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President Anastasiades receives Israel’s President at the Presidential Palace

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades received Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin at the Presidential Palace, on Tuesday morning. Anastasiades and Rivlin have a tA�te-A�-tA�te meeting followed by talks between the two countries delegations. Later on, they will make statements to the press.

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece Parliamentary Speakers stress significance of turning energy into a peace catalyst

The Presidents of the Parliaments of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece have stressed the significance of turning energy into a catalyst for peace and prosperity and of promoting energy security, in strict compliance with international law and the respect of States’ sovereign energy rights. Demetris Syllouris, Ali Abdel Aal and Nikos Voutsis held on Monday their 1st Trilateral Meeting in Nicosia, and adopted a Joint Statement.

Our proposals submitted in Crans Montana, still on the table, Government Spokesman says

The proposals of Greek Cypriot side which were put forward during the Crans Montana talks for the Cyprus problem, in the Summer of 2017, are still on the table, they were never withdrawn, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said.

We do not intend to forget the issue of terrorism, EP President stresses

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani assured on Monday that we do not intend to forget the issue of terrorism. Tajani was speaking at the beginning of the EP plenary session which kicked off in Strasbourg, in the presence of members of the families of the two journalists who lost their lives due to the terrorist attack in Strasbourg last December. Meanwhile, the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee gave the green light to set up a new standing corps of 10,000 staff for better border control and migration management.

EP plenary to vote on upgrade of EU civil defence mechanism

An upgrade of the EU’s civil defence mechanism, tested to its limits in 2017 and 2018 by forest fires, storms and floods, will be put to a vote on Tuesday before the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg. Earlier, MEPs will discuss this issue with EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.

ILO chief calls for a clear political project for the future of work

There needs to be a clear political project for the future of work, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said, echoing his organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work proposal to establish a Universal Labour Guarantee. He was addressing the 7th Global Government Summit, in Dubai. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman told the Summit that machines are already developing intuition and humans should be clearly in charge of the principles that govern the programming of those devices.

CMP did not exhume remains at Agios Nikolaos cemetery

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) on Monday clarified that it did not exhume remains at Agios Nikolaos cemetery in Limassol. CMP issued a press release following recent media reports of the finding of remains in the Agios Nikolaos cemetery.

Cyprus thanks Iran for its support to end Turkish occupation

Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou has thanked Iran for its support to efforts made by the Government of Cyprus to end Turkish occupation and reunify the island through a viable and comprehensive settlement, in line with the relevant UN Security council resolutions and EU law, values and principles.

Government labour force up, trade deficit down

The government labour force in January 2019 increased by 429 or 1% and reached 51,113 people, according to the Statistical Service. Furthermore, the trade deficit for 2018 shows a reduction compared to 2017.

Source: Cyprus News Agency