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The Cyprus Papers Undercover

The impact from The Cyprus Papers Undercover was swift and dramatic.

An emergency cabinet meeting was called a day after the documentary aired and the government announced that its ‘golden passport’ scheme would be abolished. The Cyprus attorney general launched three criminal investigations.

Thousands of Cypriots took to the streets calling for resignations of the government officials implicated in the investigation and an end to high-level corruption. Member of parliament Christakis Giovani and president of parliament Demetris Syllouris both resigned from their posts within days.

The European Commission said its members "watched the documentary in disbelief" and launched legal proceedings against Cyprus.

A week later, a debate on citizenship-by-investment schemes was called at the European parliament. A Dutch MEP praised the 'brave journalists' from Al Jazeera for breaking the story.

The investigation had extensive global coverage, including in The New York Times, Economist, The Financial Times and the BBC.

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Satire

28 Dec 2020

Invest in Cyprus Official Commercial

Video

28 Dec 2020

The Cyprus Papers reaction

Video

9 Dec 2020

AJE: Cyprus politician quits in wake of scandal

Video

9 Dec 2020

AJE: Investigation exposes high-ranking officials in Cyprus

Satire

30 Oct 2020

Satire: The Cyprus Papers
Satire: The Cyprus Papers

Coverage

25 Oct 2020

Cyprus abolishes citizenship programme

Satire

24 Oct 2020

Artwork by George Gavriel
Artwork by George Gavriel

Satire

18 Oct 2020

Alaloum: Until when Milia?

Satire

18 Oct 2020

Satire

15 Oct 2020

Republic of Corruption
Republic of Corruption

Satire

15 Oct 2020

Satire

15 Oct 2020

The Cyprus Papers Undercover
The Cyprus Papers Undercover

Coverage

14 Oct 2020

Satire

14 Oct 2020

Coverage

13 Oct 2020

Coverage

13 Oct 2020

Coverage

13 Oct 2020

Politis Newspaper
Politis Newspaper

Coverage

13 Oct 2020

Cyprus Mail Newspaper
Cyprus Mail Newspaper

Coverage

13 Oct 2020

O_Phileleftheros Newspaper
O_Phileleftheros Newspaper

Satire

13 Oct 2020

Satire

12 Oct 2020

Coverage

13 Jan 2020

Haravgi Newspaper
Haravgi Newspaper