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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-05-20

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU - Cyprus JPC convenes May 22-24
  • [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [03] Acting Director of Central Prisons appointed
  • [04] Christofias leaves for China
  • [05] US Congressman calls on Turkey to abandon threats on Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Government:we keep different issues separately
  • [08] EU envoy informs Palestinians on progress for their fate
  • [09] President to have wide-ranging discussions in Athens
  • [10] Competition chapter basically closed, Vassiliou announces
  • [11] Cyprus warns of insecure transactions with occupied areas
  • [12] Cyprus and Czech Republic sign road transport agreement
  • [13] Archbishop may leave intensive care unit
  • [14] Angiology Congress to be held in Cyprus
  • [15] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [16] Papandreou to discuss Cyprus problem in Washington
  • [17] Cypriot MPs to participate in Convention on the future of Europe

  • [01] EU - Cyprus JPC convenes May 22-24

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    EU - Cyprus JPC convenes May 22-24

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) -- EU-Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee will hold its 21st meeting here May 22-24.

    [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 21/05/2002 to 22/05/2002

    Mainly fine on Tuesday with small probability of isolated in the afternoon. On Wednesday the weather will become unstable with local showers or thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon.

    The wind will be SW'ly to NW'ly 2-3 BF during mornings and nights. In the afternoon the wind will increase and will reach 4 BF and locally 5 BF. The state of sea will be slight to moderate. The maximum temperature will range between 28-30C inland and between 25-27C over the coast.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 23/05/2002 to 24/05/2002

    On Thursday the weather will continue unstable while on Friday it will gradually improve.

    [03] Acting Director of Central Prisons appointed

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    Acting Director of Central Prisons appointed

    [04] Christofias leaves for China

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    Christofias leaves for China

    Larnaca, May 20 (CNA) - Cyprus' House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias has said that during his official visit to China, head of a parliamentary delegation, he expects the stance of the People's Republic of China on the Cyprus problem to be reiterated.

    [05] US Congressman calls on Turkey to abandon threats on Cyprus

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    US Congressman calls on Turkey to abandon threats on Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) -- US Congressman Frank Pallone has called on Ankara to put aside its unreasonable demands at the peace talks and negotiate in good faith with a view to achieving a solution in Cyprus.

    He also said Turkey should back Cyprus' accession to the European Union and undertake new initiatives on Cyprus.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All hare Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 98,98 (0,25) Traded Value CYP 1.071.654 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 265.784 418,83 ( 0,64) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 119.465 117,66 ( 0,96) Approved Investment Companies CYP 62.915 86,32 (-0,55) Insurance Companies CYP 22.526 31,81 (-0,97) Manufacturing Companies CYP 51.760 54,99 ( 0,26) Tourism Companies CYP 16.617 75,51 (-0,58) Trading Companies CYP 34.069 22,44 ( 1,45) Building and Cement Companies CYP 21.160 53,75 ( 0,83) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 19.095 4,70 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 327.213 15,92 (-3,46) Fish Culture Companies CYP 1.435 17,93 (-3,16) Hotels CYP 70.425 58,62 (-0,24) Other Companies CYP 157.670 101,49 ( 0,59) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Government:we keep different issues separately

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    Government: we keep different issues separately

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou stressed here today that the UN peace effort to solve the Cyprus question and the country's accession course for European Union membership are two different things.

    He also said that at this stage the Greek Cypriot side focuses its attention on working until the end of June to conclude an agreement on the core issues (governance, security, territory and property).

    [08] EU envoy informs Palestinians on progress for their fate

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    EU envoy informs Palestinians on progress for their fate

    Larnaca, May 20 (CNA) - EU Middle East envoy Miguel Angel Moratinos met here today with the 13 Palestinians brought to Cyprus after being released from Bethlehem's Nativity Church. He said the legal and political discussions in Brussels regarding which countries will take them in "have practically been finalised" and noted that EU deliberations will be wrapped up tomorrow.

    Moratinos visited the Palestinians at their Larnaca hotel, accompanied by the Palestinian Authority's Representative in Cyprus Samir abu Gazhalleh, Spanish Ambassador to Cyprus Ignacio Garcia Valdecasas, and Head of the European Commission delegation on the island Donato Chiarini.

    [09] President to have wide-ranging discussions in Athens

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    President to have wide-ranging discussions in Athens

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) -- All issues relating to the Cyprus problem will be on the agenda of talks President Glafcos Clerides will have in Athens on Wednesday with Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis.

    [10] Competition chapter basically closed, Vassiliou announces

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    Competition chapter basically closed, Vassiliou announces

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - Cyprus has "basically closed" the chapter of competition of the EU acquis communautaire and will soon close half part of agriculture chapter regarding veterinary and phytosanitary, Cyprus' chief negotiator with the European Union George Vassiliou announced here today, after a meeting with Michael Leigh, Director at the DG Enlargement of the European Commission.

    [11] Cyprus warns of insecure transactions with occupied areas

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    Cyprus warns of insecure transactions with occupied areas

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - The Cypriot government is stepping up its efforts to alert international public opinion, especially British, about the serious implications "purchasing" property in the Turkish occupied areas of the Republic may entail.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said the message the government wanted to send out was that "anyone 'buying' from an illegal owner will not be secure and at the end will lose his or her money".

    [12] Cyprus and Czech Republic sign road transport agreement

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    Cyprus and Czech Republic sign road transport agreement

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - Cyprus and the Czech Republic signed an agreement today on international road transport, which enhances bilateral relations and prospects for development in this sector.

    [13] Archbishop may leave intensive care unit

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    Archbishop may leave intensive care unit

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus Chrysostomos, who is in his 10th day of therapy at "Evangelismos" hospital in Athens, may be leaving the intensive care unit later in the week, if his health continues to improve.

    A medical bulletin issued by the Archbishop's doctors at "Evangelismos" says there have been no complications and "if the progressive improvement of his condition continues, it is possible he may be discharged from the Intensive Care Unit this week".

    [14] Angiology Congress to be held in Cyprus

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    Angiology Congress to be held in Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - The number of women suffering from arteriosclerosis today is growing, due to smoking and stress of double responsibility of a career and keeping a house, according to the President of the Vascular Society of Cyprus, Nicos Angelides.

    Speaking at a press conference today in view of the 12th Mediterranean Congress of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, which will take place in Paphos from May 22 to 26 and focus on arteriosclerosis, Angelides said there is no doubt the disease is "the primary cause of death worldwide" and that the illness now appears in younger people, sometimes as young as 35.

    [15] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 20 (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 31 15 FINE Larnaca 26 15 FINE Limassol 25 18 FINE Paphos 25 15 FINE

    [16] Papandreou to discuss Cyprus problem in Washington

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    Papandreou to discuss Cyprus problem in Washington

    Athens, May 20 (CNA) - The Cyprus problem will be among issues to be discussed during the meetings Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou will have in Washington.

    [17] Cypriot MPs to participate in Convention on the future of Europe

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    Cypriot MPs to participate in Convention on the future of Europe

    Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) - A Cypriot parliamentary delegation leaves tomorrow for Brussels, to participate in a working session of the Convention for the Future of Europe, to take place May 23 and 24.


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