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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-03-01

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


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  • [01] KAMINARA GREEN LINE REGULATION
  • [02] CYPRUS ÍON RESIDENTS HOTELS

  • [01] KAMINARA GREEN LINE REGULATION

    The Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus Androulla Kaminara has said that the value of trade exchanges between the two communities of Cyprus decreased during May 2009 April 2010 to 5,232,328 euro, from 6,111,030 euro during the respective period of 2008/2009.

    Speaking during a seminar for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots concerning the Green Line Regulation, which regulates trade between the two communities, Kaminara also referred to the crossings to and from Cyprus northern Turkish occupied areas. She noted that during 2010 670,910 Greek Cypriots crossed to the occupied areas, compared to 730,310 in 2009, while 1,185,073 Turkish Cypriots crossed to the southern government controlled areas in 2010, compared to 1,287,126 in 2009.

    As regards illegal immigration, Kaminara said that during May 2009 to April 2010, 2,573 illegal immigrants entered the government controlled areas, adding that 2,546 crossed over from the occupied areas, showing a decrease by 54% in relation to the respective period of 2008/2009. From May 2008 to April 2009, 5,560 illegal immigrants entered the government controlled areas, and 5,525 crossed from the occupied areas.

    [02] CYPRUS ÍON RESIDENTS HOTELS

    Malta and Cyprus have the highest proportion of non-residents who have spent nights in hotels in the two countries, according to Eurostats Tourism in the EU27 report, published in Brussels.

    Nights spent by non-residents was up by 5.1% in 2010, exhibiting a progressive recovery of nights spent in hotels through the year.

    In 2010, 1.6 billion nights were spent in hotels and similar establishments in the EU27, an increase of 2.8% compared with 2009, after two successive annual declines of 0.3% in 2008 and 3.7% in 2009.

    In the EU27, the number of hotel nights spent by residents in their own country rose by 1.1% and hotel nights spent by non-residents grew by 5.1% in 2010.


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