In today’s episode, the attorney general said yesterday that the independent criminal investigation findings on the infamous ‘spy van’ case in 2019 cannot be made public as they are part of a criminal investigation.

The AG spoke to journalists after meeting members of the European parliament’s committee of inquiry on Pegasus and other spyware (Pega) – currently in Cyprus to shed light on the ‘spy van’ affair, as well as other spyware cases in Greece.

In other news, thousands of passengers were stranded at Paphos airport on Wednesday amidst a protest by ground staff which affected around 20 flights.

Elsewhere, the BQ1 Omicron variant is expected to be confirmed in Cyprus, too, according to a government Covid advisor – but offered that it appears no more severe than those causing current infections.

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