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1. Bills for Brits clear House committee

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bills-for-brits-clear-house-committee

Two bills targeting post-Brexit rights for British residents in Cyprus have cleared the House labour committee, while the language of the bill reportedly provides for a start date that has been left blank...

2. Kyriakides a step closer to EU health chief

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kyriakides-closer-to-eu-health-chief

Commissioner-designate for Health Stella Kyriakides got on Wednesday the green light from ENVI EP Committee to move on to the next step in the procedure for her appointment...

3. Sharp increase in migrant arrivals in past 5 months, says minister

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sharp-increase-in-migrant-arrivals-in-past-5-months-says-minister

Greece's migration minister said Wednesday there was a 200 percent jump in the number of migrants and refugees who have reached Greek shores in the last five months....

4. Johnson vows to stay put to hit Oct. 31 Brexit deadline

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-vows-to-stay-put-to-hit-oct-31-brexit-deadline

Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not quit as Britain’s prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, insisting only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31. ...

5. Cyprus resorts to UN Security Council over Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-resorts-to-un-security-council-over-varosha

In statements to the press late on Friday after having completed all his meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Anastasiades expressed his satisfaction about the outcome of his “interesting and extremely important” meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the understanding with which Cyprus’ positions were received by the five Security Council permanent members. ...

6. Johnson goads opponents to call election as tempers flare over Brexit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-goads-opponents-to-call-election-as-tempers-flare-over-brexit

Waving his arms and yelling “come on, come on”, Johnson implored his opponents in a raucous House of Commons session to bring a vote of no-confidence in the government and trigger an election to finally break the Brexit impasse. ...

7. Niyazi against Turkish language holdup

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/niyazi-against-turkish-language-holdup

Cypriot MEP Niyazi Kizilyurek is calling on the European Commission to clarify why the EU is slow-walking the process of making Turkish an official language of the EU...

8. UK Supreme Court rules PM Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/supreme-court-rules-pm-johnson-s-suspension-of-parliament-was-unlawful

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down the British parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in a humiliating rebuke to him. ...

9. Moody's changes Cyprus outlook to positive

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moody-s-changes-cyprus-outlook-to-positive

Rating agency Moody’s changed the outlook for the Cypriot economy to positive from stable, citing the reduction of the sovereign exposure to event risks stemming from the banking sector and the improving fiscal strength beating previous expectations...

10. North to get security cameras next year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-to-get-security-cameras-next-year

A Turkish company is set to deliver hundreds of security cameras in the north next year, while a tender process for speed cameras in the south is concluding Friday with the aim of installing the first batch in late 2020...

11. Johnson calls Anastasiades to touch base

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-calls-anastasiades-to-touch-base

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Nicos Anastasiades over the phone on Wednesday, discussing the latest developments regarding UK’s withdrawal from the European Union...

12. Cabinet approves surplus 2020 budget

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-surplus-2020-budget

The Cabinet approved on Wednesday the budget for 2020, which foresees a surplus in state finances, while a significant increase in spending is planned due to the implementation of the General Healthcare System ...

13. Activists chased in the dead of night

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/activists-chased-in-the-dead-of-night

A group of activists against illegal bird trapping, who took matters into their own hands when they tried to disrupt an unlawful operation in Famagusta, uploaded a video showing they were being chased by local poachers in the dead of night...

14. Israel's Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/israel-s-netanyahu-fights-for-record-fifth-term-in-do-over-election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. ...

15. Kyriakides up to the task for EU health

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kyriakides-up-to-the-task-for-eu-health

Cyprus’ EU Commissioner-designate, Stella Kyriakides, who has been selected as the new EU Health Commissioner, says she is ready for the challenge...

16. Speaker Bercow, champion of Britain's parliament in clash with Johnson, bows out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/speaker-bercow-champion-of-britain-s-parliament-in-clash-with-johnson-bows-out

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, champion of Britain’s parliament in its move to rein in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit, said on Monday he would stand down, issuing a warning to the government not to “degrade” parliament. ...

17. House looks at state salaries for clergy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-looks-at-state-salaries-for-clergy

State salaries for the clergy are back in the news as a House finance committee is looking for ways to amend an outdated agreement with the Church dating back to 1971...

18. Johnson again bids for snap poll as Brexit delay bill to become law

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-again-bids-for-snap-poll-as-brexit-delay-bill-to-become-law

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try for a second time on Monday to call a snap election, but is set to be thwarted once more by opposition lawmakers who want to ensure he cannot take Britain out of the European Union without a divorce agreement. With no majority in parliament, which is determined to prevent what many businesses fear would be a calamitous way to quit the EU, Johnson wants to hold an election to keep his promise of leaving by Oct. 31, with or without an agreement. ...

19. Johnson's brother quits parliament, torn between family loyalty and national interest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-s-brother-quits-parliament-torn-between-family-loyalty-and-national-interest

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s younger brother, Jo, has resigned as a junior minister and said he would also step down as a lawmaker, citing a conflict between family loyalty and the national interest...

20. Brexit plans at breaking point

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brexit-plans-at-breaking-point

The British parliament voted on Wednesday to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, but rejected his first bid to call a snap election two weeks before the scheduled exit...

21. Brexit no-deal preparedness: Final Commission call to all EU citizens and businesses

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brexit-no-deal-preparedness-final-commission-call-to-all-eu-citizens-and-businesses

With 8 weeks to go until the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 October 2019, the Commission has today – in its 6th Brexit preparedness Communication – reiterated its call on all stakeholders in the EU27 to prepare for a ‘no-deal' scenario. In light of the continued uncertainty in the United Kingdom regarding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement – as agreed with the UK government in November 2018 – and the overall domestic political situation, a ‘no-deal' scenario on 1 November 2019, remains a possible, although undesirable, outcome...

22. Johnson demands October 15 election after defeat over Brexit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/johnson-demands-october-15-election-after-defeat-over-brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday demanded an Oct. 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the European Union...

23. Churchill's grandson to be expelled from Conservative Party

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/churchill-s-grandson-to-be-expelled-from-conservative-party

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain’s World War Two leader Winston Churchill, will be expelled from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit...

24. Singing from the same hymn sheet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/singing-from-the-same-hymn-sheet

I feel that the success of the New Democracy administration will largely depend on Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ ability to strike a balance between the two camps...

25. As prospect of election looms, MPs begin no-deal Brexit battle

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/as-prospect-of-election-looms-mps-begin-no-deal-brexit-battle

UK lawmakers will decide on Tuesday whether to shunt Britain towards a snap election when they vote on the first stage of their plan to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pursuing a no-deal Brexit. ...

26. Medical cannabis law back to the drawing board

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cannabis-law-back-to-the-drawing-board

The period for public discussion on a state-sponsored medical cannabis amendment has expired, with the House getting ready for a new debate on which doctors and how much they could prescribe to their patients...

27. Locals stage protest on Lara beach

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/locals-stage-protest-on-lara-beach

A protest in favour of local exploitation of Lara beach was held on Sunday in response to activists and state officials who recently reiterated that illegal human activity on turtle nesting sites will not be tolerated...

28. Brussels piles on pressure over Greece-Cyprus-Israel electricity cable

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brussels-piles-on-pressure-over-greece-cyprus-israel-electricity-cable

Just when the Greek Energy Minister thought he could take a short August break, after a hectic first 30 days of the Mitsotakis administration, a stern warning from Brussels has exposed the wavering attitude that Athens has chosen by succumbing to pressure from the Chinese-controlled transmission system operator ADMIE over the Attica-Crete subsea electricity cable...

29. Greek PM in charm offensive aiming to ease primary surplus targets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-in-charm-offensive-aiming-to-ease-primary-surplus-targets

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is planning a series of trips abroad toward the end of this month and next, hoping to convince Greece’s creditors of the recently elected government’s commitment to reforms and to lay the groundwork for reducing demanding primary surplus targets agreed under the country’s post-bailout agreement....

30. Substantive debate and ministers who listen

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/substantive-debate-and-ministers-who-listen

All of the participants on the Committee for Public Administration need to be applauded for the outcome. The former minister of administrative reform in the SYRIZA government, Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, publicly lauded the stance of State Minister George Gerapetritis, stressing that he showed a very creative and positive mood. ...

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