CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 28/11/2017 12:37

Presidents of Cyprus and Bulgaria agree to further enhance cooperation

The Presidents of Cyprus and Bulgaria, Nicos Anastasiades and Rumen Radev respectively, expressed during talks in Nicosia their willingness to further develop their bilateral ties, especially in the fields of energy, maritime, trade, tourism, research and education. Furthermore, President Anastasiades hosted a dinner in honour of Radev, during which he said the frank and fruitful discussions Cyprus and Bulgaria held were most beneficial and pave the way for enhanced bilateral cooperation, but also for specific ways in which to improve synergies between the two countries within the European Union.

Cyprus and Serbia sign agreement for the Exchange of Classified Information

An agreement for the Exchange of Classified Information was signed on Monday between Cyprus and Serbia. The agreement was signed by Cyprus Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides and Serbia’s Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin who is paying the island an official visit at the invitation of Fokaides.

Kasoulides participates in la Francophonie Ministerial Conference

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides participated in the 34th Ministerial Conference of the International Organisation of la Francophonie, during which the participants exchanged views on current international political issues and strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Mali and in Egypt, as well as the serious human rights violations in Libya.

CMP continues its research into foreign countries and organisations archives to locate information on missing persons

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) continues its research into the archives of foreign countries and organizations with a view to locate information that could contribute to its efforts to establish the fate of all missing persons. To this end, it will hold a number of visits abroad to study archives.

Nicosia proposes measures to protect Greek Cypriot properties from spoliation

The unlawful sale and exploitation of Greek Cypriot properties in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus is akin to spoliation, says the government of the Republic of Cyprus and asks the Council of Europe to take measures. According to data presented by Nicosia, illegal developments in the occupied areas covered approximately 279 sq km in 2014, including at least 85 large- and medium-scale developments.

Regulation and education needed to deal with fake news phenomenon, Seminar in Nicosia hears

Measures for self-regulation and penalties are needed to tackle the phenomenon of fake news, but what is most important is to educate people from a young age, speakers told a seminar in Nicosia on Monday. The seminar titled ”Fake News: A phenomenon of manipulation in the modern world” was organized by the European Parliament Information Office in Cyprus, the Cyprus News Agency, the Union of Cyprus Journalists, the Cyprus Radio-Television Authority and the Cyprus Media Complaints Commission.

Total sales and stocks of petroleum products decline in October

The total sales of petroleum products in October 2017 recorded a fall of 2.9% compared to the previous month, the Statistical Service of Cyprus reported on Monday.

Replacement level fertility in Cyprus under 2.1 children per woman

The total fertility rate in Cyprus was at 1.37 children per woman in 2016, remaining below the replacement level of 2.10, since 1995, the Statistical Service of Cyprus reported on Monday. In its Demographic Report 2016, published on Monday, Cystat said that in 2016 births totalled 9,455 compared to 9,170 in 2015.

Source: Cyprus News Agency