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EC wants answers to risky citizenships

The European Commission has asked Nicosia whether it would investigate “possible misconduct” in the scandal involving the granting of Cypriot citizenship of 26 high-risk individuals.

New scheme to speed building permits by 2022

A new scheme to simplify and speed up building permits should be fully rolled out by 2022 provided that 18 other actions take place, including amendments to the law and ministerial orders.

Names of 25 citizenship investors revealed

The names of 25 of the 26 investors from whom Cyprus is in the process of revoking citizenship have been named; nine Russians, eight Cambodians, five Chinese, two Kenyans and one Malaysian.

BoC to repossess non-Estia protected properties

The Bank of Cyprus (BoC) will repossess properties if their owners do not apply for protection under the Estia scheme; it’s only received 487 applications from an estimated 2,500 eligible owners.

Online property auctions to combat NPLs

An online auctions platform has been launched designed to increase the sale of mortgaged properties whose owners have defaulted on their loan agreement and before a foreclosure has taken place.

Estia scheme falling flat on its face

The Cyprus non-performing loans scheme, Estia, is probably falling flat on its face; applicants need to complete 30 pages with their family income and property details and include 40 to 50 other documents.

Paphos marina may have cruise ship facilities

The cabinet has given the green light for a study that will look into the possibility of building facilities for cruise ships as part of a proposed Paphos marina at Kissonerga Potima Bay to the north of the town.

Cyprus to strip citizenship of 26 investors

Cyprus is to strip 26 citizenships for people who obtained passports by investing including nine Russians, eight Cambodians, five Chinese, two Kenyans, one Iranian and one Malaysian.

Minister downplays citizenship scheme’s value

The importance of the Cyprus citizenship by investment programme, which was introduced when the Cypriot economy was in deep recession, must not be overestimated says finance minister.

Fugitive businessman holds Cyprus passport

Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who holds a Cypriot passport and citizenship, has been described as a Malaysian conman sought by the authorities of Malaysia, Singapore, and the US.

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