CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 18/04/2018 12:47

President Anastasiades holds useful meeting with Theresa May

The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades was received by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon, as part of his official engagements in London on the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Following the meeting, President Anastasiades described the discussion as very useful. Theresa May emphasised her government’s strong support for a comprehensive settlement in the Cyprus issue during the meeting.

European Commission calls on Turkey to fulfill all its Cyprus related obligations, in accession progress report

The European Commission calls upon Turkey to fulfil all its Cyprus related obligations, in the text of the accession progress report, adopted by the College of Commissioners and presented to the Press in Strasburg.

FinMin says revenue from NPLs management entity to repay state support to Co-op

Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Tuesday that the revenue from an entity that the Government will set up to manage non-performing loans (NPLs) will be used to repay the burden that the state has assumed in supporting the Co-operative Bank.

No announcement yet on appointment of a UNSGs personal envoy on Cyprus, UN say

The UN have said that they are not currently in a position to talk about an announcement concerning the appointment of a UNSGs personal envoy on Cyprus. On Tuesday, a reliable source told CNA that there are constant consultations on the possible appointment of an envoy by the UN Secretary General who would hold meetings with the two leaders in Cyprus and others involved in the Cyprus issue.

Closeness of relations between Cypriot and Jewish communities at unprecedented level, says Foreign Minister

The closeness and depth of the relations between the Cypriot and Jewish communities is at an unprecedented level, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides has said. Christodoulides, who is in London for the Commonwealth Summit, delivered a speech on Tuesday evening at an event organised by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK and the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

IMF Resident Representative Office in Cyprus clarifies that GDP is projected to grow by 4�4� percent in 2018-19

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative Office in Cyprus clarifies in a written statement that Cyprus’ GDP is projected to grow by 4�4� percent during 2018-19, after the release on Tuesday of the spring World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecasts.

Deputy Minister of Shipping: The aim is to further consolidate Cyprus shipping industry

Deputy Minister of Shipping Natasa Pilides said on Tuesday that her aim was to further consolidate the Cyprus shipping industry. Addressing the Nicosia Economic Congress, Pilides presented her priorities, which include a one-stop shop that will serve as a contact point for shipping companies and their needs.

Issues of violence of primary concern to women across both communities in Cyprus, a survey shows

The issues of violence against women (physical and psychological) is of primary concern to women across both communities in Cyprus, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the National Mechanism for the Rights of Women.

CTO announces positive results for Cyprus regarding latest tourist arrivals

The results of tourist arrivals for March 2018, which officially wrap up the winter season (November 2017 – March 2018) for the tourism industry, create a high sense of responsibility apart from optimism, Cyprus Tourism Organisation notes in a press release.

Source: Cyprus News Agency