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22 June, 2024
 

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1. Murders linked to firearms surge in Limassol and Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/murders-linked-to-firearms-surge-in-limassol-and-nicosia

The recent discovery of weapons in a cemetery in Oroklini serves as a stark reminder of the increasing presence of organized crime networks in Cyprus, particularly their access to military-style firearms, classified as illicit traded firearms....

2. Laura Kovesi: ''There are no 'clean' countries in the EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/laura-kovesi-there-are-no-clean-countries-in-the-eu

The head of the EPPO (European Public Prosecutor's Office) and the first EU Prosecutor General, Laura Kövesi, spoke with ''K'' during her visit to Cyprus for an event organized by the Department of Legal Science at the University of Cyprus....

3. Justice minister stresses ongoing evaluation for ceasefire line security

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/justice-minister-stresses-ongoing-evaluation-for-ceasefire-line-security

Cyprus' Minister of Justice and Public Order, Marios Hartsiotis, revealed on Wednesday that heightened measures along the ceasefire line are a response to ongoing security evaluations. ...

4. Combatting money laundering: Insights from Katerina Sikioti Charalambaki

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/combatting-money-laundering-insights-from-katerina-sikioti-charalambaki

Money laundering poses a significant threat to the EU's economy and society, with organized crime generating revenues of at least €139 billion annually, as emphasized by Katerina Sikioti Charalambaki, a professor and lawyer at the High Court of Justice....

5. Politics Blog: A satirical take on current affairs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/politics-blog-a-satirical-take-on-current-affairs

I begin today's column with a clarification: there is no issue of institutional credibility in Cyprus. There is, however, an issue of credibility regarding the individuals representing the institutions. Now that we've cleared that up, let's move on....

6. Police launch manhunt after daylight ambush

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-launch-manhunt-after-daylight-ambush

Police in Cyprus continue to be on high alert following an attempted murder in broad daylight on Tuesday (23/04) in Lakatamia, adding to a string of violent incidents linked to nightlife activities....

7. Police intensify efforts with two-month crime operation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-intensify-efforts-with-two-month-crime-operation

The Cyprus Police have initiated a two-month operation spanning the entire island, aimed at conducting coordinated operations and systematic checks for crime prevention and combat, as stated by Police Spokesperson Christos Andreou to CNA. ...

8. A state held hostage

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-state-held-hostage

While society was glued to shocking videos from the Monastery of Saint Avvakoum, sending a message that an entire financial - and not only - fraud was staged to the detriment of the faithful, the President of the Republic visited Mount Athos. ...

9. Limassol bust unveils alleged money laundering operation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/limassol-bust-unveils-alleged-money-laundering-operation

In a targeted operation, Limassol's Organized Crime Unit (OPE) swooped in on a suspected money laundering operation, resulting in multiple arrests and the seizure of significant sums of cash....

10. Over 400,000 songbirds killed in Cyprus and sold for delicacy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-400-000-songbirds-killed-in-cyprus-and-sold-for-delicacy

A recent report reveals a disturbing surge in wildlife crime in Cyprus, where over 400,000 songbirds were trapped and killed last autumn....

11. Gunfire targets suspect's vehicle in Kalogeropoulos' murder trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gunfire-targets-suspect-s-vehicle-in-kalogeropoulos-murder-trial

Authorities are investigating a report of gunfire directed at the vehicle of one of the four individuals charged in connection with the murder of Thanasis Kalogeropoulos, which occurred on October 30th in Limassol. ...

12. US Ambassador: Cyprus vital for regional stability

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-ambassador-cyprus-vital-for-regional-stability

In an era defined by conflict and rapidly changing geopolitical landscapes we see just how crucial Cyprus’ role is as a secure pillar of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, US Ambassador Julie Fisher said Thursday, addressing an event at the University of Cyprus....

13. Well-known businessman with criminal history shot dead in Mandra

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/well-known-businessman-with-criminal-history-shot-dead-in-mandra

The charred body of a man believed to be Christos Gialias, a well-known businessman with ties to soccer was found in a vehicle in the West Attica suburb of Mandra on Wednesday afternoon, police have said....

14. Police Chief under fire for leadership failure

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-chief-under-fire-for-leadership-failure

Police Chief Stelios Papatheodorou's recent statement regarding the events unfolding in Limassol on Wednesday night failed to instill confidence in the public regarding the police leadership's resolve to address fan violence....

15. Hooliganism in Cyprus: A plea for political action

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hooliganism-in-cyprus-a-plea-for-political-action

The recent incidents at ''Alphamega'' and the Apollon-AEL Cup match follow a familiar pattern, underscoring the government's struggle to tackle sports-related issues....

16. Police to boost frontline presence and tackle organized crime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-to-boost-frontline-presence-and-tackle-organized-crime

Amid escalating concerns about a recent surge in crime, the police have unveiled a comprehensive set of measures designed to enhance public safety and tackle underlying structural issues within the force....

17. Police intensify probes into illicit sports-related activities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-intensify-probes-into-illicit-sports-related-activities

In response to a meeting at the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, the police announced immediate measures to prevent and tackle organized crime and violence in sports arenas....

18. Black holes in public safety

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/black-holes-in-public-safety

Last week, Justice Minister Marios Hartsiotis pledged to enhance security, proposing an increased uniformed presence in the city center to combat crime....

19. Mythologizing Nikos Koshis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/mythologizing-nikos-koshis

The portrayal of Nikos Koshis as a role model for combating organized crime, being showcased on various TV stations whenever crime rates surge, has consistently caused me significant embarrassment....

20. Concerns grow over new faces controlling the streets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/concerns-grow-over-new-faces-controlling-the-streets

Amid a series of serious events, concerns intensify as the Minister of Justice officially addresses the ''difficult situation.''...

21. Criminologist urges action against rising organized crime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/criminologist-urges-action-against-rising-organized-crime

In light of the recent escalation in serious crime, Professor Emeritus of Criminology at the University of Cyprus, Andros Kapardis, has urged the state to develop a comprehensive national strategy to tackle organized crime...

22. How the police let the criminals run wild in the streets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/how-the-police-let-the-criminals-run-wild-in-the-streets

The Police's inability to proactively and reactively address various incidents has resurfaced in the aftermath of recent serious events....

23. Gunmen target family in Cyprus street shooting

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gunmen-target-family-in-cyprus-street-shooting

In a chilling incident reminiscent of recent fatal shootings in Limassol and Nicosia, organized crime once again sends shockwaves through authorities....

24. T/C leader faces bribery scandal involving former Turkish VP

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/t-c-leader-faces-bribery-scandal-involving-former-turkish-vp

Reports and a leaked audio document are causing a stir in the Turkish Cypriot community, suggesting that Fuat Oktay, former Turkish vice-president handling the Cyprus file for Ankara, received a $50 million bribe from the late...

25. Cyprus linked to Magnitsky case through luxury hotel investment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-linked-to-magnitsky-case-through-luxury-hotel-investment

The international organization OCCRP, specializing in organized crime and corruption, has once again implicated Cyprus in investment cases related to the luxury hotel Cap St Georges in Peyia. The connection ties back to the infamous Magnitsky case, a high-profile tax fraud scandal in Russia....

26. Police intel goes solo against organized crime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-intel-goes-solo-against-organized-crime

In a significant move, the Police Intelligence Service in Cyprus gains independence, breaking ties with the YKAN to focus on a broader spectrum of organized crime, including hooligans. ...

27. Supermarkets in Spain take extreme measures to protect olive oil

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/supermarkets-in-spain-take-extreme-measures-to-protect-olive-oil

In Spain, the world's leading olive oil producer, supermarkets are resorting to extreme measures as the price of this liquid gold skyrockets. With some bottles reaching 14.5 euros, theft is on the rise, prompting anti-theft devices on olive oil shelves....

28. Over 200 Ndrangheta's members sentenced to 2,200 years

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-200-ndrangheta-s-members-sentenced-to-2-200-years

In a historic ruling following one of Italy's largest mafia trials, more than 200 'Ndrangheta gang members received sentences totaling over 2,200 years....

29. Jews in LA protest for ceasefire in Gaza

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jews-in-la-protest-for-ceasefire-in-gaza

In a rain-soaked protest on Hollywood Boulevard, over 1,000 demonstrators demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. ...

30. The hunt for the killers of Kalogeropoulos ends with third arrest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-hunt-for-the-killers-of-kalogeropoulos-ends-with-third-arrest

Police in Cyprus said Friday they have arrested a third suspect in connection with the killing of a businessman who was gunned down outside a cafe in Limassol last month....

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