CNA News – CNA – Emilia Christofi – CYPRUS/Nicosia 26/02/2019 13:20

President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader hold informal meeting

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, held an informal meeting at the residence of the UN Secretary Generals Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, in the UN-controlled Nicosia buffer zone. President Anastasiades, said this morning that he was going to his meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, with determination and with structured and concrete proposals.

At the same time, the UN Secretary Generals Special Envoy on Cyprus, Jane Holl Lute, was scheduled to meet in Athens with Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Katrougalos, in the framework of her meetings with the parties involved .to formulate the terms of reference that will pave the way for the resumption of the Cyprus talks.

EU -Arab League Summit of historic importance, Cyprus President says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that an EU � Arab League Summit, which concluded on Monday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, is of historic importance.

In statements to the Egyptian media the Cypriot President said that it was one of the most historic moments in the relations between the EU and the Arab world, and expressed his satisfaction that Cyprus was able to contribute in order for this summit to be able to take place.

State borrows Euros 82,4 mn at a negative yield

The Public Debt Management Office announced that the state has borrowed Euros 82,4 mn in a 13-week Treasury Bills Auction on Monday, at a negative yield.

During today’s 13 Week Treasury Bills Auction, tenders for a total nominal value of Euros 82,4 mn were submitted and have all been accepted with a weighted average yield of -0,09% said the PDMO announcement.

Retail trade value and volume up by 5.4% in 2018, Statistical Service estimates

Both retail trade’s turnover value and volume were up by 5.4% in 2018, according to provisional estimates published on Monday by the Cyprus Statistical Service.

In particular, on the basis of provisional estimates, the Turnover Volume Index of Retail Trade for December 2018 increased by 3.5% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and reached 143.4 units (base 2015=100).

Europa Nostra President urges Cyprus leaders to seize historic opportunity of new meeting

President of Europa Nostra, Placido Domingo, called on the two leaders of Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, to seize the opportunity of their new meeting on 26 February 2019, to discuss the alarming state of heritage and historic buildings which are located in the Buffer Zone of the Walled Town of Nicosia.

Source: Cyprus News Agency