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.

Government pledges to combat corruption

President Nicos Anastasiades appeared determined to fortify the country from corruption while calling on parliament to pass bills related to transparency in public life. As the government seeks to improve its image

Corruption turns wine into waste

The government could not have given a poorer excuse for its shortcomings and fall from grace than when it claimed parliament blocking the 2021 budget would “jeopardise welfare and development” spending. What


New laws to stop match-fixing

News laws are to be introduced in an attempt to clamp down on match-fixing and corruption in Cyprus football, announced Justice Minister George Savvides. Following Tuesday’s meeting with political parties, members of