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16 April, 2021
 

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1. Syrian boy allowed to reunite with parents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-boy-allowed-to-reunite-with-parents

A young Syrian boy stuck in the north for over a month was reunited with his parents, following pressure on the government to allow the unaccounted minor to cross over to the south...

2. 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'...

3. Mountain region to get €400m revamp by 2030

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mountain-region-to-get-€400m-revamp-by-2030

The government’s plan to revitalise mountain communities by 2030 was presented on Thursday, with the grand project including more than 300 actions budgeted at €400 million....

4. Backchannel migration approvals probed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/backchannel-migration-approvals-probed

A man has accused the interior minister of approving visa extensions for a select number of foreign workers while rejecting others including his elderly mother’s helper, with reports pointing to a bigger scandal where rejected cases were being approved fraudulently through a channel involving a high price tag...

5. MED 5 want EU to act as one on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/med-5-want-eu-to-act-as-one-on-migration

The interior ministers of the five Mediterranean countries on the front line of mass migration to Europe want their European Union partners to share the burden more equitably...

6. EU frontline ministers talk migration in Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-frontline-ministers-talk-migration-in-athens

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris is in Athens this weekend where he is attending a MED5 meeting on immigration, with some of the bloc’s Mediterranean members tackling issues stemming from Brussels’ new migration proposals that divide the union...

7. Cyprus scrambles to reduce asylum backlog

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scrambles-to-reduce-asylum-backlog

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says the government is moving forward with rejections of asylum applications under new, faster procedures to clear a system backlog, with Europe seeking a comprehensive solution and a commissioner calling on Cypriot authorities to investigate illegal pushbacks...

8. Interior Minister fires Kouklia head councilor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-fires-kouklia-head-councilor

A whistleblower head councilor in Paphos district has been relieved of his duties this week by the interior minister, who has placed the local council of Kouklia under the administration of the district chief officer following pandemonium in the heavily-audited community...

9. Minister points finger at north over barbwire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-points-finger-at-north-over-barbwire

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has fired back at critics in the north over the south’s decision to install barbwire near the UN buffer zone to halt illegal crossings, blaming the need for a fence on lack of action on the part of Turkish Cypriot authorities...

10. Cyprus begins sealing porous frontier

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-begins-sealing-porous-frontier

The Republic of Cyprus says a barbwire fence currently being set up along a strip adjacent to the UN buffer zone should not be seen as a border between north and south but a way to hold back undocumented migrants...

11. Cabinet proposes local administration reform referendum in May

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-proposes-local-administration-reform-referendum-in-may

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to schedule the islandwide referendum on the local administration reform on the same date that the public will be heading to ballot boxes anyway to cast their vote in the parliamentary elections on May 30....

12. Local government reform on the ballot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/local-government-reform-on-the-ballot

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris is calling for local government reform to be decided by voters during parliamentary elections, citing his frustration over a long and protracted debate on the issue...

13. Cyprus to push for help from Brussels on migration issue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-push-for-help-from-brussels-on-migration-issue

The Republic of Cyprus will make its case to Brussels and other international fora, both at the political and technocratic level, over migratory pressure and the need for assistance. ...

14. Government announces new housing schemes and incentives

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-announces-new-housing-schemes-and-incentives

New housing schemes and incentives with an emphasis on rural areas and young people were announced on Wednesday by the government....

15. Minister grilled over digital ID bill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-grilled-over-digital-id-bill

Recent discussion on electronic signatures has reintroduced persistent challenges in the digital ID debate, with Cyprus’ innovation minister facing tough questions this week during a House committee hearing...

16. Brussels concerned over Pournara refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brussels-concerned-over-pournara-refugees

The Republic of Cyprus’ handling of asylum seekers at Pournara camp remains on Brussels’ radar, with a host of different challenges raising questions over how the European Union and some member states can get on the same page without resorting to legal battles...

17. When the lights of the Palace begin to dim

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/when-the-palace-lights-begin-to-dim

The testimonies of 2013, say that in those critical days of the savings levy, there was a crowd of people on the hill of the presidential palace....

18. US says Turkish coup claims 'wholly false'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-says-turkish-coup-claims-wholly-false

The US State Department said on Thursday assertions by Turkish officials that the United States was involved in a failed 2016 coup in Turkey were 'wholly false'...

19. Turkish minister says US behind 2016 failed coup attempt

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-minister-says-us-behind-2016-failed-coup-attempt

Turkey's interior minister accused the United States on Thursday of being behind a 2016 failed coup that Ankara has blamed on a US-based Muslim preacher, the Hurriyet daily reported, at a time when Turkey is seeking improved ties with its NATO ally....

20. Asylum seekers at Pournara breach gate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-at-pournara-breach-gate

A group of asylum seekers at Nicosia’s Pournara camp got a brief taste of freedom on Wednesday, after residents breached the front gate during a protest against long-term detention at the migration facility...

21. 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...

22. Archbishop will restore demolished houses, DISY Councillor says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/archbishop-will-restore-demolished-houses-disy-councillor-says

Attorney General Giorgos Savvides, weighed in on the commotion caused by the Archbishopric’s unlawful demolition on Monday of four listed houses adjacent of its under-construction Cathedral project in the old town of Nicosia....

23. Cyprus president testifies on golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-testifies-on-golden-passports

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is expected to testify on Tuesday before the independent committee probing corruption allegations in the country’s golden passport scheme, just days after he lashed out at critics during a national address on the fight against corruption...

24. 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...

25. Turkish Cypriot loses land claim in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-cypriot-loses-land-claim-in-paphos

A Turkish Cypriot landowner seeking damages from expropriation in Paphos lost his appeal case not by eminent domain but on a technicality, after the Supreme Court ruled he sued the state prematurely and not through proper channels...

26. 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...

27. Asylum seeker held at Menoyia loses appeal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeker-held-at-menoyia-loses-appeal

A man from Sri Lanka, who is being detained at Menoyia for over a year, has lost his appeal at the Supreme Court, which ruled the interior ministry had legal grounds to keep him in prolonged custody because of legal steps taken by the applicant himself...

28. Former FinMin tells passport probe he shares part of blame

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/former-finmin-tells-passports-probe-he-shares-part-of-blame

Former Finance Minister Harris Georgiades told the independent investigative committee probing the citizenships by exception granted via the Republic’s nixed ‘golden passports’ program that “as a member of the Council of Ministers, I have a portion of the blame”. ...

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. Decree bans additional asylum seekers from living in Chloraka

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/decree-bans-additional-asylum-seekers-from-living-in-chloraka

It emerged on Friday that Interior Minister Nicos Nouris issued a decree last month banning additional asylum seekers from establishing permanent residency in the Paphos district village of Chloraka....

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