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1. First group of asylum seekers relocated to Germany from Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/first-group-of-asylum-seekers-relocated-to-germany-from-cyprus

Repatriation flights from Cyprus to Germany and France began at the end of December as part of the EU's support policy for Nicosia in the refugee crisis. ...

2. EU: Increase of hazardous waste disposal since 2004

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-increase-of-hazardous-waste-disposal-since-2004

Despite EU action to reduce its waste output, the amount of hazardous waste generated in the European Union has continued to increase since 2004 according to the findings of a review published by the European Court of Auditors....

3. Cyprus is in the midst of the new 'Narcos'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-is-in-the-midst of-the-new-narcos

Since December 20, cannabis has been washing up on the shores of free and occupied Famagusta, specifically over 100 kilos of packaged Indian hemp were collected by police....

4. Cyprus police publish confident promo video

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-publish-confident-promo-video

Cyprus Police rang in the New Year with a new promotional video, a cinematic film showing all aspects of law enforcement in action from combating terrorism to policing the streets with friendly community officers...

5. The most likely scenario for the drugs found in Protaras

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-most-likely-scenario for-the-drugs-found-in-protaras

Stelios Sergides, deputy commander of the YKAN, told CNA that 340 kilos of cannabis, 38 kilos of cocaine, 3.5 kilos of ecstasy pills, and 4.5 kilos of methamphetamine were seized in Cyprus in 2022, with the number of drugs increasing over the previous five years....

6. Germany passes law allowing foreigners to easily gain residency

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/germany-passes-law-allowing-foreigners-to-easily-gain-residency

Germany’s Federal Parliament, Bundestag, has approved the amendments to the law on the right of residence and asylum for third-country citizens who are already in the country, with a majority of 371 votes....

7. Brothers sentenced in cottage killings in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brothers-sentenced-in-cottage-killings-in-limassol

Two Syrian brothers in Cyprus have been sentenced in the cottage killings of two Russian women, who were suspected of possibly being victims of sex trafficking, after prosecutors withdrew premeditated murder charges to avoid a mistrial...

8. Germany eases entry rules for qualified young Indians

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/germany-eases-entry-rules-for-qualified-young-indians

Nationals of India will soon be subject to less strict rules when reaching Germany for professional, study, and work purposes as the two countries have signed the German-Indian Migration Agreement....

9. Prisons are the 'headquarters' of organized crime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prisons-are-the-headquarters-of-organized-crime

The measures taken by the Central Prison Management are neither sufficient nor effective and results in an uncontrolled and extremely dangerous situation that poses risks to the safety and lives of people inside and outside the Prison, ...

10. Cyprus police confirm cop arrest on human smuggling

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-confirm-cop-arrest-on-human-smuggling

Cyprus Police confirm reports that officers in Nicosia have arrested one of their own in connection with an investigation into suspected smuggling of banned foreign nationals into the Republic of Cyprus...

11. Lesser charges in cottage murders after plea bargain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lesser-charges-in-cottage-murders-after-plea-bargain

The trial in the deaths of two Russian women feared to have been possible victims of sex trafficking in Cyprus ended abruptly this week, with the defense cutting a deal with prosecutors who pursued manslaughter after reports suggested the murder motive would not hold up in court...

12. Merchants of Death

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/op-ed-merchants-of-death

People trafficker. A profitable “profession.” A high-risk profession, of course, because the business may sink. In this case, literally. Then 18, 50, 100 lives could be lost, including small children....

13. EC calls for state-funded compensation for victims of trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ec-calls-for-state-funded-compensation-for-victims-of-trafficking

The Council of Europe's Anti-Trafficking Division along with Cyprus-based NGO 'Step Up, Stop Slavery' brought together officials from various sectors of the Cypriot government and foreign diplomatic missions to discuss the ways in which financial compensation can be offered to victims of trafficking in Cyprus....

14. Cannabis sentence overturned for research purposes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cannabis-sentence-overturned-for-‘research-purposes

A man in Cyprus who was jailed on a cannabis conviction is to be set free on a suspended sentence after his lawyer argued before the Supreme Court that a lower court completely discounted her client being into narcotics research and not illegal drug trade...

15. North plays catch-up with illicit cash

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-plays-catch-up-with-illicit-cash

Turkish Cypriot authorities have their hands full as they investigate large sums of money being laundered in Cyprus, with cases ranging from probing courier operations south of the divided island’s UN buffer zone to media speculating on the scope of rampant tax evasion in the north...

16. Cyprus Police accused of ‘cooking up’ witnesses

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-accused-of-‘cooking-up-witnesses

A lawyer for a man acquitted in a drug trafficking case is calling on authorities to investigate evidence that emerged during his trial, citing unreliable witnesses getting cozy with police and violations of jailhouse protocol including late night birthday parties and consumption of illegal delicacies...

17. Operation PANGEA: Illegal pharmaceuticals worth 11 million seized worldwide

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/operation-pangea-illegal-pharmaceuticals-worth-11-million-seized-worldwide

Operation PANGEA, an international initiative targetting the illegal internet trade in pharmaceutical products, resulted in the seizure of 462 items in the form of pills, sprays, and gels, along with 123 food supplements in Cyprus. ...

18. Cypriot officers fly to Germany to bring groom back

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-officers-fly-to-germany-to-bring-groom-back

Cypriot police officers traveled to Germany this week to pick up a marriage fraud suspect, who is believed to have fled the island where his wife was recently recognized as a trafficking victim in an ongoing criminal case...

19. Cyprus upgraded to Tier 1 in US Trafficking in Persons report

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-upgraded-to-tier-1-in-us-trafficking-in-persons-report

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order has welcomed the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons report for 2022 released on Tuesday noting the upgrade of Cyprus to Tier 1 status. ...

20. Cops keep tight lid on sex trafficking case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-keep-tight-lid-on-sex-trafficking-case

Police continue to keep a tight lid on a sex trafficking investigation, with prosecutors filing a case against a male suspect after two other men have been accused of seeking services from a woman described as a possible victim...

21. North probes illicit cash route to south after Ercan arrests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-probes-illicit-cash-route-to-south-after-ercan-arrests

Recent arrests in the north in connection with cash couriers have prompted Turkish Cypriot authorities to investigate whether large sums of money were being transferred through an illicit route to the south...

22. Credit Suisse guilty of money laundering

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/credit-suisse-guilty-of-money-laundering

Credit Suisse has been found guilty and fined for involvement in money laundering related to a Bulgarian drugs ring....

23. Concerns over increasing drugs trafficked through occupied side

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/concerns-over-increasing-drugs-trafficked-through-occupied-side

Cyprus Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) on Thursday expressed concerns that drug dealers may be using Turkey to transport illegal substances to the occupied areas and then to the Cyprus Republic. This comes after drug traffickers needed to find other distribution channels following the start of the war in Ukraine....

24. Suspected sex offender facing trafficking charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspected-sex-offender-facing-trafficking-charges

Police are keeping a tight lid on an arrest in connection with a sex exploitation case after a man was arrested on Sunday on indecent assault and rape charges...

25. Guterres: 'More direct contact between the two communities is needed'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/guterres-more-direct-contact-between-the-two-communities-is-needed

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the leaders in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar to encourage more direct contact and cooperation between the two communities, expressing his concern about the likelihood that the already difficult climate between the parties could worsen....

26. Cyprus' airports to help combat human trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-airports-to-help-combat-human-trafficking

The Ministry of Interior, the Cyprus Police, and the Social Welfare Services in collaboration with Hermes Airports have launched a joint campaign at Larnaka and Pafos airports to raise awareness of human trafficking among the traveling public and its front-line staff....

27. Europol sex trafficking probe lands Cypriot farmer in prison

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/europol-sex-trafficking-probe-lands-cypriot-farmer-in-prison

An elderly farmer in Cyprus was sentenced to ten years behind bars in a sexual exploitation case, after a joint law enforcement operation with Europol led to the discovery of at least two victims in the island’s agricultural sector...

28. Government to grant one-time subsidy for children's tuition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-to-grant-one-time-subsidy-for-children-s-tuition

During last week's cabinet meeting, the council of Ministers decided to impose measures to help mitigate inflationary pressures on the general population. ...

29. Cyprus praised for its commitment to children's rights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-praised-for-its-commitment-to-children-s-rights

Law Commissioner Louiza Christodoulidou Zannetou and the delegation that represented the Republic of Cyprus in the 90th Summit of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, returned with positive remarks from Geneva....

30. Cyprus to investigate billionaire’s missing millions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-investigate-billionaire-s-missing-millions

A lawyer for a Jewish billionaire says he is confident Cypriot authorities will investigate a complaint into whether a former Israeli army officer embezzled his client’s money on the island...

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