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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-06-21

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] President Clerides in Seville for EU Summit
  • [02] Cyprus Parliament calls on Britain not to erect antenna
  • [03] Russian LUKOIL acquires 16 petrol stations in Cyprus
  • [04] Solana hopes for step forward today on EU defence policy
  • [05] European Council begins in Seville
  • [06] Clerides: Denktash backtracks, ordered by Ankara
  • [07] Senators submit resolution on Cyprus' EU accession
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] Cox says there is still hope for unified Cyprus joining EU
  • [10] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [11] Negotiators from applicant countries to meet in Cyprus
  • [12] Pique says EU enlargement should take place as soon as possible
  • [13] President arrives in Seville

  • [01] President Clerides in Seville for EU Summit

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    President Clerides in Seville for EU Summit

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Seville, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides arrives today in Seville, Spain, venue of the European Council, on a private jet, accompanied by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.

    [02] Cyprus Parliament calls on Britain not to erect antenna

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    Cyprus Parliament calls on Britain not to erect antenna

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- The Cyprus House of Representatives has called on the government of Britain to immediately recall its decision to erect an antenna at Akrotiri Salt Lake, within the British Bases area, near the southern coastal town of Limassol, and terminate every action towards that direction.

    At the same time it uerged the Cyprus government to take every action required and not consent to the launching of the works for the installation of the antenna. The House denounced the British authorities' action to announce their definite decision to install the antenna, describing it as "arbitrary".

    [03] Russian LUKOIL acquires 16 petrol stations in Cyprus

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    Russian LUKOIL acquires 16 petrol stations in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Russian Petroleum Company LUKOIL has signed an agreement with BP Cyprus and Exxonmobil Cyprus, acquiring from the two companies 16 petrol stations operating on the island.

    [04] Solana hopes for step forward today on EU defence policy

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    Solana hopes for step forward today on EU defence policy

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Seville, Jun 21 (CNA) -- The EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Secuiry Policy Javier Solana has expressed the wish that the EU heads of state, during today's lunch on the sidelines of the Seville European Council, will take an important step on the issue of the European security and defence policy.

    [05] European Council begins in Seville

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    European Council begins in Seville

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Seville, Jun 21 (CNA) -- The heads of the European Union countries began here today their summit, which is expected to focus on EU enlargement, the fight against illegal immigration and the future of the European Union.

    The two-day European Council began with a group photo of its members, who then began discussions with European Parliament President Pat Cox.

    [06] Clerides: Denktash backtracks, ordered by Ankara

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    Clerides: Denktash backtracks, ordered by Ankara

    Larnaca, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides said that all four core issues of the Cyprus problem, namely governance, security, territory and property, have been discussed during the UN-led direct talks and they will be addressed again since the two sides' positions have not been bridged.

    Speaking prior to his departure for Seville, Spain, where he will attend tomorrow a working lunch of the leaders of the EU member states and the EU applicant states, in the framework of the EU Summit, President Clerides said he will have three more meetings with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, the last of which will take place on July 2. UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro De Soto will then fly to New York to report to the UN Secretary General.

    Commenting on Denktash's allegations that the Greek Cypriot side was trying to force the Turkish side to withdraw from the talks, President Clerides noted "that no major effort is needed to make Denktash leave since he leaves by himself" as he did in 2000 when he withdrew from the proximity talks that were then held in Geneva.

    [07] Senators submit resolution on Cyprus' EU accession

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    Senators submit resolution on Cyprus' EU accession

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Three US Senators have submitted a resolution on the accession of Cyprus to the European Union, saying such a development would act a catalyst for a political settlement.

    The resolution called on the US administration to pursue new initiatives, as a priority issue, that would help achieve reunification and reconciliation in Cyprus.

    The concurrent resolution describes the current status quo in Cyprus "unacceptable" and the country must be reunited in a bizonal, bicommunal federation, based on UN resolutions.

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 96,10 (-0,19) Traded Value CYP 790.692 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 211.089 404,24 (-0,95) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 103.951 113,59 (-0,99) Approved Investment Companies CYP 37.695 87,08 ( 0,42) Insurance Companies CYP 4.173 28,93 (-2,46) Manufacturing Companies CYP 116.358 63,63 ( 0,57) Tourism Companies CYP 7.314 84,94 ( 3,32) Trading Companies CYP 16.646 21,32 (-0,51) Building and Cement Companies CYP 183.076 51,59 ( 0,14) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 5.597 3,84 ( 0,26) Financial Services Companies CYP 104.263 14,42 ( 0,70) Fish Culture Companies CYP 000 17,41 ( 1,81) Hotels CYP 120.626 53,39 ( 1,08) Other Companies CYP 53.998 94,13 (-0,22) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] Cox says there is still hope for unified Cyprus joining EU

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    Cox says there is still hope for unified Cyprus joining EU

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Seville, Jun 21 (CNA) - European Parliament President Pat Cox believes there is still time for a unified Cyprus to join the European Union and noted that the year 2002 is the year of enlargement. He said the European Parliament strongly supports Cyprus' accession to the EU and that the optimum solution would be a unified Cyprus joining.

    Asked by CNA to what extent the lack of progress in UN peace talks to solve the Cyprus problem could complicate matters, Cox referred to his recent visit to Cyprus and the discussions he had on the island with President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, noting that "I can certainly attest to the fact that there is a very strong desire by President Clerides to, if possible, find a way to bring Cyprus at ease with itself into the European Union".

    Speaking at a press conference he gave after discussions with the European Council members meeting in Seville, Cox noted that "there is still time and so one still has some hope".

    [10] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 21 (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 20 FAIR Larnaca 30 22 FINE Limassol 32 20 FINE Paphos 29 18 FINE

    [11] Negotiators from applicant countries to meet in Cyprus

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    Negotiators from applicant countries to meet in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Chief negotiators of six candidate countries for European Union membership will meet in Cyprus, June 24 - 25, to discuss the emerging attitudes towards enlargement in EU members states and expectations from the EU Danish presidency, which begin on July 1, 2002.

    Chief Negotiators of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia, will meet at the southeastern resort of Protaras, to evaluate the EU Seville summit conclusions and the Spanish presidency.

    [12] Pique says EU enlargement should take place as soon as possible

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    Pique says EU enlargement should take place as soon as possible

    by Athena Arsalidou

    Seville, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Pique said here today that European Union enlargement should take place as soon as possible but stressed that it is not possible to predetermine how the ratification of the accession treaty by the national parliaments will proceed.

    [13] President arrives in Seville

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    President arrives in Seville

    by Rebekah Gregoriades

    Seville, Jun 21 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides arrived in Seville this afternoon, accompanied by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, in view of the working lunch tomorrow to brief candidate countries on the conclusions of the European Council, which got underway here today.

    Speaking on arrival, Kasoulides said the Seville European Council is expected to include a paragraph on Cyprus in its conclusions, noting the need for the Turkish side to work harder towards a settlement of the island's political problem.


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