CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – Nicosia 25/10/2018 13:07

Cyprus leaders meeting a significant step to keep dialogue on important issues open, Spehar says

Cyprus leaders meeting on Friday is a significant step by them to keep the dialogue open on issues that are of importance to both communities, UN Secretary Generals Deputy Special Adviser and Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar said on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, a UN source told CNA that the UN Secretary Generals personal envoy for Cyprus Jane Holl Lute will visit Cyprus on October 31. Furthermore, the UN Secretary Generals Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq has reiterated that it is up to the Cypriot communities to reach a solution.

Evident that Turkey trying to artificially create tension, Spokesman says

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said that it is obvious that Turkey is trying to artificially create a climate of tension in order to send unwanted messages to the international community, but has stressed that Cyprus will not be drawn in.

First four volumes of “Cyprus File” handed to President of the Hellenic Republic and Greek PM

The first four volumes of the Cyprus File were handed over today by the President of the Hellenic Parliament Nikos Voutsis to the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras.

Enhancing relations with Japan amongst priorities of Cyprus foreign policy, says FM

Cyprus has placed enhancement of relations with Japan amongst the priorities of its foreign policy, said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides after a meeting with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo, Taro Kono. On his part, Kono said Japan attaches great significance in relations with Cyprus.

Budget development expenditure implementation at 35% at end of September

The implementation percentage of the governments development expenditure as it was estimated within the budget for 2018 stood at the end of September at 35%. The Treasury published on Wednesday an implementation statement of the annual state budget for the first nine months of this year.

Central bank deposits-loans September data reflect agreement for Coop bank

Data released by the Central Bank on Wednesday about deposits and loans in Cyprus, in September, reflect for the first time the provisions of an agreement between Cyprus Cooperative Bank and the Hellenic Bank, including the Euros 6 billion non-performing loans which remained in SEDIPES, a cooperative asset management company which does not have a license to operate as a credit institution.

Through common effort Cyprus will be year-round tourist destination, President says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has expressed his conviction that through the common effort of both private and public sector Cyprus will become an attractive and competitive tourist destination all year-round. Anastasiades, who was addressing a hotel and mall opening event in the coastal city of Larnaca (Radisson Blu hotel) also pledged that by the end of his term in office (in 2023) Larnaca will have the image envisioned by all its residents.

House of Representatives President concludes first day of working visit to the UK

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris concluded on Wednesday the first day of a week-long working visit to the UK having met with a number of British MPs and education officials.

Many cultural heritage monuments under threat, Europa Nostra Vice-President says

Many cultural heritage monuments and sites in Europe are unfortunately threatened by years of indifference and neglect, Europa Nostra Vice-Pesident Androulla Vassiliou said on Tuesday in a speech at the opening of an exhibition entitled “The Amphora Project” at the EU House in Nicosia.

Selling of illegal medicines triples in Cyprus

The number of counterfeit and illicit medicines that were located and confiscated in Cyprus in 2018 has tripled from previous years, according to Operation PANGEA XI that was held between 9-16 October.

Source: Cyprus News Agency