Cyprus needs to do more to combat corruption

Cyprus will need to do more to combat corruption, by introducing a dedicated anti-corruption policy focussing on high-ranking officials and the police, said the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption

Corruption drains the economy

Corruption saps the economy, undermines opportunities for people trying to engage in legitimate business and public services and kills international investments, said US State Department official Richard Nephew. The Coordinator on Global


Businesses fear spectre of corruption

Most Cypriot companies feel corruption on the island is widespread, threatening their business, according to the latest Eurobarometer issued by the European Commission. The vast majority (95%) of businesses believe corruption is

Corruption watchdog appoints UK lead investigators

Two UK-based legal experts are tasked with helping authorities investigate corruption allegations involving high-ranking officials, while the watchdog authority says Cypriot applicants were unwilling to probe local officials. The Independent Authority Against

Football corruption runs deep

Cyprus football’s reputation continues to be tarnished by corruption claims after the head of the National Betting Authority was under criminal investigation for refusing to provide information on match-fixing. The revelation came


Even Pinnochio couldn’t fix this

Like the wave of incompetence that swept across our passports-for-cash scheme, nobody believed they would get caught playing fast and loose with the rules. There were rumblings from far-off Europe about giving


Corruption watchdog to target senior officials

Two British legal experts tasked with helping Cypriot authorities investigate corruption allegations involving controversial ‘golden passports’ will focus complaints on high-ranking officials, including former President Nicos Anastasiades. According to local media, the

Auditor, Attorney General in ugly spat

A row between the legal service and the state Audit Office deepened after Attorney General George Savvides accused Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides of engaging in character assassination and abusing free speech. Savvides

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