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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-07-04

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cabinet decides on protection of specific areas in Akamas
  • [02] UN Secretary General confers with adviser on Cyprus
  • [03] National Council meets on July 12 to evaluate talks
  • [04] Government not concerned over Rasmussen's statements
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Finnish Minister to visit Cyprus

  • [01] Cabinet decides on protection of specific areas in Akamas

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    Cabinet decides on protection of specific areas in Akamas

    Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) -- The cabinet has designated three specific areas in the Akamas peninsula, on the northwestern coast, as protected locations where no development will take place. All three areas are spots were protected species of turtles, indigenous to the Mediterranean, live and hatch their eggs.

    "There will be mild and appropriate development, with respect and sensitivity to the environment, in the areas outside the state forest in Akamas," Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment Costas Themistocleous said after Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

    He said land owners within the state forest will be compensated or have their property exchanged with other state or forest land.

    The cabinet decided to freeze the issue of new licence for safari and to review all existing ones, to exempt the Akamas peninsula from the annual Cyprus Rally, to move from the area all notices which were illegally put up and to spend 50,000 pounds to clean up the area.

    [02] UN Secretary General confers with adviser on Cyprus

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    UN Secretary General confers with adviser on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had a 40 minute meeting Wednesday evening in Vienna with his special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto to discuss developments in the ongoing peace talks.

    "De Soto briefed the Secretary General and heard his input about how to move forward" with the negotiations, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told CNA about the meeting. He said the UN did not intend to issue a statement on the meeting.

    Replying to questions, Eckhard said he was not aware of any plans for another meeting early next week between de Soto and the Secretary General.

    [03] National Council meets on July 12 to evaluate talks

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    National Council meets on July 12 to evaluate talks

    Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) - The National Council will convene on July 12 under President Glafcos Clerides to evaluate the fourth round of UN-led direct talks between Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash aimed at solving the Cyprus problem.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today's cabinet meeting that the President "has called a new meeting of the National Council for July 12", in order to "further brief the Council and evaluate what has or has not emerged from the fourth round of talks that was wrapped up Tuesday".

    [04] Government not concerned over Rasmussen's statements

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    Government not concerned over Rasmussen's statements

    Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today that "there is no problem" with statements by Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen who said that one of the three stumbling blocks for European Union enlargement is the Cyprus problem.

    Papapetrou said it was important to hear Rasmussen, current EU Council president, reiterate the Helsinki European Council conclusions that a solution to the Cyprus problem is not a precondition for the island's accession to the EU.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 93,17 ( 0,70) Traded Value CYP 306.604 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 155.215 395,81 ( 0,57) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 84.401 111,94 ( 0,85) Approved Investment Companies CYP 7.080 84,15 ( 0,48) Insurance Companies CYP 3.838 27,92 (-1,24) Manufacturing Companies CYP 31.815 60,76 ( 0,56) Tourism Companies CYP 23.971 82,17 ( 0,33) Trading Companies CYP 15.572 19,92 (-0,35) Building and Cement Companies CYP 7.860 53,20 ( 1,74) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 8.086 3,22 (-0,31) Financial Services Companies CYP 18.876 13,79 ( 1,32) Fish Culture Companies CYP 819 15,66 (-1,88) Hotels CYP 23.594 51,32 ( 0,88) Other Companies CYP 60.999 88,48 ( 0,28) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jul 4 (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 38 26 FINE Larnaca 34 23 FINE Limassol 33 23 FINE Paphos 30 22 FINE

    [07] Finnish Minister to visit Cyprus

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    Finnish Minister to visit Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) - Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Jari Vilen, arrives in Cyprus on July 8 for a two-day official visit, during which he will be received by President Glafcos Clerides.


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