The position that Cyprus can not continue to perpetuate the absurd privileges for state officials, reiterates in today's press release the Political Office of Achilles Demitriadis and responding indirectly but clearly on the front page of POLITIS, claims that the content of these publications does not on the current issue of the incompatibility of his appointment as Permanent Representative in New York on 15/2/2019, while he was also a negotiator.
The press release issued by his Politburo Independent candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, Achilleas Dimitriadis:
The Politburo of the presidential candidate Achilleas Dimitriadis reiterates its categorical position that Cyprus can not continue to perpetuate the absurd privileges for state officials.
In the Outline of Positions that A. Dimitriadis has presented during its announcement His candidacy on February 28, 2022, under the pillar “Honest State”, lists the following absurd privileges that must be terminated:
i. Double pensions, end to irrational benefits, such as tax-free vehicles
ii. Limousines finally, traffic with official hybrids and low-capacity cars and only for official cases
The content of these publications does not answer the current issue of the incompatibility of his appointment as Permanent Representative in New York on 15/2/2019, while he was also a negotiator.
The incompatibility is proved, among other things, by the report of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign and European Affairs dated 11/7/2019, on the basis of which the then Foreign Minister N. Christodoulidis admitted that the appointment of Mavrogiannis “contradicts Article 3 of the Greek Cypriot Community Negotiator Cyprus Law of 2013, given that Mr. Mavrogiannis has been appointed by the President of the Republic, by virtue of the powers granted to him by the above article, as the Negotiator of the Greek Cypriot Community for the Cyprus issue “. N. Christodoulidis himself also admitted that “in order to make the decision of the Council of Ministers to appoint Mr. Mavrogiannis as Permanent Representative of the Republic in New York legal while maintaining the position of negotiator, the basic law must be amended accordingly & # 8230; . »
The relevant link is attached for easy reference http://www2.parliament.cy/parliamentgr/008_5h/008_05_5583.htm
As it is known, the “custom” amendment of the law was made by a vote in the plenary session with 23 Members of Parliament in favor and 17 against. to his own values as I perceive them through the “Honest State” and are not accepted by the vast majority of our fellow citizens.
Mavrogianni 's earnings
It is recalled that in today's publication of POLITI, data are presented according to which the former negotiator for Cyprus, Andreas M. Mavrogiannis, received neither two salaries nor a pension, except for one salary, which included his pension, resulting in total non-payment. his salary should be equal to 90% of the salary of a director general of the ministry minus the performance allowance that was waived. President Anastasiadis offered Mr. Mavrogiannis a contract with the salary of general manager and at his own request it was reduced by 10%, because he did not want to give the impression that he was trying to maintain his earnings from the State. There is a corresponding correspondence between Mr. Mavrogiannis and the Presidency.
What Andreas Mavrogiannis says about the incompatibility
Invited by politis.com.cy to comment on the position of Achilleas Dimitriadis for incompatibility in his appointment, Andreas Mavrogiannis answered succinctly: “Their interpretations characterize themselves, but at least let them not distort the facts.”