CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 21/11/2018 12:05

President says he expects Lute’s return for intensive dialogue over terms of reference

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said he expects Jane Holl Lute, the envoy of the UN Secretary General, to make certain moves that will allow her to come back in order to conduct an intensive dialogue on the terms of reference.

Greece and US support Cyprus’ sovereign rights

Greece supports the Republic of Cyprus’ effort to protect its sovereign rights, Greek Government Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday. He was responding to questions on Turkish stance concerning exploration activities in the Cyprus exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as well as the entry of Turkish survey vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha in to the Cypriot EEZ. Meanwhile, the United States said it recognises the right of Cyprus to develop the resources in its EEZ.

Cyprus House President meets President of Israel

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris met on Tuesday with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin with whom he exchanged views on ways of further strengthening bilateral and trilateral ties that have been developing in the past years.

Cyprus participating in three new PESCO programmes, Defence Minister says

Cyprus is participating in three new PESCO programs approved by the Foreign Affairs Council, Defence Minister Savvas Angelides said during the Council’s deliberations in Brussels in the presence of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. The Minister also expressed Cyprus’ support to the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), which aims at strengthening the security and defence capabilities of the EU.

Migration needs to be tackled collectively, Interior Minister says

The challenges arising from the refugee and migrant crisis need to be tackled collectively by member states, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Tuesday, adding at the same that Cyprus is under stress due to the refugee crisis.

Hellenic Bank projects growth 4% in 2018 and 3.9% in 2019 for Cyprus

Hellenic Bank has assessed that Cyprus macroeconomic outlook is positive and has projected that according to its economic research departments baseline macroeconomic scenario growth in Cyprus is expected to be 4% in 2018 and 3.9% in 2019.

Government working towards a child-focused society, President says

The government is working consistently towards constructing a child-focused society, President Nicos Anastasiades said, addressing an event organised by the Commissioner of Children’s Rights on the occasion of the adoption of the UN Convention on the human rights of the Child. Furthermore, Hope for Children organised the Second National Forum to mark the international day for children’s rights.

Efforts to solve problems in Deneia underway says Community President

The Community Council of Deneia is in constant contact with the United Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to find a solution to the problem that emerged with the cultivation of land in the buffer zone, Community Council President Christakis Panayiotou tells CNA.

Cyprus University of Technology signs Memorandum with Greek Space Agency

Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) signed on Tuesday a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Greek Space Agency (GSA) in the fields of space and earth observation.

Statistics: Industrial turnover up, transport and storage turnover value index up

The industrial turnover index was up by 6.3% in the first eight months of 2018 on an annual basis, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service. Furthermore, the turnover value index of transport and storage for the third quarter 2018 was up by 19.5% on annual basis, with air transport recording an impressive increase of 137.3%.

Source: Cyprus News Agency