Cyprus fails to comply with EU law

The Republic of Cyprus is facing sanctions from the European Commission after failing to implement 47 directives on a variety of issues in 2016.

Despite a number of ministries having two years to prepare legislation on the directives, 47 issues have not been implemented and as a result the Republic received 23 warning letters which condemned the delay or inaction.

The deadline to implement changes in Cyprus was 31 December 2016, which could result in millions of euros in fines.

It turns out that 13 issues are included in bills still pending in the House, 19 are still waiting to be cleared by the Legal Department, eight will have to be sent to the Cabinet for approval, and seven issues are still being hammered out in various ministries.

The European Commission is expected to grant a two-month extension to the Republic, however political pundits do not believe this would be enough time to patch up the issues and pass them through the House.

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Cyprus fails to comply with EU law

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