CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 26/04/2018 12:30

Eni’s CEO says the company will not give up its rights in block 3 of Cyprus’ EEZ

CEO of the Italian energy giant Eni sent Wednesday the message that the company would not give up its rights in block 3 of the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone, by saying I don’t leave my money there. Following a meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus and the Minister of Energy at the Presidential Palace, Claudio Descalzi said that the company has spent 700 million euros so far in Cyprus and stressed that they would try again until they succeeded.

Cyprus conveys willingness to support the people of Syria, during the 2nd Brussels conference

Cyprus condemns unreservedly the use of chemical weapons in Syria, clarifies that there can be no military solution to the Syrian conflict and the EU reaffirms its commitment to the Syrian people and neighboring countries, while stressing the need to remain committed to the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian state. That was the main message conveyed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Minas Hadjimichael, participating on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus, in the second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.

Privatisation process for Cyprus Cooperative Bank postponed until mid-May

The privatisation process for the Cyprus Cooperative Bank has been postponed for mid-May reliable sources told the Cyprus News Agency.

The Cyprus problem must be resolved, the Republics Ambassador to the UN tells a High-Level Meeting on Peace-building

The Cyprus problem must be resolved, the Republics Permanent Representative to the UN Kornelios Korneliou has told the High-Level Meeting on Peace-building and Sustaining Peace, convened by the UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak on April 24 and 25.

France worried due to ideas favouring the partition of Cyprus, Ambassador Troccaz says

France is worried due ideas favouring Cyprus partition, which are reported in the media, French Ambassador in Nicosia Rene Troccaz said on Wednesday.

Ship financing a drive for further development of Cyprus maritime cluster, says Shipping Deputy Minister

We foresee ship financing as another drive to further develop our maritime cluster, particularly in view of the new opportunities arising in Cyprus following the privatisation of the Limassol port and the discovery of hydrocarbons in our EEZ, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Natasa Pilides has said, addressing the 2nd Annual Marine Money Cyprus Forum in Limassol.

Political parties call on Cyprus leaders to resume negotiations for settlement

The leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties call upon the leaders of the two communities to resume the negotiations for a Cyprus settlement and consider the ideas by UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres to be helpful in this direction.

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot women call for elimination of discrimination

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot women expressed on Wednesday their will for a federal solution in Cyprus and vowed to continue their struggle to resolve problems working women are faced with.

Cypriot Volunteer Doctors help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The Volunteer Doctors of Cyprus are providing medical assistance to Rohingya refugees who were violently persecuted from Myanmar in August 2017 and are living under harsh conditions in the refugee camps of Nayapara and Kutupalong in Bangladesh.

Tertiary education attainment rises in Cyprus to 55.8% in 2017, 2nd highest in EU

Tertiary educational attainment expressed as percentage of those aged 30 to 34, having successfully completed tertiary education in Cyprus stood at 55.8% in 2017, the second highest rate in the EU, (47.2% for men and 63.5% for women), significantly surpassing the EU set target of 46%, according to Eurostat. Furthermore, according to the Statistical Service of Cyprus, the Turnover Volume Index of Retail Trade Except of Motor Vehicles increased by 5.8% February 2018, compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and reached 95.3 units, according to the Statistical Service. It also said the annual public sector balance for 2017 registered a surplus of Euros 343.6 mln, which corresponds to 1.8% of GDP.

Source: Cyprus News Agency