CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 05/12/2018 12:51

President Anastasiades ready for the resumption of UN talks

President of Republic Nicos Anastasiades said he is ready to cooperate with the UN envoy with a view to resume a creative dialogue with prospects. The UN Secretary General’s envoy Jane Holl Lute will probably visit Cyprus from December 15 to 20. Meanwhile, Director-General of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service Maarten Verwey is in Cyprus for meetings, inter alia, with President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

EastMed intergovernmental agreement expected to be signed at Q1 2019, Greek Minister says

Greece’s Minister of Environment and Energy George Stathakis has said that Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Israel are drafting an intergovernmental agreement on the EastMed pipeline, adding that we aspire that it will be signed in the first quarter of 2019.

Use of LNG the only option to diversify energy mix and avoid fines, EAC President tells CNA

The use of liquified natural gas (LNG) for electricity generation is the only option for Cyprus to diversify its energy mix and avoid stricter fines on emissions from power generation, President of the Cyprus Electricity Authority Andreas Marangos has said.

Greek President highlights need for a just Cyprus solution

President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, reiterated the need for a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem as quickly as possible, during his meeting with the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, on Tuesday, in Athens.

Cyprus protests to the UN Turkish violations of its air and maritime space

The Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Polly Ioannou sent on November 20 a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, protesting the violations of the Republic of Cyprus air and maritime space by Turkey that took place in September this year.

UK supports Cyprus efforts to solve the issue of missing persons, High Commissioner says

British High Commissioner in Nicosia Stephen Lillie has expressed his countrys support to the efforts of the Republic of Cyprus to solve the humanitarian problem of the missing persons.

Digital privacy protection regulation needs improvement, Minister of Transport tells EU telecoms Council

“Despite the progress already made in the Council, the Regulation on privacy and the protection of personal data in electronic communications still needs some further processing to ensure the necessary legal certainty so as to start negotiations as soon as possible between the co-legislators,” Minister of Transport, Communications and Public Works, Vassiliki Anastasiades, said during her intervention to the Telecommunications Council in Brussels. After the meeting, she said Cyprus will be included in the EU funding scheme for major road projects in the upcoming planning period 2021-2027.

Israel and Cyprus cooperate in healthcare, Minister says at Hannukah ceremony in Nicosia

Israel and Cyprus have through the years developed cooperation in many fields, among them in the healthcare sector, Minister of Health Costantinos Ioannou said, addressing the candle lighting ceremony for the Jewish holiday of Hannukah, at the Archbishop Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia.

Housing loan rates decline to a new low

Interest rates for house purchase declined to a new historic low in October, according to data released by the Central Bank of Cyprus, concerning the interest rates on new deposit and loan contracts.

Source: Cyprus News Agency