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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 03-06-24

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>

  • [01]Tuesday, 24 June 2003 Cyprus withdraws reservation regarding death penalty for military crimes during wartime
  • [02] Foreign trade statistics for January-December 2002

    [01] Cyprus withdraws reservation regarding death penalty for military crimes during wartime

    The Republic of Cyprus has withdrawn its reservation concerning the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (15 December 1989), which reads as follows: "The Republic of Cyprus in accordance with Article 2.1 of the Protocol reserves the right to apply the Death Penalty in time of war pursuant to a conviction of a most serious crime of a military nature committed during wartime". The Acting Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, Mr George Kasoulides, withdrew last week the reservation, deposited with the UN Secretary-General, on behalf of the Republic. During a short ceremony at the legal department of the UN, Mr Kasoulides conveyed the Cyprus Government's satisfaction with the fact that it had abolished the death penalty and was in full compliance with its international obligations and the acquis communautaire. He further pointed out that the death penalty had not been applied by the Republic of Cyprus for the last 33 years.

    [02] Foreign trade statistics for January-December 2002

    The main developments in Cyprus foreign trade in 2002 were the following: 1. Total imports (covering imports for home consumption and imports placed into bonded warehouses) were 2.486,6 mn as compared with 2.528,7 mn in 2001. Total exports amounted to 511,3 mn compared to 628,0 mn in 2001. The trade deficit accounted for 1.975,3 mn compared to 1.900,7 mn in 2001. 2. Imports for home consumption totaled 2.256,4 mn compared to 2.176,8 mn in 2001. Intermediate inputs imported for home consumption in 2002 valued at 715,8 mn or 31,7%, followed by consumer goods with 641, 6 mn or 28,4%, transport equipment with 281,5 mn or 12,5%, capital goods with 242,8 mn or 10,8% and fuels and lubricants with 240,4 mn or 10, 7%. 3. Domestic exports, including stores and provisions, valued at 231, 6 mn as compared with 247,0 mn in 2001 and re-exports, including stores and provisions, to 279,7 mn compared to 381,0 mn in 2001. Industrial products of domestic produce exported in 2002 accounted for 181,9 mn or 82, 0% while exports of raw agricultural products valued at 36,9 mn or 16,6%. 4. During 2002 the EU member states supplied Cyprus with goods valued at 1.318,7 mn or 53,0% and absorbed goods valued at 117,6 mn or 53,0% of Cyprus domestic exports, excluding stores and provisions. Additional data on Cyprus foreign trade are shown in the quarterly publication entitled "Imports-Exports Statistics" obtainable from the Government Printing Office, while more detailed statistics on the same field are available from the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus.

    From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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