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1. Parliament goes off script over controversial museum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/parliament-goes-off-script-over-controversial-museum

All hell broke loose this week in Cypriot parliament after opposition blocked state funds earmarked for an EOKA museum dedicated to Grivas, a highly divisive figure in the island’s history...

2. Lawmakers approve private 'green line' armed cops

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-approve-private-police-along-green-line

The parliament in the Republic of Cyprus has approved legislation allowing the hiring and training of 300 private armed police officers tasked with combating illegal migration along the UN buffer zone, but regulations were still unclear...

3. Cypriot former FM announces 'non-combative' 2023 run

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-former-fm-announces-non-combative-2023-run

Cypriot former foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides announced Thursday his non-partisan candidacy for president, with the career diplomat deviating from political norms and promising an all-inclusive, non-combative race...

4. When will Nikos Christodoulides announce his presidential candidacy?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/when-will-nikos-christodoulides-announce-his-candidacy-for-president

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides is expected to announce his candidacy in the coming days as an independent candidate. Preparations have been underway for some time and anticipation is growing as to his campaign platform and who his appointed advisors will be....

5. Euthanasia: Six out of ten surveyed in Cyprus agree with legalization

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/euthanasia-six-out-of-ten-surveyed-in-cyprus-agree-with-legalization

The issue of euthanasia and the need for information and social dialogue in Cyprus were discussed on Monday at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights....

6. House votes in favor of an independent commission to combat corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-votes-in-favor-of-an-independent-commission-to-combat-corruption

After drawn-out debates before the House of Representatives, parliamentarians on Thursday passed a law establishing an independent Authority against corruption as well as a law regulating political lobbying....

7. Hoyle highlights strong Cyprus-UK friendship while MP's call for support on various issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hoyle-highlights-strong-cyprus-uk-friendship-while-mp-s-call-for-support-on-various-issues

The United Kingdom fully supports Cyprus, the Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle told the Foreign and European Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives on Tuesday....

8. Cyprus will cover the cost for the identification of 2,500 bones of missing persons, Photiou says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-will-cover-the-cost-for-the-identification-of-2-500-bones-of-missing-persons-photiou-says

Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou, announced that the Republic of Cyprus will release the amount of €1.2 million, for the identification of 2,500 small bones....

9. DIKO president Nikolas Papadopoulos tests postive for coronavirus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/diko-president-nikolas-papadopoulos-tests-postive-for-coronavirus

In a post on Twitter, the president of DIKO, Mr. Nikolas Papadopoulos, announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus after a PCR test. He has not, however, developed any symptoms....

10. Cyprus’ civil service secret out in the open

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-civil-service-secret-out-in-the-open

Thousands of civil servants have been found to run private businesses or direct companies without permission from the state, with officials calling on violators to comply with the law and some politicians calling for an investigation into possible conflicts of interest...

11. Cyprus frets ‘pandoramonium’ overshadowing good work

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-frets-‘pandoramonium-overshadowing-good-work

The Cypriot finance ministry says a European Parliament resolution on Pandora Papers and subsequent criticism by local opposition is overshadowing the amount of good work that has been done on the island against illegal activities, as some parties are calling on the president to step down...

12. Cypriot AG says some civil servants unfit for the job

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-ag-says-some-civil-servants-unfit-for-the-job

Cyprus’ Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides ruffled some feathers this week when he told a House committee hearing that some leadership positions in the civil service were filled by people who were incompetent...

13. Teacher accused of sexually harassing student

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/teacher-accused-of-sexually-harassing-student

A teacher at a Larnaca high school has been arrested in connection with a sexual harassment complaint, after the parents of a student told police the male educator was harassing their daughter on school grounds...

14. Low birth rate in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-low-birth-rate

A meeting was held by the Parliamentary Committee. Of great concern was the issue of low birth rates in Cyprus....

15. State budget and economic outlook for 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/2022-budget

The Ministry of Finance is working hard to complete the proposed budget of 2022 for submission to the Council of Ministers....

16. Legal defends blacked out passport report

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/legal-defends-blacked-out-passport-report

The Legal department in the Republic of Cyprus has issued its final report on golden passports, but its decision to include privacy issues as a reason to black out information has come under media scrutiny...

17. Newly-formed census committee goes to ELAM

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/newly-formed-census-committee-goes-to-elam

Nationalist party ELAM will preside over the newly-formed Census House committee in the Republic of Cyprus, after a recent disagreement between the two largest parties was ultimately resolved in what media pundits described as a solution based on Solomon’s judgment...

18. Cyprus’ passport committee issues final report

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-passport-committee-issues-final-report

Over half of the golden passports approved by the President’s Cabinet in the Republic of Cyprus were illegal, a special committee has found, and it is now up to the attorney general to ascertain whether any ministers may have had fraudulent intent...

19. ELAM throws hat in speakership race

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/elam-throws-hat-in-speakership-race

Cyprus’ nationalist party ELAM says its president will seek the speakership of the House, following Sunday’s parliamentary elections that doubled the party’s seats while mainstream political movements lost ground...

20. Ruling party wins as largest parties shrink

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ruling-party-wins-as-largest-parties-shrink

The ruling conservative party in the Republic of Cyprus came on top following Sunday’s parliamentary elections, but DYSI along with leftist AKEL, the two mainstream parties, both saw many supporters choosing smaller tickets...

21. Cypriot voters elect new Parliament

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-voters-elect-new-parliament

Voters in the Republic of Cyprus head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new House of Representatives, following a highly contested and unusual campaign that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic...

22. Legal battle heats up in golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/legal-battle-heats-up-in-golden-passports

The top two chief law enforcers in the Republic of Cyprus are taking the parliament to court over a resolution, in which members called on the two officials to recuse themselves in the golden passport probe after raising conflict of interest issues...

23. Cyprus unveils 'ambitious' stimulus plan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-unveils-ambitious-stimulus-plan

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has called on the new parliament after elections as well as industry leaders to support an ambitious €4.4 billion economic stimulus plan, saying it will lead the country into a new era...

24. Local gov reform heads for summer freeze

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/local-government-reform-heads-for-summer-freeze

Interior Minister Nikos Nouris has been asked by EU officials to give the rundown of the administration’s latest efforts in local government reform, just days after a proposal for a referendum was defeated by opposition parties that cried foul over the move...

25. Cyprus response to pandemic gets tested

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-response-to-pandemic-gets-tested

Another pandemic death was recorded Tuesday in the Republic of Cyprus, as critical voices against the government’s response continue to multiply calling for fewer tests and more vaccinations...

26. Yiolitis says police did not have orders to exert violence

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/yioliti-says-police-did-not-have-orders-to-exert-violence

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis said Monday that police did not have instructions to use brutal violence against protestors in Nicosia on Saturday, though critical MPs stress that it is obvious that the police response was decided in advance with those responsible avoiding responsibility....

27. Dueling small parties help pass budget

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dueling-small-parties-help-pass-budget

The House in the Republic of Cyprus approved a revision of the government’s 2021 state budget on Thursday, following a month of consultations between the administration and small opposition parties that offered additional amendments to the bill...

28. MPs vote on budget hanging by a thread

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mps-vote-on-budget-hanging-by-a-thread

The House takes another vote on the state budget on Thursday, with representatives expected to pass the bill narrowly following behind-the-scenes consultations since the first time it was rejected in mid-December...

29. 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...

30. 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...

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