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17 October 2017

1. President Anastasiades to run for a second term in office in 2018

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades announced on Saturday that he will be running for President in 2018.  Speaking during an event organized at the Philoxenia Conference Centre, in Nicosia, Anastasiades said he will run for a second term in office, with a view to fulfill his vision to bring about peace in Cyprus, give new opportunities and hope to young people, fulfill the modernization of the state`s structures, effectively address the problems of the vulnerable groups of the population and successfully conclude the country`s energy plans.

2. Turkey`s stance the reason for non-achievement of solution, President Anastasiades says

Turkey’s intransigent stance and its persistence on the continuation of the guarantees system and the maintenance of Turkish troops in Cyprus, did not allow for a compromise to be found at the Cyprus talks in Crans Montana, President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said. Speaking at the national memorial service for the hero Evagoras Papachristoforou, the President said that the Greek Cypriot side has made every effort to achieve a solution of the Cyprus problem during the talks in Switzerland.

3. Different religions never an issue among two communities in Cyprus, House President says

Cultural pluralism and its contribution to peaceful societies and sustainable development is the focus of over 2,000 delegates, including over 800 MPs and 86 Speakers of Parliament, gathering in St. Petersburg for the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, on 14-18 October, 2017. The Cyprus House of Representatives is represented by its President Demetris Syllouris and a parliamentary delegation. Furthermore, he exposed massive violations of human rights in Cyprus by Turkey.

4. SSM Chair, in an interview with CNA, calls for “additional and persistent efforts” to reduce NPLs

Daniele Nouy, Chair of the European Central Bank’s Supervisory Board, has called for additional and persistent efforts to bring about a sustainable reduction of the extremely high stock of non-performing loans (NPLs) plaguing the Cypriot banking system. In an interview with CNA, Nouy acknowledged the progress made by the island’s commercial banks to reduce NPLs but noted that NPLs in the Cypriot banking sector remain at extremely high levels, while progress was uneven across banks.

5. "Μy aim is to bring Brussels closer to Nicosia" Commissioner Vella tells CNA

CNA interviews Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, ahed of his first ever official visit to Cyprus. The Commissioner aims to bring Brussels closer to Nicosia and have constructive talks with the authorities on a variety of issues. The European Commissioner, coming from Malta, is well aware of island - state challenges and brings messages for many local issues, such as songbird hunting, the "limni development project" and marine litter.

6. Anorthosis and AEK draw, all the results of Match Day 5 of Cyprus` Football League

Anorthosis and Apollon drew 1-1 in the most important game of Match Day 7 of the Cyprus Football League, which wraps up on Monday with the match between Nea Salamina and Ethnicos at Famagusta Stadium in Larnaca at 19:00 local time (17.00 GMT). The results of the Match Day 5: APOEL – Doxa 2-0, Anorthosis – Apollon 1-1, Aris – AEK 0-5, Ermis – Omonia 2-1, Olympiakos – Alki 0-3, AEL-Paphos FC 0-1. Standings after Match Day 7: Anorthosis 15, AEK 13, Paphos 11 (6 games), APOEL 10 (5 games), AEL 10 (6 games), Doxa 10, Apollon 9 (5 games), Alki 9, Omonia 8 (6 games), Olympiakos 7, Ermis 6 (6 games), Nea Salamina 5 (6 games), Ethnicos 3 (6 games), Aris 3.CNA