CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 06/12/2018 13:20

Turkish FM never referred either publicly or privately to abolition of guarantees in Cyprus, President says

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has said that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu never referred either publicly or in private to the abolition of guarantees in Cyprus.

Lutes meeting with Mogherini confirms that the EU is part of the effort for a Cyprus solution, Spokesman says

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that the meeting the UN Secretary General’s envoy on Cyprus Jane Holl Lute had on Wednesday in Brussels with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini confirms that the EU is part of the effort aiming to reach a Cyprus settlement and this is something positive. In separate statements, Prodromou stressed it has never been Nicosias goal nor does it seek the militarisation of Cyprus, clarifying that it provides access for operations of a humanitarian nature to other countries on the basis of requests or a relevant agreement or MoU.

Any EU funded projects for Turkish Cypriots must promote reunification, Nicosia stresses to EC official

Nicosia has stressed to Director-General of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service Maarten Verwey that any projects funded by the EU with a view to support the Turkish Cypriot community in Cyprus should aim at serving the goal of the reunification of the island and at bringing its two communities closer.

Cypriot and Russian FMs agree to meet in coming months

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation on Wednesday afternoon during which they agreed to meet “in the coming months”.

Decisions on Dikomo landfill after report is ready, says Nestoros Nestoros

The decision about where exactly excavation will start at the Dikomo landfill in the Turkish occupied north, where reports indicate that the remains of Greek Cypriot missing persons were relocated, will be taken after the release of the Portuguese experts report and the new information that has unfolded from the Turkish Cypriot side.

President signs condolence book in honour of Bush, praising his commitment to ideals and values

George H. W. Bushs diplomacy and commitment to ideals and values, particularly at critical times in world history, has demonstrated that with leadership comes great responsibility, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades wrote in the condolence book in honor of the late US President Bush, which he signed this morning, at the US Embassy in Nicosia.

CoE Committee of Ministers decides to continue Loizidou case review

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on Wednesday, during its meeting in Strasbourg, to continue the review of Loizidou v. Turkey case, despite the fact that Turkey has been seeking the closure of the supervision of the case as a prerequisite for its future cooperation with the human rights organization.

Cyprus-Israel relations are at the highest point ever, says Presidential Commissioner

Cyprus � Israel relations are at the highest point ever, said Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou, addressing the kindling ceremony organised by the Cyprus-Jewish Community in Larnaca.

Political parties call for common monument and commemoration day for all missing persons in Cyprus

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties have called on the leaders in Cyprus to consider the construction of a common monument and to declare a joint Commemoration Day, dedicated to the memory of victims of the Cyprus conflict, both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.

Registered unemployed decrease 15.6% in November

?he number of registered unemployed for November 2018 decreased 15.6% in November 2018, according to the seasonally adjusted data released on Wednesday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Source: Cyprus News Agency