September 16, 2009 / 6:05 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Cyprus - Sept 16

NICOSIA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Leading reports in Greek Cypriot financial and general press. Reuters has not verified these reports:


- Serious differences surface over the government’s tactics in reunification talks and Turkey’s EU by political parties.

- Marfin Popular Bank CPBC.CY MRBr.AT headquarters will remain in Cyprus, after plans to move to Greece.


- The capital Nicosia’s new state hospital is described as an “energy sink” by award-winning environmentalist Brian Ellis.

- A new bicycle rental scheme is to go city-wide in the capital Nicosia.


- Cyprus’s two largest political parties agree on the government’s aims and the basic parameters of a Cyprus solution, but disagree on tactics.

- A Greek court reassures Cyprus’s attorney-general that they will hand over evidence from the 2005 Helios aircrash in light of the upcoming trial.


- Marfin Popular Bank MRBr.AT CPBC.CY will keep its legal base in Cyprus, in a move seen as highly positive for the island’s economy.

- A marina re-development project in the coastal town of Larnaca gets the go-ahead.


- U.N. special Cyprus envoy Alexander Downer said that Cyprus’s President Demetris Christofias is prepared to make concessions during peace talks.

- Private university fees in Cyprus higher than in Britain, the island’s parliament said.

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