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Police Reform and Presidential Oversight

The House legal committee in Cyprus has rejected a presidential referral to grant the police chief extensive appointment powers, a move spearheaded by Independent MP Kostis Efstathiou. This legislative pushback aims to balance police autonomy and democratic oversight, ensuring fair specialist appointments in light of evolving crimes and the financial implications on the national budget.

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Comprehensive Police Reform in Cyprus

The comprehensive police reform in Cyprus aims to modernize and upgrade the police force, strengthen their independence, implement technological advancements, and establish a corruption prevention and integrity policy. The reforms are influenced by GRECO’s recommendations and seek to enhance effectiveness, independence, and transparency within the police force, addressing both the need for technological improvements and the importance of integrity measures.

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