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1. Lawyer Andreas Pittadjis denies all charges in 'golden passport' trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawyer-andreas-pittadjis-denies-all-charges-in-golden-passport-trial

Based on the findings of the Nicolatos Committee, the four defendants in the criminal case involving Al Jazeera news network reporting and the events surrounding the naturalization of foreign investors and businessmen were brought before the Nicosia Permanent Criminal Court....

2. Eliades: 'Cyprus a haven for every kind of illegal activity' thanks to government

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eliades-cyprus-a-haven-for-every-kind-of-illegal-activity-thanks-to-government

The preliminary findings of the report issued by the PEGA investigation committee, the works carried out at the Limassol Municipal Garden, and the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zones between Cyprus and Greece were the subject of press releases issued by presidential candidates on Wednesday....

3. Defendants acquitted in first 'golden passports' trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/defendants-acquitted-in-first-golden-passports-trial

Nine defendants—5 people and 4 legal entities—were cleared and released from the 36 charges they were facing in the case involving the exceptional naturalization of foreign applicants by the Larnaca-Famagusta Permanent Criminal Court, which convened today, Friday, November 4. This decision was based on the Kalogeros ruling....

4. Americans show more interest in Greece's golden visa program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/americans-show-more-interest-in-greece-s-golden-visa-program

Americans’ interest in Greece’s Golden Visa program has marked a significant increase recently, according to the latest report of real estate experts Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices....

5. Cyprus starts golden passport trial with a paradox

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-starts-golden-passport-trial-with-a-paradox

A defense attorney in the golden passport trial set to begin next month raised a conflict of interest on Monday, when his client and former House speaker along with three other defendants appeared for their arraignment before a Nicosia district judge...

6. 80m euros per year in fuel tax is lost to the occupied areas

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/80m-euros-per-year-in-fuel-tax-is-lost-to-the-occupied-areas

The issue of fuel supply from the occupied territories seems to be taking on a dimension of its own as the Association of Petrol Distributors is preparing to file a complaint with the European Union....

7. Metsola: 'Europe's bloc is made stronger by the discovery of so much natural gas in your country'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/metsola-europe-s-bloc-is-made-stronger-by-the-discovery-of-so-much-natural-gas-in-your-country

In anticipation of Roberta Metsola's visit to Cyprus on September 9th, Kathimerini's George Kakouris sits down with the European Parliament President and gets her take on the Cyprus problem, recently discovered natural gas reserves and the issue behind Cyprus' "golden passport" scandal....

8. AKEL calls out DISY on investor contributions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/akel-calls-out-disy-on-investor-contributions

The second meeting of the Audit Committee, with the report of the Auditor General of the Republic on the Cyprus Investment Programme being the only item on the agenda, confirmed that the Golden Passports will be at the forefront of the opposition's election campaign. In an inkling of what's to come, AKEL seems to be leading the way in keeping corruption issues at the center of the opposition's discourse during this election season. ...

9. Conflict of interest raised again in passport probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/conflict-of-interest-raised-again-in-passport-probe

The audit office in the Republic of Cyprus is sending all its findings on golden passports to the state’s anti-corruption agency, citing a conflict of interest for the state’s two chief law enforcement officers who served as ministers during the investment scandal...

10. Cyprus cabinet revokes seven 'golden' passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-cabinet-revokes-seven-golden-passports

Seven passports issued under the Cyprus Investment Programme (CIP) were revoked by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, as announced by Interior Minister Nikos Nouris today....

11. Cyprus Investment Program problematic from the start

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-investment-program-problematic-from-the-start

Much ink has been spilled over the Cyprus Investment Program (CIP). From its inception in 2017 until its abolition, the CIP was a scheme wherein the Cyprus Government granted Cypriot citizenship to investors, "golden passports" as it is well-known....

12. Fair State. Five proposals to fight corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/op-ed-fair-state-five-proposals-to-fight-corruption

In the Cyprus of 2022, corruption has permeated all levels of our society. The extent of the problem needs to be ascertained first. Then, the diagnosis of its causes. Finally, but most importantly, the specific proposals to combat it....

13. Cyprus’ church wars over Ukraine quiet down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-church-wars-over-ukraine-quiet-down

Cyprus' Tamasos metropolitan bishop Isaiah, a top contender for the archbishopric throne who fell out of favor with Archbishop Chrysostomos, traveled to Istanbul this week with the primate’s blessing, a possible signal that the island’s ugly church split over Ukraine was drawing to a quiet close ahead of possible elections...

14. Cyprus' RCB Bank and its Kremlin ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rcb-bank-and-its-kremlin-ties

On March 24, Cyprus’s fourth-largest bank announced it would wind down its banking operations in the wake of the “volatile geopolitical situation” caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a month earlier....

15. Cyprus struggles to find anti-corruption auditors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-struggles-to-find-anti-corruption-auditors

Efforts to assign members to a transparency commission are said to be stalling in the Republic of Cyprus, with politicians from the opposition crying foul over connections between some candidates and the country’s disgraced golden passports program...

16. More ‘Golden Passports’ revoked

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/more-‘golden-passports-revoked

The Council of Ministers decided last week to revoke the citizenship of four more Russians, including their family members, who obtained ‘Golden Passports’ under the island’s disgraced Citizenship by Investment scheme that was brought to an abrupt end in November 2020....

17. Anastasiades irked by Zelensky's failure to condemn Turkish invasion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-irked-by-zelensky-s-failure-to-condemn-turkish-invasion

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed his annoyance at the failure of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to condemn the Turkish invasion of Cyprus during his speech before the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Thursday....

18. Zelensky wants Cyprus tough on island’s Russians

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/zelensky-asks-cyprus-to-get-tough-on-island-s-russians

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is urging the Republic of Cyprus to strip Russians of their golden passports 'without exception' and only ease up on dual citizens if they condemn what he called 'war crimes of their military' in Ukraine....

19. Revoking golden passports to Russians ‘impossible’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/revoking-golden-passports-to-russians-‘impossible

An EU recommendation to member states to recall passports issued to Russian and Belarusian oligarchs on the bloc’s sanctions list puts Cyprus in an awkward position....

20. EC calls on EU governments to end golden passport schemes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-calls-on-eu-governments-to-end-golden-passport-schemes

The European Commission called on EU governments on Monday to end national programs to sell citizenship to investors, also known as golden passports schemes and urged them to suspend the sale of visas to Russians and Belarusians....

21. Ukraine crisis stains church elections in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ukraine-crisis-stains-church-elections-in-cyprus

A Cypriot theologian has blown the lid off the game of thrones in archbishopric elections on the island, suggesting anti-Russia agenda is behind efforts to take the vote away from believers who might favor a pro-Moscow candidate in order to task the Holy Synod with naming the winner...

22. The Cypriot oligarch and passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-cypriot-oligarch-and-passports

On the first day of the invasion, Thursday, February 24, as Ukrainian cities were being bombed by the Russian army, Vladimir Putin met with 37 businessmen and members of his government to assess the impact of sanctions already imposed by the United States and members of the European Union....

23. Cyprus is losing its Russians, confronting existential questions about its economy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-is-losing-its-russians-confronting-existential-questions-about-its-economy

For decades, Cyprus built an economy that courted Russians — Russian tourists, Russian investors, Russian oligarchs. ...

24. An EU-wide ban on 'golden passports' and the Ukrainian crisis on the agenda

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-ban-on-golden-passports-and-the-ukrainian-crisis-on-the-agenda-at-eu-plenary

The European Parliament is scheduled to have its plenary session this week from the 7th to the 10th of March in Strasbourg. On the agenda will be, most importantly, the Ukrainian issue as well as a discussion on an EU-wide ban on citizenship by investment schemes....

25. Supreme Court settles golden passports legal saga

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/supreme-court-settles-golden-passports-legal-saga

The Supreme Court in the Republic of Cyprus says a Parliament attempt last year to restrict the attorney general's role in a golden passport probe outcome was unconstitutional, after lawmakers had raised conflicts of interest for the state's chief law enforcer and his deputy...

26. Extradition case in Cyprus gets political

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/extradition-case-in-cyprus-gets-political

Cyprus is in the middle of a politically-charged extradition battle where a mother and son wanted by Chinese authorities are getting support from an American organization backed by Donald Trump’s former advisor...

27. Cyprus awaits Brussels decision on golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-awaits-brussels-on-golden-passports

The President’s Cabinet in the Republic of Cyprus has approved at least 390 golden passport applications despite European warnings after the program was scrapped last year, with Interior Minister Nicos Nouris saying he has already explained the logic to the European Commission but hasn’t heard back yet...

28. Jiu Jitsu producers file new lawsuit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jiu-jitsu-producers-file-new-lawsuit

The producers and director of the film Jiu Jitsu are suing the Republic of Cyprus, the Auditor General, the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency and a television station for compensation in excess of 30 million euros...

29. Cyprus wants clean slate in naturalizations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-wants-clean-slate-in-naturalizations

The government in the Republic of Cyprus has laid out a new blueprint for naturalizations of foreign investors and skilled immigrants, pointing to a departure from the country’s disgraced golden passport scheme while respecting the EU position on citizenship criteria...

30. Nicosia reacts to new Al Jazeera video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-reacts-to-new-al-jazeera-video

Nicosia has refuted allegations concerning a Cypriot minister and his trips to London, in reaction to an Al Jazeera secret investigation into how convicted criminals could take on new identities and launder money through ownership of English football clubs by deceiving authorities...

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