Country report, gender equality. How are EU rules transposed into national law? Cyprus 2020

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Cyprus is a unitary presidential republic. Until 1960, when Cyprus became independent, the legal system was based on the English legal system, which applied the principles of common law and equity. Following independence in 1960 the English legal system was largely preserved. Currently, the following laws are applicable: the Constitution, the laws in force under Article 188 of the Constitution, the principles of common law and equity and the laws enacted by the Parliament. With the accession to the EU, the Constitution of Cyprus was amended to incorporate the supremacy of EU law over national law.

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