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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-07-30

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Two gold medals for Cyprus in Commonwealth Games
  • [02] Maccabi and Belsina in Cyprus for tomorrow's match
  • [03] Clerides and Denktash press on with territory
  • [04] Cyprus to benefit from EU-funded INTERREG programmes
  • [05] World Hellenes Union supports united Cyprus
  • [06] Jacksonville Mayor proclaims Day of Remembrance of Cyprus
  • [07] Larnaca and Paphos airports to be completed by 2005
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [10] Cypriot farmers block key routes for an hour
  • [11] House President sends letter of appeal regarding British Bases antenna
  • [12] Cyprus closed half of Agriculture Chapter

  • [01] Two gold medals for Cyprus in Commonwealth Games

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    Two gold medals for Cyprus in Commonwealth Games

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) - Two Cypriot athletes won gold medals yesterday in the Commonwealth Games, being held in Manchester.

    [02] Maccabi and Belsina in Cyprus for tomorrow's match

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    Maccabi and Belsina in Cyprus for tomorrow's match

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) - Maccabi Haifa and Belsina Belarus are already in Cyprus training for tomorrow's match for the Champions League's second qualifying round.

    [03] Clerides and Denktash press on with territory

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    Clerides and Denktash press on with territory

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash continued their UN-led direct talks here today, during which Denktash elaborated on his views regarding the issue of territory.

    Territory is one of the four core issues of the Cyprus problem. The other three are governance, security and property.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told CNA that "today the issue of territory was discussed, Denktash expressed his views and we will return on Friday morning".

    [04] Cyprus to benefit from EU-funded INTERREG programmes

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    Cyprus to benefit from EU-funded INTERREG programmes

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- The European Commission has decided to spend an extra amount of 30 million euros to fourteen crossborder and interregional cooperation programmes (INTERREG) for regions bordering candidate countries. One of these programmes regards Greece and Cyprus.

    [05] World Hellenes Union supports united Cyprus

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    World Hellenes Union supports united Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- President of the World Inter-parliamentary Hellenes Union Demetris Yiannaros has assured that the Union's members will work hard and try to promote their position for a united Cyprus.

    [06] Jacksonville Mayor proclaims Day of Remembrance of Cyprus

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    Jacksonville Mayor proclaims Day of Remembrance of Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- Mayor of the city of Jacksonville, North Carolina, George L. Jones, has proclaimed July 20, 2002, which marked the 28th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, as a "Day of Remembrance of the Republic of Cyprus".

    [07] Larnaca and Paphos airports to be completed by 2005

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    Larnaca and Paphos airports to be completed by 2005

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) - Cyprus Communications and Works Minister Averof Neophytou said today that the new Paphos Airport would begin operating in 2004, while the Larnaca Airport in early 2005.

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 83,22 ( 1,70) Traded Value CYP 996.905 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 446.487 347,59 ( 2,43) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 351.785 95,05 ( 1,82) Approved Investment Companies CYP 33.074 81,71 ( 2,57) Insurance Companies CYP 142.436 22,84 (-1,04) Manufacturing Companies CYP 35.633 59,70 ( 1,02) Tourism Companies CYP 4.574 84,92 ( 6,11) Trading Companies CYP 23.835 18,60 ( 0,32) Building and Cement Companies CYP 78.135 51,75 ( 1,11) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 23.991 3,04 ( 3,05) Financial Services Companies CYP 96.295 11,75 (-1,34) Fish Culture Companies CYP 1.250 15,37 ( 3,02) Hotels CYP 52.608 47,02 ( 2,89) Other Companies CYP 86.474 78,61 ( 2,04) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jul 30 (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 42 29 FINE Larnaca 39 30 FINE Limassol 38 26 FINE Paphos 34 24 FINE

    [10] Cypriot farmers block key routes for an hour

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    Cypriot farmers block key routes for an hour

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- Using their tractors and combine harvesters Cypriot farmers blocked this morning for one hour key routes in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos districts, demanding from the government to meet their demands regarding the subsidising of diesel prices, the settling of the farmers' debts and the foreign labour costs.

    The demonstration caused traffic chaos in the blocked roads, with kilometre queues of cars. Policemen maintained peace on the roads and regulated traffic via other routes.

    [11] House President sends letter of appeal regarding British Bases antenna

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    House President sends letter of appeal regarding British Bases antenna

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias has sent a letter of appeal to European parliamentary officials, with a view to prevent the installation of an antenna by the British Bases in Cyprus at the Akrotiri Salt Lake area.

    In his letter Christofias expressed his conviction that the parliamentary officials will be persuaded to exert their influence, to support Cyprus' efforts to prevent any possible risks and repercussions on the environment and the health of the inhabitants in the area.

    [12] Cyprus closed half of Agriculture Chapter

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    Cyprus closed half of Agriculture Chapter

    Nicosia, Jul 30 (CNA) -- In the framework of its accession negotiations with the European Union, Cyprus closed today in Brussels half of the Agriculture chapter regarding veterinary and phytosanitary legislation, during today's 18th Intergovernmental Conference Meeting for Cyprus' accession at negotiators' level.

    Speaking at the meeeting, Cyprus Chief Negotiator with the EU George Vassiliou said that by the end of this year, 751 pieces of legilation will have been enacted in Cyprus and assured that by that time the country will be able to fulfil its commitments regarding the adoption of the acquis.

    He also expressed appreciation that the Union accepted Cyprus' request to declare the island as a protected zone from pholloxera and from some other organisations such as the Colorado beetle.

    On behalf of the EU Presidency, Permanent Representative of Denmark, which is currently holding the EU presidency, Paul Skytte Christoffersen, expressed the support of the Presidency to the efforts by UN Secretary General Kofi Anan for a solution of the Cyprus issue and underlined that the 1999 EU Helsinki Council conclusions remain the main point of reference.

    In its conclusions the 1999 European Council of Helsinki, said that a solution to the Cyprus problem is not a precondition for EU accession.

    Chrisoffersen also said that the preparation of the Accession Treaty would be intensified so that the Treaty will be signed by spring next year.

    Vassiliou assured that Cyprus would continue its efforts to solve the Cyprus problem prior to the December EU Council in Copenhagen.


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