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MPs to press for more spending on the justice system

Cyprus ranks last in the European Union for state spending on the justice system and MPs will press for that to change, the chairman of the House legal affairs committee said on Wednesday.

“Cyprus was not honored by being the last state in the European Union when it came to the issue of government spending for justice,” committee chairman DISY MP, Giorgos Georgiou, said after a committee meeting with the members of the Supreme Court.

“Staffing in the judicial service is very low, but also in the administration and infrastructure and this affects the issue of rapid justice,” he said, adding the committee would push the government to address the issue.

He said they also discussed issues concerning the restructuring of the courts, saying it started with the establishment of the administrative court which has decreased the volume of cases brought before the Supreme Court.

He added that the legal committee sessions will take place in the presence of representatives of the Supreme Court ” to discuss and solve these chronic problems”.

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