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Exorbitant Property Prices Steering Foreign Investment Northward

The real estate market in Cyprus is experiencing a shift as foreign investors are turning their attention to the northern occupied territories where property prices are more affordable. Despite ongoing conflicts in the region, cost considerations are outweighing geopolitical concerns for many buyers, leading to a redirection of foreign investment and the need for the government to address the issue to sustain the market’s growth.

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A Closer Look at Foreign Investment Screenings in the EU

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has raised concerns about the lack of coordinated foreign investment screenings in the EU. Cyprus, a significant hub for foreign direct investment, does not have proper screening mechanisms in place, potentially exposing the region to risks associated with unvetted foreign capital. The absence of a unified approach, disparities in interpretations of EU rules among member states, and the nonreporting of screening outcomes to the EU Commission further hinder the effectiveness and transparency of the system. The ECA has recommended amendments to the EU FDI screening framework, better alignment of practices across national screening mechanisms, and enhanced reporting processes to address these issues and strengthen the process.

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