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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-03-17

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek PM calls on Turkey to sign Ankara Agreement
  • [02] Presidents of Cyprus and Poland meet in Nicosia for talks
  • [03] Cypriot Defence Minister to take part in EU ministers' meeting
  • [04] Polish President: EU must play more activerole in Cyprus solution
  • [05] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] FIBA All Star Day to be organised in Cyprus
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cypriot President proposes new UN initiative on Cyprus
  • [10] Polish President: Division of Cyprus is a very dramatic situation
  • [11] Cyprus and Poland agree on need to solve the Cyprus question
  • [12] Cyprus House President briefs Cypriots in Australia
  • [13] Polish President: Cyprus solution can be reached through accord under UN aegis
  • [14] Greek Premier: efforts to solve Cyprus question to continue

  • [01] Greek PM calls on Turkey to sign Ankara Agreement

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    Greek PM calls on Turkey to sign Ankara Agreement

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Greeces Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has called on Turkey to keep the promises it undertook and to sign the protocol expanding its customs union with the ten new EU member- states, including Cyprus.

    [02] Presidents of Cyprus and Poland meet in Nicosia for talks

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    Presidents of Cyprus and Poland meet in Nicosia for talks

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, who arrived in Cyprus yesterday for a two-day official visit, went to the Presidential Palace this morning, along with his entourage, where he is holding talks with his Cypriot counterpart Tassos Papadopoulos.

    At the Presidential Palace, Kwasniewski and his spouse were welcomed by President Papadopoulos and his wife, Fotini.

    [03] Cypriot Defence Minister to take part in EU ministers' meeting

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    Cypriot Defence Minister to take part in EU ministers' meeting

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) - Minister of Defence Kyriakos Mavronicolas leaves for Luxembourg today to take part in the EU Informal Defence Ministers' meeting.

    [04] Polish President: EU must play more activerole in Cyprus solution

    1235:CYPPRESS:05

    Polish President: EU must play more activerole in Cyprus solution

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski stated here today that the European Union should play a more active role in efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

    He told a joint press conference with Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos after official talks at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia that three countries involved namely Britain, Greece and Cyprus, are already EU members while Turkey aspires to join the EU.

    He pledged that his country would do its utmost for Cyprus' reunification.

    Papadopoulos expressed the Greek Cypriot's side readiness to start negotiations with an aim to resolve the protracted Cyprus problem.

    [05] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1315:CYPPRESS:06

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 18/03/2005 to 19/03/2005 ---------------------------------------- Mainly clear sky with some local cloud. Winds in the morning will be variable gentle breezes and in the afternoon mainly southwesterly to northwesterly gentle to moderate breezes.

    At night mainly northwesterly to northeasterly light to gentle breezes will prevail and over the north coast at times southeasterly to southwesterly ligh to gentle breezes.

    The sea state will range from smooth to slight. Maximum temperatures will be aroung 22C inland and over the coast and around 11C over the Prodromos area in the mountains.

    Minimum temperatures will range from aroung 10-11C over the coast, to 8-9C inland and to 4C over the Prodromos area.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 20/03/2005 to 21/03/2005 ------------------------------- Partly cloudy with some local showers on Monday.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 17 (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 535.284,29 GSE GENERAL INDEX 87,73 -1,04 462.823,91 FTSE/CySE 20 414,82 -1,29 351.968,27 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.240,81 -1,29 347.738,99 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.094,15 -0,04 14.881,98 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 1.058,04 -0,88 9.410,45 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.235,13 -1,25 362.620,97 BANKS INDEX 1.270,29 -1,45 253.288,76 HOTELS INDEX 1.056,98 -0,90 7.548,88 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 1.062,41 -0,75 94.215,28 FTSE Med (16/3/2005) 7.460,15 -2,08 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices

    [07] FIBA All Star Day to be organised in Cyprus

    1445:CYPPRESS:08

    FIBA All Star Day to be organised in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- One of the biggest basketball events in the world, the All Star Day 2005, organised by FIBA Europe, will take place this year in Cyprus on April 14, and promises a rich programme, a three pointers' competition, and an interesting basketball game between European and non European players.

    Executive Director of FIBA Nar Zanolin told a press copnference today in Nicosia that Cyprus would manage to organise the event successfully and added that this would promote ''not only the League and the FIBA Europe, but above all Cyprus in general''.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1430:CYPPRESS:09
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 17 (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 20 8 FINE Larnaca 20 10 FINE Limassol 22 11 FINE Paphos 20 10 FINE

    [09] Cypriot President proposes new UN initiative on Cyprus

    1445:CYPPRESS:10

    Cypriot President proposes new UN initiative on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos said today that the Greek Cypriot side had proposed to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to launch a new initiative to solve the Cyprus problem.

    He explained that the proposal had been conveyed through the Cyprus Republic's Permanent Representative to the UN.

    President Papadopoulos was asked to clarify statements by Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, after talks they had this morning, that the Greek Cypriot side had proposed the launching of an initiative by the UN in the direction of a Cyprus settlement.

    [10] Polish President: Division of Cyprus is a very dramatic situation

    1450:CYPPRESS:11

    Polish President: Division of Cyprus is a very dramatic situation

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has described as very dramatic the division of Cyprus.

    He stressed that his country recognises one Cyprus Republic and expressed hope that through diplomatic efforts of the UN, the EU and mutual understanding from both sides, a solution can be found.

    [11] Cyprus and Poland agree on need to solve the Cyprus question

    1635:CYPPRESS:12

    Cyprus and Poland agree on need to solve Cyprus question

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Poland believe that there is a need to resume, as soon as possible, negotiations with a view at finding a political settlement in Cyprus.

    ''We want a resumption of talks, under UN auspices, in order to find a solution as soon as possible with more active participation of the European Union,'' Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos said, adding that the UN-proposed solution plan (Annan plan) remains the framework for negotiations for a bizonal, bicommunal federation.

    [12] Cyprus House President briefs Cypriots in Australia

    1730:CYPPRESS:13

    Cyprus House President briefs Cypriots in Australia

    Nicosia, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias, on an official visit to Australia, has outlined his positions on the question of Cyprus to the Cypriot community in Brisbane.

    He also talked about the changes the Greek Cypriot side wishes to make on a UN-proposed solution plan (the Annan plan) in order to have it accepted by the Greek Cypriot community.

    [13] Polish President: Cyprus solution can be reached through accord under UN aegis

    2015:CYPPRESS:15

    Polish President: Cyprus solution can be reached through accord under UN aegis

    Nicosia Mar 17 (CNA)-- A just and lasting solution to the Cyprus problem may only be reached through an accord between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, worked out under the aegis of the United Nations, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski said today.

    [14] Greek Premier: efforts to solve Cyprus question to continue

    2020:CYPPRESS:16

    Greek Premier: efforts to solve Cyprus question to continue

    by Christa Nikolaou

    Athens, Mar 17 (CNA) -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has said that Athens is committed to making every effort for a political settlement in Cyprus, adding that Turkey is expected to meet all its obligations with regard to its European Union accession course.


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