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Cyprus abolishes citizenship through investment programme

Cyprus has announced it will abolish a controversial passport scheme following an investigation by Al Jazeera that revealed how high-ranking politicians were willing to issue passports to convicted criminals. The interior and finance ministries said in a statement posted in Greek on Twitter that the citizenship through investment programme in …

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Cyprus officials caught helping criminals get EU citizenship

An undercover investigation by Al Jazeera has exposed high-ranking officials in Cyprus expressing a willingness to help convicted criminals obtain EU citizenship. In August, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit released The Cyprus Papers, which revealed serious flaws in the country’s citizen-by-investment programme. Now, as Al Jazeera’s Phil Rees reports, the investigation …

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