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Opposition delays NPL & Co-op bills

Opposition parties have rejected a request by the Cyprus government to urgently discuss five bills concerning the management of non-performing loans (NPLs) and the takeover of the Co-op by the Hellenic bank.

Cabinet approves NPL reduction bills

Four bills and regulations that will significantly improve the way non-performing loans (NPLs) are dealt with and provide for incentives, penalties and e-auctions were approved by the Cabinet on Thursday.

Limassol high rents protest

Hundreds of mainly young people carrying banners and slogans staged a protest in Limassol against the large increases in rents for homes and apartments, which makes it almost impossible to rent.

Glimmer of hope for Pissouri homeowners

There appears to be a glimmer of hope for homeowners affected by the devastating land slippage in the Limnes (lakes) area of Pissouri; they are hopeful that a solution may soon be found.

Limassol high-rise development damaged flats

Residents who claim that vibration caused by the construction of a high-rise development in Limassol has damaged their block of nearby flats have been given 15 days to evacuate the building.

Cyprus cooperative bank investigation (Update)

The situation in which the Cyprus Cooperative Bank now finds itself is to be investigated by a committee appointed by attorney general Costas Clerides amid allegations of mismanagement.

Non-performing loan laws inefficient

The legal frameworks introduced by Cyprus aimed at reducing non-performing loans (NPLs) are inefficient according to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in its annual report.

Rent scam suspects detained in Limassol

Two suspects in Limassol have been remanded in custody for four days on suspicion of operating a rent scam following complaints from tenants who’d been paying €800/month for the last four months.

Bills rewarding bad borrowers may pass

The bills rewarding bad borrowers by exempting them from paying income tax, capital gains tax, property transfer fees, stamp duty and the special defence contribution are expected to pass.

MPs table bill to tax Airbnb-style rentals

A bill to regulate and tax the income on short-term Airbnb-style property rentals has been tabled by two MPs and should go before the plenum prior to the parliamentary summer recess.

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