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EC asks Cyprus to comply fully with EU law

The European Commission asked Cyprus to fully comply with EU rules designed to protect consumers from unfair contract terms on 25 July, giving Cyprus two months to reply to the arguments raised.

Chinese buyers scammed

Several dozen Chinese families buying property Cyprus have reported being scammed by unlicensed real estate agents who take advantage of foreign buyers according to Marinos Kynegirou.

Hasikos admits valuations mistakes

The Cyprus Interior Minister, Socrates Hasikos, has admitted that mistakes were made during the recent property revaluations exercise undertaken as part of the island’s bailout agreement.

Cyprus anti-corruption hotline

Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, will introduce an anti-corruption hotline in Cyprus on 2nd October to guide and support those who encounter corruption.

Distressed borrowers threaten to revolt

As banks are taking defaulting borrowers to court rather than exhausting options under the Cyprus Central Bank’s directive on loan restructuring, distressed borrowers are threatening to freeze loan payments.

Rich foreigners being fleeced over local taxes

The practice of councils fleecing foreigners continues despite a conclusion by the ombudswoman in her 2011 report that there was a prima facie issue of a possible indirect (covert) discrimination against them on the grounds of nationality/citizenship.

Timeshare touts are back in Paphos

Despite the police have made some efforts to clear the streets of touts plus endless meetings with government departments, timeshare touts in Paphos are continuing to hassle tourists.

European Commission replies to property complaints

The Civil Justice Directorate of the European Commission has replied to numerous letters of complaint it has received concerning Cyprus property developers and unfair commercial practices.

Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board in the dock

Reports of “crooked” lawyers, particularly in Paphos, are widespread; but what hope is there for justice when the Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board appears unable to address complaints in a timely manner?

Police in move to get touts out of Paphos

In an attempt to clear Paphos of timeshare touts and others who accost and worry tourists, the police have set up telephone hotlines where the public can report nuisances anonymously.

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