CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 28/03/2019 12:59

Foreign Minister says US recognise trilateral cooperation reinforces stability in the region

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides has said that the US have recognised that trilateral cooperation schemes of Cyprus and Greece with other countries are reinforcing stability and security in the region.

Spokesman: Turkeys illegal actions in Eastern Mediterranean denounced, demining deliberations underway

Turkeys illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean are being denounced, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromos said on Wednesday. He also said deliberations are underway in relation to a decision to push forward with the demining of certain areas, as part of the Confidence Building Measures agreed last February by the leaders in Cyprus, noting that the Greek Cypriot side expects the measure to be implemented.

President appoints Constantinos Herodotou as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus

The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades appointed today Constantinos Herodotou as Governor of the Central Bank (CBC) of Cyprus. Herodotou, a former investment banker and CBC Executive Director, will succeed Chrystalla Georghadji whose term expires on April 11.

Cabinet approves increased actions for German market, Deputy Minister of Tourism says

The Council of Ministers has approved a series of actions to increase tourist arrivals from the German market, following the losses after the collapse of Germania, Cobalt and Air Berlin.

Ackermann renews confidence in Bank of Cyprus by purchasing additional 400,000 shares

Joseph Ackermann, the outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Cyprus Group announced he has purchased additional 400,000 shares of Bank of Cyprus Holdings PLC, increasing his holding to 550,000 shares, signalling his confidence in the Bank and the significant progress it has achieved on a number of fronts.

Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to rehabilitate six cemeteries with EU support

The European Union is providing Euros 70,000 to the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and UNDP to support the rehabilitation of six cemeteries across Cyprus as part of confidence building measures between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities.

ECHR orders Cyprus to pay 30,000 euros to Iranian national

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday ordered Cyprus to pay Euros 30,000 in non-pecuniary damages for the unlawful detention and degrading treatment of an Iranian national. The Republic must also pay Euros 4,124 in legal fees.

UNFICYP Commander to contact veteran associations in search for information on burial sites

Major-General Cheryl Pearce from Australia, UNFICYP’s new Force Commander told the members of the Committee on Missing Persons that she would contact veteran associations, in an effort to obtain additional archival information on possible burial sites.

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties call on leaders to resume negotiations

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties have called on the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus to resume negotiations on the Cyprus problem in a result-oriented manner, and in parallel to work towards the implementation of mutually agreed confidence building measures and agree on new effective and creative ideas.

Sales of petroleum products fall by 6% in February

The total sales of petroleum products in February 2019 fell by 6.0% compared with the previous month, according to the Statistical Service.

Source: Cyprus News Agency