CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 07/06/2018 13:07

UN approaches two sides in Cyprus on Lute’s visit to Nicosia in July

The United Nations Secretariat has approached both sides in Cyprus regarding Jane Holl Lute’s visit to Nicosia between 9 and 12 July, a well-informed source from the United Nations has said.

Dialogue, the most fundamental element in peace talks, Irish Foreign Minister tells CNA in an interview

Dialogue is the most fundamental element in any talks when it comes to resolving problems, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney believes, adding that Dublin is ready to assist Cyprus in promoting reconciliation between the island’s two communities. In an interview with CNA, ahead of his visit here, he also said that Cyprus is in a unique position in the EU in relation to addressing issues concerning the Middle East, noting that Ireland and Cyprus have over the years worked together on these matters.

CMPs work is failing due to Turkey?s lack of cooperation, Commissioner Photiou says

Presidential Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus Photis Photiou highlighted Turkey’s political, legal and humanitarian responsibility for the tragedy of the missing persons in Cyprus, during a speech he gave at a conference dedicated to the persons who went missing during the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus, which was held on Wednesday in Athens.

Cypriot refugee tries to prevent closure of her property case examination in Strasbourg

Titina Loizidou, a Greek Cypriot refugee who won a case against Turkey in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding her property in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus, sent on Monday a letter to Strasbourg, asking the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to adjourn the consideration of her case.

Cyprus’ Ambassador to UN elected Vice President of the General Assembly

Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou, the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations, was elected Vice President of the 73d session of the UN General Assembly. Korneliou will assume his duties as Vice President during the UN General Assembly this September.

Hellenic Bank completes the sale of a Euros 144m NPL loan portfolio

Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited has completed the sale of a Euros 144m non-performing loan portfolio of predominantly non-retail secured and unsecured exposures to B2Kapital Cyprus Ltd, according to a press release of the Bank.

Cyprus Police organise international conference on cybercrime and digital threats

The Cyprus Police will host an international conference on cybercrime and digital threats titled Cybercrime Trends and Threats: European and International Dimensions. The seminar (http://www.cypol2018intconf.com/Default.aspx) will take place on 11 and 12 June at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

House Environment Committee raises the alarm over climate change

The House of Representatives Committee on Environment raised the alarm about climate change, on Wednesday, during a special session held on the occasion of the World Environment Day, on 5 June, this year focusing on beating plastic pollution. The meeting was addressed by the President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris, Minister of Environment Costas Kades and Commissioner for the Environment Ioanna Panayiotou.

Source: Cyprus News Agency