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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-06-06

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Minister: complacency on EU accession not advisable
  • [02] UN Secretary General to consult with his Special Adviser on Cyprus
  • [03] Negotiators of EU applicant countries to meet in Cyprus
  • [04] Spanish Secretary of State arrives in Cyprus
  • [05] Turkish troops abduct Greek Cypriot
  • [06] CNA and Prensa Latina agree to cooperate
  • [07] National Council discusses Cyprus developments
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [10] Vassiliou holds meetings in Berlin
  • [11] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [12] House President flies to Madrid to attend EU Conference
  • [13] European officials conclude working visit to Cyprus

  • [01] Foreign Minister: complacency on EU accession not advisable

    0815:CYPPRESS:01

    Foreign Minister: complacency on EU accession not advisable

    Larnaca, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has cautioned about complacency with regard to Cyprus' accession course and stressed the need to continue working until the country joins the European Union.

    The minister said that the EU would examine carefully the attitude of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides at the UN-led peace talks, as it is getting ready to issue its decision on the country's EU membership, in accordance with the Helsinki conclusions that said a political settlement would facilitate accession but it is not a precondition for it and all relevant factors will be taken into consideration.

    [02] UN Secretary General to consult with his Special Adviser on Cyprus

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    UN Secretary General to consult with his Special Adviser on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is to discuss this weekend developments in the Cyprus peace talks with his Special Adviser Alvaro de Soto, who has been conducting direct talks on the island with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides for the past five months.

    [03] Negotiators of EU applicant countries to meet in Cyprus

    1130:CYPPRESS:03

    Negotiators of EU applicant countries to meet in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Negotiators from six candidate countries, known as the Luxembourg Group, dealing with European Union membership talks, will meet in Cyprus on June 24-25.

    [04] Spanish Secretary of State arrives in Cyprus

    1330:CYPPRESS:04

    Spanish Secretary of State arrives in Cyprus

    Larnaca, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Ramon de Miguel, Spain's Secretary of State for European Affairs, arrived today in Cyprus for a brief working visit.

    [05] Turkish troops abduct Greek Cypriot

    1400:CYPPRESS:05

    Turkish troops abduct Greek Cypriot

    Larnaca, Jun 6 (CNA) - Turkish troops abducted today a 50-year-old Greek Cypriot man.

    [06] CNA and Prensa Latina agree to cooperate

    1425:CYPPRESS:07

    CNA and Prensa Latina agree to cooperate

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) - The Cyprus News Agency (CNA) and the Cuban News Agency Prensa Latina have signed a cooperation agreement, on a non-commercial basis.

    [07] National Council discusses Cyprus developments

    1520:CYPPRESS:07

    National Council discusses Cyprus developments

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus National Council, the top advisory body to the President on the handling of the Cyprus problem, continued today discussion on developments in the Cyprus problem.

    Cyprus President concluded the briefing he had started at the previous meeting of the body and five out of the eight parliamentary parties, which comprise the Council, expressed their positions.

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1520:CYPPRESS:08
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 100,59 ( 0,22) Traded Value CYP 791.901 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 388.907 422,82 ( 0,28) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 329.121 119,53 ( 0,16) Approved Investment Companies CYP 42.764 87,74 ( 1,09) Insurance Companies CYP 13.794 31,32 ( 3,71) Manufacturing Companies CYP 76.398 62,13 ( 0,15) Tourism Companies CYP 11.304 77,95 (-2,29) Trading Companies CYP 35.399 22,82 ( 0,80) Building and Cement Companies CYP 5.284 55,42 (-1,81) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 18.005 4,32 (-0,23) Financial Services Companies CYP 16.095 15,54 ( 0,52) Fish Culture Companies CYP 392 16,50 (-0,54) Hotels CYP 124.370 58,42 ( 0,07) Other Companies CYP 104.212 99,63 ( 0,99) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1525:CYPPRESS:09

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    The weather on Friday (June 7) and Saturday (June 8) will be mainly fine. Winds will be northeasterly, light to moderate, over slight to moderate seas.

    Temperatures on Friday will range between 18 to 34 degrees Celsius inland, between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius along east and south coasts, and between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius along the west coast. On Saturday, the temperature is expected to rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius.

    The weather on Sunday (June 9) and Monday (June 10) is expected to be fine and hot.

    [10] Vassiliou holds meetings in Berlin

    1625:CYPPRESS:10

    Vassiliou holds meetings in Berlin

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus' Chief Negotiator with the EU George Vassiliou begins today a series of meetings in Berlin where he will meet among others with the Secretary of State for EU issues Gunter Pleuger and other officials of the German Foreign Ministry.

    [11] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1645:CYPPRESS:11
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 6 (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 19 FAIR Larnaca 28 18 FAIR Limassol 29 18 FAIR Paphos 26 18 FAIR

    [12] House President flies to Madrid to attend EU Conference

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    House President flies to Madrid to attend EU Conference

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias leaves tomorrow for Madrid, to attend a conference of the EU member state House Presidents, at the invitation of the Presidents of the Spanish Congress of Deputies and the Senate, Luisa Fernanda Rudi and Esperanza Aguirre Gil de Biedma respectively.

    The conference, organised by the Spanish parliament, within the framework of the current EU Spanish presidency, will address the issue of "Parliaments and the European Construction", which is separated in two sections.

    [13] European officials conclude working visit to Cyprus

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    European officials conclude working visit to Cyprus

    Nicosia, June 6 (CNA) -- Spanish Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ramon de Miguel, whose country is currently holding the EU rotating presidency, paid today a one-day working visit to the island and had separate meetings with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    De Miguel, who was accompanied by the Danish Secretary of State Carsten Sondergaard, whose country will hold the EU presidency during the second half of 2002, and the EU's Chief Negotiator with Cyprus Leopold Maurer, refrained from making any statements to the press after his meeting with President Clerides.


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