Veteran Cypriot journalist Andreas Paraschos quit his job as director of a weekly newspaper after the owners of the outlet asked him to apologize to the president for accusing him of throwing the country’s territorial integrity under the bus to preserve revenue from the sale of “Golden Passports.”
The part of the speech where U.S. Secretary’s Mike Pompeo expressed concern with Russia’s money laundering in Cyprus was missing in local media reports from a press conference he gave in the capital of Nicosia on Saturday because the translator skipped it.
The Cypriot press ethics committee slammed on Monday the president’s former law firm for threatening to sue media that published a report claiming the firm facilitated transactions to companies suspected of money laundering.
In a nationally televised interview, Nicos Anastasiades invited investigators to look into the Gold Visa program and if they found he was involved, he said, he would go to court -- or resign.
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