CNA News – CNA – Athena Arsalidou – Nicosia 23/06/2018 12:50

UNSGs report on Cyprus circulates as official document with a slight change

The UNSGs report on his good offices as regards the efforts to reach a solution in Cyprus circulated on Friday as an official document. A change was made in the final report compared to the unofficial one that was given to the members of the UN Security Council on the 15th of June. The change concerns paragraph 10 of the report, in which the name of the Italian energy company ENI is deleted. Meanwhile, UNFICYP, immigration were discussed at a meeting between Foreign Minister – UNGA President.

Greece, Egypt and Lebanon express support for Cyprus reunification at Rhodos Ministerial Conference

Greece, Egypt, and Lebanon have expressed their support for the need to resolve the Cyprus problem and to reunify Cyprus without the system of guarantees, invasive rights and permanent presence of foreign army on the island. Their support was expressed during the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Security and Stability held in the Greek island of Rhodes.Cyprus was represented by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides,

? Cyprus settlement will require tough choices and compromises British High Commission says

The United Kingdom believes that a Cyprus settlement will require tough choices and compromises.

A statement from the British High Commission on latest UN Secretary General report on progress towards a settlement in Cyprus said that with real political will, an agreement remains within reach.

Trilateral Defence Summit stresses Israel, Cyprus and Greece’s will to enhance security in region

The trilateral meeting between the Ministers of Defence of Cyprus, Greece and Israel is a proof of the countries’ will to develop security and defence relations, said Friday Defence Minister Savvas Angelides. A declaration issued at the end of the summit said the ministers look forward to enhancing trilateral defence collaboration for the mutual benefit of our countries in spheres of military cooperation, maritime counter-terrorism collaboration, defence-industrial cooperation and strategic consultations. Meanwhile, Cyprus and UK have signed a Programme for Bilateral Military Cooperation.

Cyprus to host a meeting of APAs standing committee for the first time

Cyprus will host for the first time in June the Asian Parliamentary Assemblys Standing Committee Meeting on Economic and Substainable Development. A press release by the Cyprus Parliament notes that the meeting is of great importance for Cyprus since it strengthens its position as a bridge between Europe and Asia, but also its bilateral relations with many Asian countries.

Cyprus is fast becoming one of the top emerging investment fund centres in Europe, Spokesman tells EFAMA

Cyprus is fast becoming one of the top emerging investment fund centres in Europe, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said. Addressing on Friday evening the Gala Dinner of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) Annual General Meeting in the coastal town of Limassol, Prodromou said that by choosing Cyprus as the location for its most important annual event, EFAMA actively shows its support to the development of the Cyprus investment funds industry.

Cyprus Institute study warns over risks from offshore natural gas extraction in the Eastern Mediterranean

A study of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) identifies three main environmental risks during offshore natural gas extraction in the Eastern Mediterranean. They are the risk of accidental blowouts, the accidental discharge of chemicals during the various stages of exploration, and the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) during normal operations, either as CO2 from the numerous sub-processes of exploration and production, or from the fugitive methane emissions in the various subsystems.

CMP members highlight coordinated action for missing persons at Moscow event

Members of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus underlined the advantages of a coordinated mechanism in the search for missing persons, during a round table in Moscow on Thursday, June 21 and highlighted the Cyprus project.

Unemployment rate at 10.7% in first quarter of 2018

The number of unemployed persons reached 46,468 and the unemployment rate to 10.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2018, according to the results of the Labour Force Survey, released on Friday by the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus. In comparison, unemployment was 13.5% or 57,339 persons in the corresponding quarter of 2017. During the first three months of 2018, unemployment for males amounted to 10.3% and for females to 11.2%.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

CNA News – CNA – Athena Arsalidou – Nicosia 23/06/2018 12:50

UNSGs report on Cyprus circulates as official document with a slight change

The UNSGs report on his good offices as regards the efforts to reach a solution in Cyprus circulated on Friday as an official document. A change was made in the final report compared to the unofficial one that was given to the members of the UN Security Council on the 15th of June. The change concerns paragraph 10 of the report, in which the name of the Italian energy company ENI is deleted. Meanwhile, UNFICYP, immigration were discussed at a meeting between Foreign Minister – UNGA President.

Greece, Egypt and Lebanon express support for Cyprus reunification at Rhodos Ministerial Conference

Greece, Egypt, and Lebanon have expressed their support for the need to resolve the Cyprus problem and to reunify Cyprus without the system of guarantees, invasive rights and permanent presence of foreign army on the island. Their support was expressed during the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Security and Stability held in the Greek island of Rhodes.Cyprus was represented by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides,

? Cyprus settlement will require tough choices and compromises British High Commission says

The United Kingdom believes that a Cyprus settlement will require tough choices and compromises.

A statement from the British High Commission on latest UN Secretary General report on progress towards a settlement in Cyprus said that with real political will, an agreement remains within reach.

Trilateral Defence Summit stresses Israel, Cyprus and Greece’s will to enhance security in region

The trilateral meeting between the Ministers of Defence of Cyprus, Greece and Israel is a proof of the countries’ will to develop security and defence relations, said Friday Defence Minister Savvas Angelides. A declaration issued at the end of the summit said the ministers look forward to enhancing trilateral defence collaboration for the mutual benefit of our countries in spheres of military cooperation, maritime counter-terrorism collaboration, defence-industrial cooperation and strategic consultations. Meanwhile, Cyprus and UK have signed a Programme for Bilateral Military Cooperation.

Cyprus to host a meeting of APAs standing committee for the first time

Cyprus will host for the first time in June the Asian Parliamentary Assemblys Standing Committee Meeting on Economic and Substainable Development. A press release by the Cyprus Parliament notes that the meeting is of great importance for Cyprus since it strengthens its position as a bridge between Europe and Asia, but also its bilateral relations with many Asian countries.

Cyprus is fast becoming one of the top emerging investment fund centres in Europe, Spokesman tells EFAMA

Cyprus is fast becoming one of the top emerging investment fund centres in Europe, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said. Addressing on Friday evening the Gala Dinner of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) Annual General Meeting in the coastal town of Limassol, Prodromou said that by choosing Cyprus as the location for its most important annual event, EFAMA actively shows its support to the development of the Cyprus investment funds industry.

Cyprus Institute study warns over risks from offshore natural gas extraction in the Eastern Mediterranean

A study of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) identifies three main environmental risks during offshore natural gas extraction in the Eastern Mediterranean. They are the risk of accidental blowouts, the accidental discharge of chemicals during the various stages of exploration, and the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) during normal operations, either as CO2 from the numerous sub-processes of exploration and production, or from the fugitive methane emissions in the various subsystems.

CMP members highlight coordinated action for missing persons at Moscow event

Members of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus underlined the advantages of a coordinated mechanism in the search for missing persons, during a round table in Moscow on Thursday, June 21 and highlighted the Cyprus project.

Unemployment rate at 10.7% in first quarter of 2018

The number of unemployed persons reached 46,468 and the unemployment rate to 10.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2018, according to the results of the Labour Force Survey, released on Friday by the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus. In comparison, unemployment was 13.5% or 57,339 persons in the corresponding quarter of 2017. During the first three months of 2018, unemployment for males amounted to 10.3% and for females to 11.2%.

Source: Cyprus News Agency