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11 August 2017

1. Turkey has to implement the Third Vienna Agreement, says Acting Government Spokesman

Turkey has an obligation to proceed with the implementation of the Third Vienna Agreement, Acting Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos has stressed Friday, adding that Ankara must also end its military occupation of the Republic’s northern areas.
2. Brexit will not affect urban planning in British Bases as provided by the Cyprus–UK Agreement, FM source tells CNA

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, will not affect urban planning and development within the British Bases, as this is provided by the Cyprus-UK Agreement signed nearly four years ago,  a Foreign Ministry source has told the Cyprus News Agency.
3. Minister of Defence discusses bilateral relations and security issues with German Ambassador

Bilateral relations, security and defence, were the focus of a meeting held on Thursday between Minister of Defence Christoforos Fokaides and new German Ambassador Franz-Josef Kremp.
According to a press release by the Ministry, during their meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, and the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of defence and security.

4. Cypriot banks’ underperformance in loan arrears resolution is credit negative, warns Moody’s

Credit rating agency Moody’s warned on Thursday that the underperformance of the three major Cypriot banks in restructuring loans presenting arrears is credit negative and could create a need for additional provisions.
5. Total assets of investment funds increase by 3% in second quarter of 2017

The total assets of the investment funds increased by approximately 3% to €2.784,5 million in June 2017, compared with €2.704,1 million in March 2017, according to statistics released on Friday by the Central Bank of Cyprus.
6. Larnaca International Airport ranks third in passenger traffic increase among airports of its group

Larnaca International Airport has remained third among the European airports with passenger traffic of 5 to 10 million per year, that presented the largest increase in passenger traffic since last March.
European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE released on Friday its air traffic report for June. The report reveals that during the first half of this year, passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by an average +9.0%.

7. Half of the 44,446 students in Cyprus are Cypriots, in the academic year 2016-2017

A total of 44,446 students studied in Cyprus during the academic year 2016-2017, of whom 23,353 (52,54%) are Cypriots, 13,898 (31.27%) are European citizens and 7,195 (16.19%) nationals of third countries. According to a relevant report issued Thursday by the Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture, out of 44,446 students, 35,551 study in universities (12,681 through distant learning) and 8,895 in tertiary education (colleges, institutes etc).

8. CNA`s contribution to waste reduction, reuse and recycling campaign substantial, action leader says

The Cyprus News Agency (CNA), through its participation as partner in the  “Rethink -Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, campaign, has contributed in a substantive manner in raising public awareness for the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste in Cyprus, CNA Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Action Leader, Georgia Vasiliou has said. The Cyprus News Agency (CNA) will be present in every effort that raises awareness for the protection of the environment, CNA Board of Directors Chairman Larkos Larkou has said. Rethink Campaign was launched in July 2014 and it has come to an end.
9. Police measures to regulate traffic and avert accidents during August holiday weekend

Police will deal with the heavy traffic expected during the long August holiday weekend with extra patrols, traffic control measures and strict implementation of the law on traffic violations to help minimise road accidents. At the same time, extra patrols both vehicular and on foot will take place in urban and rural areas to prevent crime against properties, such as burglaries, thefts and robberies.CNA