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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-12-10

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN Secretary General conveys letter to leaders in Cyprus
  • [02] President Clerides receives revised UN peace plan
  • [03] UN chief sends letter to Clerides and Denktash
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] EU FMs say Cyprus will enter EU with or without solution
  • [06] EU countries support Franco-German proposal on Turkey
  • [07] Clerides will sign solution if it serves public interest, says spokesman
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] UN envoy: It's up to the parties to decide on revised text
  • [10] Cyprus and Dutch Foreign Ministers meet
  • [11] National Council discusses Annan's revised plan
  • [12] Moller: Copenhagen to determine Cyprus’ accession

  • [01] UN Secretary General conveys letter to leaders in Cyprus

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    UN Secretary General conveys letter to leaders in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is conveying today a letter to President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    The letter will be delivered by his special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto, as part of his shuttle-diplomacy meetings he has been having with Clerides and Denktash in the past few days.

    [02] President Clerides receives revised UN peace plan

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    President Clerides receives revised UN peace plan

    Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides received here today a revised peace plan for a solution to the Cyprus problem put forward by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    The revised plan was handed over by the UN chief's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto, during a 25-minute-long meeting at the Presidential Palace.

    The UN envoy said he was going to meet Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus.

    [03] UN chief sends letter to Clerides and Denktash

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    UN chief sends letter to Clerides and Denktash

    Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan conveyed today to the two communities in Cyprus a revision of his proposed Basis for Agreement on a Comprehensive Settlement of the Cyprus Problem.

    In a letter to President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash the Secretary-General "asks the two leaders to give the revision the most urgent consideration with a view to reaching a decisive conclusion this week, so that a reunited Cyprus may accede to the European Union. The Secretary-General has asked the two sides to be available in Copenhagen later this week should that prove necessary".

    Cyprus has a rendez-vous with history. It should not be missed, the Secretary-General says in his letter.

    A UN press release issued in Nicosia says the Secretary-Generals Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto delivered this morning letters from the Secretary-General ''to H. E. Mr Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and H. E. Mr Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader''.

    ''With these letters he conveyed a revision of his proposed Basis for Agreement on a Comprehensive Settlement of the Cyprus Problem, which had been conveyed to the two sides on 11 November 2002'', the prese release says.

    [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Dec 10 (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 15 9 FAIR Larnaca 17 10 FAIR Limassol 19 12 CLOUDY Paphos 19 12 FAIR

    [05] EU FMs say Cyprus will enter EU with or without solution

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    EU FMs say Cyprus will enter EU with or without solution

    By Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Dec 10 (CNA) -- Cyprus will enter the European Union (EU) with or without a solution to the Cyprus problem, EU Foreign Ministers agreed Monday night.

    Speaking during a dinner of the EU Foreign Ministers, Danish Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Council, Per Stig Moller, after listening to the positions of many of his counterparts, asked whether anyone objects to Cyprus accession to the EU without a settlement to its political problem.

    [06] EU countries support Franco-German proposal on Turkey

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    EU countries support Franco-German proposal on Turkey

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Dec 10 (CNA) Most European Union countries support a Franco-German proposal to open membership talks with Turkey on July 1, 2005 if it passes a review in 2004, despite Ankara's demand for an earlier, firmer date.

    During Mondays discussion on the Turkish candidacy during the dinner of the EU Foreign Ministers, most countries seemed to incline towards the Franco-German proposal which will officially be submitted during the Copenhagen European Council.

    [07] Clerides will sign solution if it serves public interest, says spokesman

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    Clerides will sign solution if it serves public interest, says spokesman

    Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides will only sign a solution of the Cyprus question if he is convinced this will be in the interest of the people of Cyprus, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today.

    Speaking to the press after the President took delivery of a revised UN proposal on a comprehensive settlement, he said there has been an initial assessment of the proposal and a note on the proposed amendments will be prepared for the members of the National Council, which convenes in early evening at an extraordinary meeting, to discuss developments.

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 110,65 ( 1,37) Traded Value CYP 1.482.030 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 858.400 444,96 ( 2,04) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 619.084 128,17 ( 2,36) Approved Investment Companies CYP 84.499 93,81 ( 2,35) Insurance Companies CYP 4.025 24,76 ( 0,86) Manufacturing Companies CYP 52.652 68,91 ( 0,48) Tourism Companies CYP 10.086 121,27 (-0,43)Trading Companies CYP 26.196 21,80 ( 1,16) Building and Cement Companies CYP 8.342 81,95 (-0,80) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 38.124 4,23 ( 1,68) Financial Services Companies CYP 131.827 24,30 (-2,10) Fish Culture Companies CYP 1.662 14,62 (-0,88) Hotels CYP 76.825 54,50 ( 0,72) Other Companies CYP 196.671 100,94 ( 1,68) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] UN envoy: It's up to the parties to decide on revised text

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    UN envoy: It's up to the parties to decide on revised text

    Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-Generals Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, said it was up to the two parties on the island to decide what to do with the revised text the UN Secretary General submitted today.

    He said there is still time for negotiations to take place for a Cyprus settlement before the Copenhagen European Union summit.

    He told the press after a second meeting Tuesday with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, that he still did not have the reaction of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash but he was expecting to get that soon.

    [10] Cyprus and Dutch Foreign Ministers meet

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    Cyprus and Dutch Foreign Ministers meet

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Dec 10 (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides outlined the significance of a clear-cut accession of Cyprus to the European Union during a meeting in Brussels with his Dutch counterpart, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, at the Dutch mission at the EU Council.

    Kasoulides underlined efforts to solve the Cyprus problem and the significance of a straightforward accession of Cyprus to the European Union aiming to serve efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

    [11] National Council discusses Annan's revised plan

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    National Council discusses Annan's revised plan

    [12] Moller: Copenhagen to determine Cyprus’ accession

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    Moller: Copenhagen summit to determine Cyprus accession

    Nicosia, Dec 10 (CNA) -- Danish Foreign Minister and EU Council Chairman, Per Stig Moller, has said the decision whether Cyprus will accede to the European Union, "united or split", would be taken on Friday during the Copenhagen European Council (12-13 December).


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