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Compromise foreclosures bill passed by MPs

MPs have accepted the presidential veto on changes to the foreclosures law and agreed a compromise proposal to protect vulnerable borrowers enabling them to seek recourse through the financial ombudsman.

Pissouri landslide victims offered no compensation

Interior Minister reported to be angry with British victims of Pissouri landslide for complaining to the Cypriot and British media and offers no compensation to those affected; many homes now unfit for habitation.

Blunt warning on foreclosures law changes

Adjustments to the law on foreclosures could have “significant negative impact” on the Cyprus banking system warns the European Central Bank (ECB) in an email to the Central Bank governor.

Group challenges Limassol high rise towers

The Ipatia Initiative group is taking court action to prevent the construction of the NEO high rise project in Limassol following an independent evaluation of the buildings on their quality of life and the project’s environmental impact.

Minister to visit collapsing Pissouri homes

Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides is due to visit Pissouri on Thursday to view the homes being destroyed by a landslide along with the Limassol District Officer, Director of the Geological Survey Department and Community Board members.

MPs say no to foreclosures veto

Cyprus MPs have voted to reject President Nicos Anastasiades’ veto on changes to the foreclosures legislation designed to freeze repossessions of primary residences until October.

Foreclosures row could end up in Supreme Court

President Anastasiades could refer the bills amending the foreclosures law to the Supreme Court following the Attorney General’s advice that they are unconstitutional if opposition MPs reject his veto.

More work needed on Ayia Napa marina

Although progress with the construction of the Ayia Napa marina is moving ahead as planned, it seems that more time may be needed to complete some of the infrastructure needed for the project.

Moody’s warns foreclosure law bad for banks

Moody’s rating agency has warned that changes to the foreclosure law will lengthen the time it takes for banks to foreclose on properties making it more difficult to reduce their NPLs.

Larnaca marina faces legal challenges

Legal action against the government’s decision to award contracts for the Larnaca marina and port to be developed by an Israeli consortium have been filed with the administrative court.

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