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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 01-08-28

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus - Britain - Bases - Antenna
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Defence Minister - Athens
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus - UEL - Conference - Statement
  • [06] Foreign Minister - Russia - Departure
  • [07] Cyprus - Belgium - Finance ministers
  • [08] UN Secretary General - Turkish Cypriot leader - Statement
  • [09] President Clerides - Greek Deputy Foreign Minister

  • 1500:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus - Britain - Bases - Antenna

    Nicosia, Aug 28 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Britain have agreed to have an independent panel of experts, who will look into their separate assessments on the possible environmental impact a new 100-metre high antenna could have on the area of the Salt Lake, near the British Base of Akrotiri where London intends to install the new telecommunications mast.

    The Ministry of Communications and Works announced today that measurements of the electromagnetic emissions in Akrotiri showed that the exposure of the public to electromagnetic radiation is at least 76 times lower than the limit recommended by the European Commission.

    CNA MM/MK/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1505:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Aug 28 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                              150,89  (-1,90)
    
    Traded Value                  CYP  6.549.782
    
    FTSE/CYSE 20                  CYP  2.955.121   569,19  (-2,20)
    
    Sectoral Indices
    
    Banks                         CYP  1.642.388   151,36  (-2,29)Approved
    Investment
        Companies                 CYP    266.338   164,07  (-1,41)
    Insurance Companies           CYP     43.866    48,87  (-0,63)
    Manufacturing Companies       CYP    106.480    56,82  (-0,87)
    Tourism Companies             CYP    341.410   144,98  (-0,71)
    Trading Companies             CYP    123.277    39,73  (-1,90)
    Building and Cement Companies CYP     77.418    59,22  (-1,27)
    ╔nformation Technology
        Companies                 CYP    540.418    14,20  (-3,66)
    Financial Services Companies  CYP    719.915    31,70  (-1,61)
    Fish Culture Companies        CYP      3.085    41,39  (-0,65)
    Hotels                        CYP    441.943   102,18  (-2,09)
    Other Companies               CYP  2.004.271   189,69  (-2,01)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/MK/2001

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1510:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Defence Minister - Athens

    Larnaca, Aug 28 (CNA) -- Cyprus Defence Minister Socratis Hasikos left for Athens today for talks with his Greek counterpart Akis Tsohatzopoulos on "defence matters and issues relating to the joint defence pact."

    "We have a lot to discuss at the end of the summer but these matters are not in the public domain," Hasikos said on his departure.

    CNA MM/MK/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1540:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Aug 28(CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:
    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Station               Maximum     Minimum       Weather
                                            (At 1200 UTC)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Nicosia                  35         22         FAIR
    Larnaca                  31         23         FINE
    Limassol                 33         23         FINE
    Paphos                   30         22         FINE
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    CNA/╠╩/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1545:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Cyprus - UEL - Conference - Statement

    Nicosia, Aug 28 (CNA) -- The Unified European Left (UEL) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe urges the two communities in Cyprus to resume the UN-led talks "as soon as possible", on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions, the high level agreements and in conformity with the acquis communautaire and expresses its support for the ongoing negotiations for Cyprus' accession into the European Union.

    In a statement issued at the 4rth UEL Conference, at the southern coastal town of Larnaca, the UEL condemns the continuing threats of use of force and provocations by the Turkish side "which may lead to an escalation of the tension in the area" and calls upon the Parliamentary Assembly to be "more actively involved" in the efforts towards a final solution of the Cyprus problem. CNA/GS/MM/2001

    1800:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Foreign Minister - Russia - Departure

    Larnaca, Aug 28 (CNA) -- Russia's role as a permanent member of the UN Security Council in attempts to settle the protracted Cyprus problem and the latest developments in the peace effort will be at the focus of talks Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides will have in Russia during his five-day official visit there, starting today.

    Speaking on departure, the minister said bilateral ties are "excellent" and Moscow has always advocated a Cyprus solution within the framework of UN resolutions, adding that this position satisfies Cyprus.

    CNA MM/MK/2001
    1900:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] Cyprus - Belgium - Finance ministers

    Nicosia, Aug 28 (CNA) -- Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders does not believe Cyprus' economic indicators would pose many problems in its bid to join the European Union and especially the EU monetary system but said there is a need to press on with accession negotiations with the hope of closing more chapters.

    "For us it is not good enough for a country to join the Union. We want to see that country join our monetary system as well," he said here today, after talks with his Cypriot counterpart Takis Klerides who said he had a "very important meeting" with Reynders.

    CNA MM/MK/2001
    1905:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] UN Secretary General - Turkish Cypriot leader - Statement

    Nicosia, Aug 28 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash had "a very good and very useful meeting" in Salzburg, Austria, Annan's spokesman Fred Eckhard said after the meeting.

    He also said Annan's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto is to travel tomorrow to Cyprus "for consultations" with President Glafcos Clerides and Denktash.

    CNA MM/MK/2001
    1950:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] President Clerides - Greek Deputy Foreign Minister

    Nicosia, Aug 28 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Greece have drafted a strategy plan to activate worldwide networks that will serve as a counteract to Turkish efforts to promote its goals with relation to Cyprus, in Europe and elsewhere, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Gregoris Niotis said here today, adding that during next week's visit to Cyprus by Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou this issue will be analysed in depth.

    "It is clear that Greece and Cyprus share common ideas and have very close cooperation," Niotis said after a meeting with President Glafcos Clerides, noting that there are fresh ideas which can be applied with the help of overseas Cypriots and Greeks, in view to combat Turkish designs.

    CNA MM/MK/2001
    CNA ENDS
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