Cyprus implements the EU Package Travel Directive

Posted On : 25-07-2018

The tourism and leisure travel sector is one of the most advanced sectors in Cyprus. Travelers around the world mostly prefer to book their holidays online, a concept which likewise applies when travelling to our island.

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The New Data Protection Regulation

Posted On : 17-05-2018

The new Data Protection Regulation: How does it affect individuals and organisations?

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Monitoring employees’ communications at workplace. Is it legal?

Posted On : 09-02-2018
Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become the most commonly used method of communicating in the workplace. 
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Tighter legal framework on money laundering- The Fourth EU Anti Money Laundering Directive

Posted On : 31-05-2017

In an effort to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorists’ activities and to increase transparency, the European Commission issued the 4th AML Directive in May 2015 and repealed the previous one.

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Changing your name - Procedure to follow

Posted On : 16-02-2017

A Cypriot citizen has the right to submit an application with the competent authorities in Cyprus (the District Administration Offices) to change his/her name and/or surname, correct errors or make additions.

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Oil and natural gas in Cyprus

Posted On : 13-07-2016

There are considerable quantities, speculative and confirmed, of gas at East Mediterranean sea especially within the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Israel, Egypt and such indicators have also turned the attention to Cyprus’ adjacent EEZ which is only 6km away from the recent biggest discovery of gas in the Mediterranean sea in Egypt’s EEZ, namely Zohr field, but also close to two giant field discoveries in Israel’s EEZ, namely Leviathan and Tamar, intensifying the interest in Cyprus’ EEZ despite the current low prices of oil and gas.

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“Brexit” and its effects on British Expats

Posted On : 01-07-2016

“Brexit refers” to the decision of British people to exit the European Union, which was determined through the UK referendum of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, held on June 23, 2016.

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Directive 2002/47/EC on financial collateral arrangements

Posted On : 23-06-2016

The Directive aims to produce a clear uniform EU legal framework for the use of securities and cash as collateral in financial transactions. Financial collateral is the property (i.e. securities) provided by a borrower to a lender to reduce the risk of financial loss to the lender if the borrower fails to meet their financial duties to the lender.

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EU Air passenger rights Regulation 261/2004

Posted On : 19-10-2015

Flight delays, flight cancellations and denial of boarding are matters which undeniably haunt the minds and lives of many people in the 21st century. Hence, the European Union considered it, and rightly so, a matter necessary for providing a legal basis for, which can act as a ground of safety and a shield of protection for the millions of air passengers crossing European grounds daily. 

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New Measures relating to Parental Child Abductions

Posted On : 08-09-2014

The Parliament of Cyprus is seeking to enforce legislative measures regarding both the parental child abductions and the illegal restraints of children in countries other than Cyprus. 

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Information - UK residents conducting a Civil Wedding in Cyprus

Posted On : 22-03-2014

The information provided relates as a basic guideline for British passport holders only.  Non-British passport holders or clients with documentation issued outside of the United Kingdom should contact their own consulate or embassy.

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EC proposals on modernisation of the Package Travel Directive

Posted On : 17-12-2013

What will the reforms bring and how will they affect travellers?

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Whether companies offering administrative services need to be authorised by the Commission

Posted On : 17-12-2013

Cyprus registered companies offering administrative services to other Cypriot registered companies need to be authorised by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (hereinafter called the ‘Commission’).

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Acquisition of License to establish and operate a Private medical centre in Cyprus

Posted On : 25-11-2013
Cyprus is an ideal place for the establishment of a medical centre, due to its fine climate (combination of health care and holidays in Cyprus), the known Cypriot hospitality, the professionalism of the workforce and due to its distinctive and unique location.  Such a centre will certainly provide financial benefits to the economy of Cyprus and will surely enhance even more the island's reputation as a centre for medical excellence.  Cyprus is slowly developing as a centre for medical tourism. 
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Retail Sale and Trade of Alcoholic Drinks in Cyprus

Posted On : 02-11-2012

In order to sell, offer to sell, or hold with the purpose to sell alcoholic drinks in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain the license for the sale of intoxicating liquors (retailer’s licence and dealer’s license) by the Municipality, within which the premises are located, or in any other case by the District Officer of the District, within the boundaries of which the premises are located.

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Instructions for Civil Weddings in Cyprus

Posted On : 12-12-2011

People who wish to have a civil wedding in Cyprus must apply in person or through a lawyer practising in Cyprus to the Department of marriage services in Cyprus, at the Municipality of their choice (in Limassol, Paphos, Larnaca, Nicosia etc) with the following documents:

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Foreigners have the opportunity of investing & establishing business in Cyprus on equal terms

Posted On : 08-07-2011

What has really changed?  The cornerstone of this analysis revolves around the notion that economic success is often linked with the necessary modifications and alterations that would enhance market growth. The question now turns to be what really changed in Cyprus reality. It was a well known fact that until recently there was a 49% restriction on foreign participation in Cypriot enterprises. This alone was subject to scepticism and suspicion by potential investors who regarded this restriction as an instrument of exploitation by their local counterparts.

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Establishment and Operation of Tourist and Travel Agencies in Cyprus

Posted On : 05-06-2011
The relevant law relating to the establishment and operation of such offices in Cyprus is the Tourism and Travel Offices and Tourist Guides Law. 
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