CNA News – CNA – Maria Koniotou – Nicosia 12/06/2018 11:40

President: Much depends on Turkey as regards the appointment of a UNSG envoy on Cyprus

Much depends on Turkey and not on what the Greek Cypriot side does or wants with regard to the appointment of a Cyprus envoy by the UN Secretary General, President Nicos Anastasiades said, speaking to the press on Monday. Invited to say whether he shares the optimism expressed by the President of the Democratic Rally (DISY) party that after the elections in Turkey, on June 24th, there will be some activity on the Cyprus issue, President Anastasiades replied” this is an assessment (of the situation) and I believe that after the elections we may possibly have some developments.

Investment and reforms are key to future growth, EU Commission Vice-President Katainen tells CNA

Investment and reforms are key to future growth, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen has told CNA, a year ahead of the European Parliament elections and called on all Member States, especially Cyprus and Greece, to make use of the renewed investment tools, offered at the European level. The multiannual financial framework (MFF) is not the medicine that cures all the wounds, but it can have a big impact if the priorities are right,” he said.

Cyprus will support more ambitious Renewable Enegy Sources targets, only if island M-S particularities are addressed

Cyprus will support higher targets for the use of Renewable Energy Sources in the EU, only taking into account the particularities of small island Member States, according to the position expressed by the Director General of the Ministry of Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism Stelios Chimonas, during the Energy Ministers Concil, held on Monday in Luxembourg. In particular, the Director-General explained to his counterparts that “Cyprus could support more ambition in relation to the objectives set by the Union, only on condition that special references, as well as specific measures and solutions for small island Member States of the Union, are included.”

Cyprus Police to assign web-constables, Police Chief tells international conference on Cybercrime

Cyprus Police are planning to assign web-constables who will police the web in real time, Police Chief Zacharias Chrysostomou said on Monday, addressing the official opening of an international conference hosted in Cyprus on “Cybercrime Trends and Threats: European and International Dimensions.”

Negative stereotypes and prejudices gradually fall apart thanks to “Imagine” project, Zembylas tells CNA

Greek Cypriot Co-Chairman of the Bi-communial Technical Committee on Education Michalinos Zembylas has told the Cyprus News Agency that the Committee aims at enriching the Imagine project which is implemented with the participation of students and teachers from the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot community, underlining that they have extremely positive indications that negative stereotypes and prejudices are gradually falling apart.

Trade deficit down by Euros 338 mn in first four months of the year

The trade deficit declined by Euros 338 mn in the first four months of the year, compared to the same period last year, due to a significant increase in exports to third countries in March. According to preliminary estimates, the trade deficit stood at Euros 1.336.386 between January – April, compared to Euros 1.674.177 in the corresponding period of 2017.

Government and German Oncology Centre sign agreement for cancer patients referral

Hundreds of cancer patients mainly from Limassol and Paphos districts would benefit from an agreement signed on Monday between the Ministry of Health and the German Oncology Centre, situated in Limassol. Up until today, cancer patients from Limassol and Paphos had to travel to Nicosia to receive treatment in the absence of government � run oncology centres in their respective cities.

International Investment Awards to take place on 19 June

The Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) is organising for the seventh consecutive year the International Investment Awards, on 19 June, at the Presidential Palace. The event is expected to attract the elite of the business, investment and political world, a press release from CIPA said Monday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

CNA News – CNA – Maria Koniotou – Nicosia 12/06/2018 11:40

President: Much depends on Turkey as regards the appointment of a UNSG envoy on Cyprus

Much depends on Turkey and not on what the Greek Cypriot side does or wants with regard to the appointment of a Cyprus envoy by the UN Secretary General, President Nicos Anastasiades said, speaking to the press on Monday. Invited to say whether he shares the optimism expressed by the President of the Democratic Rally (DISY) party that after the elections in Turkey, on June 24th, there will be some activity on the Cyprus issue, President Anastasiades replied” this is an assessment (of the situation) and I believe that after the elections we may possibly have some developments.

Investment and reforms are key to future growth, EU Commission Vice-President Katainen tells CNA

Investment and reforms are key to future growth, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen has told CNA, a year ahead of the European Parliament elections and called on all Member States, especially Cyprus and Greece, to make use of the renewed investment tools, offered at the European level. The multiannual financial framework (MFF) is not the medicine that cures all the wounds, but it can have a big impact if the priorities are right,” he said.

Cyprus will support more ambitious Renewable Enegy Sources targets, only if island M-S particularities are addressed

Cyprus will support higher targets for the use of Renewable Energy Sources in the EU, only taking into account the particularities of small island Member States, according to the position expressed by the Director General of the Ministry of Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism Stelios Chimonas, during the Energy Ministers Concil, held on Monday in Luxembourg. In particular, the Director-General explained to his counterparts that “Cyprus could support more ambition in relation to the objectives set by the Union, only on condition that special references, as well as specific measures and solutions for small island Member States of the Union, are included.”

Cyprus Police to assign web-constables, Police Chief tells international conference on Cybercrime

Cyprus Police are planning to assign web-constables who will police the web in real time, Police Chief Zacharias Chrysostomou said on Monday, addressing the official opening of an international conference hosted in Cyprus on “Cybercrime Trends and Threats: European and International Dimensions.”

Negative stereotypes and prejudices gradually fall apart thanks to “Imagine” project, Zembylas tells CNA

Greek Cypriot Co-Chairman of the Bi-communial Technical Committee on Education Michalinos Zembylas has told the Cyprus News Agency that the Committee aims at enriching the Imagine project which is implemented with the participation of students and teachers from the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot community, underlining that they have extremely positive indications that negative stereotypes and prejudices are gradually falling apart.

Trade deficit down by Euros 338 mn in first four months of the year

The trade deficit declined by Euros 338 mn in the first four months of the year, compared to the same period last year, due to a significant increase in exports to third countries in March. According to preliminary estimates, the trade deficit stood at Euros 1.336.386 between January – April, compared to Euros 1.674.177 in the corresponding period of 2017.

Government and German Oncology Centre sign agreement for cancer patients referral

Hundreds of cancer patients mainly from Limassol and Paphos districts would benefit from an agreement signed on Monday between the Ministry of Health and the German Oncology Centre, situated in Limassol. Up until today, cancer patients from Limassol and Paphos had to travel to Nicosia to receive treatment in the absence of government � run oncology centres in their respective cities.

International Investment Awards to take place on 19 June

The Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) is organising for the seventh consecutive year the International Investment Awards, on 19 June, at the Presidential Palace. The event is expected to attract the elite of the business, investment and political world, a press release from CIPA said Monday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency