CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – Nicosia 28/11/2018 13:05

President urges everyone to focus on vision of Cyprus reunification

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades pledged once again that he will do his utmost to reach a viable and functional solution to the Cyprus problem, one that will stand the test of time and will give people prospect. He was speaking during the annual General Meeting of Invest Cyprus, where he also said Cyprus had to implement difficult and costly decisions that have put the economy on a positive path. Speaking on the sidelines of “Foni” Council, President Anastasiades said the terms of reference for the resumption of Cyprus talks will be agreed upon by all parties.

UN envoy for Cyprus and Greek official to meet in New York

UN envoy Jane Holl Lute will be meeting at UN headquarters, in New York, with Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Katrougalos, on December 12, to discuss inter alia the Cyprus issue.

Commission adopts new Action Programme for Turkish Cypriot community

The European Commission has adopted a new Annual Action Programme for a total amount of Euros 34.5 million to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community with particular emphasis on the economic integration of the island, on improving contacts between the two communities and with the EU, and on preparation for the acquis communautaire.

Remains of Turkish Cypriot killed during Athalassa Hospital bombing handed over to his family

The remains of a Turkish Cypriot, who was among those killed during the bombing of Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital by Turkish warplanes in 1974, were handed over to his family on Tuesday, at a ceremony that took place at the anthropological laboratory of the Republic of Cyprus. Among those killed were two other Turkish Cypriots as well, whose remains have not yet been identified.

Cyprus’ special forces upgraded, Defence Minister says

Cyprus has upgraded the weapons of its special forces and is proceeding steadily towards new purchases, Defence Minister Savvas Angelides said, addressing a ceremony awarding the Green Beret to new army recruits. Later, he flew to Crete to attend the final phase of the Aeronautical Exercise “Medousa- 7 “, together with his Greek and Egyptian counterparts.

Erasmus+ Youth Solidarity Corps and the Youth Strategy top Councils agenda according to Minister Champiaouris

Minister of Education of the Republic of Cyprus, Costas Champiaouris participated in the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council which completed its works in Brussels under the Austrian Presidency, where “important decisions for future programmes and policies of the EU on Education, Youth, Culture, Audiovisual and Sport “, were taken.

Agriculture Ministers of Cyprus and Lithuania discuss CAP, trade and research

The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was the focus of a meeting between Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment, Costas Kadis and his Lithuanian counterpart Giedrius Surplys, who is paying Cyprus a working visit.

Bank of Cyprus records losses of Euros 37 million in first 9 months of 2018

Bank of Cyprus has recorded losses of Euros 37 million in first 9 months of 2018 compared to losses of Euros 554 million at the same period of 2017. The bank’s organic profitability was affected negatively from the loss of the sale non-performing exposures (NPEs) of Euros 2.7 billion (Helix project).

Paralimni Lyceum wins first prize for student environmental action

The Paralimni Lyceum has won first prize in a Cyprus-wide student environmental action, titled Think, Act, Change � We say no to plastic bags.

Total sales of petroleum products decrease in October

The total sales of petroleum products in October 2018 decreased by 6.5% compared to the previous month, the Statistical Service of Cyprus said on Tuesday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency