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Cyprus justice subverted by corruption

Former ECHR judge has charged that corruption has crept into the Cyprus justice system casting doubt over certain decisions; the judiciary is lacking knowledge, impartiality, and self-awareness.

Tender process launched for Larnaca marina

The long-awaited Larnaca marina and port project took a step forward in the week with a request for submissions of interest for the construction of the 1,000 berth marina and port facilities.

ECB argues ‘bad banks’ could reduce NPLs

The European Central Bank made the case on Tuesday for having state-backed ‘bad banks’ buy part of the 1 trillion euros of non-performing loans (NPLs) that are curbing lending and economic growth in parts of the euro zone.

Slump in Brits buying homes in Europe

Britons buying homes abroad have fallen by a quarter compared to a year ago since the EU referendum said Moneycorp’s chief executive Mark Horgan in an interview with Reuters news agency.

How far have Cyprus property prices fallen?

In light of the various Cyprus property price indexes that abound at the moment, the director of Sapienta Economics Ltd Fiona Mullen asks the question how far have Cyprus property prices fallen?

Cyprus urged to implement mortgage directive

The European Commission (EC) has given Cyprus and eight other EU member states two months to implement the regulations of the European Union on mortgages if they want to avoid going to the European Court of Justice.

Fundamental planning reforms

Fundamental reforms are underway to rationalise, accelerate and simplify the time consuming and complex procedures involved with the licensing and control of building development in Cyprus.

Alpha Bank Cyprus fined (update)

Alpha Bank Cyprus has been fined a quarter of a million Euros by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (CCPS) following its investigation into the company’s business practices.

Falling home prices

The Cyprus Central Bank has reported that home prices continued to fall during the second quarter of 2016 by an average of 0.6 per cent for houses and 0.2 per cent for apartments.

Property tax unpaid by many large owners

Approximately half of all property owners whose properties are valued in excess of half a million Euros at 1980 prices have not paid their property tax analysis of the Tax Department data shows.

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