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19 January, 2021
 

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1. Reporters to sit in on golden passport hearings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reporters-to-sit-in-on-golden-passport-hearings

A number of reporters will be allowed from now on to attend ongoing probe hearings into alleged corruption in connection with Cyprus’ disgraced Citizenship by Investment Programme, with journalists being asked to commit in advance not to breach data privacy laws...

2. Cavusoglu says Turkey-EU in more ‘positive place,’ but chides Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-says-turkey-eu-in-more-‘positive-place-but-chides-greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said relations with the European Union are in a “more positive place” but continued to accuse Greece of raising obstacles to exploratory talks planned for later this month....

3. The chaos of the pandemic in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-chaos-of-the-pandemic-in-the-north

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to affect the north against the backdrop of broad political and economic insecurity, with the recent manoeuvres of the Ersan Saner ‘government’ raising questions as to the ability of the Turkish Cypriot leadership to effectively address the pandemic....

4. Cypriot FM visits Gulf before US inauguration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-fm-visits-gulf-before-us-inauguration

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides flew to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to hold a private meeting with his counterpart, days after the two countries signed a military cooperation agreement but also days before a changing of the guard in Washington could spell trouble for US arms sales to Gulf states...

5. Smoothening the cliff edge in EU-UK relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/smoothening-the-cliff-edge-in-eu-uk-relations

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the United Kingdom and the European Union came into effect on January 1, 2021, capping a tumultuous four-and-a-half-year period since the shocking result of the July 2016 Brexit referendum, in which 51.9% of the British voters voted in favor of leaving the EU. Subject to the delayed assent of the European Parliament, this UK-EU free trade agreement (FTA) extends zero-tariff and quota-free trade in goods between the two economic areas....

6. Top editor quits over Anastasiades claim

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/top-editor-quits-over-anastasiades-claim

A renowned journalist and editor-in-chief at Kathimerini Cyprus has resigned his post amid backlash from a piece he wrote on Sunday, where he claimed Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades let slip information that he had been flying millions generated from golden passports to the Seychelles on private flights...

7. Cyprus, UK FMs discuss Cyprob, post-Brexit ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-uk-fms-discuss-cyprob-post-brexit-ties

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and the UK exchanged views on Wednesday on steps towards the resumption of Cyprus peace talks....

8. Spehar meets leaders ahead of UNFICYP mandate renewal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spehar-meets-leaders-ahead-of-unficyp-mandate-renewal

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar held tête-à-têtes with the leaders of the two communities on Wednesday morning ahead of the Security Council’s upcoming vote on the renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate....

9. Minister gets memed for vaping on live TV

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-gets-memed-for-vaping-on-live-tv

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou became the subject of criticism and ridicule on social media Tuesday, following a live video interview where he was seen smoking an electronic cigarette...

10. Turkey and Greece to resume talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-and-greece-to-resume-talks

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

11. Five-party meeting within eyeshot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-party-meeting-within-eyeshot

UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute on Monday got both leaders of divided Cyprus to commit to the possibility of informal talks as early as next month, with local media on both sides noting the lack of an official statement from the global organization...

12. Protesters march against lockdown measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protesters-march-against-lockdown-measures

Two people were arrested on Saturday in connection with a demonstration downtown Nicosia, where a group of citizens gathered to protest against a partial lockdown that went into effect Sunday morning...

13. Cyprus shocked over chaos in Washington

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-shocked-over-chaos-in-washington

The will of the people as freely expressed in elections must be respected, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said in the light of the siege of the Capitol Hill in Washington...

14. Government buys time on new COVID measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-buys-time-on-new-covid-measures

The health, finance, and labour ministers of the Republic of Cyprus have been tasked to reconcile a number of issues before a Cabinet meeting on Friday, essentially stalling the announcement of new COVID measures which was expected on Thursday...

15. Cyprus holds turned thumb over lockdown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-holds-turned-thumb-over-lockdown

Cyprus’ lockdown stance continued to remain unclear following a special meeting between experts and the health minister, with the government hinting thumbs down for a new lockdown citing economic reasons but also thumbs up for stricter measures after hospitalizations reached dangerous levels...

16. Legal experts pounce on Yiolitis case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/legal-experts-pounce-on-yiolitis-case

A well-known Cypriot lawyer, who raised questions over a home search after Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis filed a criminal complaint against a Twitter parody account, has written to the Police Chief asking to obtain public information as a concerned citizen...

17. US Homeland Security secretary in Cyprus for two-day visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-homeland-security-secretary-in-cyprus-for-two-day-visit

US Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf was expected for a two-day visit in Cyprus starting on Monday, before heading off to Bahrain and Qatar for talks with regional counterparts on bolstering security cooperation and information sharing....

18. Emergency lights and sirens mark New Year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/emergency-lights-and-sirens-mark-new-year

Emergency medics and first responders in the Republic of Cyprus sounded their sirens at midnight on New Year’s Eve, marking the end of a rough year that brought the coronavirus pandemic...

19. Biden says ‘looks forward’ to working with Anastasiades

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/biden-says-‘looks-forward-to-working-with-anastasiades

US President-elect Joe Biden said he looked forward to working with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a letter sent to thank him for his congratulatory note after winning the US elections in November....

20. Cypriot president grateful for frontline heroes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-president-grateful-for-frontline-heroes

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his deep gratitude for 'heroes on the front line' in his New Year’s Eve address, adding that elected politicians 'owe to the people' to pass crucial reforms in the new year...

21. Kalogerou probe fails to impress opposition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kalogerou-probe-fails-to-impress-opposition

The chair of the ad hoc committee that looked into allegations of wrongdoing last year as Cyprus’ golden passports scandal was unfolding defended the choice to go after high profile cases, following criticism from opposition parties that say the focus was too narrow...

22. Police criticised over 'botched' Twitter raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-criticized-over-botched-twitter-raid

Police continue to be criticized over a home raid on the weekend when officers confiscated a woman’s computer and phone after Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis complained about a parody account on Twitter, with the woman's lawyer accusing police of fishing for evidence at the wrong house...

23. Ankara wants Lausanne Treaty change

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-wants-lausanne-treaty-change

Reiterating a call frequently made by Turkish leaders, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez raised the issue of renegotiating the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which set out the modern borders between Greece and Turkey....

24. Britain and EU publish Brexit trade agreement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/britain-and-eu-publish-brexit-trade-agreement

Britain and the European Union on Saturday published the text of a narrow trade agreement just five days before the United Kingdom exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most momentous global shift since the loss of empire ...

25. Folli Follie report unveils 17-year scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/folli-follie-report-unveils-17-year-scam

The troubled Folli Follie company’s major shareholders, the Koutsolioutsos family, reaped the benefits of a well-orchestrated fraud scheme that lasted for at least 17 years, under the nose of the supervisory authorities, generating hundreds of millions of euros in profits, according to an audit report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...

26. Report on passport scheme to be released, President says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-on-passport-scheme-to-be-released-president-says

President Anastasiades said the report of the investigative committee spearheaded by Securities and Exchange Commissioner Demetra Kalorigou on the island’s disgraced citizenship-by-investment program will be released next Tuesday....

27. Turkey hopes to turn new page with US, EU in 2021, Erdogan says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-hopes-to-turn-new-page-with-us-eu-in-2021-erdogan-says

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey hopes to “turn a new page in its ties with the United States and European Union, and that Ankara had been subjected to “double standards” by both its NATO ally Washington and the bloc....

28. Police in the dark over Kolossi fight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-in-the-dark-over-kolossi-fight

Police investigators remain in the dark over a violent confrontation with political undertones in Limassol on Wednesday, with reports saying an army captain in remanded custody is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement authorities...

29. DBRS warns against protracted process in approving bugdet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dbrs-warns-against-protracted-process-in-approving-bugdet

Global credit rating agency DBRS Morning Star said it is monitoring the situation in Cyprus following the rejection of the 2021 state budget by lawmakers on Thursday, warning that a protracted process to approve the budget could affect economic sentiment and could eventually weigh on economic activity....

30. Blame game in full swing after budget vote

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blame-game-in-full-swing-after-budget-vote

The government in the Republic of Cyprus faced an unprecedented challenge on Thursday, after failing to pass a 2021 budget in the House, with lawmakers approving stopgap measures to keep making payments for the next couple of months...

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