CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 24/10/2018 12:21

President Anastasiades calls on National Council members to reflect on the issue of a decentralised federation

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades did not submit a proposal to the members of the National Council concerning the powers of the central government, but has asked its members to reflect on the issue of a decentralised federation.

Minor changes in Guterres report on his good offices mission in Cyprus do not alter its meaning, diplomatic sources say

Diplomatic sources have said that the minor changes made in two points to the report of the UN Secretary-General on his mission of good offices in Cyprus, do not alter the meaning of the document.

House President to deliver first four volumes of “Cyprus File” to President Anastasiades

The first four volumes of the Cyprus File which contain testimonies of those directly or indirectly involved in the tragic events of 1974 in Cyprus have been released. The four volumes will be delivered by President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris to President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades as well as the leaders of parliamentary parties.

EU technical team agrees with Cypriot authorities to enhance assistance over migration

A technical team from the European Commission, visiting Cyprus to assess the country’s needs in dealing with disproportionate migratory pressure, took part in a meeting, on Tuesday, at the Interior Ministry with officials from competent services. They agreed to make further use of European mechanisms dealing with migration flows.

House President and Spanish Foreign Minister express opposition to secession attempts

The President of Cyprus’ House of Representatives and the Spanish Foreign Minister have expressed their opposition to any secession attempts of territories of sovereign states, which blatantly violate international law. According to a House press release, its President Demetris Syllouris, who is paying an official visit to Spain, had a meeting on Tuesday with the countrys Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell.

Syrian underage brides sent to Cyprus on arranged marriage contracts, anti-trafficking unit head tells CNA

There is an incredible combination of factors around exploitation and human trafficking, says Rita Superman, the head of the police anti-trafficking unit in the Republic of Cyprus, adding that her office has been called in the past to deal with cases of child marriages involving underage girls from Syria.

In our life time we will know if we are alone in the cosmos, NASA Chief Scientist Dr Green tells CNA

In our life time we will answer the question if we are alone in the cosmos, NASA Chief Scientist Dr James Green has told CNA, noting that the next 30 to 40 years will be very exciting in terms of space exploration.

Greek Minister of Agricultural Development to pay an official visit to Cyprus

Greek Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Stavros Arachovitis will pay an official visit to Cyprus at the invitation of his counterpart Costas Kadis.

Cyprus on the international filmmaking map

Cyprus is on the map of international filmmaking, attracting grand events and film festivals. CNA has learned that, in this direction, an important agreement was recently signed between Screentale, a new company with representatives from Cyprus, and world-renowned Tribeca Enterprises NY, which belongs to Robert de Niro.

Public dept in Cyprus rises to 20 932 billion euro in Q2 2018, according to ?urostat

Public dept in Cyprus increased from Euros 19,855 billion euro in Q2 2017 and Euros 18,531 billion in Q1 2018 to Euros 20,932 billion in Q2 2018, according to data released by Eurostat.

Source: Cyprus News Agency