GSEVEE has sent to the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice of the Parliament its positions on the Local Authorities for the operation of Local Authorities

Regarding the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Cyprus “Regulations for the modernization of the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Facilities (DEYA) – Arrangements for organization, operation, finances and personnel Of the OTA. – European Territorial Cooperation Groups and Other Provisions “submitted to the Greek Parliament, GSEBEE evaluates as a positive step the effort to solve the problems that have been established in the local communities and the local government, and effectively hindered the establishment of a functional relationship between local self- – society and consumers.

GSEVEE is in principle positive to the new guidelines set out in the bill and reiterates the need for specific amendments to certain articles which will lead to more efficient regulation and better organization of the local market and municipal authorities.

Article 52

More specifically, Article 52 provides for the possibility of a favorable settlement of debts to local governments. , Derived from fees, taxes, royalties, contributions, as well as the surcharges, interest and fines imposed on them. The limits are improved compared to the original draft law that was in the consultation, but GSEVEE considers that there may be more favorable regulation with regard to both the exemption thresholds and the notice time. However, the original wording of paragraph 1 should be improved in order to include clearly the fines and surcharges in the meaning of the charge (“Liabilities to municipalities and their legal entities, who have been certified for up to two (2) months from The entry into force of this Convention may, at the request of the debtor to the authority responsible for the collection of the municipality or its legal person, be settled and paid with an exemption of a percentage of the surcharges And interest exp As well as fines due to late submission or non-submission or inaccurate declaration or failure to pay a fee)

More specifically, we believe that it is necessary to include established or unpaid debts, which were born at an earlier time and that the municipalities have not undertaken the necessary actions due to the burden or other administrative obstacles (“Natural and legal debts to the municipalities and their legal entities, Which have been ascertained or not for up to two (2) months from the date of this publication). It should be made clear in paragraph (c) of paragraph 2 that all uncertified debts are included.

For the exemption scales, we consider that there should be a full deduction of fines and fines for up to 24 doses, and then there will be an adjustment with reductions of 90%, 80%.

(A) if a lump sum payment of up to 24 installments is paid, 100% (100%),

(B) if paid in two (2) to twenty-four (24) installments, provided that each installment is not less than twenty (20) euros, with an eighty percent (80%

(C) if repayable in twenty-five (25) to forty-eight (48) installments, with a seventy percent (70%) exemption (90%)

(D) if repaid in forty nine (49) to seventy-two (72) installments, with a 60% exemption (90%)

(E) if they are repaid in seventy-three (73) to one hundred (100) installments, with a 50% exemption (50%). (To be 80%)

In addition, subject to regulation should automatically lead to tax evasion without additional payments if the arrangement is properly maintained.

It is important and it should also be included in the regulation that in cases where the Local Authorities have abolished 2% of the municipal fee by their decisions and they have withdrawn their decision, the persons liable should be “exempted from paying the fee for the From the date of the judgment and until it is revoked ‘. (Justification – for example: (a) under the principle of the legitimate expectations of the administration to the administration; (b) the tax was not collected under the decision; (c) it has adverse consequences such as to lead to the extermination of undertakings.

In addition, according to the unfavorable economic conditions prevailing in the framework of the assistance of the professionals of the Branch, a paragraph (amendment of the Law 2539/1997) according to which the fee on the gross income for the Entertainment Centers should be set at a percentage Up to 5% upon decision of the relevant City Council.
> Article 56

The proposed regulation extends the validity of the active lease agreements concluded before the entry into force of Law 4254/2014 by the kiosks and canteens. GSEVEE considers the arrangement of a tenancy extension of up to 10 years (leading to the firm’s call for equalization of contracts), while in the second paragraph it should be made clear that the extension period in the case of deceased contractors will be at least 2 years To), because misconceptions are created and lead to a possibility of unilateral change.