CNA News – CNA – Antonios Gkildakis – CYPRUS/Nicosia 12/01/2018 12:26

Cyprus and Greece to sign three MoU on the sidelines of Tuesdays trilateral summit

Greece and Cyprus are set to sign next week three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on maritime, cultural and environmental affairs, on the sidelines of next weeks Trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece and Jordan. The Summit will take place on Tuesday and as CNA has learnt, the Prime Minister of Greece will be accompanied by four of his Ministers.

Syllouris underlines role of Parliaments in bridging the gap between the elite and the peoples

The parliaments have an important role to play in bridging the gap between citizens and decision-making centres, President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris said at the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC), taking place in the Seychelles.

State Health Services Organisation Chairman outlines major priorities

The Board of the State Health Services Organisation (OKYY) had on Thursday its first meeting, at the Ministry of Health, in Nicosia, with Board Chairman, Sir David Nicholson, saying that they set out their major priorities but there is a lot more to do. In statements to the press, Nicholson said they had an excellent first meeting. Concerning the overall objectives, he spoke about improving the quality of service and access to services for the patients, and delivering the financial stability the health service needs.

Protracting a solution is as dangerous as an agreement which will not be accepted, Stavros Malas tells CNA

Presidential hopeful Stavros Malas believes that the non solution of the Cyprus problem is as dangerous as an agreement which will not be accepted by the people, stressing that if elected, he will seek consensus on national issues. In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, Malas, who is running as an independent candidate for the second time round backed by the main opposition party AKEL, has pointed out that he will respect those who have different views to his own on the Cyprus issues.

Presidential elections: 11.683 voters registered abroad

A total of 11.683 people in the 38 voting centers, which will operate abroad, will be able to vote in the 2018 Presidential Elections that will take place in Cyprus. Most of the voters are in the voting centers in Athens (3.003) followed by the voting centers in the High Commission in London (1.589) and in Thessaloniki (1.479).

The EU28 recorded a current account surplus of Euros 69.4 bln in Q3 2017

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of Euros 69.4 billion (1.8% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017, up from a surplus of Euros 47.5 billion (1.2% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2017 and from a surplus of Euros 44.8 billion (1.2% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2016, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Industrial production in the eurozone up by 1% in November 2017

In November 2017 seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.9% in the EU28, compared with October 2017, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2017, industrial production rose by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.

Source: Cyprus News Agency