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Property scam shows ugly face of corruption

It has been a long common secret that if you want anything done with your property, then you need to know the right people, in the right place and have the right amount in your pocket.

Shepherd jailed for building hut

Why can a shepherd be jailed for building a hut when a wealthy businessman can add an extra floor to his house or a developer build without having first secured the necessary permits without being sent to prison?

Will the ‘new broom’ sweep clean?

Will the new president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, persevere and carry through the essential and, in some cases, radical changes that are needed for the country’s recovery and long-term sustainability?

Overseas market faces a difficult road to recovery

Following the collapse of the Cyprus overseas property market in 2008, sales at the end of 2012 showed an improvement over the previous year; but the market still has a long way to go and the omens are not good.

Vanishing Cyprus: consumerism

Cyprus has become the most expensive country in Europe while consumers are trapped and as victims of sheer greed, corruption and government incompetence they try to make ends meet against insurmountable odds.

Corruption in Cyprus at all levels says former minister

Cyprus’ former finance minister, Charilaos Stavrakis, has said that Cyprus is a small country and one can see that some people who entered politics poor have subsequently become very rich.

Vanishing Cyprus: bank domination

In this article from his Vanishing Cyprus series, Andreas Chrysafis considers the developing banking situation and asks the question which government dares to do the right thing?

Property disaster a self-fulfilling prophecy

Even a cursory search through the Internet to discover the state of the Cyprus property market will reveal that the situation has gone beyond dire.

Will UK govt help Brits caught in Cyprus scams?

Will the UK government be prepared to step in and help Brits in Cyprus who have been caught in property scams by repeating the initiative it has shown in Spain by its intervention to help expats caught in the Spanish property scams?

Castles Built on Sand: A lasting solution

Dr Alan Waring looks in more detail at some of the issues relevant to a lasting solution to the Cyprus property problem in a follow-up article to his ‘Castles Built on Sand’ that we published in June.

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