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1. Parliament passes bills tackling sexism, bullying at schools

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/parliament-passes-bills-tackling-sexism-bullying-at-schools

The Cyprus parliament on Thursday passed three bills that establish a legislative framework criminalizing sexism and one law that seeks to tackle bullying and intimidation at schools. ...

2. Support schemes averted drastic rise in unemployment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/support-schemes-averted-drastic-rise-in-unemployment

The package launched by the government to support employees and businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic has averted a drastic rise in unemployment, labour minister Zeta Emilianidou said Thursday....

3. Four women detained in brothel raid

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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...

4. EU could pay over $10 billion for Pfizer and CureVac vaccines

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-could-pay-over-$10-billion-for-pfizer-and-curevac-vaccines

The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters....

5. Cyprus draws up coronavirus vaccination strategy

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The health ministry said Thursday that a plan has been drawn up for the vaccination of the Cyprus public against coronavirus, noting that in cooperation with the government’s coronavirus expert task force, groups to get vaccinated first were determined on the basis of an algorithm....

6. FBI offers deal to 'Cypriot hacker'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fbi-offers-deal-to-cypriot-hacker

A young man known as the “Cypriot hacker” who was flown to the United States last summer to face trial, may have a deal after all, with reports saying Joshua Polloso Epifaniou is ready to enter a plea but it is unclear if he would need to do jail time halfway around the world...

7. 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....

8. Pfizer ends Covid-19 trial with 95% efficacy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pfizer-ends-covid-19-trial-with-95-efficacy

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage trial of its Covid-19 vaccine show it was 95% effective, adding it had the required two-months of safety data and would apply for emergency US authorization within days....

9. Al Jazeera turns attention to Jho Low

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-turns-attention-to-jho-low

Cypriot-naturalized citizen Jho Low, the Malaysian fugitive financier whose golden passports came under scrutiny last year, was back in the news this week after Al Jazeera published a video with actual voice recordings of 'the biggest fish' seeking a way out of the 1MDB colossal scandal...

10. EAC crucial to Cyprus' energy reform, energy minister says

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The role of the Electricity Authority Cyprus is crucial to both the implementation of the energy reform in Cyprus and the joint effort for sustainable economic development, which must now be interconnected with green energy, energy minister Natasa Pilides said, addressing an online press conference during which the EAC presented its annual report for 2019. ...

11. KPMG says it will be net zero carbon by 2030

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/kpmg-announces-it-will-be-net-zero-carbon-by-2030

KPMG announced its intention to become a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on delivering growth in a sustainable way and providing climate solutions for member firms, clients and society...

12. Elusive businessman with Cyprus ties pops up

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The whereabouts of elusive Russian hedge fund manager German Lillevali, who was linked to a flurry of companies in Cyprus after he became a resident, are no longer a mystery after reports that he was detained in the US on an immigration violation but released due to overcrowding amid the coronavirus pandemic...

13. Pfizer, BioNTech say their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pfizer-biontech-say-their-covid-19-vaccine-is-more-than-90-effective

Pfizer Inc on Monday said its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 based on initial data from a large study, a major victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed over 1 million people, roiled the world’s economy and upended daily life....

14. Comprehensive anti-corruption proposals in the pipeline

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/comprehensive-anti-corruption-proposals-in-the-pipeline

President Nicos Anastasiades will soon be presenting a package of proposals for the strengthening of transparency, accountability and the rule of law, deputy government spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas said Monday....

15. Bill introduces femicide in penal code

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A new bill proposal calling for femicide to be recognized officially as a sex-based hate crime has been submitted to the House legal affairs committee, with proponents saying the term would be helpful for prosecutorial reasons while some critics say the law might be sexist...

16. Anti-corruption measures on the way, Anastasiades says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anti-corruption-measures-on-the-way-anastasiades-says

President Nicos Anastasiades said Friday he will be announcing new measures aiming to crack down on corruption next week. ...

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. Erdogan says Turkey tested Russian S-400s, shrugs off US reaction

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/erdogan-says-turkey-tested-russian-s-400s-shrugs-off-us-reaction

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that Turkey had been testing the S-400 air defense systems that it bought from Russia and said US objections on the issue did not matter. ...

19. Opposition turns up pressure over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/opposition-turns-up-pressure-over-passport-scandal

Parliament in Cyprus is expected to debate proposals over the passport scandal, including whether a new law can force the government to hand over files to the auditor general as well as a freeze on pending applications allegedly being squeezed through before the disgraced scheme is set to go on hiatus...

20. EY Attractiveness Survey Cyprus 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/ey-attractiveness-survey-cyprus-2020

EY Attractiveness Survey Cyprus 2020: Investors are optimistic about the country’s attractiveness over the coming years, but state that there is room for improvement...

21. Game plan to circumvent passport rules

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Meme culture enthusiasts in Cyprus upped their game this week following a passport scandal reported by Al Jazeera, with catchphrases such as “this is Cyprus” and name dodging tricks seen in a secret video prompting media to spot five ways a lawyer could circumvent the system in the golden passport scheme...

22. Antonis Polemitis at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

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

Mr. Polemitis has two decades of experience in higher education, private equity, and software development. He has a deep understanding of global higher education, having served as a CEO, investor, board member, instructor and technology developer in the field. He has been a principal or advisor for a broad range of corporate financings in the United States, Europe, Latin America and India, ranging from multi-billion dollar industrial buyouts to early stage venture capital. He has also led the development of high-scale cloud-based technology platforms in multiple industries....

23. 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....

24. Passport revocation inquiries move forward

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Cypriot authorities have identified seven individuals or foreign investors who could potentially be stripped of their Cypriot citizenship, after an internal probe pointed to forged documents or misleading information during the golden passport application process...

25. Man detained over fake money

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/man-detained-over-fake-money

A man in Larnaca was arrested in connection with a counterfeit money investigation, after police were told he was visiting shops in the area with fake money in his possession...

26. Microsoft plans $1 billion data center venture in Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/microsoft-plans-$1-billion-data-center-venture-in-greece

Microsoft has announced plans to build three data centers in greater Athens, providing a badly needed investment of up to $1 billion to the Greek economy which has been hammered by the pandemic....

27. 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....

28. Minister disfavors jail for Paralimni offenders

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-favours-alternatives-for-paralimni-offenders

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis has weighed in on reported incidents of animal abuse during a shocking Paralimni school prank, saying she is in favour of juvenile offenders doing community service at an animal shelter...

29. Cyprus prisons stoked about NETFLIX series

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-prisons-stoked-about-netflix-series

Nicosia Central Prisons could be featured on NETFLIX series 'Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons' if a deal goes through, with local authorities hoping to showcase an alternative penitentiary model...

30. Transport minister reveals future plans for trains, trams in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/transport-minister-reveals-future-plans-for-trains-trams-in-cyprus

"The Republic of Cyprus recognizes that the railways can play an important role in improving the efficiency of the transport of goods and people, for short and long distances," transport minister Yiannis Karousos said Monday during a teleconference shared with his European counterparts...

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