RULING AKEL reiterated yesterday it was against the creation of casinos in the Republic but it could consider changing its position after looking into the matter.
The opposition has criticised the administration for not approving the creation of casinos – seen as a potential source of high income for the cash-strapped government – at the behest of AKEL, who said it wants to look into the matter.
AKEL, which opposes casinos on moral grounds, said it will conduct a study and then consider “whether it would be necessary to change its stance or reaffirm it.”
“Nothing is a given,” party chief Andros Kyprianou said.
Creation of casinos was among a raft of growth-boosting measures tabled by the finance ministry.Read More