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Steps to Remove Auditor-General Likely by Friday

Tensions flare as Cyprus’s legal circles gear up for a showdown to remove auditorgeneral Odysseas Michaelides, with steps expected to be initiated by Friday. President Christodoulides remains neutral amid fears of potential Supreme Court testimonies involving highprofile figures like former President Anastasiades, underscoring the delicate balance of power between constitutional bodies.

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Tensions Escalate Between Audit and Legal Services

The tension between Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides and the Legal Services in Cyprus escalates over autonomy and procedure, potentially leading to a supreme court showdown amidst the “golden passport” scheme investigations. As legal challenges loom, the battle for independence and accountability within Cyprus’s institutions intensifies, with highstakes implications for governance and oversight.

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Cyprus Honours Greek Independence Day

Greek Independence Day in Cyprus is celebrated to honor the 1821 uprising against Ottoman rule, showcasing the shared Hellenic identity with Greece through church services, parades, and speeches by dignitaries. The day serves as a national remembrance of the historical struggle for freedom and national pride, with events taking place across the island to commemorate the enduring spirit of independence.

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The Role of the Audit Office in Upholding Accountability

The Audit Office, led by Odysseas Michaelides, plays a critical role in ensuring government transparency and accountability. However, recent controversies surrounding the office’s legal independence have raised questions about the balance between autonomy and collaborative governance in upholding the democratic fabric of the state.

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Reflecting on Cyprus’ Quest for Independence

EOKA Day in Cyprus is a poignant tribute to the nation’s fight for independence, honoring the sacrifices of freedom fighters against British rule. President Nikos Christodoulides emphasized the importance of educating younger generations, reflecting on history, and upholding Cyprus’ values to carry forward the legacy of independence.

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North Celebrates 40 Years Since UDI

The 40th anniversary of the UDI in Northern Cyprus is marked by controversy and differing perspectives. Turkish officials celebrate the establishment of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, while the south sees it as a reminder of division and a breach of international law, advocating for a peaceful resolution through a bicommunal federation.

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