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1. Interim report on golden passports delivered

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interim-report-on-golden-passports-delivered

An interim report on the golden passport scandal in the Republic of Cyprus says just over half of citizenships granted by the executive branch were not approved lawfully...

2. Jiu Jitsu director says Cyprus losing out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jiu-jitsu-director-says-cyprus-losing-out

The director and producers of martial arts movie Jiu Jitsu sought audience with Cyprus’ finance minister this week over delayed cash rebate payments, with reports saying the film makers are also ticked off by an unflattering audit report on the country’s Olivewood scheme...

3. Gloves are off again over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gloves-are-off-again-over-golden-passports

Cyprus’ auditor general told a House committee this week that the Cabinet used old rules to approve over two hundred golden passports after the cutoff date for an investigation ordered by the attorney general, who pushed back on the criticism saying there was 'no bottom to the abyss'...

4. Former AG says he cautioned over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/former-ag-says-he-cautioned-over-golden-passports

The state’s former attorney general says his department had cautioned the government years ago that the country’s golden passport scheme might have been incompatible with European law, essentially contradicting the executive branch's position that nobody had said anything...

5. 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...

6. Cyprus president testifies on golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-testifies-on-golden-passports

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is expected to testify on Tuesday before the independent committee probing corruption allegations in the country’s golden passport scheme, just days after he lashed out at critics during a national address on the fight against corruption...

7. Teacher ready to sue over Twitter search

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/teacher-ready-to-sue-over-twitter-search

A teacher who won an appeal following an unlawful police search, in connection with a Twitter parody account complaint filed by Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis, has vowed to sue the state saying she was targeted because of her activism...

8. President lashes out at critics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-lashes-out-at-critics

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a televised address on Thursday rejected allegations of corruption within his office and administration, accusing the opposition and media of singling out his former law firm for being involved with golden passports and appealing on the political parties’ patriotism to support a new strategic plan to fight corruption...

9. 15 law firms being audited for involvement in 'golden passports'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/15-law-firms-being-audited-for-involvement-in-golden-passports

Interesting new details on the involvement of law firms in the island’s disgraced citizenship-by-investment programme were presented before the Investigative Committee by the head of the Cyprus Bar Association, Christos Clerides....

10. Dueling small parties help pass budget

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dueling-small-parties-help-pass-budget

The House in the Republic of Cyprus approved a revision of the government’s 2021 state budget on Thursday, following a month of consultations between the administration and small opposition parties that offered additional amendments to the bill...

11. MPs vote on budget hanging by a thread

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mps-vote-on-budget-hanging-by-a-thread

The House takes another vote on the state budget on Thursday, with representatives expected to pass the bill narrowly following behind-the-scenes consultations since the first time it was rejected in mid-December...

12. Former FinMin tells passport probe he shares part of blame

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/former-finmin-tells-passports-probe-he-shares-part-of-blame

Former Finance Minister Harris Georgiades told the independent investigative committee probing the citizenships by exception granted via the Republic’s nixed ‘golden passports’ program that “as a member of the Council of Ministers, I have a portion of the blame”. ...

13. Reporters to sit in on golden passport hearings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reporters-to-sit-in-on-golden-passport-hearings

A number of reporters will be allowed from now on to attend ongoing probe hearings into alleged corruption in connection with Cyprus’ disgraced Citizenship by Investment Programme, with journalists being asked to commit in advance not to breach data privacy laws...

14. Kalogerou probe fails to impress opposition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kalogerou-probe-fails-to-impress-opposition

The chair of the ad hoc committee that looked into allegations of wrongdoing last year as Cyprus’ golden passports scandal was unfolding defended the choice to go after high profile cases, following criticism from opposition parties that say the focus was too narrow...

15. Report says ministry was shuffling papers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-says-ministry-was-shuffling-papers

An initial redacted report on golden passports made public in the Republic of Cyprus on Tuesday painted a picture of an Interior Ministry serving as a “filing office” without ability to examine cases in any meaningful way, with opposition crying foul over the committees’ selective method...

16. Redacted report on golden passports published

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/redacted-report-to-be-published-noon

A redacted version of the Kalogerou report on golden passports is expected to be made public on Tuesday afternoon, amid criticism of the government from opposition parties calling for transparency in probing corruption allegations...

17. Home searched over minister’s parody account

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/home-searched-over-minister-s-parody-account

Police officers knocked on the door of a woman who manages a Twitter parody account about the justice minister, prompting some social media users to inquire about the incident...

18. DIKO raises conflict of interest for AG

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/diko-raises-conflict-of-interest-for-ag

DIKO president Nicholas Papadopoulos has raised concerns over conflicts of interest for the state’s attorney general in connection with a golden passports investigation, following a statement from the Presidential Palace on publicizing some findings but not in their entirety...

19. Cyprus’ passport probe dispute widens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-passport-probe-dispute-widens

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and DIKO party leader Nicholas Papadopoulos took their disagreement over probing golden passports to a whole new level this week, while questions remained over the independent committee’s reassurances of transparency in the investigation...

20. Blame game in full swing after budget vote

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/blame-game-in-full-swing-after-budget-vote

The government in the Republic of Cyprus faced an unprecedented challenge on Thursday, after failing to pass a 2021 budget in the House, with lawmakers approving stopgap measures to keep making payments for the next couple of months...

21. State budget battles rage on in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-budget-battles-rage-on-in-cyprus

Ruling party DYSI has been mounting a campaign over the last 24 hours to secure votes to pass the state budget, which is up in the air over golden passport probe wars, with added pressure also causing rifts even within smaller parties...

22. Police focus on Larnaca in passport probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-focus-on-larnaca-in-passport-probe

Police in Larnaca carried out searches on Tuesday in connection with an ongoing criminal probe into golden passports, with reports saying investigators were focusing on at least five persons of interest but were not calling them suspects...

23. Cyprus asked to clarify passport probe impasse

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-asked-to-explain-passport-probe-impasse

The Cypriot government says it will comply with a request from an international organization of audit institutions, which asked to hear the administration’s view over the golden passports probe impasse after the state’s auditor sought support from the global network...

24. Golden passport findings hard to come by

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/golden-passport-findings-hard-to-come-by

The president of the Cyprus Bar Association says he has received adequate information from the audit office in connection with golden passports, adding that other agencies and officials have refused to share their findings citing direct orders from the interior minister...

25. State budget up in the air over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-budget-up-in-the-air-over-golden-passports

Opposition parties are cranking up the pressure on Interior Minister Nikos Nouris, who has been refusing to hand over files in connection with the golden passports scandal, with the Democratic Party making good on its promise not to vote the state budget later this month if there is no transparency...

26. Cyprus' auditor general makes Jiu Jitsu move

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/auditor-general-makes-jiu-jitsu-move

The audit office is reportedly preparing an unflattering report on Cyprus’ film industry government scheme, with local media suggesting some type of possible connection between newly-established Olivewood and golden passports...

27. Government ups rhetoric against auditor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-ups-rhetoric-against-auditor

The Cypriot government hinted over the weekend it might refer the auditor general to the Supreme Court over “indecent” behaviour, after the audit office published yet another damning report alleging offences in a Cabinet decision to grant investor passports to individuals linked to a casino project without meeting the criteria...

28. 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...

29. 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...

30. Cypriots to protest over golden passports probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/citizens-to-protest-over-passport-probe

A new demonstration will take place outside the Presidential Palace on Friday, with protesters gathering to express their frustration over the government’s handling of the golden passport scandal and demand that officials take ownership of the crisis...

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