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1. Minister warns House over crucial EU money

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-warns-house-over-crucial-eu-money

Cypriot Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides is calling on Parliament to approve structural reforms that come as a condition to the disbursement of over €1 billion from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Fund...

2. Lockdown begins amid legal challenges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lockdown-begins-amid-legal-challenges

The Republic of Cyprus entered a two-week lockdown on Monday, the start of the Holy Week for the Greek Orthodox community, with critics crying foul over some measures including proof of vaccination...

3. Local gov reform heads for summer freeze

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/local-government-reform-heads-for-summer-freeze

Interior Minister Nikos Nouris has been asked by EU officials to give the rundown of the administration’s latest efforts in local government reform, just days after a proposal for a referendum was defeated by opposition parties that cried foul over the move...

4. Commission officially registers halloumi PDO

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commission-officially-registers-halloumi-pdo

The European Commission announced on Monday the official decision for the registration of halloumi/hellim as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product, protecting it against imitation and misuse across the EU....

5. Economic activity could resume by spring end, Anastasiades says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/economic-activity-could-resume-by-spring-end-anastasiades-says

President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday that he was hopeful that economic activity could resume by the end of spring, given that no unpredicted developments arise on the part of pharmaceutical companies....

6. 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....

7. EY Cyprus participated in the 4thCyprus International Tax Conference

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/ey-cyprus-participated-in-the-4thcyprus-international-tax-conference

EY Cyprus has once again supported and participated in the 4thCyprus International Tax Conference, on Tuesday March 30th....

8. Power outage refuels reform debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/power-outage-refuels-reform-debate

A technical failure in the Vasilikos power plant was quickly restored Thursday morning, after rendering areas all over the Republic of Cyprus without electricity at a time when unions are up in arms over reforms in the industry...

9. 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....

10. Coordination for green digital transition needed, Kokkinos says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coordination-for-green-digital-transition-of-actions-needed-kokkinos-says

Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Kyriakos Kokkinos stressed the need to coordinate actions and investments at national and European level to achieve the EU's goals "for a sustainable, digital and green transition, empowering businesses with an emphasis on the SME and start-up ecosystem, and ensuring EU technological dominance", during his intervention at the informal teleconference of the Competitiveness Council for Research, under the Portuguese Presidency....

11. Local government reform on the ballot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/local-government-reform-on-the-ballot

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris is calling for local government reform to be decided by voters during parliamentary elections, citing his frustration over a long and protracted debate on the issue...

12. Cop with covered badge number in hot water

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cop-with-covered-badge-number-in-hot-water

A member of an elite police unit is under investigation following reports that the ID number on his helmet had been covered during an operation at a protest in downtown Nicosia...

13. US against two-state deal on Cyprus, Heather A. Conley tells Kathimerini

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/us-against-two-state-deal-on-cyprus-heather-a-conley-tells-kathimerini

Heather A. Conley is no stranger to Greece as she has made a point of visiting the country every year and also participated in the 2019 Delphi Forum – the last that actually took place in Delphi. A Washington veteran, she is senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia and the Arctic and director of the Europe, Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)....

14. Anastasiades takes the stand in passports probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-takes-the-stand-in-passports-probe

Cyprus’ citizenship by investment scheme will not be revived but other incentives will be given to attract investments, excluding citizenship, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday, following a 3-hour-long testimony before the investigative committee probing Cyprus’ nixed citizenship-by-investment scheme....

15. Cyprus unveils plan to tackle corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-unveils-plan-to-tackle-corruption

Cyprus’ fight against corruption is based on three pillars, President Anastasiades said Friday, announcing the eagerly-awaited steps the government will take in a bid to restore credibility to the Republic after its reputation was shattered by revelations of corruption through the nixed Citizenship-by-Investment Program (CIP)....

16. Policy priorities unaffected by pandemic, FinMin says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/policy-priorities-unaffected-by-pandemic-finmin-says

Despite the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic Cyprus’ economic policies remain the same, targeting macroeconomic and financial stability, prudent fiscal policies, and establishing a competitive, business-friendly regulatory environment of high standards, Minister of Finance Constantinos Petrides said on Thursday....

17. Emergency lights and sirens mark New Year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/emergency-lights-and-sirens-mark-new-year

Emergency medics and first responders in the Republic of Cyprus sounded their sirens at midnight on New Year’s Eve, marking the end of a rough year that brought the coronavirus pandemic...

18. 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...

19. 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 ...

20. FinMin confirms Cyprus won’t reinstate ‘golden passports’ scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finmin-confirms-cyprus-won-t-reinstate-‘golden-passports-scheme

Finance minister Constantinos Petrides assured that the government will not be reinstating the Cyprus Investment Program (CIP), that was shut down after the shocking corruption revelations that emerged through an Al Jazeera investigation and the subsequent stark criticism by the European Commission. ...

21. New court culture coming to Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-court-culture-coming-to-cyprus

The president of the Cyprus Bar Association says justice reform is in the air in the Republic of Cyprus, after proposed rules on Civil Law Procedure were submitted on Thursday to the Supreme Court in hopes to introduce a new court culture on the island...

22. Support schemes averted drastic rise in unemployment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/support-schemes-averted-drastic-rise-in-unemployment

The package launched by the government to support employees and businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic has averted a drastic rise in unemployment, labour minister Zeta Emilianidou said Thursday....

23. Justice Minister highlights government's efforts to fight corruption

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/justice-minister-highlights-government-s-efforts-to-fight-corruption

The government of Cyprus is making continuous efforts to protect the country from corruption, justice minister Emily Yiolitis said Wednesday, noting that the government has undertaken a series of actions and pushed a bundle of new laws through the pipeline....

24. EAC crucial to Cyprus' energy reform, energy minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eac-crucial-to-cyprus-energy-reform-energy-minister-says

The role of the Electricity Authority Cyprus is crucial to both the implementation of the energy reform in Cyprus and the joint effort for sustainable economic development, which must now be interconnected with green energy, energy minister Natasa Pilides said, addressing an online press conference during which the EAC presented its annual report for 2019. ...

25. Cabinet approves national framework on smart cities strategy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-national-framework-on-smart-cities-strategy

The Cabinet approved the development of a national framework on the strategy and promotion of smart cities, after a proposal submitted by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy....

26. Cyprus 2021 defence budget up by €70 million

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-2021-defence-budget-up-by-€70-million

The six pillars of the defence ministry’s strategic aims in defence and security matters were presented before the parliamentary finance committee by defence minister Charalambos Petrides on Monday, in the context of his ministry’s budget for 2021....

27. Bar set low as Brussels, UN in low spirits for CyProb involvement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/bar-set-low-as-brussels-un-in-low-spirits-for-cyprob-involvement

Foreign players ranging from Brussels and Berlin to New York have lowered their expectations and show a reduced eagerness to actively get involved in efforts to reach a solution to the Cyprus Problem....

28. 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...

29. Justice Minister eager to see justice system reform make headway

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/justice-minister

Justice Minister Emily Yioliti proposed to the House legal committee on Wednesday the establishment of a working group, composed of representatives of parliamentary parties and the Cyprus Bar Association, for a discussion of positions regarding the direction of the impending justice system reform....

30. First batch of food donations ready to be shipped to Lebanon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-batch-of-dry-food-donations-ready-to-be-shipped-to-lebanon

Twenty tonnes of dry food have been collected so far in Cyprus, that are set to be distributed among the Lebanese public whose lives were overturned last week by the blasts that ripped through the capital, Beirut....

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