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1. Citizens not trusted with Covid self tests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/citizens-not-trusted-with-covid-self-tests

Home test kits for COVID-19 are helping many countries detect infections while reducing long lines outside testing centers, but over-the-counter testing has not been incorporated in the Republic of Cyprus where officials remain reluctant over trusting private citizens with the results...

2. Minister defends laxer policy for tourists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-defends-laxer-policy-for-tourists

Cypriot Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios says CyprusFlightPass is a sufficient tool for monitoring foreign travelers during their visit on the island, dismissing criticism that locals are having a harder time securing a CoronaPass to enjoy fewer restrictions...

3. Vaccinated tourists to roam hassle-free

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/vaccinated-tourists-to-roam-hassle-free-in-cyprus

Foreign tourists who have been vaccinated against COIVD-19 will be able to roam free in the Republic of Cyprus, according to new measures expected to go into effect Monday, with the only requirement being a simple download or printout of their CyprusFlightPass...

4. CoronaPass tricky for some COVID survivors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronapass-tricky-for-covid-survivors

People and businesses in the Republic of Cyprus were still waiting Friday for an official decree after Cabinet approval for a controversial CoronaPass, but COVID survivors with antibodies could have a hard time proving immunity after the health ministry said it would not accept self-test or home kits...

5. Tatar on defense over PassportGate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tatar-on-defense-over-passportgate

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar says he would give up his Republic of Cyprus documents if there was a way, following new political controversy over citizenship on the divided island, with the newly-elected chief clarifying there were many reasons why his constituents in the north use passports issued in the south...

6. Damning State Dep. report highlights Cyprus human rights issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/damning-state-dep-report-highlights-cyprus-human-rights-issues

A US State Department country report on human rights practices in 2020 proved damning for Cyprus which was found to have had significant human rights issues last year....

7. Cyprus to ease travel rules from April 1

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-ease-travel-rules-from-april-1

The Health Ministry’s epidemiological unit issued on Monday a modified risk-based classification of countries, with changes to come into effect on April 1....

8. Cyprus airports ready to welcome thousands of arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-airports-ready-to-welcome-thousands-of-arrivals

Cyprus airports are ready to welcome thousands of passengers and an increased number of flights as of mid-May, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said Wednesday....

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 opens up to vaccinated Brits

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-opens-up-to-vaccinated-brits

The Republic of Cyprus will allow British tourists who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to fly in without any restrictions starting May 1, joining the ranks of Israeli nationals who will also start visiting the island on a special green pass...

11. EU leaders seek to inject energy into slow vaccine rollout

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-seek-to-inject-energy-into-slow-vaccine-rollout

European Union leaders are gathering Thursday to try to inject new energy into the bloc’s lagging coronavirus vaccination efforts as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt....

12. Cyprus and Israel agree on green passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-and-israel-agree-on-green-passports

Cyprus and Israel reached an agreement on Sunday which would allow vaccinated Israelis to travel to the island without quarantine or other testing restrictions...

13. Thousands of Covid decree violation fines left unpaid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/thousands-of-covid-decree-violation-fines-left-unpaid

Thousands of fines issued to the public for violating coronavirus decrees remain unpaid, Kathimerini Cyprus reported Monday....

14. 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...

15. President dares editor to prove allegations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-dares-editor-to-prove-allegations

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has called on journalist Andreas Paraschos to show proof or admit he was wrong, after the news editor claimed the commander-in-chief had chosen money from golden passports over chances of a swift resolution to the division of the island...

16. Smoothening the cliff edge in EU-UK relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/smoothening-the-cliff-edge-in-eu-uk-relations

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the United Kingdom and the European Union came into effect on January 1, 2021, capping a tumultuous four-and-a-half-year period since the shocking result of the July 2016 Brexit referendum, in which 51.9% of the British voters voted in favor of leaving the EU. Subject to the delayed assent of the European Parliament, this UK-EU free trade agreement (FTA) extends zero-tariff and quota-free trade in goods between the two economic areas....

17. Two arrested before car caravan in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-arrested-over-car-caravan-in-nicosia

Cypriot police made arrests and issued citations on Sunday, both before and after a large demonstration took place outside the Presidential Palace, when 200 cars stormed the area to protest against government measures...

18. Britain and EU publish Brexit trade agreement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/britain-and-eu-publish-brexit-trade-agreement

Britain and the European Union on Saturday published the text of a narrow trade agreement just five days before the United Kingdom exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most momentous global shift since the loss of empire ...

19. Cabinet agrees on plastic bag ban at sales points

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-agrees-on-plastic-bag-ban-at-sales-points

The Cabinet on Tuesday agreed on a blanket ban on thin plastic bags at points of sale, with the decision to come into force once passed by the House plenum....

20. Cyprus stays calm as virus unknowns remain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-stays-calm-but-mutation-unknowns-remain

Biontech says it is confident its COVID-19 vaccine expected within days in Cyprus would remain effective against a variant that has been spreading in Britain, but questions still remain over the effectiveness of the vaccine as mutations continue to spread...

21. FinMin confirms Cyprus won’t reinstate ‘golden passports’ scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finmin-confirms-cyprus-won-t-reinstate-‘golden-passports-scheme

Finance minister Constantinos Petrides assured that the government will not be reinstating the Cyprus Investment Program (CIP), that was shut down after the shocking corruption revelations that emerged through an Al Jazeera investigation and the subsequent stark criticism by the European Commission. ...

22. Cyprus revises travel rules for vaccinated passengers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-revises-travel-rules-for-vaccinated-passengers

An inter-ministerial committee set up to spearhead the gradual resumption of flights agreed on an updated action plan on Thursday that allows those passengers who have been vaccinated against coronavirus to be exempted from the requirement of showing proof of a negative test....

23. Elusive businessman with Cyprus ties pops up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/elusive-businessman-with-cyprus-ties-pops-up

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...

24. Al Jazeera video stirs privacy debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-video-stirs-privacy-debate

The former speaker of the House is reportedly calling on the chief of police to investigate two Al Jazeera journalists, saying they violated his rights when a hidden camera was used to capture footage that became part of the network’s corruption investigation known as The Cyprus Papers...

25. Attorney General calls Auditor ‘to order’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/attorney-general-calls-auditor-‘to-order

Cypriot Attorney General George Savvides issued a stern warning on Saturday, calling to order the state’s auditor general over his insistence on examining specific golden passport case files linked to a casino project on the island...

26. 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...

27. 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....

28. Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit registration now open!

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/digital-agenda-cyprus-summit-registration-now-open

The 3rd Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020 will take place online tomorrow, Wednesday October 21, and participation is free of charge. The Summit will seek to highlight significant issues and particularities of today’s world, while addressing the heightened needs for specialized knowledge against the backdrop of our ever-changing reality. ...

29. 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....

30. Asif Sadiq at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

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

Asif is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at adidas, prior to which he was the Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph Media Group. He was previously the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. He is a Multi-Award Winning Diversity and Inclusion expert with over 15 years experience and a proven track record in achieving operational and strategic targets, managing quality, performance, risk and change....

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