In today’s episode, a bill aiming to regulate the contentious issue of government advisors was discussed at the House institutions committee on Wednesday.

After weeks of ridicule over questionable appointments for ministerial advisors, the government shared an unofficial draft of the bill with MPs.

Meanwhile, the Nicosia criminal court threw out the ‘golden passports’ case on Wednesday, citing a change in the court composition. As a result, the case will have to be refiled, but in the meantime, it has left all four defendants temporarily acquitted of all charges.

Elsewhere, complaints are on the rise from Gesy patients about specialists and personal doctors charging increased fees. According to the complaints patients are being told by physicians that Gesy has increased certain co-payments.

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