Cyprus vows zero tolerance for corruption

President Nicos Anastasiades said his government is determined to tackle corruption and promote transparency and accountability during a meeting with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly leader Margareta Cederfelt. Anastasiades informed Cederfelt on the policies

GHS doctor faces fraud prosecution

A doctor in Cyprus registered with the General Health System will be prosecuted for filing payment requests for services he never provided, Attorney General George Savvides said on Wednesday. In a statement

Cyprus backslides in corruption fight

Corruption watchdog Transparency International says Cyprus has lapsed in its battle against sleaze, making little progress over a decade, despite recent measures ushered in by Parliament. In Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index


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