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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 13-08-09

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  • [01] Trade deficit shrank in January-May
  • [02] Greek Premier briefs President Anastasiades on his meetings at the

    White House

  • [03] EOKA members proceed with legal claim against Britain

  • [01] Trade deficit shrank in January-May

    Cyprus' trade deficit shrank in the January-May 2013 period, compared with the same period a year earlier.

    The trade deficit was €1.226,2 mn in January-May 2013 compared to €1.796,2 mn in the corresponding period of 2012, the Statistical Service of Cyprus announced Friday in its monthly report "Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (Summarised Data)" for May 2013.

    Total imports/arrivals (covering total imports from third countries and arrivals from other member states) in January-May 2013 amounted to €1.893,0 mn as compared to €2.395,4 mn in January-May 2012.

    [02] Greek Premier briefs President Anastasiades on his meetings at the White House

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had a phone conversation with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and briefed him on the meetings he had with US President Barak Obama and State Secretary John Kerry.

    According to a written statement by Government Spokesman Christos Stylianides, the Greek Premier briefed the President on the discussions he had about the Cyprus problem and the Greek Cypriot proposals on Famagusta. Furthermore, he briefed the President about the discussions he had as regard issues of energy cooperation and energy security as well as other developments in the region.

    Both the US President and tbe Secretary of State reaffirmed of the firm interest of the American government regarding the Cyprus issue.

    [03] EOKA members proceed with legal claim against Britain

    A lawyer, acting on behalf of former EOKA veterans in a claim for personal injuries and human rights abuses suffered whilst in custody of the British colonial administration in the latter half of the 1950s, will be visiting Cyprus again in the first week of September as part of the process of building a case against the UK Government Foreign Office.

    KJ Conroy & Co Solicitors have been representing the EOKA veterans since June 2011 and have been visiting Cyprus on a regular basis to interview potential claimants and take witness statements.

    Kevin Conroy of the Birmingham-based law firm has already taken the first step in the British legal process towards pursuing compensation for his clients. Eight letters of claim on behalf of two women and six men members of the EOKA have been sent to the Foreign Office, who are represented by the Treasury solicitor. The letters set out the details of the allegations and provide the accused with the opportunity to investigate them over the course of six months.

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