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1. Wealthy Britons turn to Cypriot citizenship

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wealthy-britons-turn-to-cypriot-citizenship

Interest in additional citizenships by British entrepreneurs is rising even as the European Commission examines possible steps to curb EU states selling passports and visas to wealthy foreigners, due to concerns it can help organized crime groups...

2. Bad blood continues over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bad-blood-continues-over-golden-passport-probe

A prolonged and bitter dispute between the interior minister and auditor general, over probing Cyprus’ golden passports scheme, was renewed this week following a mini report with details on a number of applications through citizenship by investment...

3. Von der Leyen: rule of law violations through 'golden passports' won't be tolerated

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/von-der-leyen-rule-of-law-violations-through-golden-passports-won-t-be-tolerated

The European Commission has prepared the first annual report the rule of law in EU member states, to be published later in September, Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said Wednesday, indirectly referring to the Cyprus Investment Program....

4. Yiolitis clarifies role in passport applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/yiolitis-clarifies-role-in-passport-applications

Cypriot Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis has issued a statement on Twitter concerning her involvement in “golden passports” applications during the time when she was a founding partner at a law firm...

5. Police request for 'golden passports' documents from Parliament unconstitutional, lawyers say

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-request-for-golden-passports-documents-from-parliament-unconstitutional-lawyers-say

Lawyers from whom Parliament requested advice after law enforcement officials said they would crack down on the Cyprus Papers whistleblower(s) said Parliament’s non-compliance with police requests for documents relating to the investment scheme is reasonable, as such a request is “not constitutionally legitimate”....

6. Passports under the watchful eye of the Commission

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/passports-under-the-watchful-eye-of-the-commission

7. AG announces makeup of new committee to probe passports scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ag-announces-makeup-of-new-committee-to-probe-passports-scheme

Attorney General George Savvides announced the members of the newly-established four-member committee tasked with probing the entire length of the Cyprus Investment Program, which was introduced in 2007....

8. Cyprus to strip seven of citizenship granted through investment scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-strip-seven-of-citizenship-granted-through-investment-scheme

The Republic of Cyprus has begun the process of stripping seven people of Cypriot citizenship granted through the Cyprus Investment Program after a special committee found them in violation of current stricter criteria, President Nicos Anastasiades said in an interview with AFP on Friday. ...

9. Politics turn ugly over Cyprus Papers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/politics-turn-ugly-over-cyprus-papers

The main left party opposition in the Republic of Cyprus is firing back at the government, after reports emerged over threats and a confidential letter about Cypriot golden passports a decade earlier...

10. New committee to probe entire length of Cyprus Investment Program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-committee-to-probe-entire-length-of-cyprus-investment-program

The Cabinet on Thursday agreed to appoint an independent investigative committee to look into all passports granted through the Cyprus Investment Program from 2008 until July this year, when stricter rules were implemented....

11. Cabinet throws ball in attorney general’s court

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-throws-ball-in-attorney-general-s-court

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is calling on the state’s attorney general to appoint yet another committee to probe golden passport applications to settle a dispute between the auditor general’s office and the interior ministry over the “Cyprus Papers”...

12. Golden passports scheme to remain as is

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/golden-passports-scheme-to-remain-as-is

The citizenship-by-investment program will not be terminated, nor will it be suspended for a short period as a way of managing the crisis developing crisis, the government decided during its Tuesday morning coffee at the Presidential Palace. What was strongly tabled was that a potential freezing or termination of the investment program at this point in time would send a message that the government is acting in light of the Al Jazeera publications, and that by extension, that it accepts them....

13. Fierce battle over ‘Cyprus papers’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fierce-battle-over-‘cyprus-papers

A fierce battle over documents has began following Al Jazeera’s “Cyprus papers” on golden passports, with the audit office demanding to examine specific files and the interior ministry refusing to hand them over...

14. Curtain rising for citizenship-by-investment program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/curtain-rising-for-citizenship-by-investment-program

The Presidency has before it four scenarios for dealing with the issue of purchased citizenships. The most likely possibility is that of suspending the investment program for a short period, as revealed by Kathimerini on Sunday....

15. House President calls for suspension of 'golden passports' scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-president-calls-for-suspension-of-golden-passports-scheme

House President Demetris Syllouris has formally suggested to President Nicos Anastasiades that the Cyprus citizenship-by-investment scheme is paused until decisions for its improvement or even complete termination are taken, and called for a meeting of party leaders to discuss the scheme that has recently attracted international attention after a document leak led to a series of articles and videos published by the media network Al Jazeera....

16. EU mulls legal action against Cyprus 'golden passports'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-mulls-legal-action-against-cyprus-golden-passports

The foreign media network Al Jazeera, that has this week been publishing a series of articles and videos on the murky side of the Cyprus ‘golden passports’ program after it was leaked classified documents, reported that the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders is looking into the possibility of legal action against Cyprus....

17. Cyprus takes a stab at Al Jazeera 'propaganda'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-takes-a-stab-at-al-jazeera-propaganda

The daily publication of reports by the foreign media network Al Jazeera targeting the Cyprus citizenship-for-investment programme after gaining possession of over 1,400 leaked documents has sent the Cyprus government rushing to set the record straight....

18. Al Jazeera journalist denies political motives

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/al-jazeera-journalist-denies-political-motives

Cypriot Interior Minister Nikos Nouris is expected on Wednesday to provide answers to Al Jazeera’s “golden passports” story, while the network has rejected accusations of political motives behind the story...

19. Cyprus police looking into Al Jazeera document leak

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-looking-into-al-jazeera-document-leak

Cyprus law enforcement officials have been investigating since June 3 how the foreign media network Al Jazeera, that has this week published a series of articles and videos on the island’s citizenship-by-investment program, got hold of the leaked documents on which it built its exposé....

20. Cyprus 'golden passports' under more scrutiny

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-passports-under-more-scrutiny

A foreign investigative report says leaked documents from the Republic of Cyprus suggest the island’s government violated its own rules in granting “golden passport” citizenships, with Cypriot officials denying the accusations and raising credibility issues over the report...

21. Farmer refuses to return worker’s passport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/farmer-refuses-to-return-worker-s-passport

A story has emerged involving alleged mistreatment of a foreign worker, after a post shared on Facebook by a local NGO pointed to an old practice by employers unlawfully retaining foreign workers’ passports for leverage...

22. Cyprus 'golden passports' get popular amid pandemic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-passports-get-popular-amid-pandemic

The Republic of Cyprus’ investment-for-citizenship program proved to be the second most popular scheme of the sorts amid the global pandemic, with new citizenship applications during the first quarter of 2020 marking a 75% increase compared to the same period last year....

23. Limassol police uncover criminal enterprise

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/limassol-police-uncover-criminal-enterprise

Limassol police are a step closer to uncovering a well-organized criminal enterprise in Limassol, following the arrest of three suspects in connection with burglaries and robberies in over a dozen cases...

24. Three arrested after passport control incident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-arrested-after-passport-control-incident

Three people have been arrested at Larnaca airport, with police saying a man's passport photo did not match his facial characteristics while a woman was accused of unruly behaviour...

25. Anastasiades: Patriotic realism dictates solution through diplomacy, not weapons

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-patriotic-realism-dictates-solution-through-diplomacy-not-weapons

Instead of a catastrophic scenario, we opt for diplomacy, the weapons of international law and Cyprus’ status as an EU member state. This is what is dictated by patriotic realism and rationalism, and not a rhetoric of empty slogans. The coming days are crucial as regards initiatives taken by the EU and the US in view of preventing a potential crisis through targeted measures towards Turkey....

26. Cyprus gets tough on golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gets-tough-on-golden-passports

A House emergency bill that could allow authorities to revoke dozens of Republic of Cyprus “golden passports” is said to eliminate grey areas that so far prevented the state from revoking ill-gotten investor citizenships...

27. Cyprus 'golden visa' scheme returns to spotlight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-visa-scheme-returns-to-spotlight

Cyprus’ controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme was thrust into the spotlight once again after the investigative journalism platform Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) published an in-depth report on the granting of a ‘golden passport’ to a senior member of the Saudi royal family and six of his family members....

28. Greece shuts down to beat pandemic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-shuts-down-to-beat-pandemic

In a televised address to the nation on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a full lockdown, starting from 6 a.m on Monday, aimed at curbing the further spread of the coronavirus...

29. Dozens of migrants gather outside Migration Department to request asylum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dozens-of-migrants-gather-outside-migration-department-to-request-asylum

Dozens of migrants of African origin gathered outside the Migration Department on Wednesday requesting asylum....

30. Interior Minister talks migration, Cyprus investment program with EU officials in Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-talks-migration-cyprus-investment-program-with-eu-officials-in-brussels

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris informed the EU Commission’s Vice-President Margaritis Schoinas on Cyprus’ needs and the issues the country faces in dealing with the increased flow of migrants, ahead of the presentation of relevant proposals by the Commission next month....

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