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09 December, 2022
 

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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. Anastasiades feels vindicated by passport probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-feels-vindicated-by-passport-report

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades says a final report on the island’s disgraced golden passport scheme has alleged no deceit on his part, with the commander in chief apologizing for mistakes made under his administration which he attributed to lack of regulations and oversight over the years...

4. 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...

5. Official says hackers targeted vax website

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commissioner-says-hackers-targeted-vax-website

The Cypriot government says it believes hackers were behind a cyber attack against the state’s website for vaccine appointment registration, after users said they were having technical problems using the site...

6. Director wants passport probe clear his name

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/director-wants-passport-probe-clear-his-name

A civil servant, whose name was dropped by the former House speaker during a secret video recording by Al Jazeera, says he did not get involved with golden passports during his tenure as director of the interior ministry, vowing to take legal action if an investigative committee failed to clear his name...

7. Interim report on golden passports delivered

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interim-report-on-golden-passports-delivered

An interim report on the golden passport scandal in the Republic of Cyprus says just over half of citizenships granted by the executive branch were not approved lawfully...

8. Gloves are off again over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gloves-are-off-again-over-golden-passports

Cyprus’ auditor general told a House committee this week that the Cabinet used old rules to approve over two hundred golden passports after the cutoff date for an investigation ordered by the attorney general, who pushed back on the criticism saying there was 'no bottom to the abyss'...

9. President lashes out at critics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-lashes-out-at-critics

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a televised address on Thursday rejected allegations of corruption within his office and administration, accusing the opposition and media of singling out his former law firm for being involved with golden passports and appealing on the political parties’ patriotism to support a new strategic plan to fight corruption...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. Redacted report on golden passports published

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/redacted-report-to-be-published-noon

A redacted version of the Kalogerou report on golden passports is expected to be made public on Tuesday afternoon, amid criticism of the government from opposition parties calling for transparency in probing corruption allegations...

14. AG says release of 'golden passports' files would harm investigations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ag-says-release-of-golden-passports-files-would-harm-investigations

The findings of the investigative committee looking into the Cyprus’ disgraced Citizenship by Investment scheme will be made public to the degree that will not affect public interest, Attorney General Giorgos Savvides said Friday....

15. State budget battles rage on in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-budget-battles-rage-on-in-cyprus

Ruling party DYSI has been mounting a campaign over the last 24 hours to secure votes to pass the state budget, which is up in the air over golden passport probe wars, with added pressure also causing rifts even within smaller parties...

16. Cyprus asked to clarify passport probe impasse

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-asked-to-explain-passport-probe-impasse

The Cypriot government says it will comply with a request from an international organization of audit institutions, which asked to hear the administration’s view over the golden passports probe impasse after the state’s auditor sought support from the global network...

17. Golden passport findings hard to come by

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/golden-passport-findings-hard-to-come-by

The president of the Cyprus Bar Association says he has received adequate information from the audit office in connection with golden passports, adding that other agencies and officials have refused to share their findings citing direct orders from the interior minister...

18. State budget up in the air over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-budget-up-in-the-air-over-golden-passports

Opposition parties are cranking up the pressure on Interior Minister Nikos Nouris, who has been refusing to hand over files in connection with the golden passports scandal, with the Democratic Party making good on its promise not to vote the state budget later this month if there is no transparency...

19. Government ups rhetoric against auditor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-ups-rhetoric-against-auditor

The Cypriot government hinted over the weekend it might refer the auditor general to the Supreme Court over “indecent” behaviour, after the audit office published yet another damning report alleging offences in a Cabinet decision to grant investor passports to individuals linked to a casino project without meeting the criteria...

20. Cypriots to protest over golden passports probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/citizens-to-protest-over-passport-probe

A new demonstration will take place outside the Presidential Palace on Friday, with protesters gathering to express their frustration over the government’s handling of the golden passport scandal and demand that officials take ownership of the crisis...

21. Constitutional crisis unfolds over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/constitutional-crisis-unfolds-over-passports

An unprecedented constitutional crisis has been unfolding in the Republic of Cyprus, with the attorney general publicly scolding an inquisitive auditor general and asking him to back off from seeking access to files in connection with golden passports linked to a casino project...

22. Attorney General calls Auditor ‘to order’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/attorney-general-calls-auditor-‘to-order

Cypriot Attorney General George Savvides issued a stern warning on Saturday, calling to order the state’s auditor general over his insistence on examining specific golden passport case files linked to a casino project on the island...

23. Police get to work on passport scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-get-to-work-on-passport-scandal

Cypriot police appear to have their plate full with three different probes into alleged corruption in the golden passport scheme, with investigators facing their biggest challenge by a shocking Al Jazeera video that dealt the fatal blow in the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme...

24. Bad blood continues over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bad-blood-continues-over-golden-passport-probe

A prolonged and bitter dispute between the interior minister and auditor general, over probing Cyprus’ golden passports scheme, was renewed this week following a mini report with details on a number of applications through citizenship by investment...

25. Politics turn ugly over Cyprus Papers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/politics-turn-ugly-over-cyprus-papers

The main left party opposition in the Republic of Cyprus is firing back at the government, after reports emerged over threats and a confidential letter about Cypriot golden passports a decade earlier...

26. Cabinet throws ball in attorney general’s court

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-throws-ball-in-attorney-general-s-court

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is calling on the state’s attorney general to appoint yet another committee to probe golden passport applications to settle a dispute between the auditor general’s office and the interior ministry over the “Cyprus Papers”...

27. Fierce battle over ‘Cyprus papers’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fierce-battle-over-‘cyprus-papers

A fierce battle over documents has began following Al Jazeera’s “Cyprus papers” on golden passports, with the audit office demanding to examine specific files and the interior ministry refusing to hand them over...

28. Churchgoers of illegal service fiasco to face court

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/chuchgoers-of-illegal-service-fiasco-to-face-court

By Friday morning, police had managed to track down 14 of the churchgoers who had taken part in an illegal service at Ayios Georgios Spileon Monastery in Limassol’s Erimi village on Thursday, which soon turned into a fiasco as participants had locked themselves in rooms upon the sight of the police while some managed to escape....

29. Suspect remanded in Ayia Napa shooting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-remanded-in-ayia-napa-shooting

A male suspect in the Ayia Napa shooting has been remanded in custody for eight days, as police continue to investigate a botched mob hit in the wee hours Sunday at a pub in the island’s resort town...

30. 38-year-old cuffed for Ayia Napa botched mob hit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/38-year-old-cuffed-for-ayia-napa-botched-mob-hit

A 38-year-old Larnaca resident was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with a botched mob hit in Ayia Napa on Sunday....

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