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1. 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'...

2. IMF: Withdrawal of support measures should be gradual

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/imf-withdrawal-of-support-measures-should-be-gradual

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission met virtually with the Cypriot authorities from March 8–29, 2021 to discuss recent economic developments and policy priorities on the island. In an interview with Kathimerini Cyprus, IMF mission chief for Cyprus, Anita Tuladhar, said the longer the recovery period in sectors related to tourism, the greater the chance that permanent scars will remain in the economy of Cyprus. Tuladhar also noted the importance of state-sponsored programs to support the economy....

3. Islandwide rollout of 'pay as you throw' programme in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/islandwide-rollout-of-pay-as-you-throw-programme-in-2022

The ‘pay as you throw’ programme is expected to be rolled out across Cyprus next year, President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday....

4. 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....

5. Trained cops but no animal police in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trained-cops-but-no-animal-police-in-cyprus

A new law in Cyprus will provide for up to ten police officers to be trained on handling animal cases, with critics accusing the government of failing to deliver on its promise to create a proper animal police...

6. Cabinet green lights creation of dep. culture ministry

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-green-lights-creation-of-dep-culture-ministry

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill for the establishment of a deputy ministry for culture....

7. Cabinet proposes local administration reform referendum in May

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-proposes-local-administration-reform-referendum-in-may

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to schedule the islandwide referendum on the local administration reform on the same date that the public will be heading to ballot boxes anyway to cast their vote in the parliamentary elections on May 30....

8. House Speaker says Parliament must 'raise its standards'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-speaker-says-parliament-must-raise-its-standards

House Speaker Adamos Adamou said that Parliament has an obligation to raise its standards and improve its image to the public, who are turning away from politics and politicians and especially Parliament....

9. Minister grilled over digital ID bill

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-grilled-over-digital-id-bill

Recent discussion on electronic signatures has reintroduced persistent challenges in the digital ID debate, with Cyprus’ innovation minister facing tough questions this week during a House committee hearing...

10. Cyprus supporter to lead US foreign committee

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-supporter-to-lead-us-foreign-committee

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades says he looks forward to working with US Senator Bob Menendez, after the NJ Democrat was named officially chairman of the foreign relations committee in the new Congress...

11. Archbishop will restore demolished houses, DISY Councillor says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/archbishop-will-restore-demolished-houses-disy-councillor-says

Attorney General Giorgos Savvides, weighed in on the commotion caused by the Archbishopric’s unlawful demolition on Monday of four listed houses adjacent of its under-construction Cathedral project in the old town of Nicosia....

12. Archbishopric tears down listed houses without permit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/archbishopric-tears-down-listed-houses-without-permit

The Archbishopric on Monday morning teared down four listed houses adjacent to the under-construction cathedral in the old quarters of Nicosia without the necessary permit, with the Nicosia Municipality left flabbergasted....

13. 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....

14. Greece and Turkey resume exploratory talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-and-turkey-resume-exploratory-talks

Exploratory contacts between Greece and Turkey are set to resume in Istanbul, with Ankara trying to gain an upper hand over the agenda and Athens appearing to have low expectations citing disagreement on both sides on what to discuss...

15. 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...

16. Greek MPs approve extension of Ionian Sea territorial waters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-mps-approve-extension-of-territorial-waters-in-ionian-sea

With 284 votes in favor and 16 “present,” lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday to extend Greece’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles....

17. 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...

18. Cypriot FM visits Gulf before US inauguration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-fm-visits-gulf-before-us-inauguration

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides flew to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to hold a private meeting with his counterpart, days after the two countries signed a military cooperation agreement but also days before a changing of the guard in Washington could spell trouble for US arms sales to Gulf states...

19. Cypriot president grateful for frontline heroes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-president-grateful-for-frontline-heroes

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his deep gratitude for 'heroes on the front line' in his New Year’s Eve address, adding that elected politicians 'owe to the people' to pass crucial reforms in the new year...

20. 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...

21. 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....

22. Cyprus remains an attractive investment destination

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-remains-an-attractive-investment-destination

Cyprus remains an attractive investment destination, especially among established investors ...

23. DBRS warns against protracted process in approving bugdet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dbrs-warns-against-protracted-process-in-approving-bugdet

Global credit rating agency DBRS Morning Star said it is monitoring the situation in Cyprus following the rejection of the 2021 state budget by lawmakers on Thursday, warning that a protracted process to approve the budget could affect economic sentiment and could eventually weigh on economic activity....

24. 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...

25. Parliament votes state budget down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/parliament-votes-state-budget-down

Parliament on Thursday voted the 2021 state budget down with 29 votes against and 24 in favour....

26. Nicosia cops detain six women in brothel raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-arrest-six-women-in-brothel-raid

Six sex workers were detained Friday during a police raid in Nicosia, with officers arresting one of them on prostitution-related charges...

27. Cyprus parliament approves legislation for social enterprises

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-parliament-approves-legislation-for-social-enterprises

Parliament on Thursday passed into law a bill allowing social enterprises to be set up in the Republic of Cyprus....

28. Cat-and-mouse game with Turkey must stop, Michel says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cat-and-mouse-game-with-turkey-must-stop-michel-says

A game of “cat-and-mouse” between the European Union and Turkey needs to come to an end, European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday, in reference to a dispute over natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean....

29. Cyprus struggles to regulate lobbying

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-struggles-to-regulate-lobbying

Debate on a legislation proposal that would regulate lobbying in the Republic of Cyprus will continue next year, when parliamentary elections will be in full swing, after the justice ministry introduced amendments to reconcile transparency rules with realities of politicking on the island...

30. Parliament passes bills tackling sexism, bullying at schools

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/parliament-passes-bills-tackling-sexism-bullying-at-schools

The Cyprus parliament on Thursday passed three bills that establish a legislative framework criminalizing sexism and one law that seeks to tackle bullying and intimidation at schools. ...

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