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Second Cyprus politician quits in wake of passport scheme scandal

Demetris Syllouris, the Cypriot parliament speaker, has announced he will resign after he was implicated in a scheme to sell passports to criminals through the country’s citizenship through investment programme. Syllouris was filmed as part of Al Jazeera’s The Cyprus Papers Undercover, an investigation which revealed how criminals were able …

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Cyprus ends citizenship through investment scheme

Cyprus has abolished a lucrative programme granting citizenship in turn for investments after an Al Jazeera expose. The parliamentary speaker who is seen in the undercover video says he will abstain from duties until an investigation is completed. Aljazeera exposed senior politicians who took part in a scheme to help …

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Cyprus ends citizenship through investment scheme

Cyprus has abolished a lucrative programme granting citizenship in turn for investments after an Al Jazeera expose. The parliamentary speaker who is seen in the undercover video says he will abstain from duties until an investigation is completed. Aljazeera exposed senior politicians who took part in a scheme to help …

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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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