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29th May 2022
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Golden passport cases passed to Attorney-General

The police have handed over to the Attorney-General two cases involving the now-defunct 'golden passport' scheme - one of them relating to the reveals...

More ‘Golden Passports’ revoked

The Council of Ministers has decided to revoke the citizenship of four further Russians and their families who obtained 'Golden Passports' under the island’s...

Passports revoked and law firms fined

The Council of Ministers has decided to revoke the passports of four Russians and their families who were granted Cyprus citizenship under the island's...

Revoking golden passports to Russians ‘impossible’

An EU recommendation to member states to recall passports issued to Russian and Belarusian oligarchs on the bloc's sanctions list puts Cyprus in an...

EU seeks halt of citizenship & visa sales to Russians & Belarusians

The European Commission called on EU governments on Monday to end national programmes to sell citizenship to investors, also known as golden passports schemes,...

Government plans mortgage-to-rent scheme

The government will formally seek approval from the European Commission later this year to transform the successor entity to the failed co-op bank into...

Ban golden passports & regulate golden visas

'Golden passports' are "objectionable from an ethical, legal and economic point of view and pose several serious security risks" MEPs want common EU rules on...

Coronavirus helps establish anti-corruption agency

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected benefit of 'encouraging' Cyprus to establish an anti-corruption agency. Cyprus was ranked in 52nd place out of 180...

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