invasion Turkey continues to occupying a part of Cyprus, violating human rights, maintaining 40,000 soldiers.

    He added that Turkey has brought to Cyprus 180.000 settlers and does not accept a solution which would safeguard human rights, the basic freedoms, a solution which would be based on the international law and the EU acquis communautaire.

    ``We are striving to convince the international community that despite the fact that Cyprus is a small island, it is entitled of peace without its legal inhabitants being deprived of the right to enjoy their properties,`` Garoyian noted.

    [02] ECOFIN CYPRUS ECONOMY

    The EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) decided Tuesday to begin an excessive deficit procedure for Cyprus, Finland, Bulgaria and Denmark.

    Cyprus was represented at the Council by Minister of Finance Charilaos Stavrakis.

    The ECOFIN said that 2012 is the Cypriot government`s deadline to bring the budget deficit below 3% of GDP.

    [03] PAFOS APHRODITE FESTIVAL

    For the 12th consecutive summer, the Pafos Aphrodite Festival is delivering a cultural treat for opera lovers with a performance of Giacomo Pucccinis La Boheme, performed by the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre.

    This years Pafos Aphrodite Festival will take place 3, 4 and 5 September at the medieval castle of Pafos.

    Addressing a press conference on the event, Chairman of the Pafos Afrodite Festival Board Savvas Vergas said that it has been twelve years since the first Pafos Aphrodite Festival and we are proud that it has become an established cultural institution of international standing and one of the most important cultural events for Cyprus.

    Minister of Education and Culture Andreas Demetriou said that the government supports cultural events that promote Cyprus on an international level.


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