CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 31/05/2018 13:31

Nicosia points to Turkey’s obligations vis-A�-vis missing persons

Nicosia says it will ask the Secretariat of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to draft an interim resolution, outlining the degree of Turkey’s willingness to comply with its obligations towards missing persons if no damages are paid to their relatives until next week.

Ramadan shows there are traditions shared by many faiths, FM tells Ambassadors during an Iftar dinner

Ramadan shows us that despite the uniqueness of each faith, there are traditions that are common and shared by many faiths: prayer and fasting; piety and devotion to our religious beliefs; a time of reflection; the gathering of family and friends, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said addressing an Iftar dinner he hosted on Wednesday, for the Ambassadors of countries of the Muslim world, as a sign of respect and recognition of the significance and the underlying message that the Muslim tradition of breaking the fast during Ramadan brings.

Finance Ministry issues six-year bonds for natural persons worth of Euros 6.77 million

The Finance Ministry issued domestic bonds for natural persons amounting to Euros 6.77 million, Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) announced. The bids surpassed the ceiling of Euros 5 million but was lower compared with the May issuance that amounted to Euros 9.9 million.

President acknowledges need for comprehensive response to addictions

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed on Wednesday the support of the government towards the Cyprus’ National Addictions Authority. Speaking during an event, at the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia, the President also said he was aware of the need to adopt a comprehensive response to tackle the problem, in line with other European countries.

Cypriots to benefit from exploitation of islands natural resources, Cypriot parties say

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties agree that a viable and lasting solution of the Cyprus problem will enable all Cypriots to benefit from the exploitation of the natural resources in and around the island.

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister in favour of European solutions to meet challenges

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has conveyed his view that the best way to deal with the great challenges all European nations are faced with today is to find European solutions. Bettel was addressing the European Parliament’s plenary, in Strasbourg.

Recipient of Global Teacher Prize visits House of Representatives

Andria Zafirakou, a London teacher of Greek Cypriot descent, who won the 2018 Global Teacher Prize, visited the House of Representatives, in Nicosia, and met with House President Demetris Syllouris.

EAA President to carry out official visit to Cyprus

European Athletics Association President Svein Arne Hansen, accompanied by Executive Director Christian Milz will begin on Thursday a three-day official visit to Cyprus.

Cyprus records the largest increase in household electricity prices in 2nd half of 2017 in the EU

Household electricity prices including all taxes and levies in Cyprus stood at Euros 18.3 (average price per 100 kWh) in 2nd half of 2017, or 20.7 PPS (purchasing power standards), signifying an increase of 12.6% in the 2nd half 2017 compared to the 2nd half 2016 and out of this price 22% was the share of taxes and levies, according to Eurostat.

Industrial production increases 4.5% in March 2018

The Index of Industrial Production recorded an increase y-o-y of 4.5% in March 2018, reaching 93,6 units (base 2010=100), according to the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Source: Cyprus News Agency