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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-06-14

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU official says Cyprus to wrap up negotiations in 2002
  • [02] Clerides and Denktash continue talks on security
  • [03] Government satisfied with European Parliament resolution
  • [04] Government welcomes UNFICYP resolution
  • [05] Cyprus and Poland found business association
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Britain denies Turkish version of Lord Hannay's interview
  • [08] Security Council resolution 1416 (full text)
  • [09] Government backs Cyprus Institute
  • [10] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [11] University Rector resigns
  • [12] Government agrees with Hannay on some issues, disagrees on others
  • [13] G8 calls for intensification of effort for agreement in Cyprus
  • [14] Central Bank keeps interest rates at current level
  • [15] Foreign Minister pleased with British denial of Turkish report

  • [01] EU official says Cyprus to wrap up negotiations in 2002

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    EU official says Cyprus to wrap up negotiations in 2002

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) - Director General of the European Commission's Directorate for Enlargement, Eneko Landaburu, said there is every reason to believe that negotiations with Cyprus will be successfully completed this year and reiterated the EU position that although a political settlement of the Cyprus problem is preferred before accession, it is not a precondition.

    [02] Clerides and Denktash continue talks on security

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    Clerides and Denktash continue talks on security

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met for about an hour this morning, in the context of UN-led direct talks to solve the Cyprus problem.

    [03] Government satisfied with European Parliament resolution

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    Government satisfied with European Parliament resolution

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government views yesterday's European Parliament resolution on Cyprus as "a very positive and strong resolution that fully satisfies the government".

    [04] Government welcomes UNFICYP resolution

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    Government welcomes UNFICYP resolution

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) - The Cyprus government considers yesterday's UN Security Council resolution on extending the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) as positive.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told CNA that "the UNFICYP resolution reiterates the previous ones" and noted that "it is positive and important that it reaffirms the Security Council resolutions, especially 1251, despite efforts by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to be freed of them".

    [05] Cyprus and Poland found business association

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    Cyprus and Poland found business association

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) - Cyprus and Poland have set up a joint Business Assosiation.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 98,42 (-0,46) Traded Value CYP 580.032 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 226.300 414,26 (-0,81) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 100.439 115,89 (-0,96) Approved Investment Companies CYP 26.754 87,55 (-0,21) Insurance Companies CYP 41.474 30,04 (-0,27) Manufacturing Companies CYP 42.534 62,48 ( 0,16) Tourism Companies CYP 30.063 82,66 (-1,21) Trading Companies CYP 19.335 22,03 (-0,90)Building and Cement Companies CYP 37.418 54,33 ( 1,27) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.427 4,09 ( 1,24) Financial Services Companies CYP 81.258 15,10 (-0,13) Fish Culture Companies CYP 133 16,80 ( 0,60) Hotels CYP 46.900 57,09 (-0,45) Other Companies CYP 134.616 97,29 ( 0,16) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Britain denies Turkish version of Lord Hannay's interview

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    Britain denies Turkish version of Lord Hannay's interview

    by Kyriacos Tsioupras

    London, Jun 14 (CNA) - A Foreign Office spokesman has denied a report according to which Britain's Special Representative for Cyprus Lord David Hannay, in an interview with CNN Turk, spoke of two sovereign states in Cyprus.

    [08] Security Council resolution 1416 (full text)

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    Security Council resolution 1416 (full text)

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) -- Here follows the full text of the Security Council resolution 1416 approved last night:

    "Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 30 May 2002 (S/2002/590) on the United Nations operation in Cyprus, and in particular the call to the parties to access and address the humanitarian issue of missing persons with due urgency and seriousness,

    Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) beyond 15 June 2002,

    Welcoming and encouraging efforts by the United Nations to sensitize peacekeeping personnel in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other communicable discases in all its peacekeeping operations,

    1. Reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, and in particular resolution 1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions;

    2. Decides to extend the mandate of UNFICYP for a further period ending 15 December 2002;

    3. Requests Secretary-General to submit a report by 1 December 2002 on the implementation of this resolution;

    4. Urges the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkish forces to rescind the restrictions imposed on 30 June 2000 on the operations of the UNFICYP and to restore the military status quo of Strovilia;

    [09] Government backs Cyprus Institute

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    Government backs Cyprus Institute

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides has expressed the full support of the state towards the establishment of the Cyprus Institute by the Cyprus Development Bank, with the participation of scientists and academics from all over the world.

    The President, who received 20 scholars currently in Cyprus for the establishment of the Cyprus Institute, has instructed that procedures be accelerated to operate the research centre as soon as possible.

    Minister of Education and Culture Ouranios Ioannides, who was present at the meeting, said that the President announced the immediate grant of state land in the Kornos area, in the Nicosia district, to construct the building that will house the Institute.

    Ioannides said the cost of establishing the Institute is about half a million euros, which will be obtained from the Cyprus Development Bank. It is also backed by the EU.

    Later on, a two-day gathering of scholars and senior research managers began under the title "The Cyprus Institute: Design and Scope - A Convocation of International Scholars", during which Ioannides said intensive efforts are being made to establish Cyprus as "an international and regional educational centre".

    [10] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 14 (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 34 22 FAIR Larnaca 29 18 FINE Limassol 28 21 FINE Paphos 29 18 FINE

    [11] University Rector resigns

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    University Rector resigns

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) -- University of Cyprus Rector Nicolas Papamichael resigned today over a bill, passed by the House Thursday, providing for student participation in the councils of University departments, at a percentage which the University authorities consider does not correspond to international practice.

    Papamichael, who was appointed rector in 1999, will continue to exercise his duties as rector until 21 June until the vice rector returns to Cyprus.

    [12] Government agrees with Hannay on some issues, disagrees on others

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    Government agrees with Hannay on some issues, disagrees on others

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has expressed strong disagreement with some remarks by Britain's envoy on Cyprus relating to the creation of a new state and to limited powers of the executive.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said some of Lord David Hannay's comments are welcomed, such as the setting up of a central state with two component states, the responsibility he lays on the Turkish Cypriot side for the lack of progress at the peace talks and his adherence to the European Union decision that a political settlement is not a precondition for accession.

    [13] G8 calls for intensification of effort for agreement in Cyprus

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    G8 calls for intensification of effort for agreement in Cyprus

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    New York, Jun 14 (CNA) -- The Foreign Ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) have called for the intensification of efforts to reach a settlement in the Cyprus peace effort and bridge the remaining obstacles.

    [14] Central Bank keeps interest rates at current level

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    Central Bank keeps interest rates at current level

    Nicosia, Jun 14 (CNA) -- Governor of the Central Bank Christodoulos Christodoulou announced here today that the key official interest rates will remain the same.

    [15] Foreign Minister pleased with British denial of Turkish report

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    Foreign Minister pleased with British denial of Turkish reports

    Larnaca, Jun 14 (CNA) -- Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said he is satisfied that London has denied that its representative for Cyprus had talked about two "sovereign states" on the island.

    Speaking on arrival from visits abroad, the minister said there will be a new Democracy in Cyprus following an agreement that could emerge from the ongoing peace talks, an agreement, he said, that will be based on a revision of earlier accords.


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