Costas Clerides

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Costas Clerides said : “The constitution provides absolutely nothing for such a case,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The Constitution provides absolutely nothing for such a case,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “There will always be difficulties but at least the conditions are much better than the ones we had received,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 29, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Earlier today, I have submitted in writing to the President of the Republic my resignation from the position of attorney-general of the Republic, with immediate effect,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 26, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Earlier today, I have submitted in writing to the President of the Republic my resignation from the position of attorney-general of the Republic, with immediate effect,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 26, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "This sets a precedent so that the state can, under similar circumstances, do the same," "The main message sent out is that individual rights provided for by Article 23 (of the Constitution) are respected and ensured, but as long as the core of exercising this right is not affected, the state can impose cuts on salaries and pensions," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “This sets a precedent so that the state can, under similar circumstances, do the same,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, April 10, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “This sets a precedent so that the state can, under similar circumstances, do the same,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, April 10, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Unfortunately, some people are trying to find legally tolerable solutions to save the country from a catastrophic pandemic, while others are theorising without careful study,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “will be processed by the supreme court and announced later,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, March 16, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We have given our views on whether concrete measures can be taken and whether or not they are incompatible or incompatible with either the existing laws, the Constitution or, above all, with principles arising from EU law,” “Our views have been analysed and have been transformed into concrete measures that the government will undertake to promote, and they will be announced to you later today” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “It is a fact that some individual issues run counter to principles that cannot be circumvented so these measures cannot be taken because they are considered to be of an active nature to the extent that they affect certain rights that we are certainly obliged to respect either by the Constitution or by the EU authorities, the relevant Directives, etc. However, a number of other measures can be taken and I understand that there is an intention to implement them immediately,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “there is no question of confirming or denying the information” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides replied : “I will not answer on the substance of this, because every citizen has some legal means which he may or may not exercise at the advice of his lawyers” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The issue of whether the information should be provided to the auditor-general was raised unnecessarily and deems no further legal interpretation,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “the issue of whether the information should be provided to the auditor-general was raised unnecessarily and deems no further legal interpretation,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 20, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any interference from me would amount to impeding the process of learning facts as well as amount to obstruction of justice,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides says : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary's work," External link

startribune Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “The ones we are referring to act in such a ridiculous and clumsy way that they reveal themselves on a daily basis,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “Investigations are always the responsibility of the police, except in certain cases where there is reason to believe the police may lack the requisite wherewithal ensuring their investigation is impartial or independent,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, November 25, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “I am waiting for the government’s decisions to judge if my intervention is justified or necessary,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I was the recipient, from various quarters, of both direct and indirect interventions urging me to display leniency [against bankers],” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law,” External link

tribune Monday, September 9, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, September 9, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, September 9, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law," External link

JakartaPost Monday, September 9, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I was the recipient, from various quarters, of both direct and indirect interventions urging me to display leniency [against bankers],” “Their main argument was that we should refrain from damaging the banks’ efforts at recovery or jeopardising economic stability. Naturally, I disregarded these interventions” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, September 9, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law," External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 9, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Although the bishop's individual references are worthy of criticism... they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law," External link

afp-en Monday, September 9, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “It has been clarified that if a colonial power does not carry out a full decolonization of the colonies it occupied, this constitutes a continuous violation of international law and a blatant violation of peoples’ right to self-determination,” “There cannot be self-determination with independence with part of the territory of the independent state remaining outside the territory … to be used for any purpose” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “When an applicant went to court is also important because some applied in 2012, others in 2013, yet others in 2017. Retroactive return of money would depend on when each one applied,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, April 15, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Probably we must again, as I have said before, examine the possibility of amending the constitution,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Disparaging references about the findings or the members of the committee only served to degrade the credibility of the institution itself and its usefulness and not the credibility of a particular committee or its members,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 15, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I want to assure your committee, and the public, and any other interested party, that the report will not be left unused, it will not be placed on a shelf or in a drawer,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 1, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We exercised the right to appeal; we have every right to be heard by the supreme court of this country as do the defendants who exercised their right to raise pretrial objections,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, February 15, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Serious inadequacies were noted that indicated that in both cases the rules which would have ensured the objective impartiality of some of the judges that tried the cases were not observed,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “as confirmed by the recent events, and in particular the hearing of the two appeals concerning Bank of Cyprus, there’s a problem” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, February 3, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “These are not simply government policy matters, but fundamental state and constitutional matters and the state’s Legal Service cannot be left outside,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “Our key disagreement is that the supreme court set up a reform committee about issues concerning courts and judges in which it included district judges and the justice ministry and lawyers and the finance ministry but it did not include the attorney-general or his representative,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “These are not simply government policy matters, but fundamental state and constitutional matters and the state’s Legal Service cannot be left outside,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Unfortunately, in the hopeless effort of some to justify the unjustifiable, they channel to the newspaper Politis information leading to misleading and arbitrary conclusions,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The agreement for the withdrawal of the appeal, does not have any information as to how much was agreed or paid in any recompense, or any other detail,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Three of the five judges on the appeals court have children or a spouse who are employed at the (Chrysafinis and Polyviou) law firm representing the Bank and a former high standing officer in the appeals process," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "It emerged after this judgment that, close relatives of the chair of the appeals court...whose vote decided the outcome of the case in the bank's favor, that is to say the judge's daughter and sister, had benefited from an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit they had filed against the bank," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm. There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm. There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Lawyer Christos (Chris) Triantafyllides had appeared before his father, former president of the supreme court, … for decades,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : "Russia has sent a message to my office requesting a criminal investigation into the case," External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:01:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The competence and powers of the Attorney General are limited to the consideration of the possible commission of any criminal offence in breach of legal provisions,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, September 1, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides argued : “Under the circumstances, any procedure for investigating the possible commission of a criminal offence in connection with the notification of the documents concerned to selected persons is not justified,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, September 1, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “At the moment we are reviewing the possibility of appealing against the ruling,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "there are certainly certain cases under investigation which are at a very advanced, I would say final stage, and it is expected that they will be submitted (to the courts) soon.� There are other cases, he added, " External link

famagusta-gazette Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The question that must be answered is whether Poed’s action in urging its members to behave in a way that violates ministry directives and instructions on this particular issue is one outside its charter, and, as such, is illegal or sufficient to have it stricken off the union registry,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 28, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I’m saddened that while the case is pending, they chose to go after the department publicly,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, October 21, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We discussed all the problems that could come up in the procedure (judicial assistance request) and found ways so that pending requests… are executed,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Unfortunately, due to the fact that the applicant’s complaint before the ECHR is pending, we are obliged to refrain from commenting on any issues touching the essence of the case,” “At this stage, suffice it to say that any private citizen choosing to take on the responsibility of handling serious matters of principle, which affect a group of the population and create precedent, cannot demand after the fact that the Republic necessarily step in and support the views and predicaments they have created themselves” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "today we had the honour and pleasure to have with us the honorable Attorney General of the Russian Federation and his close associates" External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides announced : “As you know, the cooperation of the Legal Services and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic with the corresponding Legal Services and the Office of the Attorney General of the Russian Federation is and has always been very close,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, October 17, 2016 8:06:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "today we had the honour and pleasure to have with us the honorable Attorney General of the Russian Federation and his close associates" External link

cna-en Monday, October 17, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Issues relating to legal assistance requests, extradition of fugitives, etc,” “It was a very productive and effective meeting, and it will continue [on Tuesday] at the justice ministry” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, October 17, 2016 5:13:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Everybody is working towards this end. Some cases have proceeded further than others. What is important, is the fact that there is no intention of covering up any case or person,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “For us, this is an extremely important case, because it essentially touches on the way a stake in Laiki Bank was acquired, which, in turn, had given its owner control, and some other cases currently under investigation are premised on this,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The process is already being followed – subpoenas must be issued to those implicated, both in Cyprus and in Greece,” “In Greece, this needs to be done via the normal channels, meaning through the justice ministries of the two countries. There are various issues raising jurisdictional questions between the two countries, meaning some cases fall under the jurisdiction of one country, others of the other country, and in yet others there is joint jurisdiction. All of this is under discussion between the two countries, and agreement was reached in some cases – but others are still under discussion” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides stated : “although the present almost universal assessment of civil servants as excellent may not correspond to reality and therefore requires correction, this correction can be made by changing the mentality of the assessors so as to reserve the excellent rating to those officials that deserve it” External link

cyprusweekly Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides stated : “although the present almost universal assessment of civil servants as excellent may not correspond to reality and therefore requires correction, this correction can be made by changing the mentality of the assessors so as to reserve the excellent rating to those officials that deserve it” External link

in-cyprus Monday, June 27, 2016 8:16:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We will look at the testimony and will evaluate it” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides concluded : “I am sure that once the provisions of the memorandum are put into practice, combatting organised crime in these spheres will be more effective. To this end, as the Republic of Cyprus and Legal Services, we will endeavour, ” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides stated : “the issue is not only a result of criminal offences” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We are still examining the legal basis for such a request, which has never been made in the past,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 20, 2015 12:30:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The timeframe, which will be very short, will be given tomorrow or Monday,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:22:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “A pardon is the president’s prerogative but the Attorney-general also has to agree. It is true that there are circumstances justifying a pardon on humanitarian ground. But having said that, I believe that it is best for everyone that the office of the Attorney-general is not influenced by anyone,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 13, 2015 9:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “From the start, we said that results shouldn’t be expected soon,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:43:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “On the one hand, this a humane issue due to the minister’s health, which is deteriorating. On the other hand though, our first concern is to protect the public interest and not offend the public’s sense of justice. Granting a pardon will possibly spark a reaction from the people, especially relatives of the victim’s at the Mari naval blast,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:54:00 PM EAT



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Costas Clerides

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Costas Clerides said : “The constitution provides absolutely nothing for such a case,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The Constitution provides absolutely nothing for such a case,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “There will always be difficulties but at least the conditions are much better than the ones we had received,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, June 29, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Earlier today, I have submitted in writing to the President of the Republic my resignation from the position of attorney-general of the Republic, with immediate effect,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 26, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Earlier today, I have submitted in writing to the President of the Republic my resignation from the position of attorney-general of the Republic, with immediate effect,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, June 26, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "This sets a precedent so that the state can, under similar circumstances, do the same," "The main message sent out is that individual rights provided for by Article 23 (of the Constitution) are respected and ensured, but as long as the core of exercising this right is not affected, the state can impose cuts on salaries and pensions," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “This sets a precedent so that the state can, under similar circumstances, do the same,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, April 10, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “This sets a precedent so that the state can, under similar circumstances, do the same,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, April 10, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Unfortunately, some people are trying to find legally tolerable solutions to save the country from a catastrophic pandemic, while others are theorising without careful study,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “will be processed by the supreme court and announced later,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, March 16, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We have given our views on whether concrete measures can be taken and whether or not they are incompatible or incompatible with either the existing laws, the Constitution or, above all, with principles arising from EU law,” “Our views have been analysed and have been transformed into concrete measures that the government will undertake to promote, and they will be announced to you later today” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “It is a fact that some individual issues run counter to principles that cannot be circumvented so these measures cannot be taken because they are considered to be of an active nature to the extent that they affect certain rights that we are certainly obliged to respect either by the Constitution or by the EU authorities, the relevant Directives, etc. However, a number of other measures can be taken and I understand that there is an intention to implement them immediately,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “there is no question of confirming or denying the information” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides replied : “I will not answer on the substance of this, because every citizen has some legal means which he may or may not exercise at the advice of his lawyers” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The issue of whether the information should be provided to the auditor-general was raised unnecessarily and deems no further legal interpretation,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “the issue of whether the information should be provided to the auditor-general was raised unnecessarily and deems no further legal interpretation,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 20, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any interference from me would amount to impeding the process of learning facts as well as amount to obstruction of justice,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides says : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:55:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary's work," External link

startribune Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

tribtown Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Any intervention on the part of the attorney general, either for reasons of public interest or any other reasons, would have constituted nothing more than an obstacle to ascertaining the true facts of the case, as well as interference in the judiciary’s work,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “The ones we are referring to act in such a ridiculous and clumsy way that they reveal themselves on a daily basis,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “Investigations are always the responsibility of the police, except in certain cases where there is reason to believe the police may lack the requisite wherewithal ensuring their investigation is impartial or independent,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, November 25, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Only if there is evidence indicating that the police, which is responsible for the investigation, cannot be seen as impartial and objective because of being involved in the matter itself,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “I am waiting for the government’s decisions to judge if my intervention is justified or necessary,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I was the recipient, from various quarters, of both direct and indirect interventions urging me to display leniency [against bankers],” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law,” External link

tribune Monday, September 9, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, September 9, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law,” External link

ngrguardiannews Monday, September 9, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law," External link

JakartaPost Monday, September 9, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I was the recipient, from various quarters, of both direct and indirect interventions urging me to display leniency [against bankers],” “Their main argument was that we should refrain from damaging the banks’ efforts at recovery or jeopardising economic stability. Naturally, I disregarded these interventions” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, September 9, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Although the bishop’s individual references are worthy of criticism… they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law," External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 9, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Although the bishop's individual references are worthy of criticism... they do not equate with an attempt to incite violence or hatred because of sexual orientation or gender identity, nor can they be described as hate speech within the meaning of the law," External link

afp-en Monday, September 9, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “It has been clarified that if a colonial power does not carry out a full decolonization of the colonies it occupied, this constitutes a continuous violation of international law and a blatant violation of peoples’ right to self-determination,” “There cannot be self-determination with independence with part of the territory of the independent state remaining outside the territory … to be used for any purpose” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “When an applicant went to court is also important because some applied in 2012, others in 2013, yet others in 2017. Retroactive return of money would depend on when each one applied,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, April 15, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Probably we must again, as I have said before, examine the possibility of amending the constitution,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Disparaging references about the findings or the members of the committee only served to degrade the credibility of the institution itself and its usefulness and not the credibility of a particular committee or its members,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 15, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I want to assure your committee, and the public, and any other interested party, that the report will not be left unused, it will not be placed on a shelf or in a drawer,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 1, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We exercised the right to appeal; we have every right to be heard by the supreme court of this country as do the defendants who exercised their right to raise pretrial objections,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, February 15, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Serious inadequacies were noted that indicated that in both cases the rules which would have ensured the objective impartiality of some of the judges that tried the cases were not observed,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “as confirmed by the recent events, and in particular the hearing of the two appeals concerning Bank of Cyprus, there’s a problem” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, February 3, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “These are not simply government policy matters, but fundamental state and constitutional matters and the state’s Legal Service cannot be left outside,” External link

cyprus-mail Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “Our key disagreement is that the supreme court set up a reform committee about issues concerning courts and judges in which it included district judges and the justice ministry and lawyers and the finance ministry but it did not include the attorney-general or his representative,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “These are not simply government policy matters, but fundamental state and constitutional matters and the state’s Legal Service cannot be left outside,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Unfortunately, in the hopeless effort of some to justify the unjustifiable, they channel to the newspaper Politis information leading to misleading and arbitrary conclusions,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The agreement for the withdrawal of the appeal, does not have any information as to how much was agreed or paid in any recompense, or any other detail,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "Three of the five judges on the appeals court have children or a spouse who are employed at the (Chrysafinis and Polyviou) law firm representing the Bank and a former high standing officer in the appeals process," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "It emerged after this judgment that, close relatives of the chair of the appeals court...whose vote decided the outcome of the case in the bank's favor, that is to say the judge's daughter and sister, had benefited from an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit they had filed against the bank," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm. There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm. There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, January 14, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Lawyer Christos (Chris) Triantafyllides had appeared before his father, former president of the supreme court, … for decades,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “There is not a single supreme court judge who does not have a child at the law office that promotes the banks’ interests,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides wrote : “Our courts are controlled by the Polyviou and Chrysafinis law firm,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides told : "Russia has sent a message to my office requesting a criminal investigation into the case," External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:01:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The competence and powers of the Attorney General are limited to the consideration of the possible commission of any criminal offence in breach of legal provisions,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, September 1, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides argued : “Under the circumstances, any procedure for investigating the possible commission of a criminal offence in connection with the notification of the documents concerned to selected persons is not justified,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, September 1, 2017 12:57:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “At the moment we are reviewing the possibility of appealing against the ruling,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "there are certainly certain cases under investigation which are at a very advanced, I would say final stage, and it is expected that they will be submitted (to the courts) soon.� There are other cases, he added, " External link

famagusta-gazette Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The question that must be answered is whether Poed’s action in urging its members to behave in a way that violates ministry directives and instructions on this particular issue is one outside its charter, and, as such, is illegal or sufficient to have it stricken off the union registry,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 28, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “I’m saddened that while the case is pending, they chose to go after the department publicly,” External link

in-cyprus Friday, October 21, 2016 5:04:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We discussed all the problems that could come up in the procedure (judicial assistance request) and found ways so that pending requests… are executed,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Unfortunately, due to the fact that the applicant’s complaint before the ECHR is pending, we are obliged to refrain from commenting on any issues touching the essence of the case,” “At this stage, suffice it to say that any private citizen choosing to take on the responsibility of handling serious matters of principle, which affect a group of the population and create precedent, cannot demand after the fact that the Republic necessarily step in and support the views and predicaments they have created themselves” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "today we had the honour and pleasure to have with us the honorable Attorney General of the Russian Federation and his close associates" External link

famagusta-gazette Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides announced : “As you know, the cooperation of the Legal Services and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic with the corresponding Legal Services and the Office of the Attorney General of the Russian Federation is and has always been very close,” External link

in-cyprus Monday, October 17, 2016 8:06:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : "today we had the honour and pleasure to have with us the honorable Attorney General of the Russian Federation and his close associates" External link

cna-en Monday, October 17, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Issues relating to legal assistance requests, extradition of fugitives, etc,” “It was a very productive and effective meeting, and it will continue [on Tuesday] at the justice ministry” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, October 17, 2016 5:13:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “Everybody is working towards this end. Some cases have proceeded further than others. What is important, is the fact that there is no intention of covering up any case or person,” External link

in-cyprus Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides told : “For us, this is an extremely important case, because it essentially touches on the way a stake in Laiki Bank was acquired, which, in turn, had given its owner control, and some other cases currently under investigation are premised on this,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The process is already being followed – subpoenas must be issued to those implicated, both in Cyprus and in Greece,” “In Greece, this needs to be done via the normal channels, meaning through the justice ministries of the two countries. There are various issues raising jurisdictional questions between the two countries, meaning some cases fall under the jurisdiction of one country, others of the other country, and in yet others there is joint jurisdiction. All of this is under discussion between the two countries, and agreement was reached in some cases – but others are still under discussion” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:04:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides stated : “although the present almost universal assessment of civil servants as excellent may not correspond to reality and therefore requires correction, this correction can be made by changing the mentality of the assessors so as to reserve the excellent rating to those officials that deserve it” External link

cyprusweekly Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides stated : “although the present almost universal assessment of civil servants as excellent may not correspond to reality and therefore requires correction, this correction can be made by changing the mentality of the assessors so as to reserve the excellent rating to those officials that deserve it” External link

in-cyprus Monday, June 27, 2016 8:16:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We will look at the testimony and will evaluate it” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides concluded : “I am sure that once the provisions of the memorandum are put into practice, combatting organised crime in these spheres will be more effective. To this end, as the Republic of Cyprus and Legal Services, we will endeavour, ” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:26:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides stated : “the issue is not only a result of criminal offences” External link

in-cyprus Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:37:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “We are still examining the legal basis for such a request, which has never been made in the past,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 20, 2015 12:30:00 AM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “The timeframe, which will be very short, will be given tomorrow or Monday,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:22:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “A pardon is the president’s prerogative but the Attorney-general also has to agree. It is true that there are circumstances justifying a pardon on humanitarian ground. But having said that, I believe that it is best for everyone that the office of the Attorney-general is not influenced by anyone,” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, March 13, 2015 9:09:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “From the start, we said that results shouldn’t be expected soon,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:43:00 PM EAT

Costas Clerides said : “On the one hand, this a humane issue due to the minister’s health, which is deteriorating. On the other hand though, our first concern is to protect the public interest and not offend the public’s sense of justice. Granting a pardon will possibly spark a reaction from the people, especially relatives of the victim’s at the Mari naval blast,” External link

cyprus-mail Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:54:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
attorney general65.89%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
attorney-general32.56%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
current attorney general1.16%EN06/08/201608/06/2016
attorney general0.39%SA08/29/201429/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Costas CleridesEN99.33%
Costas CleridesSA0.34%
Costas CleridesFR0.34%


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