The Open Cyprus Project calls on Pegeia Council to respect the right of access to environmental information

4 May 2011, Nicosia: This call comes after the Pegeia Council refused the request of Councillor Linda Leblanc for a copy of planning permits for a controversial new coastal development. According to the information received by the Open Cyprus project, there are systematic failures to provide information by Pegeia Council. The refusal to Councillor Leblanc’s request, is a breach of the right of access to environmental information, regulated by an EU directive and a national law in the Republic of Cyprus. Additionally, local residents have been forced to resort to lawyers to have their freedom of information rights respected.

The Open Cyprus Project supports the case of Councillor Leblanc and calls for the respect of everyone’s right of access to information by all public bodies in Cyprus.

For more information, see our press release here.