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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-12-13

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU FMs to tackle Turkey's European bid
  • [02] European Democracy elects leadership
  • [03] Zbigniew Wlosowicz is UN SG's Special Representative in Cyprus
  • [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus has done everything possible, says spokesman
  • [06] Government Spokesman: European Court has ruled on property
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Efforts to increase tourism from China underway, says Minister
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [10] AKEL and BDH to intensify their actions towards a Cyprus settlement
  • [11] Greek Premier and DISY leader coordinate actions ahead of EPP meeting

  • [01] EU FMs to tackle Turkey's European bid

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    EU FMs to tackle Turkey's European bid

    Larnaca, Dec 13 (CNA) -- Foreign Ministers from the European Union 25 member states are meeting Monday in Brussels in an attempt to iron out differences over the wording of the EU summit conclusions with regard to the start of accession negotiations with Turkey.

    [02] European Democracy elects leadership

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    European Democracy elects leadership

    Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) -- An inaugural conference of the European Democracy party elected on Sunday its leadership and continues today its deliberations with a view to adopt its charter and its policy on the question of Cyprus.

    [03] Zbigniew Wlosowicz is UN SG's Special Representative in Cyprus

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    Zbigniew Wlosowicz is UN SG's Special Representative in Cyprus

    [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1345:CYPPRESS:04

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 14/12/2004 to 15/12/2004 ------- On Tuesday, the weather will gradually become partly cloudy. The wind will prevail northwest to southwest moderate 3 to 4 bf while during afternoon it will veer to southwest to west. State of sea will be slight. During nightime the weather will be cloudy and light rainshowers are likely. The wind will be light northwest to northeast 2 to 3 bf.

    On Wednesday, the weather will be cloudy with rainshowers and probable thunderstorms while snowshowers are likely over Troodos. The wind will be northeast moderate 3 to 4 bf and the state of sea slight but moderate over the eastern coastal areas. The minimum temperature on Tuesday will range from minus 1 over the mountains to 7 degrees C over the coastal areas and the maximum from 5 over the mountains to 18 over the coastal areas.

    A temperature decrease is expected on Wednesday when ground frost will occur inland.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 16/12/2004 to 17/12/2004 --------------- The weather on Thursday will be mainly fine but an odd showers is possible. The temperature will note a further decrease. On Friday the weather will be mainly fine and cold.

    [05] Cyprus has done everything possible, says spokesman

    1350:CYPPRESS:05

    Cyprus has done everything possible, says spokesman

    Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has done everything necessary with regard to issues the Republic has raised in connection with a European Union decision on whether it should begin accession negotiations with Turkey, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said today.

    [06] Government Spokesman: European Court has ruled on property

    1400:CYPPRESS:06

    Government Spokesman: European Court has ruled on property

    Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) -- Issues relating to properties in Turkish occupied Cyprus have been dealt with by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has said, in response to Turkish Cypriot claims that the government is trying to revoke title deeds from residents in the north.

    ''Serdar Denktash neglects the fact that there are decisions by international courts that define the status of properties of displaced persons and other owners in Turkish occupied Cyprus,'' the spokesman said, commenting on Denktash's claims that foreigners have always been buying property in occupied Cyprus and now the Greek Cypriot side is trying to annul their title deeds.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1430:CYPPRESS:07
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Dec 13 (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 17 2 FINE Larnaca 17 6 FINE Limassol 18 8 FAIR Paphos 17 8 FAIR

    [08] Efforts to increase tourism from China underway, says Minister

    1325:CYPPRESS:08

    Efforts to increase tourism from China underway, says Minister

    Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) -- The Chinese government has included Cyprus in its list of basic tourist destinations and shows a keen interest in developing tourist ties with Cyprus, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism George Lillikas has said.

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 271.901,24 GSE GENERAL INDEX 72,28 -0,48 252.365,36 FTSE/CySE 20 337,42 -1,34 220.245,26 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.009,13 -1,38 226.879,91 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 883,92 0,65 13.650,76 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 911,95 0,12 4.499,53 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.004,30 -1,32 240.530,67 BANKS INDEX 1.022,45 -1,64 194.407,30 HOTELS INDEX 874,73 0,00 1.417,40 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 857,13 1,08 24.373,51 FTSE Med (10/12/2004) 6.626,89 -0,18 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices

    [10] AKEL and BDH to intensify their actions towards a Cyprus settlement

    1715:CYPPRESS:10

    AKEL and BDH to intensify their actions towards a Cyprus settlement

    Nicosia, Dec 13 (CNA) ---- Greek Cypriot left - wing party AKEL General Secretary Demetris Christofias and leader of the Turkish Cypriot Peace and Democracy Movement (BDH) Mustafa Akkinzi met here today and decided to intensify their actions with a view to promote a bicommunal, bizonal settlement of the Cyprus problem based on the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's plan for a comprehensive settlement.

    Christofias and Akkinzi, who met in AKEL's headquarters in Nicosia, also decided to promote the arrangement of certain issues such as the humanitarian problem of missing persons and the opening of new crossing points to facilitate contacts between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.

    AKEL General Secretary said that during the meeting they also discussed the upcoming European Council and expressed the wish that ''conditions will be created and problems will be overcome so that within the framework of consensus Turkey will get a date to start accession negotiations, with both Erdogan (Turkish Prime Minister) and Papadopoulos (Cypriot President) being satisfied, so that a new era will begin and a new way will be paved to solve the Cyprus problem''.

    [11] Greek Premier and DISY leader coordinate actions ahead of EPP meeting

    1840:CYPPRESS:11

    Greek Premier and DISY leader coordinate action ahead of EPP meeting

    by Christa Nicolaou

    Athens, Dec 13 (CNA) ---- Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and President of Greek Cypriot right wing party Democratic Rally (DISY) Nicos Anastasiades agreed today that every possible effort should be made, so that specific references are included in the European Council's final conclusions on December 17 to link Turkey's European course with the Cyprus problem and promote the aim for full normalization of the relations between Cyprus and Turkey.

    A press release issued by DISY said Karamanlis and Anastasiades agreed today on a common framework of positions and principles that they will highlight at the European People's Party (EPP) meeting, that is due to take place in Brussels before the European Council.


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