Time for anti-corruption agency

The House of Representatives is set to vote on 9 December 2021 on a bill – which has been pending for years – to establish an Independent Anti-Corruption Authority. The UN has


Fighting corruption takes courage

Justice Minister Stephie Drakou was in parliament this week, where she told MPs the new framework for an independent anti-corruption agency would be in place at the beginning of 2022. Naturally, MPs


Restoring trust after Pandora Papers

The European Parliament opened Pandora’s box for Cyprus and its political system following the release of the now-famous Pandora’s Papers that exposed countries, politicians involved or connected to dirty money and the


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