New Health, Justice ministers in mini-reshuffle

President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday announced the much-anticipated mini reshuffle, introducing a few new faces, despite his declared wish to create a government of wider acceptance following a series of corruption scandals.

Justice Minister resigns before being pushed out

In an unprecedented show of rebellion, Emily Yiolitis has resigned as Justice Minister accusing President Nicos Anastasiades of “insulting behaviour” in trying to undermine her work as he pushes for a reshuffle.

Justice Minister condemns LGBT rights abuses

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis has condemned discrimination, hate speech, violence against those due to sexual orientation and gender identity in marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. She assured her continued

Government launches anti-corruption drive

The government has launched a campaign to eradicate corruption in public office, with Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis pledging to carry out the action plan demanded by President Nicos Anastasiades earlier this year.

Justice reform shot down by Parliament

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis blasted MPs after parliament rejected a series of bills she submitted to reform a dysfunctional Cyprus justice system, accusing Opposition parties of acting in their own interest. The

MPs urged to back justice reform

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis urged MPs to approve a series of justice reform bills submitted to parliament to avoid Cyprus being tarnished with an ultra-slow legal system. “The justice reform is an

Cyprus wants to push through justice reform

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis on Wednesday submitted bills to speed up the Cyprus Justice system, urging MPs to vote them in before the House dissolves ahead of the parliamentary elections on 30

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