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Postby PatCon » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:14 am

As most people know, all permanent residents over 18 from EU countries have the right to vote in municipal elections. Those of us who have tried, however, have been told we must first have a Cyprus ID. This demand is a contravention of European Law.

After years of protesting at District Office level I contacted the appropriate authority in Brussels and have now received a letter form Directorate C of the European Commission in Brussels informing me officially that Directive 2004/38/EC requires that on issue of a residence permit our names must be put on the electoral roll. In other words the issue of a resident permit alone entitles us to the right to vote. The EC also indicated to me they may take infringement procedures against Cyprus for non-compliance with the directive, which could involve, once more, a hefty fine for Cyprus (taxpayers' money, of course). I have made the Ministry of the Interior in Nicosia aware of this in September and they say they will change their law. But up until then they apparently intend to ignore the European law. My advice is to ex-pat residents is: do not apply for a Cyprus ID and protest to your District Officer if they refuse to put you on the electoral roll after presenting your residence permit. Copy of letter from the EC sent on request.
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Postby DT. » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:26 am

You should be begging for a Cyprus ID you muppet considering that a British passport right now might as well have a recorded message on it saying "Shoot Me I'm British". :roll:
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Postby halil » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:59 pm

DT. wrote:You should be begging for a Cyprus ID you muppet considering that a British passport right now might as well have a recorded message on it saying "Shoot Me I'm British". :roll:



DT ,

If you wake up one morning and you hear that you have been invaded by Turks from Germany and other part of the European Countries ..... Be ready my friend ................. just they are waiting one signal .....

with man power and with their moneys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:wink:
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Postby zan » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:08 am

halil wrote:
DT. wrote:You should be begging for a Cyprus ID you muppet considering that a British passport right now might as well have a recorded message on it saying "Shoot Me I'm British". :roll:



DT ,

If you wake up one morning and you hear that you have been invaded by Turks from Germany and other part of the European Countries ..... Be ready my friend ................. just they are waiting one signal .....

with man power and with their moneys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:wink:



I think I just heard DTs bowels let go...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby halil » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:56 am

zan wrote:
halil wrote:
DT. wrote:You should be begging for a Cyprus ID you muppet considering that a British passport right now might as well have a recorded message on it saying "Shoot Me I'm British". :roll:



DT ,

If you wake up one morning and you hear that you have been invaded by Turks from Germany and other part of the European Countries ..... Be ready my friend ................. just they are waiting one signal .....

with man power and with their moneys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:wink:



I think I just heard DTs bowels let go...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


In here i am not joking ,

with the EU regulation they can freely travel and do businesses ... They have lot's of big companies in Germany ,Holland ,UK and rest of the other Europian countries .

Money can open everything ............ Imagine GAZI HELLİM's with Cyprus Branch .................. with all workers from German Turks ............ Namli Sucuks ............ Cloathing factories ............... Also big accunting companies and Banks .........................

Becarefull DT with freedom of movement from EU . More than four millions of them with German ,Dutch ,Holland ,UK ,Danish .... etc,,etc passports ...... with lots of money and man power ..... while you are worrying about us we are coming minorities with settlers .... you might be minority as well by them via EU .

I said this ............... wait .....
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Postby DT. » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:19 pm

We welcome all foreign investment into Cyprus. Foreign businesses moving in will require local law firms, auditing firms, local banks and local workforce. Their taxes will maintain and fuel our economy to new levels. As for being a minority in this country we are not too worried. EU nationals can vote for local elections but not for the government.
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Re: Cyprus and the European Union

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:22 pm

PatCon wrote:As most people know, all permanent residents over 18 from EU countries have the right to vote in municipal elections. Those of us who have tried, however, have been told we must first have a Cyprus ID. This demand is a contravention of European Law.
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I was told the same, so I applied for a Cyprus ID, and duly received it. What is the big issue? I voted in the last municipal elections.
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Postby Oracle » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:46 pm

It sounds like the equivalent of having to go on the Council Electoral Register in the UK.

Surely they all have to take steps to minimise abuse.
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Postby roseandchan » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:14 pm

unless like us you live in the north.
where us expats are not allowed to vote because all we are issued with is a visitors visa.
not many expats here have every been issued with residents status or a kimlik card.
unlike many turkish mainlanders and the infamous gary robb, who have.
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Postby DT. » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:46 pm

roseandchan wrote:unless like us you live in the north.
where us expats are not allowed to vote because all we are issued with is a visitors visa.
not many expats here have every been issued with residents status or a kimlik card.
unlike many turkish mainlanders and the infamous gary robb, who have.


Who's Gary Robb?
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