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1. House up in arms over north’s Varosha plans

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-up-in-arms-over-north-s-varosha-plans

The parliament in the Republic of Cyprus is calling on the European Union and United Nations to ‘take concrete measures' against Turkish Cypriot plans to open the entire ghost town of Varosha, following comments made on the campaign trail by politicians in the north...

2. German police arrest 25 right-wing extremists over alleged coup plot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/german-police-arrest-25-right-wing-extremists-over-alleged-coup-plot

German police have uncovered an alleged rightwing plot to storm the Bundestag and overthrow the government, in a case that highlights the threat posed to western states by far-right extremism turbocharged by radical conspiracy theories such as QAnon....

3. France first country to ban short haul flights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-first-country-to-ban-short-haul-flights

France has been given the green light to ban short-haul domestic flights. Specifically, between locations where there is a train alternative that takes less than 2.5 hours....

4. Unaccompanied minors are on the rise

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unaccompanied-minors-are-on-the-rise

Managing the exponentially increasing number of unaccompanied minors or unaccompanied alien children (UAC) is a problem that must be solved by the government in collaboration with NGOs and other relevant actors....

5. Paphos to become a 'smart' city after launch of digital projects

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/paphos-to-become-a-smart-city-after-launch-of-digital-projects

Six smart and digital city projects implemented by the Municipality of Paphos were inaugurated on Thursday by Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriakos Kokkinos....

6. Austria to EU: Deport refugees to Rwanda pending asylum approval

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/austria-to-eu-deport-refugees-to-rwanda-pending-asylum-approval

The Austrian Interior Minister, Gerhard Karner, has called for the EU to establish asylum procedures in safe third countries, similar to models that Denmark and the United Kingdom have agreed to operate....

7. Lawyer Andreas Pittadjis denies all charges in 'golden passport' trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawyer-andreas-pittadjis-denies-all-charges-in-golden-passport-trial

Based on the findings of the Nicolatos Committee, the four defendants in the criminal case involving Al Jazeera news network reporting and the events surrounding the naturalization of foreign investors and businessmen were brought before the Nicosia Permanent Criminal Court....

8. MEPs vote not to accept passports issued by Russia in occupied areas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/meps-vote-not-to-accept-passports-issued-by-russia-in-occupied-areas

The European Parliament has endorsed a decision not to accept passports and other travel documents issued by Russia in illegally-occupied regions of Ukraine and Georgia....

9. Report highlights police inaction in cases of violence against women in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-highlights-police-inaction-in-cases-of-violence-against-women-in-cyprus

The Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO)’s first review of existing policy approaches and legislation on violence against women in Cyprus has revealed many areas in which redoubled action is needed to comply with the standards of the Istanbul Convention. ...

10. European Institute of Management and Finance establishes the Centre of Good Governance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/european-institute-of-management-and-finance-establishes-the-centre-of-good-governance

Considering the need to tackle weak and precarious governance structures evident in both private and public entities, the European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF) has established the Centre for Good Governance (CGG) in an effort to enhance governance at all levels and in all fields. ...

11. Children's House: 1,565 children screened for sexual abuse

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/children-s-house-1-565-children-screened-for-sexual-abuse

Children's House received referrals for 1,565 children to be investigated for sexual abuse from its inception in September 2017 until October 2022, according to a press release issued by Hope For Children Organization on Friday in honor of today's European Day for the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse....

12. Spyware and political games

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spyware-and-political-games

The European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry's draft report on the use of spyware in the EU was lengthy and comprehensive, but in the case of Cyprus, a sizable portion of the information was a repetition of already well-known facts and concerns about the absence of the required institutional framework. ...

13. The Commission is pushing for regulation of Airbnb-style lodgings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-commission-is-pushing-for-regulation-of-airbnb-style-lodging

As part of its efforts to promote transparency in the short-term rental sector, the Commission adopted on Monday a proposal for the regulation to improve transparency and assist public authorities in ensuring the sector's balanced development in the context of sustainable tourism....

14. Cyprus adopts litmus test on visas for Russians

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-adopts-litmus-test-on-visas-for-russians

Russian citizens wishing to travel to Cyprus will soon need to prove they do not support their president Vladimir Putin, with reports confirming the Cypriot government joined stricter EU-wide measures half a year after Ukraine’s president called on Nicosia to get tough on the island’s Russians...

15. EY holds Cyprus Attractiveness Forum: Investment Realized, a reference point for FDI in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/ey-holds-cyprus-attractiveness-forum-investment-realized-a-reference-point-for-fdi-in-cyprus

The Cyprus Attractiveness Forum: Investment Realized, organized by EY in collaboration with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, took place on Tuesday, October 25th at the Parklane Hotel, in Limassol. ...

16. Cyprus to charge €80 to Russians applying for tourist visas beginning December 1

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-charge-€80-to-russians-applying-for-tourist-visas-beginning-december-1

Cypriot authorities have announced that the country will no longer apply facilitated rules for citizens of Russia applying for tourist visas....

17. Cyprus sits out as UN50 seek to condemn China

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-sits-out-as-un50-seek-to-condemn-china

Fifty member states of the United Nations are calling on China to “uphold its international human rights obligations” in a joint statement on Xinjiang, with Cyprus being absent from that list...

18. Cyprus has come a long way in restoring reputation over anti-money laundering issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-has-come-a-long-way-in-restoring-reputation-over-anti-money-laundering-issues

The Republic of Cyprus has come a long way in dealing with anti-corruption and Anti-money laundering (AML) issues, making important strides in restoring the Republic of Cyprus’ reputation, said US Ambassador to Cyprus, Judith Garber speaking on Tuesday at EY’s Cyprus Attractiveness Forum....

19. Travel documents issued by Russian occupied territories not accepted by EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/travel-documents-issued-by-russian-occupied-territories-not-accepted-by-eu

The Members of the European Parliament will no longer accept travel documents that authorities in Russia issue in the territories that have been illegally occupied in Ukraine as well as Georgia, the European Parliament confirmed through a statement....

20. EU leaders burn midnight oil on gas prices

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-burn-midnight-oil-on-gas-prices

European Union leaders ended another debate on the bloc's response to the energy crunch without agreement on whether to cap gas prices, deciding in the early hours of Friday morning to keep examining options to put a ceiling on costs...

21. China finds friendly ear in Cyprus as EU cranks it up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/china-finds-friendly-ear-in-cyprus-as-eu-cranks-it-up

Cypriot House Speaker Annita Demetriou reaffirmed Nicosia’s One China position this week during a meeting with the Chinese ambassador, who responded with a similar One Cyprus principle as the two countries sought to strengthen ties while Brussels warned EU should steer clear...

22. Evidence from defendants' computers and phones excluded from trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/evidence-from-defendants-computers-and-phones-excluded-from-trial

Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the court order to search Christakis Tziovanis and Antonis Antoniou's telecommunications data, an important development has occurred in the Al Jazeera case....

23. Arming Ukraine rumors intensify in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/arming-ukraine-rumors-intensify-in-cyprus

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has clarified that his country will not send weapons directly to Ukraine, but the commander-in-chief did not rule out a swap through a third country that was willing to replace Russian-made systems with modern armaments...

24. The ECB's next steps were documented in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/the-ecb-s-next-steps-were-documented-in-limassol

The two-day conference of Central Bank Governors in Limassol is a strong contender to serve as the foundation for decisions on monetary policy and inflation strategy to be made in the coming period. ...

25. Nouris: EU should sanction countries that instrumentalize migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nouris-eu-should-sanction-countries-that-instrumentalize-migration

The EU should have concrete sanctions in place when there is proof that migrants are being instrumentalized, as in the case of Cyprus, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said....

26. Turks slam Greeks over fake ‘push-forward’ story

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turks-slam-greeks-over-fake-‘push-forward-story

Turkey has slammed Greece’s migration minister over a video tweet allegedly showing members of the Turkish coast guard beating refugees during an alleged push-forward, with Ankara rushing to provide context and accusing Greek media of failing to properly retract a fabricated story...

27. Russia facing 8th set of EU sanctions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russia-facing-8th-set-of-eu-sanctions

The Permanent Representatives of the 27 Member States of the European Union reached a political agreement on Wednesday morning, during the regular meeting of COREPER, on the eighth EU sanctions package against Russia, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU announced in a tweet....

28. The heart of the ECB beats in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/the-heart-of-the-ecb-beats-in-cyprus

The second consecutive visit of European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde in 2022 is certainly semantic. Apart from the visibility of Cyprus being the first visit by Central Bank Governors as part of the decision to visit a country on an annual basis to hold one of their meetings, two other readings emerge....

29. EC calls for state-funded compensation for victims of trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-calls-for-state-funded-compensation-for-victims-of-trafficking

The Council of Europe's Anti-Trafficking Division along with Cyprus-based NGO 'Step Up, Stop Slavery' brought together officials from various sectors of the Cypriot government and foreign diplomatic missions to discuss the ways in which financial compensation can be offered to victims of trafficking in Cyprus....

30. Why EVs are a flop in Cyprus … so far

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/why-evs-are-a-flop-in-cyprus-…-so-far

It's only a 150-kilometer drive across Cyprus; well below how far an average electric vehicle can drive on a single charge. Range anxiety — a major barrier in the shift to EVs — shouldn't be a thing....

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