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Press Release: Open Cyprus Project calls on Pegeia Council to respect right of access to environmental information

peyiaPress Release: Open Cyprus Project calls on Pegeia Council to respect right of access to environmental information The Open Cyprus Project today called on Pegeia Council and all local authorities to respect the public’s right of access to information, especially information concerning environmentally sensitive areas in Cyprus, island-wide. This call comes after Pegeia Council refused the request of Councillor Linda Leblanc for a copy of planning permits for a controversial new coastal development, which might endanger the protected coastal zone in the Sea Caves area (Thalassines Spilies, Pegeia).  

“The lack of access to information from local authorities in Cyprus is a serious problem,” confirmed Orestis Tringides of IKME, one of the organisations leading the Open Cyprus Project. “Our research has found that full information is provided in response to just 8% of information requests.” Continue reading

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