CNA News – CNA – Evie Mitsidou Phillips – Cyprus/NICOSIA 07/04/2019 14:14

Spokesman: Presidents goal will be for decisive step towards terms of reference agreement

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades goal during a meeting today with UN Secretary Generals envoy Jane Holl Lute was for a decisive steps to be made towards agreement for the terms of reference which will pave the way for the resumption of reunification talks, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said yesterday. The meeting lasted over two hours and Lute departed from the Presidential Palace without making any statements. She is set to meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this afternoon.

FM travels to Luxembourg for EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides travels to Luxembourg where he will take part on Monday in an EU Foreign Affairs Council. EU Foreign Ministers will have the opportunity to exchange views on various current affairs which have to do with EU external relations including the peace process in Afghanistan, the Eastern Partnership, and the latest developments in Venezuela, a Foreign Ministry press release issued here today says. Christodoulides will also have the opportunity to have a number of bilateral contacts with other EU Foreign Ministes on the sidelines of the Council meeting, it adds.

Government will safeguard fiscal stability and common sense of justice, Spokesman says over court ruling

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that the Goverment ought to preserve fiscal stability and the common sense of justice, and it would make sure it will do so, referring to recent rulings of the Administrative Court that pay cuts imposed on public servants salaries in 2012 were unconstitutional and invalid. Prodromou has said that at Mondays meeting among the President of the Republic, the Minister of Finance and political party leaders there will be an exhange of views about the Courts decision.

EC report on environment reveals insufficiencies but also progress in Cyprus

Cyprus needs to address insufficiencies on the designation of the terrestrial part of the Natura 2000 network, as well as at sea, the European Commission 2019 Environmental Implementation Review has revealed. The report also showed that Cyprus is lagging behind on its waste management facilities and is at risk of not meeting the 2020 municipal waste recycling target of 50%. “The 2019 EIR shows that on nature protection, insufficiencies remain on the designation of the terrestrial part of the Natura 2000 network. Moreover, there are significant insufficiencies at sea, especially in the offshore marine areas” the European Commission said in its report.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

CNA News – CNA – Evie Mitsidou Phillips – Cyprus/NICOSIA 07/04/2019 14:14

Spokesman: Presidents goal will be for decisive step towards terms of reference agreement

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades goal during a meeting today with UN Secretary Generals envoy Jane Holl Lute was for a decisive steps to be made towards agreement for the terms of reference which will pave the way for the resumption of reunification talks, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said yesterday. The meeting lasted over two hours and Lute departed from the Presidential Palace without making any statements. She is set to meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this afternoon.

FM travels to Luxembourg for EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides travels to Luxembourg where he will take part on Monday in an EU Foreign Affairs Council. EU Foreign Ministers will have the opportunity to exchange views on various current affairs which have to do with EU external relations including the peace process in Afghanistan, the Eastern Partnership, and the latest developments in Venezuela, a Foreign Ministry press release issued here today says. Christodoulides will also have the opportunity to have a number of bilateral contacts with other EU Foreign Ministes on the sidelines of the Council meeting, it adds.

Government will safeguard fiscal stability and common sense of justice, Spokesman says over court ruling

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that the Goverment ought to preserve fiscal stability and the common sense of justice, and it would make sure it will do so, referring to recent rulings of the Administrative Court that pay cuts imposed on public servants salaries in 2012 were unconstitutional and invalid. Prodromou has said that at Mondays meeting among the President of the Republic, the Minister of Finance and political party leaders there will be an exhange of views about the Courts decision.

EC report on environment reveals insufficiencies but also progress in Cyprus

Cyprus needs to address insufficiencies on the designation of the terrestrial part of the Natura 2000 network, as well as at sea, the European Commission 2019 Environmental Implementation Review has revealed. The report also showed that Cyprus is lagging behind on its waste management facilities and is at risk of not meeting the 2020 municipal waste recycling target of 50%. “The 2019 EIR shows that on nature protection, insufficiencies remain on the designation of the terrestrial part of the Natura 2000 network. Moreover, there are significant insufficiencies at sea, especially in the offshore marine areas” the European Commission said in its report.

Source: Cyprus News Agency