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Our View: The Illusion of Fiscal Prudence in Government Policy

The illusion of fiscal prudence in government policy is when broad financial measures, like blanket subsidies, are presented as targeted and responsible, yet lack focus and align more with populism, posing a threat to longterm economic stability. Despite recommendations against such widespread support, the persistence of these policies, costing over €50m for the year, raises concerns over the government’s pursuit of popularity over policy and the need for genuine fiscal responsibility.

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Government Policy on Asylum Seekers Sparks Controversy

Cyprus’ decision to suspend asylum applications from Syrians has sparked controversy, with critics highlighting legal concerns and the need to uphold international obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention. The EU allows for processing extensions, but Cyprus’ proposed 21month timeframe has raised questions about its compliance with asylum laws and the protection of those fleeing conflict according to the UNHCR.

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