Cyprus' legislation is so out of date, some bills still refer to the 'Queen of England'

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Last week Cyprus MPs discussed the requirement to give the Law Commissioner more control to amend the official legislation of Cyprus (established in 1971). Many bills are so out of date they still refer to the Queen of England instead of the President of the Republic, even though they gained independence from the UK 57 years ago.

Chairman of the House Institutions Committee stressed the many improvements the department has to make, such as the translation of acts into Greek, proposing new legislation, assistance in handling bills, and general modernastion of the current laws.