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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-04-03

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek fighters participate in military exercises in Cyprus
  • [02] UN Cyprus envoy briefs Secretary General
  • [03] Greek fighters participate in joint exercise
  • [04] Government to increase price of oil
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] European Left condems partitionist views on Cyprus
  • [08] Cyprus - British Olympic Association - Agreement
  • [09] Eurocypria Airlines is seeking strategic ally
  • [10] Christofias: Cyprus problem concerns EU directly
  • [11] Pat Cox to visit Cyprus soon
  • [12] Security Council to be briefed on Cyprus talks

  • [01] Greek fighters participate in military exercises in Cyprus

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    Greek fighters participate in military exercises in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) -- Greek fighters were flying this morning over the government-controlled areas of the Cyprus Republic, participating in a joint military exercise between the Cyprus and Greek armed forces, code-named "Toxotis-Vergina", the island's Defence Ministry announced.

    The ministry said the exercise is taking place within the framework of the joint defence pact agreed by the governments of Greece and Cyprus in November 1993.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 per cent of its territory.

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    [02] UN Cyprus envoy briefs Secretary General

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    UN Cyprus envoy briefs Secretary General

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 3 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General's Special Adviser for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto has briefed UN chief Kofi Annan on the results of the second round of the direct talks in Nicosia between Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    This was the second meeting between Annan and de Soto in two days.

    [03] Greek fighters participate in joint exercise

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    Greek fighters participate in joint exercise

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) -- Four pairs of F16 fighter jets of the Greek Air Force participated today in a joint two-day exercise, code-named "Toxotis-Vergina", which is part of the joint Greco-Cypriot defence pact, agreed on in November 1993.

    Defence Minister Socratis Hasikos said tomorrow a search and rescue exercise, code-named "Navagos", will take place during which National Guard units will cooperate with two Greek navy vessels.

    [04] Government to increase price of oil

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    Government to increase price of oil

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government said it has to increase the price of oil and will start consultations with the parliamentary parties to this effect, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis said here today, after a cabinet meeting.

    He said due to the increase in the price of crude oil to around 27 dollars a barrel, it is necessary to increase the price of petrol and diesel in Cyprus by about four cents per litre.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 111.18 (-1,39) Traded Value CYP 2.936.141 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 910.404 467,84 (-1,08) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 514.056 128,67 (-1,39) Approved Investment Companies CYP 138.665 97,89 (-1,26) Insurance Companies CYP 3.685 37,29 (-2,71) Manufacturing Companies CYP 57.353 59,21 (-2,05) Tourism Companies CYP 127.154 76,13 (-1,21) Trading Companies CYP 60.148 26,54 (-1,26) Building and Cement Companies CYP 141.978 54,56 (-0,98) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 40.401 6,64 (-1,48) Financial Services Companies CYP 1.069.636 20,96 (-0,62) Fish Culture Companies CYP 24 19,80 (-0,85) Hotels CYP 396.437 69,84 (-0,87) Other Companies CYP 161.470 112,71 (-2,10) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 2 (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 20 10 FINE Larnaca 22 8 FINE Limassol 22 10 CLOUDY Paphos 20 9 FINE

    [07] European Left condems partitionist views on Cyprus

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    European Left condemns partitionist views on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) -- The Group of the European United Left-Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), which is meeting in Nicosia, has condemned the positions of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership for separate sovereignty in Cyprus, recognition of a separate state and a solution of the Cyprus problem based on confederation.

    In a resolution, adopted here today, the European Left said these positions are contrary to the basic principles of international law, the UN Charter, international conventions on human rights, European Union law and regulations and Security Council resolutions on Cyprus.

    [08] Cyprus - British Olympic Association - Agreement

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    Cyprus - British Olympic Association - Agreement

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA)-- Cyprus is expected to sign an agreement for the training of the British Olympic Team in Cyprus, in view of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

    [09] Eurocypria Airlines is seeking strategic ally

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    Eurocypria Airlines is seeking strategic ally

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) -- Eurocypria Airlines, sister company of Cyprus Airways, is looking for a strategic ally in order to be able to maintain its competitiveness in charter flights, in view of the entry of Cyprus to the common European air space, Chairman of the Board of Management of Cyprus Airways Haris Loizides, has said.

    Speaking at a press conference yesterday Loizides said that as from the beginning of next year Eurocypria will renew its fleet of aircraft with four Boeing 737-800.

    [10] Christofias: Cyprus problem concerns EU directly

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    Christofias: Cyprus problem concerns EU directly

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias said here today that the Cyprus problem concerns the European Union directly even if direct talks between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus are taking place under the auspices of the UN.

    [11] Pat Cox to visit Cyprus soon

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    Pat Cox to visit Cyprus soon

    Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) - President of the European Parliament Pat Cox is expected to visit Cyprus soon, a trip that indicates the importance the European Union attaches to Cyprus, head of the European Commission delegation, Donato Chiarini, said here today.

    [12] Security Council to be briefed on Cyprus talks

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    Security Council to be briefed on Cyprus talks

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 3 (CNA) - In view of tomorrow's briefing the UN Security Council will have on the course of talks to solve the Cyprus problem, envoys involved in the peace process are already in New York deliberating amongst themselves and with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

    US State Department Special Coordinator for Cyprus Thomas Weston and British Special Representative Lord David Hannay met this afternoon with the UN chief's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, who has already briefed the Russian President of the Security Council, Sergey Lavrov.


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