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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-06-30

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  • [01] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Quintin welcomes Cyprus' harmonisation progress
  • [04] Moratinos satisfied with developments in Middle East
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Sri Lanka Foreign Minister meets with Cypriot counterpart
  • [07] Ayala says Socialist International ready to support Cyprus
  • [08] Italy says Cyprus issue must be urgently resolved
  • [09] Quintin says acquis implementation advanced in Cyprus

  • [01] Weather forecast for Cyprus


    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 01/07/2003 to 02/07/2003 -------------------- Tuesday: Risk of isolated shower early afternoon. Light variable wind during night and morning and moderate seabreezes in the afternoon.

    The temperature will range between (23-36)C inland, (21-32)C south coast, (20-30)C west coast and (18-29)C over the highest mountains.

    Wednesday: The weather will be fine and the temperature will increase by 2C mainly inland and mountainous areas.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday 03/7/2003 to 04/7/2003

    Fine with further increase in temperature.

    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,98 ( 0,02) Traded Value CYP 257.273 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 121.677 348,97 ( 0,15) FTSE Med 100** 5.284,86 (-0,31) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 76.157 101,39 (-0,01) Approved Investment Companies CYP 3.487 72,97 ( 0,73) Insurance Companies CYP 2.699 14,76 ( 3,14) Manufacturing Companies CYP 12.822 55,02 (-0,16) Tourism Companies CYP 10.518 88,05 ( 0,63) Trading Companies CYP 4.672 17,78 (-1,11) Building and Cement Companies CYP 5.574 66,25 ( 0,79) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 746 2,72 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 31.540 13,32 ( 0,00) Fish Culture Companies CYP 90 11,45 (-0,61) Hotels CYP 12.115 40,94 ( 0,20) Other Companies CYP 71.123 77,48 (-0,49) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [03] Quintin welcomes Cyprus' harmonisation progress


    Quintin welcomes Cyprus' harmonisation progress

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) - European Commission Director General for Employment and Social Policy Odile Quintin welcomed today the progress of Cyprus in the implementation of the acquis communautaire but noted that there are still some remaining gaps, which she is discussing with the Cypriot government.

    Speaking after a meeting with Minister of Labour and Social Insurance Iacovos Keravnos, Quintin said she hoped Cyprus would be fully prepared to join the EU in May 2004 and noted that her visit to the island aimed at helping and supporting the government in those efforts.

    [04] Moratinos satisfied with developments in Middle East


    Moratinos satisfied with developments in Middle East

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) -- Cyprus-based outgoing EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Miguel Angel Moratinos had here today a farewell meeting with Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos to express his thanks and gratitude for Cyprus' support to his task.

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 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 38 15 FINE Larnaca 34 22 FINE Limassol 32 23 FINE Paphos 30 21 FINE

    [06] Sri Lanka Foreign Minister meets with Cypriot counterpart


    Sri Lanka Foreign Minister meets with Cypriot counterpart

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tyronne Fernando met today in Nicosia with his Cypriot counterpart Georgios Iacovou and discussed the Cyprus problem, the island's European Union accession course, bilateral relations and prospects for future cooperation.

    Speaking after the meeting, Fernando said the two countries have had close ties for many years, as members of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth. ''We stood by you, we have been supporting and advocating the territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, and you have stood by us for our territorial integrity. We have similar problems'', he said.

    Referring to bilateral cooperation in the economic field, Fernando noted that ''we have about 15,000 workers'' in Cyprus, adding that this cooperation could ''expand'' by bringing ''a large number of professionals'' to the island, ''apart from the unskilled workers and household assistants''.

    Fernando congratulated Iacovou on Cyprus' accession to the EU. ''We are very happy, as an old friend of yours, that you are finding new friends but I am sure that you will not forget your old friends'', he said.

    After the meeting, Fernando was received by President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos. He also met with the Ministers of Labour, Communications and Commerce.

    Fernando departs from the island tomorrow.


    [07] Ayala says Socialist International ready to support Cyprus


    Ayala says Socialist International ready to support Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) - General Secretary of the Socialist International Louis Ayala said today that the international Socialists were prepared to support the Movement of Social Democrats EDEK (KS EDEK) and the people of Cyprus in efforts to find a solution to the island's political problem.

    Speaking after a meeting with President of KS EDEK Yiannakis Omirou, Ayala also said that he would encourage a dialogue between its member in Cyprus and any other Cypriot political party that would wish to join the ranks of the Socialist International.

    Ayala, who also met with honorary President of KS EDEK Vassos Lyssarides, said ''Cyprus now is part of the Europe that we, the Social Democrats, are building together, the Europe that puts people first, the Europe that is open, is inclusive, fair and democratic''.

    ''So, in this historical time of the transformation we are going through, we have a new hope, that the Cyprus issue will be resolved'', he added.

    Ayala said ''we have been able to put people together, to integrate peoples, to face the new challenges of the world and it is fair and right that the Cyprus people should have that ambition, that in these new times we can once and for all face the problems on the table and solve them, so that we can see in the future a united Cyprus''.

    ''We, the Social Democratic family, are ready to stand together with our member and with all the Cyprus people. In this task, we want to be a useful platform for exchange of ideas and discussions but we also want to be an actor behind those political forces and people who stand for these shared values and principles that are represented in the Socialist International'', he said.

    Replying to a question regarding the Democratic Party and the role it may play in the Socialist International, Ayala said ''our member party in Cyprus is ready to undertake a dialogue with the political forces that might be merging or moving in the direction of a shared platform or values''.

    ''So, I would encourage this. I think it is a good development when people come together around the same common values and principles'', he added.

    Omirou said KS EDEK, which is a member of the Socialist International, ''will have a say'' in the matter and noted that the Socialist International would advise any party interested in joining its ranks to enter a dialogue with the member party.

    He also said KS EDEK would attend the congress of the Socialist International, to be held in October in Sao Paolo.

    Speaking after his meeting with Ayala, Lyssarides said ''Socialism is incompatible with occupation, incompatible with division and national cleansing, incompatible with the violation of human rights and incompatible with the repression of national rights''.

    Lyssarides said that ''from the very beginning, the Socialist International had crystal clear views on the Cyprus problem'' and so ''it was natural that the views of our Movement were reflected fully in Socialist International decisions''.


    [08] Italy says Cyprus issue must be urgently resolved


    Italy says Cyprus issue must be urgently resolved By Athina Arsalidou

    Athens Jun 30 (CNA) -- The Italian presidency of the European Union, which takes over from Greece tomorrow, considers the Cyprus problem to be an urgent issue to be resolved, Italian Ambassador to Greece Gian Paolo Cavarai said here today.

    [09] Quintin says acquis implementation advanced in Cyprus


    Quintin says acquis implementation advanced in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 30 (CNA) - Although the implementation of the acquis communautaire in Cyprus is well advanced, there are still some gaps that have to be filled before the island becomes a full member of the EU in May 2004, European Commission Director General on Employment and Social Affairs Odile Quintin said here today.

    Speaking at a press conference, Quintin said her main points of concern were the alignment with anti-discrimination directives and the timing of their implementation, as well as some sectors of social insurance.

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