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05 July 2017

1. Μorning meetings in Crans Montana postponed, SG Envoy to meet with all parties

The morning sessions of the Cyprus talks in Crans Montana, Switzerland have been postponed at the request of the two leaders, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

2. President expresses hope progress will be made in view of UNSG return to Crans Montana

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has expressed hope that there will such progress in the Cyprus talks currently underway in Crans Montana, that the return of UNSG to the Swiss resort on Thursday will be justified. Earlier on, the President said there was a shimmer of hope in the morning which was subsequently overturned.

3. Greek Foreign Minister: Turks are nervous, we are very determined

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias stressed on Tuesday that the Greek side is very determined at the ongoing Cyprus talks that take place since the 28th of June in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana. In separate statements, he said all parties involved in the Conference on Cyprus were called to answer two questions regarding “the security arrangement after a solution” and “what will happen to existing security arrangements”, and also spoke about the setting up of two workgroups at the talks.

4. Sir Alan says Wednesday very important day in Cyprus talks in Crans Montana

British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Sir Alan Duncan pointed out that Wednesday will be a very important day in the talks to solve the Cyprus problem, currently underway at Crans Montana, Switzerland, and noted that everyone has to continue to work very hard.

5. VP Timmermans debriefs College of Commissioners on Cyprus talks

European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans debriefed today the College of Commissioners on the negotiations for a Cyprus solution currently underway in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

6. Αn IMF mission visits Cyprus for contacts concerning financial stability

An International Monetary Fund mission is visiting Cyprus in the context of the cooperation between the Fund and the Central Bank of Cyprus on issues concerning financial stability.

7. Cyprus’ role in EU important, General Kostarakos says

Cyprus has an important role to play in the EU framework and we are trying for Cyprus to play this role under the most favourable terms, General Mikhail Kostarakos, permanent Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC), said on Tuesday, addressing the press after a meeting with Cypriot Defence Minister Christophoros Fokaides.

8. Cyprus’ casino to contribute to the economy €800 mln in 2022

The integrated casino resort planed in Limassol is expected to contribute to the Cypriot economy around €800 mln or 4% of GDP during its second year of operation, in 2022.

9. National Federation of Cypriots in the UK to mark sad July anniversaries

Τhe National Federation of Cypriots in the UK will mark the tragic anniversary of Turkey’s invasion and occupation of Cyprus in 1974 with a lobby event at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11th July 2017, titled “Cyprus: The Quest for a Solution” starting at 7:15pm in the Grand Committee Room.

10. Industrial sector employment increased in 2015

Employment in the broad industrial sector increased in 2015 by 1.3% to 32.1 thousand compared to 31.6 thousand in 2014, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus announced.

11. Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” in Paphos this September

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), an opera composed to satisfy the wish of Austrian Emperor Joseph II, will be on stage at the Paphos Medieval Castle this September.CNA