The conclusion of the Research Committee on the exceptional naturalization of foreign investors and entrepreneurs was handed over to the Attorney General by the Chairman of the Research Committee, Myronas Nikolatos.
According to Nikolatos, there are criminal and political responsibilities, and he calls on everyone to assume their responsibilities, as in the opinion of the committee there was a massive illegality, ie the relevant law was exceeded by both the respective cabinet and lawyers. accountants, realtors, developers, and institutions that did not respond.
The committee’s conclusion consists of 780 pages and is accompanied by 5000 pages of annexes and concerned applications for a total of 6,779 foreign investors. According to Myronas Nikolatos, the committee acted in a fair, just and impartial manner with respect for the principles of justice of natural persons.
The Government is determined for exemplary punishment
The Government’s determination for exemplary punishment of those involved in criminal or disciplinary offenses, in relation to the abuse of the Cyprus Investment Program was pointed out today by Government Spokesman Kyriacos Kousios, noting that the Government welcomes the decision of the General Assembly to strengthen the General Investigation Program.
Speaking to the media at the Presidential Palace, Kyriacos Kousios said that “the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiades would like to express his special satisfaction for the completion of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Naturalizations and the submission of the final conclusion to the Attorney General.
This is a task that, as recognized by all political forces, the members of the Commission have done in an impartial and objective manner, in difficult circumstances and for which they deserve congratulations.
The first comments, without having the full text of the findings, based on the statements of the Chairman of the Research Committee Mr. Myronas Nikolatos, are that the submission of the conclusion closes, or should close, a prolonged cycle of political tension and toxic climate, which it primarily targeted the President of the Republic and his Government.
What we would like to point out is that through the statements of the Chairman of the Committee, the real facts concerning the Cyprus Investment Program are restored.
From what the Chairman of the Committee Mr. Myronas Nikolatos himself stated, it appears that despite the fact that there were misinterpretations of the Law, gaps, weaknesses and insufficient framework of supervisory control, no fraud or criminal acts are attributed to the respective Councils of Ministers.
Therefore, without any intention of conflict, what should be noted is that the months of disparaging allegations of the opposition, personal attacks and slander, aimed at discrediting the President, have collapsed.
The President of the Republic, after thoroughly studying the conclusion of the Commission, will return with a self-critical disposition, with the aim not of denying any responsibilities, but of assuming the responsibility due to him.
The declaration of the determination and will of the President, is recorded with the decision:
1. For the final termination of the Program
2. Compliance with the recommendations of the Research Committee
3. The establishment of the Committee for the Revocation of Illegal Naturalizations.
Most important, however, is the Government’s determination to exemplary punish those involved in criminal or disciplinary offenses, and we therefore welcome the Advocate General’s decision to strengthen the investigative team to indiscriminately prosecute those involved in the abuse of a had the service of the well-meaning interest of the people “./ ibna