The media learned about the EU’s plans to initiate proceedings over the “golden passports” :: Society :: RBC

However, following Al Jazeera’s investigations in the country a political scandal beganwhich led to the resignation of the Speaker of the Cypriot Parliament, Dimitris Silloris. The program has been suspended.

In August, Al Jazeera published an investigation into The Cyprus Papers. In it, she revealed the names of the Russians who received the so-called golden passports of Cyprus in 2017-2019 (obtaining citizenship in exchange for investment). Among the 2.5 thousand documents received by the publication, about 1 thousand concerned Russians.

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Later, the channel published materials filmed with a hidden camera, in which Silloris guaranteed a Chinese businessman accused of fraud, obtaining citizenship.


Cyprus to suspend citizenship in exchange for investment program

Pavel Rusetsky, Head of Practice of the Legal Division Rights Business Standard told RBC that after the closure of the Cypriot program, Russians can be attracted by Monaco or Malta, although they “cannot boast” such ease of obtaining citizenship and tax resident status as Cyprus. In addition, Malta officially discloses the details of all persons who have received passports.

CS Global Partners CEO Mika-Rose Emmett told RBC that the programs for obtaining citizenship of the Caribbean are gaining popularity among Russians due to their availability, reliability and visa-free regime. In particular, states such as Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis.


Malta has announced the names of the new Russian holders of its “golden passports”


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Malta has been issuing so-called golden passports to foreigners since 2013.

In January, RBC studied the published on the official resource of the Maltese government list of personswho received the citizenship of this state in 2018. Among them are the full namesakes of the former member of the first hundred Forbes and ex-shareholder of AFK Sistema Alexander Gorbatovsky, the main owner of the Shokoladnitsa group of companies Alexander Kolobov, founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Guta group of companies Yuri Gushchin, founder and member of the board of directors of the chain Magnolia ”by Leonid Lunev (owns 31% of shares), ex-head of“ Transnefteproduct ”Mikhail Mezhentsev, former top manager of structures of Suleiman Kerimov, ex-general director of“ Nafta Moskva ”Alexander Mosionzhik.

In addition, the list included the full namesakes of the general director of Gamma Development, a member of the political council of the Kaliningrad regional branch of United Russia, Yuri Nakhodkin, and members of the board of directors of City Invest Bank Leonid Shorsher and Sergei Kamzin. Among those who received the citizenship of Malta were the chairman of the board of directors of the tea-packing company “May”, ex-deputy of the State Duma from “United Russia” Igor Lisinenko and his wife.

The list also includes the namesakes of Vasily Torkanovsky, partner of the Ivanyan & Partners law firm, and members of his family. In total, the “golden passports” of Malta, which has been a member of the EU since 2004, were acquired in 2018 by just over 3.5 thousand people.

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Hospital de Cereté will continue to be intervened by the Superintendency of Health

The improvements in infrastructure, the recovery of the portfolio and the opening of services are three of the objectives set by the health authorities in front of the Sandiego de Cereté Hospital, which will continue to be operated for another year.

The Health Superintendent, Fabio Aristizábal Ángel stated that “the intervention ordered at the Sandiego de Cereté Hospital was extended for one year in order to continue working to guarantee the quality and timeliness of the provision of health services and continue with the implementation of the necessary measures to solve financial, legal, administrative and welfare difficulties ”.

It was learned that during this extension, the intervening agent Sandra Milena Jaramillo, will have to work on investment projects, adaptation and remodeling of the infrastructure of the hospital pharmacy, the surgical area and the sterilization center.

“Progress will be made in the works of the San Carlos Emergency Medical Care Center and in the neonatal ICU project to be able to care for high-risk maternal mothers. The hospital already has a 24-hour gynecologist, an intermediate ICU and a pediatric service. The accounting purification process will continue and the work on financial consolidation and portfolio recovery actions will continue, ”explained Aristizábal Ángel.

The authorities highlighted that the institution has been strengthened to care for patients infected by COVID-19, and went from not having ICU beds to having 12, plus another two for intermediate care.

The senior official explained that “due to the management of the special intervening agent, the hospital opened a new respiratory emergency area that operates 24 hours a day and has an office, resuscitation room, 5 observation beds and 8 cubicles for defining behavior.” .

According to the report submitted, the hospital keeps the salaries paid to the personnel up to date and the contributions to social security, parafiscals and the payment to contractors have been met.

“Added to the above is the investment of $ 38 million for the provision of respiratory emergencies, the 7.5% increase in billing during the first quarter of 2020, the restoration of 50 hospital beds, the preventive and corrective maintenance of medical equipment and the automation of sterilization ”, specified the Super Salud.

It is also expected that the installation of a tomograph will be carried out and the completion of the infrastructure works in the admission area.

It should be remembered that due to the critical situation of its finances, and the deficiencies in the provision of services to its users, the hospital was intervened on December 20, 2019.

At that time, there were labor debts with plant workers, contractors, job boards and outsourcing for 11,552 million pesos. Regarding the health services, the authorities revealed that the medical equipment was not maintained, some treatments were started late because medicines were lacking, there were supplies with past expiration dates and there was no regular disinfection in the facilities.

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Bolivian elections: slow official scrutiny increases uncertainty as Electoral Tribunal asks for patience

With the focus on the dispute between Luis Arce, Evo Morales’ dolphin, and former president Carlos Mesa, a total of 7,332,925 people were allowed to vote this Sunday in the elections presidential in Bolivia, in a day marked by a strong military deployment and an economic crisis and the management of the pandemic by the de facto government of Janine Áñez.

Although a slow scrutiny was to be expected due to the suspension of the quick count by the Electoral Tribunal, the delay surprised locals and others at the same time that the ballot boxes were not disseminated. Having processed 0.6% of the minutes, Mesa leads with 56% of the votes compared to 33% for Arce.

The de facto president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, asked the population for “patience” and to avoid violent acts in the face of the slow delivery of the results of the elections this Sunday, in a day of peaceful suffrage.

“Patience, we must all have patience to wait for the results without generating any type of violent events,” said Añez in a television message after the closing of the polling stations after nine hours of voting.

“I assure you we are going to have credible results,” said Añez, after the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced on Saturday night the suspension of the quick vote count, and that it will only deliver the official, slower data.

Despite this, the deposed president Evo Morales criticized the delays in the dissemination of the exit points and questioned the lack of transparency on the part of the companies that carry out the scrutiny. The leader of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) and former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today cast doubts on the transparency and impartiality of the companies that collect exit data from the national elections in his country.

“It is very strange and worrying that, with almost an hour of the time allowed for the publication of the results at the exit of the exit, companies do not do it,” Morales wrote on Twitter. “Why the delay? What do you want to hide?”, He asked himself, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is asylum.

Earlier, the candidate for the presidency of Bolivia for the MAS, Luis Arce Catacora, was the first candidate to cast his vote and stated that his party “He will come to power by democratic means and not by arms”, referring to the coup that led to the deposed president Evo Morales leave power.

The economist voted in the Cervantes school in La Paz before a crowd that chanted “I fight, I fight” before entering to look for the ballot and when he deposited it in the ballot box.

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“Let us hope that today and the following days pass in a peaceful manner. In the MAS we are committed to a democratic solution, we do not take power by arms, we do it through a democratic way”said the candidate in a brief statement to the media.

Arce appears in the polls as the probable winner, although he must reach 40% of the votes with 10 points of difference from his follower to win directly in this first round.

As in the frustrated elections last year, the second in voting intentions is the former president Carlos Mesa, candidate of Citizen Consciousness, a moderate liberal who represents the elites of eastern Bolivia.

As he approached to cast his vote, Mesa called on the public to vote “at a fundamental moment in the history of the country” and he anticipated that the result of the elections “will be known tomorrow or the day after tomorrow” in the face of political polarization.

After voting in a school in La Paz, the ex-president called on all citizens to go to the polls since “this is a fundamental moment in the history of the country.”

“We are all committed to our vote for a better Bolivia, one that can reverse the crisis and move forward with security and certainty,” said the moderate liberal who represents the elites of eastern Bolivia.

The president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Bolivia, Salvador Romero, guaranteed that today’s elections will be “clean and transparent” when opening the election day this morning.

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A Bolivian citizen casting his vote in Pinamar, Argentina.

“It will be a clean and transparent election as required by democracy and the country requires,” said the judicial official, saying that they are the “most complex elections in democratic history” after the cancellation of the 2019 presidential elections, with accusations of fraud. to re-elect Evo Morales, and the postponements due to the coronavirus.

Despite this, the former president and former presidential candidate Tuto Quiroga also questioned the delay in uploading data. “After 9:30 p.m., hours after closing, it is reported with less 0.4% of the votes. The President of the Electoral Tribunal of Bolivia fills us with adjectives and synonyms, instead of figures and percentages; his job is to count votes , not do group therapy, “he said.

Measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, such as maintaining a distance between voters, slowed down the voting process, generated long lines and a wait of more than two hours to enter some polling stations, an AFP reporter said.

The elections were held under a security operation with the deployment of the military and police.

After the October 2019 elections, a social unrest was unleashed by allegations of fraud in favor of Morales, who was seeking a fourth term. The violent episodes, with more than 30 deaths, led to a coup orchestrated by the police, military and politicians against the indigenous leader, who is in exile in Argentina.

“We have had a quiet day throughout the country so far,” said Deputy Minister of Citizen Security Wilson Santamaria in a statement, when there are still extensive lines of voters in some polling stations shortly after the polls close at 5:00 p.m. local time. (21H00 GMT).

Santamaria indicated that there were two incidents in the municipalities of Caranavi and Sica Sica de La Paz. In the first, “two people stole two electoral bags and were apprehended by the Prosecutor’s Office”; and in the second “there was an attempt to prevent the entry of the electoral bags; but immediately the security agents have helped.”

Arce, from the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) and Delfin de Morales, and former centrist president Carlos Mesa are the favorites in these elections, but the presidency will probably be defined in a ballot between the two on November 29.

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Prosecutor’s Office occupies six Alex Saab properties valued at $ 38,000 million

The Specialized Directorate for Extinction of Domain Rights of the Prosecutor’s Office with support from the CTI This Saturday imposed precautionary measures on six properties of businessman Alex Naim Saab Morán, appointed figurehead of the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

The investigating body indicated that these assets are valued at $ 38,000 million and the proceedings were carried out in Barranquilla and Cartagena, where these properties are located.

The decision for the process of extinction of the property right – affirms the Prosecutor’s Office – is related to the investigation carried out by the accusing body to Saab Morán, for the crimes of money laundering, illicit enrichment, fictitious export or import and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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On video | The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the Primary objective of the District with the process of modernization of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been cataloged repeatedly as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency due to Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the capital of the Atlantic, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, that governs the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to your health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, guarantee comprehensive insurance, minimize the risks of becoming ill and provide quality health programs to all“Said the mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turn the health system upside down, moving to a much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations ”.

The district president also stressed that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which directly impacts on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because We are also a regional reference center for health care in the Caribbean”, Reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Secretary of Health of Barranquilla, He stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to said services.

The official also expressed that the great challenge for the public network is strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients in time who have diseases that may pose risks to their life.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. That we will follow reinforcing to provide greater guarantees to citizens”, He added.

According to figures from the Mayor’s Office, accessibility to health increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are ahead in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, showing that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continue to be a source of pride for each of us”Pumarejo said during one of those tours.

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The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the primary objective of the District with the modernization process of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been repeatedly classified as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency caused by Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the Atlantic capital, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, which is valid for the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to their health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, to guarantee comprehensive insurance for them, minimize the risks of getting sick and provide quality health programs for all, ”said Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turning the health system upside down, moving to much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations.”

The district president also highlighted that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which has a direct impact on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because we are also a regional reference center in health care in the Caribbean, “reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Barranquilla’s Secretary of Health, stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to these services.

The official also said that the great challenge for the public network is to strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients with diseases that may pose risks to their lives in time.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. We are going to continue strengthening that to provide greater guarantees to citizens, ”he added.

According to the Mayor’s Office figures, health accessibility increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are being carried out in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, demonstrating that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continues to be a pride for each one of us ”, said Pumarejo during one of those tours.

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Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan infected with coronavirus dies :: Politics :: RBC

Uktam Barnoev

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Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan for the development of agrarian and food spheres Uktam Barnoev died from coronavirus infection at the age of 57. About it reported on the official website of the khokimiyat (government) of the Bukhara region.

According to message UzNews.uz, Barnoev was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the end of July. He began to receive treatment at the Akfa Medline private clinic.

Source of the portal Kun.uz clarifiedthat the Deputy Prime Minister died during treatment in Germany.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the government of Uzbekistan.

Barnoev from December 2016 to February 2020 was the khokim (governor) of the Bukhara region. Since February, he has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan for the development of the agrarian and food sectors. Since July, he was also appointed chairman of the Federation of Horse Breeding and Equestrian Sports of Uzbekistan.

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The head of the EC compared the poisoning of Navalny with the case in Salisbury :: Politics :: RBC

Previously in the ruling bloc of the FRG CDU / CSU stated about the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia, since the new data leaves no doubt about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with Novichok poison. The official representative of the parliamentary group on foreign policy Jurgen Hardt noted that Germany, together with other EU states, needs to formulate a position with respect to Russia, which does not exclude the introduction of limited measures, including against those persons involved in the incident with the politician.

In addition, in Germany resumed discussion of possible sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. For example, the German Union 90 / Greens party demanded that the German government stop the construction of the gas pipeline due to the poisoning of the Russian oppositionist.

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On the eve of the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell reportedthat the European Union is discussing the “assassination attempt” of Alexei Navalny. She recalled that in addition to the German laboratory, the politician’s poisoning with a substance from the Novichok group was confirmed by laboratories in France and Sweden. However, Russian doctors say they have not found traces of the poison in the politician’s body.

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Tsepkalo reported on the upcoming documents on Lukashenka to the court in the Hague :: Politics :: RBC

Answering the question, what should be the reaction of the West to what is happening in Belarus, Tsepkalo said that it would be “more than enough” if the EU countries introduced personal sanctions against Lukashenka and his family members.

The opposition politician recalled the precedent created in the American courts, when persons involved in torture and beatings could not carry out financial transactions through international payment systems.

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“Any financial transactions of these people will be frozen. This will not only apply to foreign territory, but also to transactions with cards within the Republic of Belarus, ”explained Tsepkalo.


In the US, the details of sanctions against Belarus were revealed

Mass protests in Belarus have been going on for over a month. In the early days, the authorities reported several thousand detainees and hundreds of victims. At least seven people were killed in clashes with security forces.

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia imposed personal sanctions against Lukashenka and 29 other high-ranking citizens of the republic, declaring them persona non grata. The EU refused impose restrictions on the Belarusian leader because of the position of Germany and France, which considered that this would destroy diplomatic channels with Minsk.


The media learned about the blocking of EU sanctions against Belarus by Cyprus


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Eurozone countries in August agreed impose sanctions on officials in charge of elections and those responsible for violence against demonstrators in Belarus. However, in September these measures blocked Cyprus, which demanded the inclusion in the sanctions list of seven Turkish companies conducting drilling operations on the disputed shelf area.

The United States has added 16 Belarusian officials to the sanctions list and promisedthat will expand it in the near future.

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YouTube launched a competitor to TikTok :: Business :: RBC

For now, YouTube is only available to users in India. At the end of June, the authorities of this country blocked TikTok

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Video hosting YouTube has launched a short video service YouTube Shorts. About this YouTube announced on his official blog.

The new service, like TikTok, allows you to shoot 15-second videos to which you can add music from YouTube.

The application will be available for users of devices running Android OS, later it was promised to be launched for owners of devices running iOS.

During the testing phase, Shorts will only operate in India. At the end of June, the authorities of this country blocked TikTok and a number of other Chinese apps, including WeChat, the UC browser, and the Clash of Kings game. They explained their decision by the fact that the work of these applications inflicts “damage on the sovereignty and integrity” of the country, threatens its security and public order.


Reuters names Oracle as TikTok buyer instead of Microsoft


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