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Cypriot News Headlines 30.5.11

cyprus newsCypriot newspaper headlines for May 30th, 2011...Alithia: EDEK is confident that DIKO MP Zacharias Koulias will vote for Yiannakis Omirou, president of EDEK, for House President. In other news, protesters gathered in Athens, Spain, Nicosia and Limassol, demonstrating against economic crisis in events organised through Facebook and Twitter.

Simerini: "Greece's zero hour" headlines an article about fears that the next installment of Greece's bailout will not be paid. In other news, President Christofias said he would run again for president in 2013 provided that the Cyprus problem was 'basically solved'.

Phileleftheros: "Walking in fog" headlines an article saying that the House of Representatives is in a fog of confusion as the election of House President approaches on June 2nd. In other news, Russian tourists have hit the streets and squares in Ayia Napa as the holiday season starts.

Haravgi (communist party paper): AKEL's coalition with DIKO is stable, despite DISY's 'desperate' attempts to gain the House President's seat.

Turkish-Cypriot news headlines 30th May, 2011 (source PIO).

Bayrak television reports that former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas, who was hospitalized due to a brain haemorrhage on Tuesday, is recovering well.

Vatan reports Turkish-Cypriot central bank statistics for the last quarter of 2010.

The Turkish-Cypriot foreign trade deficit fell by 6.65% in comparison to 2009, reaching 371.8 million USD in December 2010.

'Public sector' revenues increased by 5.3% in 2010 reaching 2.642,9 million TL, in comparison to 2009 where it was 2.509,8 million TL.

The banking sector’s total active operations during 2010, compared to 2009, indicated an increase of 8.63%, reaching 8.416,8 million TL. In parallel, the number of the bank branches increased from 184 to 192 and the number of the bank personnel increased from 2.408 to 2.429.

The number of the foreigners who visited the north of Cyprus rose by 12.75% in 2010, rising from 800.376 people in 2009, to 902.390.

Kibris reports that there was a bomb attack against Turkish settler Cetin Atalay, chairman of the Turkish Cypriot-Russian Business Council and former chairman of the National Justice Party (MAP).

Gunes reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu has claimed that President Christofias is “the representative of a mentality having excessive demands which the Turkish Cypriot side could not accept” at the Cyprus talks.

Haberdar reports that a new survey on social problems shows that the two most important problems are economic problems (51.9%) and the unemployment (30.1%).


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