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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-02-23

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] LIBYA - CYPRIOT CITIZENS
  • [02] INTERIOR MINISTER EU IMMIGRATION
  • [03] PARLIAMENTARY ELETIONS PREPERATIONS
  • [04] TOURISM REVENUE

  • [01] LIBYA - CYPRIOT CITIZENS

    Sixteen Cypriots are due to leave Libya Wednesday on two different flights.

    One of the flights will take some of them directly to Athens and the other one will fly the rest via Brussels to the Greek capital.

    According to the Crisis Management Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia, two C130 of the Greek Air Force are scheduled to repatriate Wednesday Greek and Cypriot nationals.

    One of them will fly to Tripoli, in Libya, and return to Athens and the other will go to two areas within the country, which are near sites where Greek and Cypriots are working.

    The exact time of the operation is not yet known.

    [02] INTERIOR MINISTER EU IMMIGRATION

    Minister of Interior Neoklis Sylikiotis is to travel to Rome then Brussels to discuss EU immigration issues, first at a meeting between Mediterranean member states in Rome and then at the EU Council of Ministers of Justice and Internal Affairs.

    Interior Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta known as the Mediterranean quartet will be joined in Rome by their French and Spanish counterparts, in an effort to join forces on immigration issues and present them together at the EU Council on Thursday, Sylikiotis said during a press conference here.

    [03] PARLIAMENTARY ELETIONS PREPERATIONS

    Preparations by the Interior Ministry are underway in view of the parliamentary elections to take place on May 22, Head of the Election Service Demetris Demetriou has told CNA.

    According to Demetriou on April 14, a decision will be taken for the dissolution of the House of Representatives and one day later the Interior Minister will issue a decree announcing officially the elections, while the Chief Returning Officer and the District Returning officers and their deputies will be appointed.

    [04] TOURISM REVENUE

    Revenue from tourism reached 29,8 mn euros in January 2011 compared to 29,7 mn euros in the corresponding month of the previous year, recording an increase of 0,4%, according to an announcement by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

    Revenue from tourism in January 2011 decreased by 27,14% compared to December 2010.


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