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1. Cyprus cancels Russian billionaires' passports from Christofias era

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-cancels-russian-billionaires-passports-from-christofias-era

Cyprus has revoked the citizenship of two high-profile Russian oligarchs who were naturalized during the presidency of Demetris Christofias. ...

2. Monks, millionaires, and mammoths: Cyprus' epic saga of scandal and schemes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/monks-millionaires-and-mammoths-cyprus-epic-saga-of-scandal-and-schemes

At an unexpected time, I had written to you that a mammoth development project in a coastal town would likely meet the fate of mammoths—meaning it would fade into history without us ever seeing or touching it....

3. Investment thresholds in golden visa program under review

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/investment-thresholds-in-golden-visa-program-under-review

Reports circulating in the market in recent days regarding the Golden Visa program suggest that the government intends to establish three different investment thresholds, depending on the area where the property in question is located....

4. Anastasiades faces golden passport scandal investigation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-faces-golden-passport-scandal-investigation

The Economic Committee of the Parliament has approved the release of €1.04 million for procuring services for the Anti-Corruption Authority's investigations....

5. Christodoulides links Turkish Cypriot rights violations to 1974 invasion

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-links-turkish-cypriot-rights-violations-to-1974-invasion

Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides addressed the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, emphasizing that any violation of Turkish Cypriot human rights ...

6. No more 'golden passports' amidst money laundering concerns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-more-golden-passports-amidst-money-laundering-concerns

In a candid exchange, Cyprus's President, Nikos Christodoulides, responded to concerns raised by Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko regarding the alleged use of Cyprus by Russian oligarchs for money laundering....

7. Landmark golden passport trial begins Feb 15

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/landmark-golden-passport-trial-begins-feb-15

The Nicosia Criminal Court gears up for a high-stakes trial in five months, probing the naturalization of foreign investors and a potential twist involving a Chinese businessman....

8. Swedish media exposes Sizopoulos's tie to 'golden passports' scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/swedish-media-exposes-sizopoulos-s-tie-to-golden-passports-scheme

In a joint investigation, Göteborgs-Posten and OCCRP shed light on EPP President Marinos Sizopoulos's connection to the 'golden passports' scandal....

9. 'The honest state'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-honest-state

Whenever Cyprus becomes the focus of an international journalistic investigation, the perception within the media, political circles, and civil society follows a familiar pattern: initial anticipation or curiosity, followed by a few days of discussion about the country's reputation and questionable practices. ...

10. Cyprus Confidential: A new stain on Cyprus' image

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pwc-s-secret-dance-with-russian-oligarchs-revealed

Another episode is unfolding that stains Cyprus' name on a global scale. This time, it's not about the Naturalization Program or "golden passports" but centers on sanctions imposed on Russian oligarchs since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022....

11. Cyprus gears up for ICIJ bombshell on Russian ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gears-up-for-icij-bombshell-on-russian-ties

The government is on high alert due to the announcement of a documentary by the ICIJ on the Cypriot Investment Program and its relations with Russian oligarchs....

12. Explosive report will unveil Cyprus' secret financial 'dance' with Russia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/explosive-report-will-unveil-cyprus-secret-financial-dance-with-russia

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has unveiled an extensive eight-month investigation named "Cyprus Confidential," as disclosed in posts on Social Media X....

13. How tens of thousands snag Caribbean ''Golden Passports'' for $100,000

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/how-tens-of-thousands-snag-caribbean-golden-passports-for-$100-000

Tens of thousands of passports have been obtained by Russians, Iranians, Chinese and others from Caribbean nations, granting them visa-free travel to European countries, according to a report by the European Commission....

14. Cyprus nationals arrested for money laundering in Singapore

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/foreign-nationals-arrested-for-money-laundering-in-singapore

The Singaporean Police arrested 10 foreigners on suspicion of money laundering and forgery offenses in connection with a case involving 1 billion Singapore dollars (737 million dollars) in cash, luxury cars, and other assets. ...

15. International inspectors hired for 'Golden Passports' probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/international-inspectors-hired-for-golden-passports-probe

According to a report on Philenews, the Independent Authority Against Corruption has recruited two "inspection officers" who will be compensated with approximately €1,150 per day for their crucial role in the ongoing investigation surrounding the controversial 'golden passports' issue....

16. FinMin underlines the importance of disciplined policy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finmin-underlines-the-importance-of-disciplined-policy

The contact circle with the banks has not been completed, and there will be a new one to adopt measures that will provide relief to borrowers regarding the increased interest rates....

17. It's surprising how little was frozen

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/it-s-surprising-how-little-was-frozen

Upon his arrival at Larnaca airport last Wednesday, Justice Commissioner Didier Raeder brought with him two pressing questions. Firstly, how is it that a country like Cyprus, which has been heavily infiltrated by Russian capital for several years, has only managed to freeze a mere 104 million euros worth of assets belonging to oligarchs under EU sanctions?...

18. Commissioner in Cyprus to probe Russian asset freeze

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commissioner-in-cyprus-to-probe-russian-asset-freeze

Commissioner Reynders will request information on the total value of the assets of 'Russian oligarchs' in Cyprus that have been frozen by the authorities he told Cyprus News Agency in an interview, noting that so far, according to official figures 104 million euros in assets have been frozen, which is considered a low amount...

19. Christofides on 'golden' passports: 'No conflict of interest for Yiolitis'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christofides-on-golden-passports-no-conflict-of-interest-for-yiolitis

On Wednesday morning (22/02), AKEL MP Christos Christofides was interviewed on Sigma's "Mesimeri kai Kati" program, where he discussed the progress of the Anti-Corruption Commission's investigations into allegations of "golden" passports....

20. Casino dash before new Cabinet raises eyebrows

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/casino-dash-before-new-cabinet-raises-eyebrows

A House committee in the Republic of Cyprus is blocking three appointments on a casino commission until after the new Cabinet takes shape on March 1, with members raising conflict of interest concerns and the outgoing government insisting it should be allowed to fill the vacant positions now...

21. Five foreign policy challenges for the new President

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-foreign-policy-challenges-for-the-new-president

The eighth President of the Republic of Cyprus takes over, as of March 1, exactly where his predecessor, Nicos Anastasiades, left off: That is, at a critical international juncture, due to the war in Ukraine, and just before the crucial elections in Turkey and Greece ...

22. Anastasiades says Russia forced Cyprus to change

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-says-russia-forced-cyprus-to-change

Cyprus’ commander-in-chief says Russia forced his country to adopt an EU stance against Moscow, in response to Russian criticism that suggested Europeans were toeing an American line against the Kremlin and Nicosia and Athens were suffering because of it...

23. Nikos Christodoulides: Discussing changes to the Guterres framework

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nikos-christodoulides-discussing-changes-to-the-guterres-framework

"I didn't hear anyone mention Mr. Kasoulides, the foreign minister, after the wreckage in Crans Montana. Nobody could blame him. He was not the most directly involved, nor was he the one who would take the final decisions..." ...

24. The fall

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-fall

The tale of Eva Kaili is a metaphor for the glitzy, quick ascent to power in politics and the ultimate fall from grace brought on by dishonesty. After all, a corrupt politician is one who has been bribed by the state or a private individual....

25. 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....

26. 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....

27. 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....

28. 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....

29. 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...

30. 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....

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