The Cyprus Consumers’ Association is demanding greater transparency from the fuel monitoring authority on fuel prices in Cyprus, due to a discovered discrepancy where consumers paid 45 cents more per litre than the EU average, resulting in an excess of €4.5 to €5.5 million. They call for accountability and fairness in pricing, pressing for clarity and detailed explanations to address the observed disparities.
Applications for subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise, reflecting a growing trend towards greener transportation choices. The surge in demand for EVs, hybrids, electric motorcycles, and bicycles highlights a shift in consumer behavior towards sustainable commuting options and a global movement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The government extends subsidies on electricity and fuel tax to relieve the costofliving crisis until spring, benefiting thousands of households and businesses in Cyprus. Additional support includes cash assistance for vulnerable groups, expanded aid for internally displaced persons, and tax adjustments to alleviate economic pressures.
The electric vehicle subsidy program has seen a significant response, with 2,254 applications received, showing a strong public interest in clean transportation. The simplified digital application process has made it easier for families and businesses to participate, with funds available until the deadline or depletion.
Farmers in Paphos are demanding increased government subsidies to address financial struggles worsened by international conflicts and the Covid19 pandemic. Their planned protest near Paphos airport aims to draw attention to the urgent need for fair support to sustain agricultural heritage and cope with rising operational costs.