House rejects president’s electricity, fuel referrals - Paphos Investments

House rejects president’s electricity, fuel referrals

House rejects president’s electricity, fuel referrals

The House of Representatives, in a hastily called session of the plenum on Tuesday, rejected the referral of three bills by President Nicos Anastasiades.

Two of the bills – scrapping double taxation on fuel and ending the charging of VAT on emission costs in electricity bills – were sent back on the advice of the attorney-general who was of the view that they were unconstitutional because they violated the separation of powers.

The third, which aimed to suspend the foreclosures law for three months, until the end of October, was referred on the grounds that it would put at risk the credit ratings of the state and banks as well as jeopardise the release of funds by the EU.

The 12 deputies of Disy that were present voted in favour of accepting the referrals while 27 voted against.

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