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61. Comprehensive anti-corruption proposals in the pipeline

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/comprehensive-anti-corruption-proposals-in-the-pipeline

President Nicos Anastasiades will soon be presenting a package of proposals for the strengthening of transparency, accountability and the rule of law, deputy government spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas said Monday....

62. Cypriots to protest over golden passports probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/citizens-to-protest-over-passport-probe

A new demonstration will take place outside the Presidential Palace on Friday, with protesters gathering to express their frustration over the government’s handling of the golden passport scandal and demand that officials take ownership of the crisis...

63. Passport committee shuns media over COVID

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/passport-committee-shuns-media-over-covid

The special investigative committee probing the passport scandal in the Republic of Cyprus cited the pandemic this week after banning reporters from hearings, while it was unclear how Thursday’s additional COVID measures would further affect media coverage...

64. Roxy’s 'Charo' takes Cyprus to ECHR

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/roxy-s-charo-takes-cyprus-to-echr

A Dominican woman, who was recognized as a sex trafficking victim after her ordeal in the capital’s Roxy strip club over a decade ago, is taking the Republic of Cyprus to the European Court of Human Rights, after the country’s Supreme Court sided with a lower court judge who threw out her lawsuit seeking damages...

65. Anti-corruption measures on the way, Anastasiades says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anti-corruption-measures-on-the-way-anastasiades-says

President Nicos Anastasiades said Friday he will be announcing new measures aiming to crack down on corruption next week. ...

66. Constitutional crisis unfolds over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/constitutional-crisis-unfolds-over-passports

An unprecedented constitutional crisis has been unfolding in the Republic of Cyprus, with the attorney general publicly scolding an inquisitive auditor general and asking him to back off from seeking access to files in connection with golden passports linked to a casino project...

67. Fresh total lockdown out of the question for Cyprus govt

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fresh-total-lockdown-out-of-the-question-for-cyprus-govt

Finance minister Constantinos Petrides on Monday strongly refuted the possibility of Cyprus entering a second lockdown, such as the one it was plummeted into in March as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus....

68. Attorney General calls Auditor ‘to order’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/attorney-general-calls-auditor-‘to-order

Cypriot Attorney General George Savvides issued a stern warning on Saturday, calling to order the state’s auditor general over his insistence on examining specific golden passport case files linked to a casino project on the island...

69. MPs reject dissolution of parliament amid passports scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mps-reject-dissolution-of-parliament-amid-passports-scandal

After officially electing AKEL MP Adamos Adamou as the new House President following the resignation of Demetris Syllouris amid intense backlash against his involvement in the recent golden passports scandal, MPs on Thursday debated on whether parliament should be dissolved making way for early elections, with the proposal eventually rejected with 26 votes in favour and 30 against....

70. Opposition turns up pressure over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/opposition-turns-up-pressure-over-passport-scandal

Parliament in Cyprus is expected to debate proposals over the passport scandal, including whether a new law can force the government to hand over files to the auditor general as well as a freeze on pending applications allegedly being squeezed through before the disgraced scheme is set to go on hiatus...

71. Reynders: 'golden passport' schemes must be abolished

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reynders-golden-passport-schemes-must-be-abolished

The EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders briefed the plenary of the European Parliament on Thursday on the Commission’s decision to initiate infringement proceedings against Cyprus and Malta in view of their ‘golden passports’ schemes which appear to be in violation of EU law....

72. President defends block on audit office

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-defends-block-on-audit-office

President Nicos Anastasiades invoked the Constitution during a televised interview, saying the job description of the auditor general, who is currently seeking information on foreign nationals linked to a casino project, does not authorize him to 'have a say in everything'...

73. EC: Cyprus, Malta golden passport schemes in violation of EU law

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-launches-infringement-procedures-against-cyprus-golden-passports

The European Commission launched infringement procedures against Cyprus and Malta on Tuesday in response to their ‘golden passport’ schemes, and allowed a two-month period for the countries to respond in writing to the Commission’s warning letter....

74. Police get to work on passport scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-get-to-work-on-passport-scandal

Cypriot police appear to have their plate full with three different probes into alleged corruption in the golden passport scheme, with investigators facing their biggest challenge by a shocking Al Jazeera video that dealt the fatal blow in the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme...

75. Golden passports pushed forward in Commission agenda

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/golden-passports-pushed-forward-in-commission-agenda

After the Al Jazeera revelations, the Cyprus Investment Program is being pushed into the European Commission’s discussion agenda....

76. Cypriot minister has one regret over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-minister-has-one-regret-over-passports

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides, who oversaw Cyprus' disgraced golden passport scheme while he was serving as interior minister, says he should have pushed harder to end the program much sooner...

77. Game plan to circumvent passport rules

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/game-plan-to-circumvent-passport-rules

Meme culture enthusiasts in Cyprus upped their game this week following a passport scandal reported by Al Jazeera, with catchphrases such as “this is Cyprus” and name dodging tricks seen in a secret video prompting media to spot five ways a lawyer could circumvent the system in the golden passport scheme...

78. Cypriots rise up against corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-rise-up-against-corruption

A crowd of protesters gathered outside Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia on Wednesday evening, calling on House Speaker Demitris Syllouris to resign after he was featured in an Al Jazeera undercover story on corruption...

79. Syllouris accepts waiving of his parliamentary immunity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syllouris-accepts-waiving-of-his-parliamentary-immunity

President of the Cyprus Parliament Demetris Syllouris said Wednesday that he won’t stand in the way of his parliamentary immunity being waved to accommodate a probe launched by local police after a fresh batch of Al Jazeera allegations situated him at the epicentre of a massive corruption scandal involving the island’s golden passports scheme....

80. Judge in Cypriot passport probe resigns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/judge-in-cypriot-passport-probe-resigns

Retired Supreme Court Judge Costas Pampallis has resigned from his position as a member of an indepednent investigative committee, a team that was tasked to sift through Cyprus’ golden passport scheme in the wake of corruption scandals and systemic failures...

81. Commission slams Cyprus over passports, mulls infringement procedures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commission-slams-cyprus-over-passports-mulls-infringement-procedures

The European Commission expressed “disbelief” over new revelations concerning Cyprus’ investment for citizenship scheme, saying that the body is looking into infringement procedures for Nicosia. ...

82. Probe launched against Al Jazeera operation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-launch-probe-against-al-jazeera-operation

The state attorney ordered a probe following a complaint filed by high-profile Cypriot officials targeted by an Al Jazeera secret investigation on corruption, with members of the public outraged as more shocking revelations emerged in a new Cyprus Papers video...

83. Passport revocation inquiries move forward

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/passport-revocation-inquiries-move-forward

Cypriot authorities have identified seven individuals or foreign investors who could potentially be stripped of their Cypriot citizenship, after an internal probe pointed to forged documents or misleading information during the golden passport application process...

84. Cabinet approves revocation of seven citizenships

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-revocation-of-seven-citizenships

The Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light for the initiation of the process for the revocation of Cypriot citizenship granted to seven persons through the Investment Program. ...

85. 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...

86. 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...

87. 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....

88. 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...

89. 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”....

90. Passports under the watchful eye of the Commission

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