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06 September 2017

1. President urges everybody not to confuse UNSG`s constructive positions with Turkey`s negative proposals

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has urged everybody not to confuse the constructive proposals submitted by the UNSG during the latest round of negotiations on Cyprus with Turkey’s proposals which were exactly the opposite. He also pointed out that the best guarantee for Cyprus and its people is the EU itself.

2. President Anastasiades commends successful implementation of National Guard`s restructuring plan

President Nicos Anastasiades wished every success to the conscripts who served the National Guard for 14 months and are now being discharged, praising at the same time the successful implementation of structural reforms aiming at the army`s modernization. These are the first soldiers who served for 14 months following a government decision February 2016, to cut military service from 24 months.

3. Cyprus issue, Brexit and EU challenges on the agenda of House President’s visit to Brussels

The situation regarding the Cyprus problem following the collapse of the peace talks in Crans-Montana, Brexit, the current challenges and the future of the European Union are the issues high on the agenda of the House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris’s meeetings to take place the following days in Brussels. Syllouris arrived on Monday evening in the Belgian capital where he will hold a three-day working visit .

4. Around seven hundred Muslims visit Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaka to pray

Around seven hundred Muslims, living in the northern Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, have crossed into the southern government-controlled part of the island for a pilgrimage to Hala Sultan Tekke Hala in Larnaka,  one of Islam’s holiest sites. The pilgrimage was organised to celebrate the Muslim feast of Eid Al Adha or Kurban Bayram. According to the Police, the transportation of the pilgrims to the shrine began in the morning at 10 a.m. and fifteen buses carried the pilgrims.

5. Industrial produced prices rise in Cyprus by 0.8% and 3.4% in monthly and annual basis

Industrial producer prices in Cyprus increased by 0.8% in July 2017 compared with June 2017 and by 3.4% compared to July 2016, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, while in the euro area (EA19) remained stable and in the EU28 increased by 0.1% in monthly basis.

6. President awards prizes for the new Cyprus Museum architectural competition

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades presented on Monday the awards for the international architectural competition for the new Cyprus Museum, noting that once the Services currently operating at the premises where the Museum will be built are relocated, then procedures will get underway for the invitation to tender for the construction of the Museum that will cost approximately 50 million euro.

7. Cypriot in charge of organising AC MILAN games for Europa League

Cypriot Stelios Potamitis has been appointed by UEFA in charge of organising all the games of Italian team AC MILAN in the Europa League. According to a press release, Potamitis holds a degree in Sports Management from Barry University in the United States, where he also worked for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He went on for postgraduate studies in Sports Law and Management in Italy and Switzerland (The FIFA Master). Potamitis worked for UEFA, initially in the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Department, and then in the Championship Department.CNA

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