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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-04-18

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  • [03] HOON - CYPRUS


    The government is willing to examine the possibility to move parts of a waste disposal plant, responding to proposals by the representatives of the village of Lympia and the Union of Communities.

    On Tuesday, Lympia residents blocked the Nicosia-Larnaca motorway in both directions, threw rocks onto the motorway and set fire to tyres and cars, which they dropped onto the motorway from a bridge, protesting against the governments decision to construct a waste disposal plant in their area.

    The Council of Ministers discussed the issue on Wednesday, after a meeting held between the Minister of the Interior Neoklis Sylikiotis and the representatives of the residents of the community early in the morning. On Tuesday evening, the residents were asked by their representatives to lift the blockades and measures in order to contribute to a positive climate for negotiations with the government.

    Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis, speaking after the Councils meeting, said that the government is willing to examine the possibility to move some parts of the plant, as long as there is no danger to the environment and public health and as long as this move satisfies the community of Lympia.

    Responding to questions, the Spokesman said that the move can take place within 1 km of the original site and that the government is now waiting for the answer of the community of Lympia.

    The governments position towards the proposal of the President and the representatives of the community is clear and reasonable. We will now wait for the response of the community of Lympia, he said, concluding that what counts is for all sides to show prudence and responsibility.

    Morphou Mayor says puppet regime allocating property to Turkish settlers


    The Mayor Morphou Charalambos Pittas said that the puppet regime in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus is bringing settlers to the occupied town of Morphou, in an effort to reap political gains.

    Speaking at the Parliamentary Committee for Refugees, Pittas said that the occupation regime is using tricks and blackmail techniques, allocating land and properties not only to Turkish Cypriots but also settlers from Turkey, in order to prevent the return of the town to its legitimate citizens in case of a settlement of the long standing political problem of the island.

    Pittas further said that the municipality has launched a campaign to prevent this development with contacts with British MPs who will raise the issue at the British parliament and government.

    [03] HOON - CYPRUS

    Britains Minister for Europe Geoff Hoon will briefly visit Cyprus on 25 April following a personal invitation from Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs George Lillikas.

    According to a British High Commission press release, Lillikas and Hoon will continue discussions that began in London and Brussels aimed at improving UK-Cyprus bilateral cooperation as partners in the EU.

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