European law

Brexit and Cyprus’ Entry requirements for British Citizens

The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further clarifications, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements. READ MORE

Flight Delay Compensation

Although you may experience flight delays, that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. The EU law concerning air passenger rights is officially known as Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004. That’s quite a mouthful, so we just call it EC 261. It’s a European law that requires airlines to compensate passengers for long flight delays, cancellations, and in situations where they are denied boarding. READ MORE

WINTER HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS FOR BUSINESS

With this in mind, here are some winter health and safety tips for your business: MAKE SURE YOUR WORKPLACE IS WELL LIT The days are shorter and for most businesses, employees will be arriving and leaving the workplace in the dark. Make sure internal and external lighting is fully operational, and check with your staff to ensure all areas have been assessed. REVIEW YOUR LONE WORKING PROCEDURES For the same reasons as before, it is important to look after your staff when lone working or working remotely, especially during cold weather. READ MORE

How does the European Court of Human Rights tackle violence against women?

The European Court of Human Rights (the ‘Court’) is the core judicial organ of the CoE responsible for evaluating state compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) and/or its additional Protocols. It consists of 47 independent and full-time judges “of high moral character” (the same number of judges to High Contracting Parties to the Convention), supported by a Registry of legal and administrative staff. Each judge is elected by the Parliamentary Assembly for a non-renewable term of 9 years. READ MORE

Implementing the agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

Implementing the agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community: RESIDENCE RIGHTS AND RESIDENCE DOCUMENTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS The below mentioned information aims to address the following issue: how Cyprus intends to practically implement the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement concerning residence rights of United Kingdom (UK) nationals and their family members, including family members who are third country nationals, in view of the UK leaving the European Union (EU). READ MORE

The right to petition and the relevant EU – legal framewrok

The right to petition and the relevant EU – legal framewrok A recent visit of the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions (PETI) took place, so as to review a number of petitions submitted by Larnaca citizens, in relation to environmental and health concerns, arising from the creation of an industrial port in Larnaca and the potential consequences of such an operation to the broader area. The latter has raised up a high interest, since local authorities may be found liable when they do not act and/or do not show the appropriate interest, with regard to enviromental matters. READ MORE