Today, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira will participate in the presentation by the Supreme Court of Cyprus of the Cypriot reform of the judicial system supported by the Commission’s Technical Support Instrument (TSI). Commissioner Ferreira said: “For decades, Cyprus’ justice system has been suffering from lengthy court proceedings and an increasing backlog in litigious civil and commercial cases. I am pleased that the Commission is continuing to support Cyprus in its judicial reform, not least with the reform and adoption of the new civil procedure rules by the Supreme Court of Cyprus. Effective justice systems are essential for social fairness, mutual trust, a favourable investment climate and the sustainability of long-term growth.” Since December 2017, the Commission has supported the Cypriot authorities in achieving a more efficient approach of their Civil Procedure Rules. The key steps of the reform were the public consultation of several stakeholders on the areas of intervention, and the joint design, drafting and approval of the new rules by the national stakeholders, including targeted communication activities. The support includes facilitating the transition to the new rules and procedures, training of judges, lawyers, and court registrars on the modern system. The TSI is the Commission's instrument to provide technical support to reforms in all Member States. The TSI has the general objective to promote the EU's economic, social, and territorial cohesion by supporting Member States' efforts to implement reforms. The TSI builds on the success of its predecessor, the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). Since 2017, the Commission has provided technical support to all Member States with more than 1200 projects.
Find out more about the reform of the judicial system in Cyprus here.
(For more information: Vivian Loonela - Tel.: +32 229 66712; Veronica Favalli – Tel.: +32 229 87269)
8 Dicembre 2021