Cyprus mention at IMF and World Bank meetings

first_imgPresident of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker will discuss the Cyprus issue with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings later in the week, it was announced on Wednesday.According to the EC’s chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas, Juncker, along with several members of the commission will travel to Washington DC for the IMF and World Bank meetings held between April 20 and 22.Juncker will meet with World Bank group president Jim Yong Kim, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Schinas told the Cyprus News Agency that the Cyprus Issue will “naturally be part of the talks of the president and the secretary general”. The same goes, he said, for the Greek bailout deal and Juncker’s meeting with the IMF’s Christine Lagarde.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades in Moscow due to meet Medvedev Monday

first_imgBilateral relations between Cyprus and Russia, the developments on the Cyprus problem, EU-Russia relations, as well as regional and international matters will be on the agenda of President Nicos Anastasiades’ meetings with the Russian political leadership on Monday and Tuesday in Moscow, while bilateral agreements will also be signed.Anastasiades who is paying a working visit to Russia, at the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, arrived in Moscow Sunday night.He is being accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs Ioannis Kasoulides, finance, Harris Georgiades, transport Marios Demetriades, and Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides.On Monday Anastasiades will meet Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and on Tuesday with Putin, in the framework of which bilateral agreements will be signed.These include agreements between Cyprus and Russia on maritime transport and international road transport, and information technology.A Memorandum of Understanding will also be signed between the ministry of justice and the Russian prosecutor-general’s office, which will be signed by Kasoulides, and also a joint declaration on Cooperation in the sphere of modernisation of the economies, that will be signed by Georgiades.During his stay in Moscow, Anastasiades will attend a dinner with Russian businessmen organised by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), a delegation of which is also visiting Moscow.Anastasiades will also give a press conference to Russian Media, at the Tass News Agency.The president will return to Cyprus on October 24.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Screams of pain as pressure problem hits Larnaca bound plane

first_imgTravellers on a flight from London to Larnaca reportedly screamed in pain when the pressure inside the cabin skyrocketed due to a technical fault on Sunday afternoon.The British Airways plane was about to take off for the four-hour trip when the plane’s computer pressurised the cabin as a malfunctioning computer indicated it was already in the air.The increased pressure caused passengers to feel their ears and heads ache while reports say one man fainted.Some passengers reportedly clutched their ears in pain while others screamed they wanted the crew to open the doors.Reports say a passenger overheard the crew saying the aircraft was old and going to be withdrawn within the next three months.The British airline allegedly said there was little technical damage and that the aircraft returned to the parking lot while engineers repaired the damage before the flight was finally made.“Our highly skilled flight and cabin crew are trained to deal with situations like this, and our cabin crew reassured and cared for customers after there was a minor technical fault before the aircraft departed,” the airline said.You May LikeJobs in USA | Search AdsFinding a Job in The USA From India Might be Easier Than You ThinkJobs in USA | Search AdsUndoLifestyle Daily ReviewsThe Best Local Attorneys Who Win The MostLifestyle Daily ReviewsUndoThe Photo StickHow To Backup All Your Old Photos In SecondsThe Photo StickUndo Two days of music to dance toUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Seven Israeli football fans arrested

first_imgPolice on Thursday arrested seven fans of Hapoel Beer Sheva who were in possession of a number of flares, firecrackers and pyrotechnics before the football match between the Israeli team and Apoel at Nicosia’s GSP stadium.The match started with a 15-minute delay after due to stringent security measures a long queue of Apoel fans formed entering the stadium.Police helicopters and monitoring drones were deployed above the stadium, and also along the adjacent Nicosia-Limassol highway, with residents of nearby homes complaining of the noise from the aerial patrols.Apoel defeated Hapoel Beer Sheva 3-1 to progress to the final qualifying round of the Europa League.You May LikeBusiness FlightsFlying Business Is Cheaper Than You Might ThinkBusiness FlightsUndoAfriZapThe 20 Most Generous Billionaires In The WorldAfriZapUndoRoborockWhy Choose a Roborock Vacuum? Check Out the Reasons Now!RoborockUndo Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Housing conditions complaint after façade collapse

first_imgAuthorities will inspect a house in the Mouttalos refugee estate in Paphos after large pieces of its facade collapsed on Tuesday morning minutes before its tenants left the house for their work.The tenant of the house told state broadcaster CyBC that a few minutes before leaving the house to take his son to school, he heard a very loud thud. When he went outside, he saw large pieces of concrete in the yard that had fallen off the façade of the building.He said that the houses they live in at the refugee estate were built about 35 years ago and need restoration.An official of the town planning authority said that a project is underway for the restoration of refugee housing estates. Town planning officials are to inspect the house on Wednesday, CyBC said.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

House President says Egypt and Cyprus maintain excellent relations

first_imgPresident of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris said on Monday that the inauguration of a new cathedral for the Coptic Orthodox Church and one of the region’s largest mosques, by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the new administrative capital east of Cairo, is of significant importance.“The acceptance of the formal invitation of the Government of Egypt and my presence there underscores the excellent relations we have with Egypt, relations that contribute to the stability and peace in our wider area” said Syllouris in a written statement.CNAYou May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Pensioners say long way to go before are all above poverty line

first_imgThough the recent decision by the council of ministers to increase the monthly allowance of low-income pensioners is beneficial, there is still a long way to go until there are no pensioners with earnings below the poverty line, the Union of Cypriot Pensioners (Ekysy) said on Saturday.Low-income pensioners will receive an additional €20 to €50 in their monthly allowance depending on the size of their yearly income, the council of ministers agreed on Wednesday.Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou, who tabled the proposal, said around 38,000 low-income pensioners will benefit from the increase, which will be received by the beneficiaries in the form of a ‘small cheque’.According to Ekysy, official figures may show that the beneficiaries of the small cheque are around 38,000, but pensioners with earnings below the poverty line are many more.“The reason for this is that many have not filed an application, and even though they are low-income pensioners who received the small cheque until 2014 they no longer have the right to it,” Ekysy said.The union called on all low-income pensioners to submit the necessary application no later than January 31 in order to regain the right to the additional allowance.Ekysy also noted that while the government boasts obout an improved economy, all pensions from the social insurance fund will only increase by 0.42 per cent by end of 2019.The problems faced by the elderly require particular attention and support from the state, as “today’s pensioners are entitled to and demand a decent life,” the announcement concludes.On Wednesday, the council of ministers agreed to not change the poverty line for 2019, which remained at €8,698 in annual income for one person, and €13,047 for two persons, and to retain the right of those with earnings 20 per cent over the poverty level to receive a low-income pension.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

New meeting on pay cuts decision next Monday will include AG

first_imgThe new meeting between party leaders and the presidential palace on the administrative court’s decision to restore public sector wage cuts is to take place next Monday with the participation of the attorney-general, CNA reported on Wednesday.Political parties generally agree on the approach recommended by the government on how to tackle the problems created by the recent court decision that pay reductions imposed on civil servants as part of an austerity drive in 2012 are unconstitutional.To tackle the possible financial fallout, the government has decided on a two-pronged approach, first to appeal the court decision and second to put in place measures that would offset the fiscal impact, if necessary, supported by amending the constitution.On March 29 the administrative court upheld appeals filed by civil servants, ruling that a freeze of incremental pay rises, a 3 per cent contribution to pensions, and a reduction in civil servants’ pay was in violation of article 23 regarding the protection of the right to property.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Talks under way for flights between Alexandria and Cyprus for €60

first_imgEgypt’s Alexandria Governor Abdel Aziz Konsowa has told House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris that the city is in talks with low cost airlines aiming to connect Cyprus with Alexandria with a flight that would cost €60.Konsowa, who was speaking during a meeting with Syllouris and a parliamentary delegation from Cyprus, also expressed his will for more business to business cooperation between Cyprus and Alexandria.“We are looking forward to enhancing our cooperation in three areas, tourism, education and business”, Konsowa noted.On tourism he spoke in favour of cooperation in cruise packages between professionals offering such services.“We have also discussed the connection by air of Alexandria with cities in Cyprus in the context of low-cost airlines,” Konsowa said. Some of them, he added, have submitted their offers, adding that “our goal is for the ticket not to exceed €60.” This, he noted, will contribute in having joint tourism inflow between the two countries, as we discussed with our partners in Cyprus.Alexandria’s Governor also proposed that the next visit on behalf of Cyprus is a business one under the aegis of the chambers of commerce and industry and that a similar visit is organised in Cyprus.On his part, Syllouris referred to the importance of twinning of Alexandria with coastal cities such as Limassol and Paphos and suggested that Alexandria should also cultivate closer relations with Larnaca.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Turkey PM warns Cyprus on dangerous energy moves Update

first_imgTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were “untimely and dangerous”, adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots.Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons.“Turkey thinks there is an opportunity for cooperation on energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean but the unilateral steps by the Greek Cypriot side are untimely, dangerous and encourage a deadlock,” Yildirim said.The tensions over energy exploration flared up after talks to reunify the island collapsed on July 7, marking the end of a process seen as the most promising in generations to heal the conflict.“Steps to end the unjust, baseless restrictions imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people must be taken without delay,” Yildirim said.He was speaking at a ceremony in Nicosia to mark the 43rd anniversary of what Turkey calls the “Cyprus Peace Operation” of July 20, 1974, when Turkish troops invaded the north of the island in response to a brief Greek-inspired coup.Air raid sirens wailed over the south of Cyprus at dawn on Thursday, marking the hour Turkish forces landed.Turkey last week sent two ships and a submarine to monitor the “West Capella” drilling vessel, which was contracted by France’s Total and Italy Eni, moved into position in the eastern Mediterranean to start exploring for gas.The Turkish military said on Wednesday its vessels’ monitoring activities in the region were continuing.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more