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Daily News Briefing

cb september 13

In today’s episode, four key players allegedly involved in the ‘golden passport’ scandal – two of whom leading protagonists in Al Jazeera’s undercover report – would stand trial in the criminal court on October 26, the Nicosia district court decided on Monday.

The defendants are former House president Demetris Syllouris, former Akel MP and developer Christakis Giovanis, senior lawyer for the Giovanis Group Antonis Antoniou and lawyer Andreas Pittadjis.

In other news, the outdated and inefficient system under which public hospitals operate will be replaced in two years with the introduction of the €46m digital healthcare system. This is the biggest amount ever spent on digitalisation.

Elsewhere, President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday said he hoped the close relations between Cyprus and the UK would continue, after signing the book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II, at the British High Commission.

All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.

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