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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 13-02-05

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Industrial producer price index drops in December 2012
  • [02] Cyprus responds to needs of cancer patients, says Health Minister
  • [03] Building permits show decrease of 3.5% in January-November 2012
  • [04] Minister of Foreign Affairs holds meetings in Munich

  • [01] Industrial producer price index drops in December 2012

    The industrial producer price index fell in Cyprus, Greece and the Eurozone in December, Eurostat said Monday.

    On a monthly basis, the industrial producer price index in Cyprus fell by 0,7% in December 2012 compared with November 2012, recording the largest decrease in the Eurozone and the third largest in the EU after Bulgaria (-1%) and Denmark (-0.8%).

    In December 2012, compared with December 2011, prices in total industry increased by 4.4% in Cyprus and in Greece by 2.1%. Industrial producer prices gained 2.1% in the euro area and 1.9% in the EU27.

    [02] Cyprus responds to needs of cancer patients, says Health Minister

    About 3,000 new cancer patients are diagnosed every year in Cyprus, Minister of Health Androulla Agrotou said on Monday, adding that the newly-appointed National Committee on cancer can provide, for the first time, a comprehensive response to cancer issues.

    The Minister said that the Council of the European Union, with a series of decisions, called on Member States in June 2008 to develop strategies to reduce cancer, adding that Cyprus' Ministry of Health was one of the first ministries that acted immediately following these decisions and developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan, based on prevention, treatment, palliative care and research.

    She added that last year the Chairman of the National Commission for the treatment of the disease Adamos Adamou handed the Action Plan against cancer.

    [03] Building permits show decrease of 3.5% in January-November 2012

    A decrease of 3.5% was recorded in the number of building permits between January - November 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

    According to data from the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, the number of building permits authorized by the municipal authorities and the district administration offices during November 2012 stood at 554.

    The total value of these permits reached €148.3 million and the total area 143.8 thousand square metres. These building permits provide for the construction of 565 dwelling units.

    [04] Minister of Foreign Affairs holds meetings in Munich

    The Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis held bilateral meetings with the President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel, Danny Ayalon, and the Parliamentary Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and former Foreign Minister, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

    A press release issued here Monday said the meetings took place on the sidelines of the 49th Munich Security Conference held in Munich, Germany on 1-3 February 2013.


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