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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-04-20

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


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  • [01] PRESIDENT GREECE SUPPORT TO CYPRUS
  • [02] VEHICLE REGISTRATION - 1ST QUARTER OF 2011

  • [01] PRESIDENT GREECE SUPPORT TO CYPRUS

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias said here on Wednesday that President of the Republic of Greece Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou have expressed their full support to the handlings of the Cyprus government on the Cyprus problem and confirmed that Greece and Cyprus share the same views.

    Christofias, who was speaking to National Guard officers, at a military camp he visited just a few days before Easter, noted that he had telephone conversations with Papoulias and Papandreou. Sources have said that Christofias had a telephone conversation with Papoulias last Friday and with Papandreou on Tuesday to exchange wishes on the occasion of Easter.

    Christofias also stressed that the Turkish side is blaming the Greek Cypriot side that it follows delaying tactics, while aiming to promote the recognition of a second state in Cyprus, adding that they will not achieve their goal.

    He called on Turkey to change its stance and abandon its fundamentalist strategy for a realistic policy for zero problems with its neighbours, including the Republic of Cyprus and assured that his efforts for a Cyprus settlement are based on the UN resolutions, the international and the European law.

    He noted that negotiations under way aim at a peaceful settlement of the Cyprus problem, by terminating occupation, lifting illegal settling, reuniting the island and its people, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians and Latins.

    Christofias expressed certainty that if needed the National Guard will effectively defend the country and its people.

    He also noted that Turkish Cypriots are also the victims of Ankaras fundamentalism and as a result of this they demonstrate against occupation and their financial suppression. He said that Turkish Cypriots do not want the illegal settlers and pursue the reunification of their country and live peacefully with Greek Cypriots.

    UN-led negotiations between the two sides in Cyprus are under way with a view to solve the problem of Cyprus, divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

    [02] VEHICLE REGISTRATION - 1ST QUARTER OF 2011

    Total registrations of motor vehicles during the first quarter of 2011 fell by 11.2% to 9,959 in January March 2011, from 11,213 vehicles in the first quarter of 2010.

    According to figures released by Cyprus Statistical Service, the registration of private saloon cars decreased to 7,263, from 8,271 in JanuaryMarch 2010, amounting to a decrease of 12.2%. Of the total private saloon cars, 3,695 vehicles or 50.9% were new and 3,568 vehicles or 49.1% were used cars.

    Furthermore, registration of commercial vehicles fell by 26.0% to 1,336 in 2011, compared to 1.806 in 2010, whereas light commercial vehicles decreased by 26.5% to 1,086, from 1,477 in January - March 2010 and heavy trucks registration declined by 18.7% to 196 in January-March 2011 from 241 in 2010.

    According to CyStat figures registration of Mopeds (below 50 cubic centimetres - cc) increased marginally by 2.1% to 98 in January-March 2011, compared to 96 in January-March 2010.

    Motorcycles (above 50 cc) fell by 19.4% to 489 in 2011, compared to 607 in January-March 2010.


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