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1. Lawmakers to vote on budget for new support measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-to-vote-on-budget-for-new-support-measures

The Finance Ministry will be seeking lawmakers’ green light for the supplementary budget of €220 million involving a string of measures to keep the economy afloat after the slowdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

2. FinMin delves into details of 'new, more targeted measures'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finmin-delves-into-details-of-new-more-targeted-measures

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides held a press conference on Thursday to delve into the details of the new bundle of economic support measures announced by President Nicos Anastasiades in a televised national address Wednesday night....

3. Cypriot cabinet approves EastMed pipeline

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-cabinet-approves-eastmed-pipeline

Cyprus’ cabinet on Thursday ratified a bill on the EastMed gas pipeline project, the country’s Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said in a statement. ...

4. Mass deportations underway in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mass-deportations-underway-in-cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus has begun expelling foreign nationals who have been turned down for asylum, citing concerns over security threats and changing demographics due to a migration crisis...

5. Cabinet approves bill imposing steep rise in penalties for decree violations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-bill-imposing-steep-rise-in-penalties-for-decree-violations

The Cabinet on Friday approved a bill seeking to see penalties for violations of coronavirus measures skyrocket, as part of government efforts to increase deterrents to disregarding decrees and regulations under the Quarantine Law as the island gradually returns to normality....

6. House passes bills mitigating pandemic repercussions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-passes-bills-mitigating-pandemic-repercussions

The House on Friday approved a wide array of bills, passing into law a wide array of bills seeking to keep Cyprus afloat as it is making its way through the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic....

7. Cabinet scraps bill for government loan guarantees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-scraps-bill-for-government-loan-guarantees

The Cabinet on Tuesday withdrew a bill that would allow the government to provide guarantees for loans to be given to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic....

8. Cyprus 'golden visa' scheme returns to spotlight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-visa-scheme-returns-to-spotlight

Cyprus’ controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme was thrust into the spotlight once again after the investigative journalism platform Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) published an in-depth report on the granting of a ‘golden passport’ to a senior member of the Saudi royal family and six of his family members....

9. The crisis is here and should not be underestimated, FinMin warns parties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-crisis-is-here-and-should-not-be-underestimated-finmin-warns-parties

As political parties continue to quarrel over a bill seeking to release government funds as guarantees for loans to businesses hit affected by the coronavirus outbreak, Cyprus Minister of Finance Constantinos Petrides warned that “the crisis is here and should not be underestimated.”...

10. EastMed a project of major geostrategic importance, Hatzidakis says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eastmed-a-project-of-major-geostrategic-importance-hatzidakis-says

Lawmakers in Athens on Monday ratified, at the committee level, a deal for an undersea pipeline to carry gas from new offshore deposits in the southeastern Mediterranean to continental Europe signed by Greece, Cyprus and Israel earlier in the year....

11. The market needs oxygen, FinMin says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-market-needs-oxygen-finmin-says

The market needs oxygen, Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides said Monday, stressing that the least citizens expect from politicians is to reach a consensus in order to support the economy in line with a prudent policy without placing it in further danger....

12. Need for transparency on COVID-19 public spending

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/need-for-transparency-on-covid-19-public-spending

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assmebly’s (OSCE PA) Special Representative on Fighting Corruption Irene Charalambides, has called for the highest levels of transparency and good governance on COVID-19 related public expenditures....

13. V-E Day marked the turning point towards a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful future

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/v-e-day-marked-the-turning-point-towards-a-democratic-prosperous-and-peaceful-future

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II - “V-E Day.” This is a day to remember and honor the shared sacrifice, enduring commitment, and unflinching bravery of the Allied forces and the underground movements in defeating Fascism in Europe. We also remember the immense sorrow and misery suffered by so many, and we recognize the bravery and sacrifice of tens of millions of civilians in the Second World War....

14. Cabinet approves new bundle of support measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-cabinet-approves-new-bundle-of-support-measures

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a new bundle of support measures for businesses to keep the economy afloat after the slowdown brought about by the coronavirus outbreak....

15. Officers in serial killer probe lawyer up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officers-in-serial-killer-probe-lawyer-up

A local report hints at legal wars brewing within prosecution agencies in the Republic of Cyprus, following the attorney general’s decision to prosecute fifteen police officers in the serial killer case...

16. 'Tourism dogma' piques Israel’s interest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tourism-dogma-piques-israel-s-interest

The Israeli tourism minister says his country is looking into the possibility of joining a safe zone for travel that is currently in the works between Cyprus and Greece...

17. Lagarde draws line on how far ECB largesse can go

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lagarde-draws-line-on-how-far-ecb-largesse-can-go

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde drew the line on how far the ECB could go in helping virus-stricken eurozone countries on Wednesday, saying lending to governments directly would be illegal and handing out cash to citizens difficult....

18. Greece’s Covid-19 death toll reaches 100

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-s-covid-19-death-toll-reaches-100

Greece’s death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 100, after a patient at the capital’s Attikon Hospital succumbed to the disease late on Monday....

19. 'We've learnt nothing' from euro crisis, ex EC president Juncker says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/we-ve-learnt-nothing-from-euro-crisis-ex-ec-president-juncker-says

In an interview with Politico's Brussels Playbook, former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed his disappointment over the discord that emerged between euro zone countries in their attempts to come up with a joint response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

20. Cabinet approves bills to decongest Central Prisons amid COVID-19 fears

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-bills-to-decongest-central-prisons-amid-covid-19-fears

Measures to decompress the overcrowded Nicosia central prisons where the risks associated with a potential spread of coronavirus are high were approved on Tuesday by the Cabinet....

21. Clocks move forward this weekend

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/clocks-move-forward-this-weekend

Daylight Saving Time went into effect on Sunday in Cyprus as public opinion around the world still remains divided on whether there is value in switching back and forth...

22. Cabinet approves bill allowing courts to jail violators of Covid-19 decrees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-bill-allowing-courts-to-send-violators-of-covid-19-decrees-to-prison

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a bill allowing authorities to impose €150 fines on violators of the decrees issued on the basis of the Quarantine Law, while a second bill given the green light authorizes certain cases to go to court which will be able to impose a prison sentence and/or a fine of up to €3,000....

23. Loan payments to be suspended for nine months

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/loan-payments-to-be-suspended-for-nine-months

After over two weeks of discussions between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Labor, the Central Bank, the Association of Cyprus Banks and other financial entities to minimize the impact of coronavirus on the Cyprus economy, white smoke has emerged with all parties agreeing that payoffs for all types of loans are to be suspended for nine months....

24. President, Presidential Palace staff undergo Covid-19 test

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-presidential-palace-staff-undergo-covid-19-tests

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Presidential Palace staff were tested for coronavirus on Tuesday as a precaution....

25. Government: Supermarkets closures, curfew not on the table

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-supermarkets-closures-curfew-not-on-the-table

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said in a tweet on Thursday that the government has no intension of shutting supermarkets, urging the public to avoid clustering in supermarkets....

26. Elections in the north postponed for six months

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/elections-in-the-north-postponed-for-six-months

Elections in the north that were set to take place in April have been postponed for six months amid mounting chain reactions of the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Tuesday....

27. President: Partial lockdown of airports, schools to remain closed until April 10

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-partial-lockdown-of-airports-schools-to-remain-closed-until-april-10

President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the nation on Friday night after the week saw cumulative confirmations of coronavirus cases across the divide....

28. Erdogan likens Greek authorities to Nazis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-likens-greek-authorities-to-nazis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said there is “no difference” between Nazis and the Greek authorities trying to hold the country’s border against the influx of thousands of migrants and refugees spurred to push into the European Union by Ankara....

29. 'The Time Is Now': Women abstain from duties in call for gender equality

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-time-is-now-women-abstain-from-duties-in-call-for-gender-equality

Women from across Cyprus locked elbows to form human chains outside their workplaces on Friday during a one-hour work stoppage that called for gender equality and an end to discrimination against women....

30. Police presence to be boosted on roads to curb fatalities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-presence-to-be-boosted-on-roads-to-curb-fatalities

The issue of serious and fatal road accidents was discussed on Wednesday in a broad meeting at the Presidential Palace, chaired by President Nicos Anastasiades, with the participation of all relevant Ministries and agencies....

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