CNA News – CNA – Kyriaki Christodoulou – Nicosia 13/06/2018 13:09

International law provides a shield for Cyprus, says the government

International law and the relations with the United States, the EU and the countries in the Eastern Mediterranean shield Cyprus from tensions arising in Turkey due to the election campaign there, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said. Invited to comment on recent statements made in Turkey in relation to Cyprus, Prodromou said that the Cypriot government monitors developments and remains composed, relying on international law.

UN SG’s report on Cyprus expected to be given to Security Council members on Thursday

A report of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres about his mission of good offices in Cyprus is expected to be handed over to Security Council members on Thursday, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative in the UN Kornelios Korneliou has said. Korneliou, who was addressing an event of Cypriot Diaspora in the US also expressed the view that no surprises or apportionment of blame are expected.

CMP has no plans to end its operations

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has dismissed press reports that it will be terminating its operations. Contrary to what is stated in an article published by Politis newspaper on 11 June, the CMP would like to reassure families that no plans exist, or are under discussion, to terminate the operations of the Committee, the CMP says in a press release. Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou said that the intentional relocation of remains belonging to missing persons was a major crime on the part of Turkey and that the government of Cyprus would not cease to pursue the issue.

USA – UN welcome agreement on FYROM name, stand ready to support

The United States and the UN have congratulated Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev on their historic agreement to resolve the name dispute, have welcomed the agreement and have expressed readiness to support it.

US � North Korea agreement an impressive development says Government Spokesman

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromos said on Tuesday that the agreement reached between the US and North Korea was a positively impressive development. “It is a positively impressive development. I hope this time-consuming problem with Korea and the issues of nuclear weapons proliferation will come to an end, ” he said invited by the Press to comment on the agreement.

Loizidou insists on property return, her lawyer tells CNA

Titina Loizidou aims at the restitution of her property, said Achilleas Demetriades, the lawyer of the Greek Cypriot who successfully applied to the European Court of Human Rights and won a case against Turkey for being prevented from gaining access to her property in Kyrenia, in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.

Non-performing loans decline slightly below Euros 22 billion in February

Non- performing exposures (NPEs) in the Cypriot banking system declined below Euros 22 billion in February representing 45.3% of total loans, according to data released today by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). In January 2018, NPEs spiked by almost Euros 2 billion compared with December 2017, due to the impact of the International Financial Reporting Standard 9 which forces banks to recognize expected losses.

Employment in Cyprus rises by 0.8% in Q1 2018, according to Eurostat

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 and by 0.8% in Cyprus, in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

CNA News – CNA – Kyriaki Christodoulou – Nicosia 13/06/2018 13:09

International law provides a shield for Cyprus, says the government

International law and the relations with the United States, the EU and the countries in the Eastern Mediterranean shield Cyprus from tensions arising in Turkey due to the election campaign there, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said. Invited to comment on recent statements made in Turkey in relation to Cyprus, Prodromou said that the Cypriot government monitors developments and remains composed, relying on international law.

UN SG’s report on Cyprus expected to be given to Security Council members on Thursday

A report of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres about his mission of good offices in Cyprus is expected to be handed over to Security Council members on Thursday, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative in the UN Kornelios Korneliou has said. Korneliou, who was addressing an event of Cypriot Diaspora in the US also expressed the view that no surprises or apportionment of blame are expected.

CMP has no plans to end its operations

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has dismissed press reports that it will be terminating its operations. Contrary to what is stated in an article published by Politis newspaper on 11 June, the CMP would like to reassure families that no plans exist, or are under discussion, to terminate the operations of the Committee, the CMP says in a press release. Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou said that the intentional relocation of remains belonging to missing persons was a major crime on the part of Turkey and that the government of Cyprus would not cease to pursue the issue.

USA – UN welcome agreement on FYROM name, stand ready to support

The United States and the UN have congratulated Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev on their historic agreement to resolve the name dispute, have welcomed the agreement and have expressed readiness to support it.

US � North Korea agreement an impressive development says Government Spokesman

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromos said on Tuesday that the agreement reached between the US and North Korea was a positively impressive development. “It is a positively impressive development. I hope this time-consuming problem with Korea and the issues of nuclear weapons proliferation will come to an end, ” he said invited by the Press to comment on the agreement.

Loizidou insists on property return, her lawyer tells CNA

Titina Loizidou aims at the restitution of her property, said Achilleas Demetriades, the lawyer of the Greek Cypriot who successfully applied to the European Court of Human Rights and won a case against Turkey for being prevented from gaining access to her property in Kyrenia, in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.

Non-performing loans decline slightly below Euros 22 billion in February

Non- performing exposures (NPEs) in the Cypriot banking system declined below Euros 22 billion in February representing 45.3% of total loans, according to data released today by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). In January 2018, NPEs spiked by almost Euros 2 billion compared with December 2017, due to the impact of the International Financial Reporting Standard 9 which forces banks to recognize expected losses.

Employment in Cyprus rises by 0.8% in Q1 2018, according to Eurostat

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 and by 0.8% in Cyprus, in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Source: Cyprus News Agency