State Department highlights Cyprus corruption

A US State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices has highlighted serious corruption in Cyprus, violence targeting ethnic minorities, and not investigating attacks against women. In its executive summary, the report

Corruption wasn’t born yesterday

It took a veteran politician with 40 years of public service, nearing the end of his second administration, to realise there’s a problem with corruption in Cyprus. Perhaps, the President took a


Government pledges to become more transparent

The government announced Friday a series of actions and measures designed to fight corruption based on the rule of law, transparency, and accountability to win back the public’s trust. President Nicos Anastasiades

Cyprus to launch anti-corruption reforms after passports fiasco

President Nicos Anastasiades said his government would announce Friday major anti-graft reforms after it scrapped its controversial passport-for-investment scheme last year. Cyprus dropped the “golden passport” scheme in November after Al Jazeera

Cyprus drops down corruption table

Cyprus received another blow to its tarnished reputation as it dropped one notch to 42nd in Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Thursday. The news comes as government and senior


Budget at risk over corruption

DIKO is the first party to say outright it will reject the 2021 state budget at the parliament’s plenum for final debate and approval on December 17. It may be punishing the


Cypriot MPs promise to clean up their act

Scolded by an anti-corruption report, Cypriot MPs say they will approve pending legislation that scrutinises their assets, incomes and links to lobbying groups. The House Ethics Committee said it aims to have

Cyprus MPs need to adopt anti-corruption code

Cyprus MPs need to adopt a code of conduct to prevent corruption by addressing conflict of interests and lobbying influence, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) report said.

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