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1. House Speaker says Parliament must 'raise its standards'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-speaker-says-parliament-must-raise-its-standards

House Speaker Adamos Adamou said that Parliament has an obligation to raise its standards and improve its image to the public, who are turning away from politics and politicians and especially Parliament....

2. President blames CIP failure on recklessness

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-blames-cip-failure-on-recklessness

Cyprus’ disgraced Citizenship by Investment Programme took a heavy toll after it was 'recklessly promoted' overseas, according to President Nicos Anastasiades, who testified on Tuesday before an independent committee, while telling reporters later that he would not revisit the matter until after probe findings are concluded...

3. Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks

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

Exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey are set to resume in Istanbul, with Ankara trying to gain an upper hand over the agenda and Athens appearing to have low expectations citing disagreement on both sides on what to discuss...

4. Borrell reiterates criticism of Turkey over Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-reiterates-criticism-of-turkey-over-varosha

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has reiterated criticism of Turkey’s decision to reopen part of the beachfront of Varosha, a resort abandoned since Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974....

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. 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 ...

7. Dendias warns against appeasing Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dendias-warns-against-appeasing-turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias says the European Union should have shown more determination in taking decisions regarding Turkey, breaking ranks with Cyprus’ president who said he was fully satisfied with EC conclusions...

8. Cyprus struggles to regulate lobbying

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-struggles-to-regulate-lobbying

Debate on a legislation proposal that would regulate lobbying in the Republic of Cyprus will continue next year, when parliamentary elections will be in full swing, after the justice ministry introduced amendments to reconcile transparency rules with realities of politicking on the island...

9. EU criticizes 'hasty' UK approval of Covid-19 vaccine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-criticizes-hasty-uk-approval-of-covid-19-vaccine

The European Union criticised Britain's rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, saying its own procedure was more thorough, after Britain became the first western country to endorse a Covid-19 shot....

10. Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-exploration-vessel-back-in-port-ahead-of-eu-summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara....

11. Turks reject European resolution on Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turks-reject-european-resolution-on-varosha

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot administration have criticized a European Parliament vote on Varosha, saying the EPP resolution ignores Turkish Cypriots on the island and 'unjustly' accuses Turkey...

12. France, EU lawmakers push for sanctions on Turkey next month

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-eu-lawmakers-push-for-sanctions-on-turkey-next-month

France is leading a push for European Union sanctions on Turkey next month to follow through on a threat made by the bloc in October, but has yet to win support from EU governments beyond Greece and Cyprus, officials and diplomats said. ...

13. EU Parliament approves amendment for sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-parliament-approves-imposition-of-sanctions-against-turkey

For the first time, the European Parliament on Thursday voted by a large majority in favour of the strict imposition of sanctions against Turkey, adopting the amendment tabled by the delegations of Greece and Cyprus....

14. Four women detained in brothel raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-women-detained-in-brothel-raid

A man in Limassol has been arrested on pimping charges following a raid at a suspected brothel in Germasoyia, while four women were also detained for questioning...

15. Greece, UAE commit to mutual defense assistance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-uae-commit-to-mutual-defense-assistance

The mutual defense assistance clause, activated in the event that one of the two countries’ territorial integrity is threatened, is probably the most important part of the defense and foreign policy cooperation agreement signed by Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, according to sources with inside information....

16. Justice Minister highlights government's efforts to fight corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/justice-minister-highlights-government-s-efforts-to-fight-corruption

The government of Cyprus is making continuous efforts to protect the country from corruption, justice minister Emily Yiolitis said Wednesday, noting that the government has undertaken a series of actions and pushed a bundle of new laws through the pipeline....

17. Fresh total lockdown out of the question for Cyprus govt

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fresh-total-lockdown-out-of-the-question-for-cyprus-govt

Finance minister Constantinos Petrides on Monday strongly refuted the possibility of Cyprus entering a second lockdown, such as the one it was plummeted into in March as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus....

18. MPs reject dissolution of parliament amid passports scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mps-reject-dissolution-of-parliament-amid-passports-scandal

After officially electing AKEL MP Adamos Adamou as the new House President following the resignation of Demetris Syllouris amid intense backlash against his involvement in the recent golden passports scandal, MPs on Thursday debated on whether parliament should be dissolved making way for early elections, with the proposal eventually rejected with 26 votes in favour and 30 against....

19. Cyprus turns back clock this weekend

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-turns-back-clock-this-weekend

People in Cyprus will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning, as clocks will fall back to winter time on Saturday after midnight, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time...

20. Reynders: 'golden passport' schemes must be abolished

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reynders-golden-passport-schemes-must-be-abolished

The EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders briefed the plenary of the European Parliament on Thursday on the Commission’s decision to initiate infringement proceedings against Cyprus and Malta in view of their ‘golden passports’ schemes which appear to be in violation of EU law....

21. Golden passports pushed forward in Commission agenda

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/golden-passports-pushed-forward-in-commission-agenda

After the Al Jazeera revelations, the Cyprus Investment Program is being pushed into the European Commission’s discussion agenda....

22. Michalis Persianis at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michalis-persianis-at-digital-agenda-cyprus-summit-2020

Michalis Persianis has been Corporate Affairs Director at Bank of Cyprus since 2015. ...

23. Stella Kyriakides at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/stella-kyriakides-at-digital-agenda-cyprus-summit-2020

On 1 December 2019, Ms. Kyriakides became the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. ...

24. Commission slams Cyprus over passports, mulls infringement procedures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commission-slams-cyprus-over-passports-mulls-infringement-procedures

The European Commission expressed “disbelief” over new revelations concerning Cyprus’ investment for citizenship scheme, saying that the body is looking into infringement procedures for Nicosia. ...

25. Al Jazeera strikes again at Cyprus Papers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-strikes-again-at-cyprus-papers

Al Jazeera’s investigative unit struck again on Monday with new Cyprus Papers material, involving a report accompanied by a one-hour video depicting undercover reporters who visited Cyprus and posed as representatives of an imaginary ultrarich investor, Mr X, who was convicted for palm-greasing and money laundering, to ‘test’ whether local authorities would still be willing accept his hefty investment and provide him with Cypriot citizenship....

26. President condemns Dherynia checkpoint ruckus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-condemns-dherynia-checkpoint-ruckus

President Nicos Anastasiades described Sunday night’s demonstration by fans of a local football club at the Dherynia checkpoint as “unacceptable and condemnable.”...

27. Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/far-right-eu-lawmaker-in-greek-court-for-criminal-trial

A member of the European Parliament has appeared in court in Greece after being convicted last week of being a member of a criminal organization along with members of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party. ...

28. Green transition in transport, agriculture an uphill task

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/green-transition-in-transport-agriculture-an-uphill-task

Achieving sustainable transport demands policies on a governmental and local level which will give priority to users, providing more accessible, fair and clean alternative solutions, chairman of the parliamentary committee on transport, Charalambos Pittokopitis, has said, noting that the transition could not be achieved overnight....

29. Asif Sadiq at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asif-sadiq-at-digital-agenda-cyprus-summit-2020

Asif is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at adidas, prior to which he was the Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph Media Group. He was previously the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. He is a Multi-Award Winning Diversity and Inclusion expert with over 15 years experience and a proven track record in achieving operational and strategic targets, managing quality, performance, risk and change....

30. Bill to update definition of rape, tighten penalty to life

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bill-to-update-definition-of-rape-tighten-penalty-to-life

A bill tightening the penalty for rape to life in prison is set to be tabled before Parliament next week....

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