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1. Jiu Jitsu director says Cyprus losing out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jiu-jitsu-director-says-cyprus-losing-out

The director and producers of martial arts movie Jiu Jitsu sought audience with Cyprus’ finance minister this week over delayed cash rebate payments, with reports saying the film makers are also ticked off by an unflattering audit report on the country’s Olivewood scheme...

2. 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....

3. 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....

4. Mountain region to get €400m revamp by 2030

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mountain-region-to-get-€400m-revamp-by-2030

The government’s plan to revitalise mountain communities by 2030 was presented on Thursday, with the grand project including more than 300 actions budgeted at €400 million....

5. Cabinet approves €250m supplementary pandemic budget

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-approves-€250m-supplementary-pandemic-budget

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a supplementary budget of €250 million to cover needs arising from the handling of the pandemic. ...

6. Govt meets extension of restrictions with new support measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/govt-meets-extension-of-restrictions-with-new-support-measures

Cyprus Ministers of Finance, Constantinos Petrides and Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, Zeta Emilianidou announced Friday an economic support package to the tune of €70 million for businesses and employees in an attempt to counterbalance the extension of restriction measures....

7. EastMed pipeline could be ready in five years

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eastmed-pipeline-could-be-ready-in-five-years

The EastMed pipeline could be in place in five years, Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, Yuval Steinitz, has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), describing it as an extremely important project....

8. Traditional Cypriot restaurants to get state boost

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/traditional-cypriot-restaurants-to-get-state-boost

Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios announced on Wednesday that the Cabinet had approved a special grant scheme of the order of 420,000 euros in support of restaurants offering Cypriot cuisine, in a bid to help improve the image of traditional local gastronomy....

9. Health Minister concerned over rule flouters

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-minister-concerned-over-rule-flouters

Cyprus must continue to show good epidemiological figures before any more restrictions can be lifted safely, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said Monday....

10. Cyprus wages battle for air connectivity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-wages-battle-for-air-connectivity

Two Cypriot ministers have joined forces this week to call on the EU’s Competition commissioner to allow more state subsidies for airlines amid the pandemic, citing improvements in scheme criteria but also the remoteness of the island...

11. Defying clampdown, Cyprus activists to protest again over graft

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/defying-clampdown-cyprus-activists-to-protest-again-over-graft

Anti-corruption campaigners in Cyprus will protest again on Feb. 20, they said on Tuesday, after a violent clampdown by police at an event on Feb. 13 drew widespread condemnation....

12. Government announces new housing schemes and incentives

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-announces-new-housing-schemes-and-incentives

New housing schemes and incentives with an emphasis on rural areas and young people were announced on Wednesday by the government....

13. Christodoulides, Dendias hold talks in Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-dendias-hold-talks-in-athens

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides met with his Greek counterpart in Athens on Friday on the sidelines of the Friendship Forum held Thursday in what was seen as an effort by Greece to expand its network of allies from the Mediterranean to the Gulf....

14. When the lights of the Palace begin to dim

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/when-the-palace-lights-begin-to-dim

The testimonies of 2013, say that in those critical days of the savings levy, there was a crowd of people on the hill of the presidential palace....

15. Cyprus launches new tourism schemes as arrivals plummet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-launches-new-tourism-schemes-as-arrivals-plummet

Nine incentive schemes promoting the development and boosting of targeted forms of tourism were approved by Cabinet on Monday, when the Cyprus statistical service (Cystat) announced that Cyprus marked a 79.9% drop in arrivals in 2020 compared to the year before....

16. Former AG says he cautioned over passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/former-ag-says-he-cautioned-over-golden-passports

The state’s former attorney general says his department had cautioned the government years ago that the country’s golden passport scheme might have been incompatible with European law, essentially contradicting the executive branch's position that nobody had said anything...

17. 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....

18. Cyprus president testifies on golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-testifies-on-golden-passports

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is expected to testify on Tuesday before the independent committee probing corruption allegations in the country’s golden passport scheme, just days after he lashed out at critics during a national address on the fight against corruption...

19. Lawyer says Al Jazeera took him out of context

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawyer-says-al-jazeera-took-him-out-of-context

Cypriot attorney Andreas Pittadjis, who was targeted in an Al Jazeera undercover investigation into allegations of corruption over golden passports, took to social media to reiterate his position he did nothing illegal, accusing the foreign network of being dishonest...

20. Fraud suspected in arson of vacant home

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fraud-suspected-in-arson-of-vacant-home

Police are trying to get to the bottom of an arson case, following a series of arrests including a couple whose home in Limassol was burglarized and damaged by fire last month...

21. Government buys time on new COVID measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-buys-time-on-new-covid-measures

The health, finance, and labour ministers of the Republic of Cyprus have been tasked to reconcile a number of issues before a Cabinet meeting on Friday, essentially stalling the announcement of new COVID measures which was expected on Thursday...

22. Redacted report on golden passports published

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/redacted-report-to-be-published-noon

A redacted version of the Kalogerou report on golden passports is expected to be made public on Tuesday afternoon, amid criticism of the government from opposition parties calling for transparency in probing corruption allegations...

23. Folli Follie report unveils 17-year scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/folli-follie-report-unveils-17-year-scam

The troubled Folli Follie company’s major shareholders, the Koutsolioutsos family, reaped the benefits of a well-orchestrated fraud scheme that lasted for at least 17 years, under the nose of the supervisory authorities, generating hundreds of millions of euros in profits, according to an audit report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...

24. Report on passport scheme to be released, President says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-on-passport-scheme-to-be-released-president-says

President Anastasiades said the report of the investigative committee spearheaded by Securities and Exchange Commissioner Demetra Kalorigou on the island’s disgraced citizenship-by-investment program will be released next Tuesday....

25. 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...

26. AG says release of 'golden passports' files would harm investigations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ag-says-release-of-golden-passports-files-would-harm-investigations

The findings of the investigative committee looking into the Cyprus’ disgraced Citizenship by Investment scheme will be made public to the degree that will not affect public interest, Attorney General Giorgos Savvides said Friday....

27. 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. ...

28. New coronavirus call centre launched

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-coronavirus-call-centre-launched

A new call centre was launched to provide support and information on all issues related to the local coronavirus pandemic and rules in place....

29. Cyprus' auditor general makes Jiu Jitsu move

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/auditor-general-makes-jiu-jitsu-move

The audit office is reportedly preparing an unflattering report on Cyprus’ film industry government scheme, with local media suggesting some type of possible connection between newly-established Olivewood and golden passports...

30. Government ups rhetoric against auditor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-ups-rhetoric-against-auditor

The Cypriot government hinted over the weekend it might refer the auditor general to the Supreme Court over “indecent” behaviour, after the audit office published yet another damning report alleging offences in a Cabinet decision to grant investor passports to individuals linked to a casino project without meeting the criteria...

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