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22 October, 2020
 

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1. Reynders: 'golden passport' schemes must be abolished

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reynders-golden-passport-schemes-must-be-abolished

The EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders briefed the plenary of the European Parliament on Thursday on the Commission’s decision to initiate infringement proceedings against Cyprus and Malta in view of their ‘golden passports’ schemes which appear to be in violation of EU law....

2. President defends block on audit office

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-defends-block-on-audit-office

President Nicos Anastasiades invoked the Constitution during a televised interview, saying the job description of the auditor general, who is currently seeking information on foreign nationals linked to a casino project, does not authorize him to 'have a say in everything'...

3. EC: Cyprus, Malta golden passport schemes in violation of EU law

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-launches-infringement-procedures-against-cyprus-golden-passports

The European Commission launched infringement procedures against Cyprus and Malta on Tuesday in response to their ‘golden passport’ schemes, and allowed a two-month period for the countries to respond in writing to the Commission’s warning letter....

4. 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...

5. Cypriot minister has one regret over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-minister-has-one-regret-over-passports

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides, who oversaw Cyprus' disgraced golden passport scheme while he was serving as interior minister, says he should have pushed harder to end the program much sooner...

6. 'Father of the House' calls for calm

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/father-of-the-house-calls-for-calm

AKEL MP Adamos Adamou became the Republic of Cyprus’ new House Speaker on Friday, as well as acting president, following the resignation of Demetris Syllouris amid a passport scandal and a pending investigation...

7. Game plan to circumvent passport rules

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/game-plan-to-circumvent-passport-rules

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...

8. Cop in uniform busted for drugs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cop-in-uniform-busted-for-drugs

Members of the drug squad stopped a suspicious vehicle on a drug run in Nicosia, with the suspect turning out to be a police officer in uniform...

9. House Speaker resigns over passport scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-speaker-resigns-over-passport-scandal

House Speaker Demetris Syllouris resigned on Thursday following public outcry over his involvement in a golden passport scandal exposed by Al Jazeera...

10. Cypriots rise up against corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-rise-up-against-corruption

A crowd of protesters gathered outside Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia on Wednesday evening, calling on House Speaker Demitris Syllouris to resign after he was featured in an Al Jazeera undercover story on corruption...

11. Syllouris accepts waiving of his parliamentary immunity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syllouris-accepts-waiving-of-his-parliamentary-immunity

President of the Cyprus Parliament Demetris Syllouris said Wednesday that he won’t stand in the way of his parliamentary immunity being waved to accommodate a probe launched by local police after a fresh batch of Al Jazeera allegations situated him at the epicentre of a massive corruption scandal involving the island’s golden passports scheme....

12. Judge in Cypriot passport probe resigns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/judge-in-cypriot-passport-probe-resigns

Retired Supreme Court Judge Costas Pampallis has resigned from his position as a member of an indepednent investigative committee, a team that was tasked to sift through Cyprus’ golden passport scheme in the wake of corruption scandals and systemic failures...

13. MOKAS refutes lawyer claim in passport scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mokas-refutes-lawyer-s-claim-in-passport-scandal

The Republic of Cyprus’ Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS) has weighed in on the passport scandal following Al Jazeera’s earth-shuttering investigative report on corruption in the island’s Citizenship by Investment programme...

14. Commission slams Cyprus over passports, mulls infringement procedures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commission-slams-cyprus-over-passports-mulls-infringement-procedures

The European Commission expressed “disbelief” over new revelations concerning Cyprus’ investment for citizenship scheme, saying that the body is looking into infringement procedures for Nicosia. ...

15. House speaker offers public apology

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-speaker-offers-public-apology

House Speaker Demetris Syllouris says his mind is made up regarding his position in parliament but will abstain from duties and announce his decision after the conclusion of a probe into passport corruption...

16. Cyprus suspends golden passport programme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scraps-golden-passport-programme

The Republic of Cyprus announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that the current Citizenship by Investment Programme would be abolished, following an emergency Cabinet meeting a day after Al Jazeera published a secret video alleging corruption in the island’s golden passport scheme...

17. Probe launched against Al Jazeera operation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-launch-probe-against-al-jazeera-operation

The state attorney ordered a probe following a complaint filed by high-profile Cypriot officials targeted by an Al Jazeera secret investigation on corruption, with members of the public outraged as more shocking revelations emerged in a new Cyprus Papers video...

18. Cabinet approves revocation of seven citizenships

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-revocation-of-seven-citizenships

The Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light for the initiation of the process for the revocation of Cypriot citizenship granted to seven persons through the Investment Program. ...

19. Von der Leyen: rule of law violations through 'golden passports' won't be tolerated

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/von-der-leyen-rule-of-law-violations-through-golden-passports-won-t-be-tolerated

The European Commission has prepared the first annual report the rule of law in EU member states, to be published later in September, Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said Wednesday, indirectly referring to the Cyprus Investment Program....

20. Passports under the watchful eye of the Commission

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/passports-under-the-watchful-eye-of-the-commission

21. House President calls for suspension of 'golden passports' scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-president-calls-for-suspension-of-golden-passports-scheme

House President Demetris Syllouris has formally suggested to President Nicos Anastasiades that the Cyprus citizenship-by-investment scheme is paused until decisions for its improvement or even complete termination are taken, and called for a meeting of party leaders to discuss the scheme that has recently attracted international attention after a document leak led to a series of articles and videos published by the media network Al Jazeera....

22. EU mulls legal action against Cyprus 'golden passports'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-mulls-legal-action-against-cyprus-golden-passports

The foreign media network Al Jazeera, that has this week been publishing a series of articles and videos on the murky side of the Cyprus ‘golden passports’ program after it was leaked classified documents, reported that the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders is looking into the possibility of legal action against Cyprus....

23. Cyprus takes a stab at Al Jazeera 'propaganda'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-takes-a-stab-at-al-jazeera-propaganda

The daily publication of reports by the foreign media network Al Jazeera targeting the Cyprus citizenship-for-investment programme after gaining possession of over 1,400 leaked documents has sent the Cyprus government rushing to set the record straight....

24. Cyprus police looking into Al Jazeera document leak

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-looking-into-al-jazeera-document-leak

Cyprus law enforcement officials have been investigating since June 3 how the foreign media network Al Jazeera, that has this week published a series of articles and videos on the island’s citizenship-by-investment program, got hold of the leaked documents on which it built its exposé....

25. Foreigners cramped in 5x5 units in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/foreign-dwellers-cramped-in-5x5-units-in-paphos

Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos has pointed the finger at white collar crimes after a “shocking experience” Monday night when he saw first-hand foreign nationals living in poor conditions in violation of city ordinances...

26. Cyprus 'golden passports' under more scrutiny

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-passports-under-more-scrutiny

A foreign investigative report says leaked documents from the Republic of Cyprus suggest the island’s government violated its own rules in granting “golden passport” citizenships, with Cypriot officials denying the accusations and raising credibility issues over the report...

27. Potential witness in Alexoui case arrested

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/potential-witness-in-alexoui-case-arrested

A drug case suspect and potential key witness in an ongoing attempted murder trial is in police custody, after serving time in the north before being handed over on Friday to authorities in the south...

28. Beirut calls off search and rescue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/beirut-calls-off-search-and-rescue

The Cypriot rescue mission in Beirut was on its way back to the island after Lebanon shifted its search and rescue focus to recovery, while world leaders including Anastasiades pledged aid amid violent protests over the weekend. ...

29. New Police Chief sworn in amid sweeping modernization of the force

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-police-chief-sworn-an-amid-sweeping-modernization-of-the-force

The new Chief of Police Stelios Papatheodorou and Deputy Chief Christos Mavri were sworn in at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, with President Nicos Anastasiades stating that one of their main concerns should be restoration of the feeling of safety among the public....

30. Cyprus FM holds telephone conversation with new Iraqi FM

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-fm-holds-telephone-conversation-with-new-iraqi-fm

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides shared on Thursday a telephone conversation with the new Foreign Minister of Iraq Fuad Hussein...

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