CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 29/05/2019 12:09

Merkel and Tusk reiterate their opposition to Turkeys illegal activity in Cyprus EEZ, spokesman says

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, reiterated her opposition to the illegal activities of Turkey within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus during a private meeting she had with President Nicos Anastasiades in Brussels, according to Government Spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou. The President informed Merkel about the continuing illegal activities of Turkey within the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus, as he did earlier with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

CMP announces recovery of human remains in Famagusta, Nicosia steps up international efforts

The CMP has announced the recovery of human remains in the village of Egkomi in Turkish occupied Famagusta, bringing the number of missing unearth in 2019 to 19. In a press release, it said that thanks to precise information recently collected, a bi-communal excavation team of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has recovered the human remains of one person at a site in Egkomi on 28 May 2019. Meanwhile, Nicosia is stepping up its international efforts to raise awareness about the humanitarian issue of missing persons, while working to improve internal coordination between competent authorities, following the 2019 action plan for fallen and missing persons, which was approved recently by the Cabinet.

IPC irrelevant to execution of European Court judgments, Cypriot applicant tells Strasbourg

The immovable property commission (IPC) operating in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus is irrelevant to the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the Xenides-Arestis group of cases, concerning Turkish-occupied properties, says professor Andreas Orphanides, one of the applicants of the group.

GRETA finds good practices and weaknesses in trafficking victims support in Cyprus

GRETA, a Council of Europe team of experts on combatting human trafficking, has issued a report for 2018, in which it finds good practices and weaknesses in the support given to victims of trafficking, in Cyprus and other countries. The final GRETA report on Cyprus is expected to be ready in March 2020.

RESAVER, the pan -European retirement savings scheme offers solutions to mobile researchers

The mobility of researchers is a key driver for their excellence in research however they are faced with many difficulties in preserving their supplementary pension benefits when moving between countries. RESAVER, is the pan European retirement savings solution that enables employees to retain the same pension arrangement when moving between countries and when changing jobs. It is supported by the European Commission through Horizon 2020 and was presented on Tuesday at an event organized by the Representation of the European Commission in Nicosia at the EU House.

Applying road safety solutions in a systematic way, can optimize benefits Australian Professor tells CNA

We can optimise the benefits by applying road safety solutions in a systematic and strategic way under the umbrella of one agency, Dr Judith Charlton, Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has told the Cyprus News Agency.

Deposits increase by 237 million in April

Total deposits in April 2019 recorded a net increase of Euros 236,9 million, amounting to Euros 47.7 billion, figures released by the Central Bank of Cyprus show.

Sale of petroleum products up by 5.1% in April

Total sales of petroleum products in April 2019 marked in increase of 5.1% compared with the previous month, Cyprus Statistical Service has said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency