Cyprus 

A change in the government’s approach to the refugee issue is demanded

Statement by the Immigration Policy Bureau of AKEL Once again we are witnesses to a distressing development, the result of the deteriorating situation that exists at the Pournara Temporary Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers. This is not the first time that we, as AKEL, have warned that the inhumane living conditions are driving the people who are hosted there to their limits.

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The government must respect people’s sacrifices by effectively strengthening the public health system

Statement by AKEL-Left-New Forces Parliamentary Representative Giorgos Loucaides Yesterday’s serious accusations made by the nurses’ union PASYNO, as well as the doctor’s union PASYKI, reaffirm what AKEL and many others have been denouncing about the problematic management by the Health Ministry and state health services OKYPY with regards the effective preparation of the public health system to confront the pandemic. Understaffing, inadequate staff training, erroneous organization and planning, insufficient equipment and development of infrastructures in all hospitals, are just some of the realities that are being brought to the fore.

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The government ruling forces are doing everything possible so that the truth about the golden passport scandal isn’t revealed

Statement by AKEL C.C. Spokesperson Stefanos Stefanou The people have long understood that the government ruling forces will do everything in their power so that the truth about the golden passport scandal isn’t revealed. Not only are they not permitting the Audit Office to carry out the investigations as it is its duty within the framework of its responsibilities, but they are also organizing the concealment of the Investigative Committee’s conclusion from the people which they themselves have appointed.

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Cyprus 

One rule applies for the government ruling forces and another for everybody else

AKEL C.C. Spokesperson Stefanos Stefanou on the “golden passports” scheme President Anastasiades insists on propagating the theory that he is innocent and blameless, stating that he will resign if his involvement in the “golden” passport scandal is proved. However, the conflict of interest concerning President Anastasiades and the members of the Ministerial Council doesn’t need to be investigated for it to be proved. It is self-evident and glaringly obvious.

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AKEL demands findings on golden passports probe be made public

Statement by Eleni Mavrou, AKEL Political Bureau member The position expressed by the Attorney General Giorgos Savvides yesterday that the final conclusion on the selective granting of citizenship/passports to foreign businessmen and investors will be made public “to the extent that it does not affect the public interest”!! is surprising! The clarification itself that the interim reports will be made public at will, in conjunction with the ongoing obstruction of the Audit Office’s work to carry out its responsibilities, heightens our concern about the Anastasiades-DISY government’s attempts to cover up…

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