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Finance Ministry on alert over potential Bank of Cyprus equity sale

The Finance Ministry is closely monitoring reports that AB CarVal Investors and Caius Capital may sell their 14.65% stake in the Bank of Cyprus to maintain national ownership, rejecting any acquisition by Greeklinked interests. Market movements suggest significant implications for Cyprus’ financial stability and ownership structures, prompting legislative discussions about foreign direct investment regulation and potential regional banking dynamics.

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Sweeping Reforms Transform the European Union’s Decision-Making Process

The European Union is undergoing sweeping reforms that could drastically change its decisionmaking process. Proposed changes include the removal of the unanimity principle, transfer of powers from member states to EU governing bodies, introduction of new shared competencies, downsizing the European Commission, mandatory adoption of the Euro, and a simplified sanctioning process for member states violating EU values. These reforms, which have been narrowly approved by the European Parliament, have the potential to reshape the EU’s legislative landscape and alter the balance of power within the bloc.

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