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Cyprus denies ‘selling’ EU citizenship to rich

Cyprus Finance minister Harris Georgiades has said that reports in the Guardian newspaper concerning the granting of EU citizenship to billionaire Russians and Ukrainians are exaggerated.

Paphos Land Registry abuse of power

Officials at the Paphos Land Registry have been accused of breach of power by a local businessman who claims that certain officials have been deliberately dragging their feet over the survey of a plot of land.

Bank of Cyprus fined €170,000

The Bank of Cyprus has been hit with a €170,000 administrative fine by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (CCPS) following its investigation into the bank’s commercial practices relating to mortgage loans.

Pissouri homeowners still in limbo

Property owners in the Limnes (lakes) area of Pissouri are still in limbo despite the previous Cyprus Interior Minister promise to pay for the mess, which at that time was estimated at up to €20 million.

Limassol becoming a sky-rise bubble?

Referring to Limassol as “the bubble of towers” Politis suggested that the uncontrolled vertical development is causing headaches to town planners, warning that the town could pay the price of uncontrolled development.

Golden Visa Program raises €4 billion

The Cyprus Golden Visa Program, which enables non-EU citizens to purchase Cypriot passports and residency permits by investing money in property and other sectors, has raised €4 billion.

Limassol looks to Marseille for inspiration

Limassol is seeking to take a leaf out of Marseille’s book in an effort to inject new life into the Aktaia Street area of the city and looks set to adopt the Marseille Euroméditerranée project.

Chinese investors boost construction sector

Purchases by Chinese investors in Cyprus property have contributed to the recovery of the island’s construction sector according to the president of Cyprus Association of Valuers and Property Consultants.

One sixth of properties not registered

Around one sixth of the 1.2 million properties in Cyprus were not registered with the Department of Lands and Surveys until the authorities carried out a revaluation exercise as part of the island’s bailout agreement.

Red light for Limni golf courses

The European Commission has but the brakes on the controversial Limni golf project following a caution from the EU in 2015 and a request for a conservation study to be commissioned into the effects of the project and surrounding areas.

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