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Is the Cyprus justice system broken?

Recent court cases have raised questions about the Cyprus justice system with a recent survey among Limassol-based lawyers highlighting their views on a number of key questions.

EC wants answers to risky citizenships

The European Commission has asked Nicosia whether it would investigate “possible misconduct” in the scandal involving the granting of Cypriot citizenship of 26 high-risk individuals.

Strategic defaulters and sovereign corruption

The government backed Estia scheme enables those who have deliberately defaulted on their housing loans, i.e. strategic defaulters, to apply for mortgage relief but such flagrant fraud ought to warrant criminal investigation.

Cyprus amongst worst offenders in corruption report

Cyprus was among countries that have not fully complied with any of the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body’s GRECO recommendations according to a GRECO report issued on Tuesday.

EU citizenship schemes need full transparency

Cyprus has been told that all EU citizenship schemes need to have full transparency and Brussels has deployed experts to ensure these schemes prevent tax evasion, money laundering and security threats

Passport-for-sale schemes pose crime risks (Update)

The EU says that passport-for-sale schemes by Malta, Cyprus, and Bulgaria pose risks of infiltration of non-EU organised crime groups in the economy, money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

Citizenship schemes pose major corruption risk

Citizenship and residence-by-investment schemes, commonly referred to as ‘Golden Visa’ programmes, are vulnerable to abuse and undermine the fight against corruption in the European Union.

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.

Rooting out corruption in Paphos

Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos is investigating another case of possible corruption and although it appears that Paphos led the way, corruption had thrived in other towns for many years as well.

Corruption in the Land Registry

Various cases of possible corruption at the Land Registry have been uncovered by the Cyprus Auditor General, Odysseas Michaelides, together with tax evasion by lawyers and doctors and under-charging.

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