Expert mission Cyprus
Six experts, including from the Council of Europe, will be in Cyprus providing customised on-site technical expertise to the main national stakeholders in the fight against sports manipulations. This includes the Cyprus Sports Organisation, the national betting authority, the national police, betting operators, and the ministry of justice, including the district attorney.
Assistance is based on information collected via earlier phases of the project (questionnaires, regional seminar, study visit, country reports) and exchanges with Cypriot authorities. The visit will discuss the draft legislation criminalising sports manipulations and culminate in a meeting of stakeholders with the view of establishing a national platform to combat the phenomenon. It will coincide with Cyprus signing the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions on 4 May 2017 in Strasbourg.