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1. US Embassy in Moscow tells citizens to leave immediately

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-embassy-in-moscow-tells-citizens-to-leave-immediately

The United States Embassy in Moscow has told all Americans left to leave immediately to avoid being conscripted into Vladimir Putin's mobilized army....

2. Cyprus starts golden passport trial with a paradox

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-starts-golden-passport-trial-with-a-paradox

A defense attorney in the golden passport trial set to begin next month raised a conflict of interest on Monday, when his client and former House speaker along with three other defendants appeared for their arraignment before a Nicosia district judge...

3. Europe Direct Centre to provide information on grant and funding opportunities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/europe-direct-centre-to-provide-information-on-grant-and-funding-opportunities

The only bi-communal Europe Direct Centre in Cyprus starts its operation in the Ledra Palace Area on the 8th of September....

4. Metsola: 'Europe's bloc is made stronger by the discovery of so much natural gas in your country'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/metsola-europe-s-bloc-is-made-stronger-by-the-discovery-of-so-much-natural-gas-in-your-country

In anticipation of Roberta Metsola's visit to Cyprus on September 9th, Kathimerini's George Kakouris sits down with the European Parliament President and gets her take on the Cyprus problem, recently discovered natural gas reserves and the issue behind Cyprus' "golden passport" scandal....

5. Conflict of interest raised again in passport probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/conflict-of-interest-raised-again-in-passport-probe

The audit office in the Republic of Cyprus is sending all its findings on golden passports to the state’s anti-corruption agency, citing a conflict of interest for the state’s two chief law enforcement officers who served as ministers during the investment scandal...

6. Criminal case in passport scandal set for September 12th

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/criminal-case-in-passport-scandal-set-for-september-12th

The criminal case against four people in the "golden passport" scandal, exposed by Al Jazeera in October 2020, is scheduled to be brought to trial on September 12, according to the state prosecutor Elena Kleopa,...

7. AG: 'Lawyers vouched for the character of their applicants, a criminal offense'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ag-lawyers-vouched-for-the-character-of-their-applicants-a-criminal-offense

The extraordinary session of the Parliamentary Audit Committee is underway which will examine the findings of the Audit Service's report on the Cyprus Investment Program....

8. Cyprus government: No comment on passport audit report just yet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-government-no-comment-on-passport-audit-report-just-yet

The Government will study the report released Monday by the Audit Office on passports and the Cyprus investment program that granted citizenship by investment, Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos said, following the Cabinet’s meeting which convened Monday at the presidential retreat in the Troodos mountains....

9. Cyprus Investment Program problematic from the start

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-investment-program-problematic-from-the-start

Much ink has been spilled over the Cyprus Investment Program (CIP). From its inception in 2017 until its abolition, the CIP was a scheme wherein the Cyprus Government granted Cypriot citizenship to investors, "golden passports" as it is well-known....

10. Interior Ministry aware passport applications did not meet criteria

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-ministry-aware-passport-applications-did-not-meet-criteria

In the Audit Service's report on the naturalization program, references are made to the manner in which passports were granted, stressing that there were cases in which the Ministry was aware that there were applications that did not meet the criteria, characterizing its approval as illegal....

11. Four individuals charged with conspiracy in Al Jazeera expose

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-individuals-charged-with-conspiracy-in-al-jazeera-expose

Four individuals have been charged with conspiracy and will appear before a criminal court in September for their role in granting citizenship to foreign investors who didn't quite meet the criteria....

12. Greece’s Cypriot minister takes on bureaucracy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-s-cypriot-minister-takes-on-bureaucracy

After almost one year as Greece’s climate minister, former EU Commissioner and Nicosia native Christos Stylianides says he never expected bureaucracy in Athens to be worse than Brussels...

13. Car ploughs into crowd in Berlin killing one and injuring others

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/car-ploughs-into-crowd-in-berlin-killing-one-and-injuring-others

One person has been killed and at least a dozen more injured after a car drove into a crowd on a busy Berlin street....

14. Cyprus to investigate billionaire’s missing millions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-investigate-billionaire-s-missing-millions

A lawyer for a Jewish billionaire says he is confident Cypriot authorities will investigate a complaint into whether a former Israeli army officer embezzled his client’s money on the island...

15. Cyprus population up by 9.2% since 2011

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-population-up-by-9-2-since-2011

The population in the government-controlled areas of Cyprus as of the 1st of October 2021 stands at 918,100, recording an increase of 9.2%, compared to the results of the Census of Population taken in 2011 which stood at 840,400, according to preliminary results published by the Statistical Service on Wednesday....

16. Cyprus' RCB Bank and its Kremlin ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rcb-bank-and-its-kremlin-ties

On March 24, Cyprus’s fourth-largest bank announced it would wind down its banking operations in the wake of the “volatile geopolitical situation” caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a month earlier....

17. Cyprus struggles to find anti-corruption auditors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-struggles-to-find-anti-corruption-auditors

Efforts to assign members to a transparency commission are said to be stalling in the Republic of Cyprus, with politicians from the opposition crying foul over connections between some candidates and the country’s disgraced golden passports program...

18. More ‘Golden Passports’ revoked

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-‘golden-passports-revoked

The Council of Ministers decided last week to revoke the citizenship of four more Russians, including their family members, who obtained ‘Golden Passports’ under the island’s disgraced Citizenship by Investment scheme that was brought to an abrupt end in November 2020....

19. Zelensky asks Cyprus to get tough on island’s Russians

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/zelensky-asks-cyprus-to-get-tough-on-island-s-russians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is urging the Republic of Cyprus to strip Russians of their golden passports 'without exception' and only ease up on dual citizens if they condemn what he called 'war crimes of their military' in Ukraine....

20. Eurostat: 11% of Cypriot residents are citizens of other EU countries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eurostat-11-of-cypriot-residents-are-citizens-of-other-eu-countries

The percentage of residents that are citizens of other countries living in Cyprus, both from EU member states and non-EU countries, is higher than 10%, ...

21. Revoking golden passports to Russians ‘impossible’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/revoking-golden-passports-to-russians-‘impossible

An EU recommendation to member states to recall passports issued to Russian and Belarusian oligarchs on the bloc’s sanctions list puts Cyprus in an awkward position....

22. Nicosia roundtable calls on Cyprus to reexamine sanctions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-roundtable-calls-on-cyprus-to-reexamine-sanctions

Leaders from the Russian business community in the Republic of Cyprus are calling on the government to reexamine sanctions in the wake of the war in Ukraine, saying the measures were hurting the island nation...

23. EC calls on EU governments to end golden passport schemes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-calls-on-eu-governments-to-end-golden-passport-schemes

The European Commission called on EU governments on Monday to end national programs to sell citizenship to investors, also known as golden passports schemes and urged them to suspend the sale of visas to Russians and Belarusians....

24. Major projects underway in Larnaca, Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/major-projects-underway-in-larnaca-nicosia

The Cyprus real estate and construction sectors are moving past the demise of the scrapped Citizenship for Investment Programme, turning their attention to the capital and the once-neglected coastal town of Larnaca, while Limassol, with its high-rises and cosmopolitan lifestyle, is still seeing part of the action....

25. Ukraine: Babies born to Ukrainian surrogates shelter underneath embattled Kyiv

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-babies-born-to-ukrainian-surrogates-shelter-underneath-embattled-kyiv

The thunder of explosions occasionally rattles the basement that has become the temporary home to 21 babies of foreign parents born to Ukrainian surrogates....

26. The Cypriot oligarch and passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-cypriot-oligarch-and-passports

On the first day of the invasion, Thursday, February 24, as Ukrainian cities were being bombed by the Russian army, Vladimir Putin met with 37 businessmen and members of his government to assess the impact of sanctions already imposed by the United States and members of the European Union....

27. Migrant citizenship racket in Greece busted

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-citizenship-racket-in-greece-busted

An investigating magistrate in the northern port city of Thessaloniki has received the findings of a police investigation into some 60 suspects for their role in an extensive bribery racket aimed at expediting the issuance or renewal of residence permits and facilitating the granting of citizenship to migrants....

28. An EU-wide ban on 'golden passports' and the Ukrainian crisis on the agenda

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-ban-on-golden-passports-and-the-ukrainian-crisis-on-the-agenda-at-eu-plenary

The European Parliament is scheduled to have its plenary session this week from the 7th to the 10th of March in Strasbourg. On the agenda will be, most importantly, the Ukrainian issue as well as a discussion on an EU-wide ban on citizenship by investment schemes....

29. Concerns over bioweapons emerge in Ukraine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/concerns-over-bioweapons-emerge-in-ukraine

Washington warned this week that Russians could plan a biological or chemical attack in Ukraine, in response to Moscow’s claims that Russian armed forces obtained evidence of US-sponsored research as well as calls for American officials to come clean...

30. UK Liberal Democrat MPs sign Early Day Motion calling for a bizonal, bicommunal federation in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-liberal-democrat-mps-sign-early-day-motion-calling-for-a-bizonal-bicommunal-federation-in-cyprus

All Members of Parliament of the Liberal Democrats in the UK have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) submitted in the House of Commons in support of a bizonal, bicommunal federation in Cyprus....

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