EU fights for the rights of turtles in Cyprus

By in

CYPRUS: The on-going dispute between the EU and the government in Cyprus over the development of the beach at businessman’s Nicolas Shacolas scheduled €1.5 billion golf Limni resort near Polis Chrysochous looks more than likely to result in being forwarded to the European Court of Justice. The resort is planned to be constructed in an area which will disturb a turtle nesting beach in an EU protected area, provoking the declaration of guidelines issued by the environmental department in Cyprus as inadequate. The EU has blocked the project pending the resolution of this issue and everything suggesting that it will be resolved by the European Court, which does not look good for the project’s continuation.