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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-05-29

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus protests arrival of Turkish research vessel
  • [02] FAO 23rd Regional Conference opens
  • [03] Spokesman calls on Ankara to decide on its future course
  • [04] UN top envoy at talks more active, says Spokesman
  • [05] Cypriot parties urge leades to work constructively for settlement
  • [06] Annemie Neyts: Cyprus' perspective to join EU comes nearer
  • [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus-Bolivia sign consultation protocol
  • [10] Government welcomes remarks by EU senior official

  • [01] Cyprus protests arrival of Turkish research vessel

    0930:CYPPRESS:01

    Cyprus protests arrival of Turkish research vessel

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, May 29 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has protested to the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan the illegal arrival of the Turkish oceanographic research vessel "Piri Reis" at the ports of the Turkish-occupied towns of Kyrenia and Famagusta, declared closed to international navigation by the government of the Republic, after the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.

    [02] FAO 23rd Regional Conference opens

    1310:CYPPRESS:02

    FAO 23rd Regional Conference opens

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- Cyprus continues to ascribe a great deal of importance to agriculture and although in percentage terms there has been a decline of the contribution of agriculture in recent years, in absolute terms there has been a remarkable growth, which has made it possible for the country to become self sufficient in a considerable number of agricultural products.

    This was said by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides addressing here today the opening ceremony of the 23rd FAO Regional Conference for Europe, attended by Agriculture Ministers and high-ranking officials from 43 European member countries of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

    [03] Spokesman calls on Ankara to decide on its future course

    1325:CYPPRESS:03

    Spokesman calls on Ankara to decide on its future course

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has called on Turkey to make up its mind on matters relating to its European aspirations and the Cyprus problem.

    "The Turkish government should, if not now, very soon, take its final decisions with regard to its future course. Will it continue to insist on maintaining its occupation of part of Cyprus, something that will halt its course to Europe, or will it decide to relinquish its policy on Cyprus and work to serve its own European prospects?," Papapetrou said today.

    [04] UN top envoy at talks more active, says Spokesman

    1350:CYPPRESS:04

    UN top envoy at talks more active, Spokesman says

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today that the role of UN top envoy on Cyprus at the direct talks has become more intense and more active after a visit to Cyprus by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in mid May.

    [05] Cypriot parties urge leades to work constructively for settlement

    1425:CYPPRESS:05

    Cypriot parties urge leaders to "work constructively" for settlement

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties have called on the leaders of the island's two communities, engaged in peace talks for the past five months, to "work constructively" for a just and lasting settlement.

    The call came in a joint communique, issued after a two-hour long meeting, which also announced that party representatives will meet again on 10 July at the Ledra Palace hotel, in the UN controlled buffer zone.

    [06] Annemie Neyts: Cyprus' perspective to join EU comes nearer

    1430:CYPPRESS:06

    Annemie Neyts: Cyprus' perspective to join EU comes nearer

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- The perspective for Cyprus to join the EU is coming nearer and nearer, Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Belgian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister in charge of Agriculture, said here today and expressed her admiration for Cyprus, for successfully closing almost all negotiating chapters for EU accession.

    [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1540:CYPPRESS:07
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 29(CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 100,07 ( 0,29) Traded Value CYP 555.951 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 240.187 421,39 ( 0,38) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 143.017 118,56 ( 0,36) Approved Investment Companies CYP 23.276 87,09 ( 0,90) Insurance Companies CYP 1.020 30,69 (-2,11) Manufacturing Companies CYP 40.996 59,06 ( 0,94) Tourism Companies CYP 23.554 79,08 (-0,37) Trading Companies CYP 42.523 22,74 ( 0,31) Building and Cement Companies CYP 6.968 55,08 ( 2,38) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 8.356 4,35 (-0,91) Financial Services Companies CYP 93.030 15,89 (-0,38) Fish Culture Companies CYP 5.026 16,24 (-4,92) Hotels CYP 32.152 59,30 (-0,25) Other Companies CYP 115.181 100,04 (-0,17) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1610:CYPPRESS:08
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 29 (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 32 16 FINE Larnaca 27 17 FINE Limassol 28 19 FINE Paphos 26 16 FINE

    [09] Cyprus-Bolivia sign consultation protocol

    1805:CYPPRESS:09

    Cyprus-Bolivia sign consultation protocol

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Bolivia have signed a Protocol for consultations between their respective Foreign Ministries, it was officially announced here today.

    [10] Government welcomes remarks by EU senior official

    1845:CYPPRESS:10

    Government welcomes remarks by EU senior official

    Nicosia, May 29 (CNA) -- The government has welcomed statements by a high-ranking European Union official that Cyprus will join the Union, if it concludes successfully its accession negotiations.

    "I would like to highlight two recent statements by High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana with regard to the Cyprus question, that assume particular significance because they follow, interpret and clarify fully previous remarks, for which Solana was criticized," Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today in a written statement.

    Speaking in Copenhagen last week, Solana said the decision on how to handle Cyprus within the EU has already been taken.


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