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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-05-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] New Interior Minister appointed
  • [02] Pat Cox: there is a compelling political deadline this year
  • [03] New Interior Minister pledges to work fairly for all
  • [04] Peace talks meeting ends
  • [05] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Cyprus to be number one supporter of Turkey's EU perspective
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] House President urges Europe to take more active role
  • [10] Ňuropean Parliament President sends message of reconciliation
  • [11] Harel: Israel has always been interested in Cyprus issue
  • [12] Cyprus' accession to guarantee security for all its people

  • [01] New Interior Minister appointed

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    New Interior Minister appointed

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Andreas Panayiotou, former Permanent Secretary of the Interior Ministry, is Cyprus' new Interior Minister, appointed today by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides.

    [02] Pat Cox: there is a compelling political deadline this year

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    Pat Cox: there is a compelling political deadline this year

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament, has called on all the parties involved in the Cyprus question to seize the moment, noting that this is the year of "compelling deadlines."

    He said that the optimum successful outcome would be a Cyprus with a comprehensive settlement joining the European Union, and commended President Glafcos Clerides for his "consistent commitment" to make headway towards this goal.

    President Clerides, who received today Cox who is on a working visit here, assured him that he would continue to work for a solution to enable all Cypriots to enjoy the political and economic benefits of accession as from 2004.

    [03] New Interior Minister pledges to work fairly for all

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    New Interior Minister pledges to work fairly for all

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Newly appointed Interior Minister Andreas Panayiotou has assured of his intention to work impartially and serve the public in a fair and even manner.

    [04] Peace talks meeting ends

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    Peace talks meeting ends

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met here for just over an hour, in the context of the ongoing UN-led direct talks.

    [05] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1420:CYPPRESS:05

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 10/05/2002 to 11/05/2002

    Weather: On Friday the weather will be mainly fine with patchy cloud at first becoming later partly cloudy with isolated showers or thunderstroms especially inland and over mountains. On Saturday the weather will be mainly fine.

    Wind: NE'ly to SE'ly gentle to moderate during the day. NE'ly to NW'ly gentle during the night.

    State of Sea: Slight during the day becoming smooth to slight overnight.

    Temperature: Maximum temperature 28 Celcius inland, 26 over south coast and 23 over west coast. Minimum temperature 12 Celcius inland and 14 over coastal areas.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 12/05/2002 to 13/05/2002

    Weather: On Sunday the weather will be fine and mainly clear, but on Monday the weather will be partly cloudy at times with probability of isolated thundery showers.

    Wind: SW'ly to NW'ly gentle to moderate during the day. NW'ly light to gentle during the night.

    State of Sea: Slight.

    Temperature: No significant change

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 105,22 ( 0,64) Traded Value CYP 2.509.849 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 1.218.358 441,55 ( 0,64) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 566.143 122,16 ( 0,70) Approved Investment Companies CYP 166.584 95,24 ( 1,27) Insurance Companies CYP 13.207 33,66 ( 1,42) Manufacturing Companies CYP 38.650 57,76 ( 1,65) Tourism Companies CYP 63.929 79,15 (-0,10) Trading Companies CYP 85.847 24,81 ( 1,35) Building and Cement Companies CYP 13.806 52,76 ( 0,40) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 89.021 5,14 ( 1,58) Financial Services Companies CYP 345.633 19,37 (-0,05) Fish Culture Companies CYP 40 17,70 ( 0,23) Hotels CYP 293.941 63,47 ( 0,54) Other Companies CYP 566.747 106,83 (-0,21) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Cyprus to be number one supporter of Turkey's EU perspective

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    Cyprus to be number one supporter of Turkey's EU perspective

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus, as a future EU member state, will be the number one supporter of Turkey's perspective of accession to the Union, since this will lead Turkey to accept the democratic criteria of Copenhagen, which should be met by all candidate countries.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 9 (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 30 16 FINE Larnaca 27 16 FINE Limassol 26 17 FINE Paphos 25 15 FINE

    [09] House President urges Europe to take more active role

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    House President urges Europe to take more active role

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias has called on Europe to become more engaged in the Cyprus peace effort and urged the permanent members of the UN Security Council to help overcome the obstacles raised by Turkey to a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus question.

    Christofias was addressing here this afternoon European Parliament President Pat Cox, during a special plenary session of the 56-seat Parliament, in the presence of Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, ministers, other officials and foreign diplomats.

    Christofias reiterated Cyprus' adherence to European values and the vision of a united and strong Europe, which should never stop its effort to boost democratic principles through effective participation of its citizens.

    "Our message on this auspicious Day of Europe is that together we shall build the Europe of tomorrow, in the vanguard of efforts to create a better and a more peaceful world," Christofias said, noting that all Cypriots, Greek and Turkish Cypriots, look to Europe as "a beacon of civilisation."

    [10] Ňuropean Parliament President sends message of reconciliation

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    Ňuropean Parliament President sends message of reconciliation

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- President of the European Parliament Pat Cox has sent out a message of reconciliation which is "especially timely" as the ongoing UN-led direct talks between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus were taking place, expressing the desire for achieving a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.

    In statements after meeting here this afternoon Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias, Cox said he was to speak in the Parliament later today and send the message of Shumann Day "to mark and recall the European ideal based on reconciliation."

    [11] Harel: Israel has always been interested in Cyprus issue

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    Harel: Israel has always been interested in Cyprus issue

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Israel has always been interested and followed closely efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, Deputy Director General, Head of Western Europe Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Victor Harel, said here today.

    He said he has invited "once again" Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides to visit Israel, expressing the hope that the visit would take place "the soonest possible."

    [12] Cyprus' accession to guarantee security for all its people

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    Cyprus' accession to guarantee security for all its people

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- "Cyprus' accession to the European Union will guarantee to the whole of the island's population a secure, peaceful and prosperous future and the chance to take part, on an equal footing, in shaping the Europe of tomorrow," Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides said here tonight, adding that the island aspires to join the EU as soon as possible.

    Addressing a reception on the occasion of the celebration of Europe Day and in honour of European Parliament President Pat Cox, President Clerides said Cox's presence in Cyprus on this day "is the expression of the constant and unfailing support and assistance of the European Parliament to Cyprus' march towards joining the Union."


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