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24 September, 2020
 

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1. Commission presents new migration plan for EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-europe-seeks-to-overhaul-defunct-migration-policies

The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday overhauling the bloc's broken migration and asylum rules, seeking to end years of feuds and bitterness over the many people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa....

2. Coronavirus measures bring sharp drop in EU asylum applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-measures-bring-sharp-drop-in-eu-asylum-applications

First-time asylum applicants in the EU recorded a sharp drop of almost 70% during the second quarter of 2020, mainly as a result of coronavirus emergency measures imposed by member states from March, Eurostat figures showed Wednesday....

3. Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-to-take-in-1-553-refugees-from-greece

As Germany indicated on Tuesday that it would take in more than 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, the Greek government welcomed the move, indicating however that it should not be seen as rewarding irregular immigration. ...

4. EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-solidarity-to-go-beyond-words-michel-tells-anastasiades

In a meeting with the European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday, the President of the Republic of Cyprus expressed hope that EU member states will show a united front during next week’s extraordinary European Council summit on Turkey....

5. Cyprus problem, Varosha on MED7 summit agenda

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-problem-varosha-on-med7-summit-agenda

The Cyprus problem, Turkey’s activities in the eastern Mediterranean and in the fenced-off ghost town of Varosha, will be on the agenda of MED7 summit to take place on Thursday....

6. Cyprus takes a stab at Al Jazeera 'propaganda'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-takes-a-stab-at-al-jazeera-propaganda

The daily publication of reports by the foreign media network Al Jazeera targeting the Cyprus citizenship-for-investment programme after gaining possession of over 1,400 leaked documents has sent the Cyprus government rushing to set the record straight....

7. Farmer refuses to return worker’s passport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/farmer-refuses-to-return-worker-s-passport

A story has emerged involving alleged mistreatment of a foreign worker, after a post shared on Facebook by a local NGO pointed to an old practice by employers unlawfully retaining foreign workers’ passports for leverage...

8. Cyprus calls for EU task force on island

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-for-eu-task-force-on-island

The European Union must do more to fill a power vacuum in the eastern Mediterranean brought on by a perceived US disengagement from the region, and Cyprus is ready to host an EU task force to achieve that goal, the island nation's foreign minister said Wednesday...

9. Cyprus welcomes Brits back amid spike

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-welcomes-brits-back-amid-spike

Five flights from British airports were scheduled to land in the Republic of Cyprus on Saturday, after the island listed the United Kingdom in Category B, which means arriving passengers are not required to be under self-isolation...

10. Filipina housemaid speaks out in abuse case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/filipina-housemaid-speaks-out-in-abuse-case

The woman seen in a shared video being abused by her employer, a retired police officer, says she endured physical abuse and serious threats many times before recording the incident...

11. Refugees come to standstill off Cape Greco

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/refugees-come-to-standstill-off-cape-greco

Fifteen Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus late Wednesday night, while reports say coast guard officers are in talks with another boat off Cape Greco in an effort to turn ten others back to their country of departure...

12. Four suspects caught in old Nicosia murder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-suspects-caught-in-old-nicosia-murder

Four suspects in last month’s fatal incident in downtown Nicosia have been arrested in rural Larnaca, with police saying one suspect remains at large...

13. Paphos stabbing victim dies in hospital

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/paphos-stabbing-victim-dies-in-hospital

A man who was stabbed in Paphos ten days ago succumbed to his injuries on Friday, with a suspect in the case re-arrested on premeditated murder charges while denying any involvement...

14. Health ministry issues decree for asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-ministry-decree-targets-asylum-seekers

The health ministry has issued a new decree requiring all asylum seekers who are ordered to stay in migrant camps to be tested for COVID-19 before checking in...

15. Students arrested as visa debate rages on

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/foreign-students-arrested-as-visa-debate-rages-on

Police officers and immigration agents raided establishments in Paphos on Sunday, arresting two international students who were found working without authorization, with critics calling on the state to ease restrictions and allow off-campus work...

16. Mother’s arrest shrouded in mystery

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mother-s-arrest-shrouded-in-mystery

Police say they will not clarify details in the arrest of two people following a traffic violation in Limassol, citing privacy protocols in a case involving a young child...

17. Three arrested after passport control incident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-arrested-after-passport-control-incident

Three people have been arrested at Larnaca airport, with police saying a man's passport photo did not match his facial characteristics while a woman was accused of unruly behaviour...

18. Cops criticized over handling downtown clash

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-criticized-over-handling-downtown-incident

Another suspect has been arrested on a court warrant following Sunday’s downtown fatal incident in Nicosia, while critics continue to cry foul over the way officials are handling the situation in the media...

19. KISA weighs in on downtown clashes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/kisa-weighs-in-on-downtown-clashes

An NGO director in Cyprus is challenging the notion that foreign rival gangs have desolated the historic centre of the capital, saying bad practices by some local employment agencies are often behind many disputes including a fatal incident last Sunday...

20. Cyprus outlines drastic step on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-outlines-drastic-step-on-migration

Republic of Cyprus Interior Minister Nikos Nouris is urgently seeking a constitutional amendment to shorten the time of due process for asylum applicants, calling a set of government-sponsored bills a “holistic approach” to immigration during a press conference on Thursday...

21. Deputy mayor draws back racist declaration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/deputy-mayor-draws-back-racist-declaration

Limassol’s deputy mayor Nikos Sykas has issued a statement following widespread criticism over a post on Facebook when he self-identified as a racist...

22. Man attacked by gang in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-attacked-by-gang-in-limassol

A man was sent to the Emergency Room after an attack in Limassol on Sunday, with police arresting two of his friends and searching for seven other suspects...

23. Migration agents raid building in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migration-agents-raid-building-in-larnaca

Police and immigration agents raided a place of residence in Larnaca on Wednesday where they inspected 22 individuals in an effort to combat illegal immigration, human trafficking, and labour exploitation...

24. Conditions at migrant camps improving, but arbitrary detention issues remain

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/conditions-at-migrant-camps-improving-but-arbitrary-detention-issues-remain

The UNHCR office in Cyprus said on Monday that it was pleased with the steps being taken to improve the living conditions of asylum seekers on the island, but expressed hope that additional measures will follow to tackle the multifaceted issues that emerged amid the coronavirus outbreak....

25. UNHCR steps in to ensure refugees in Cyprus receive proper protection

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unhcr-steps-in-to-ensure-refugees-in-cyprus-receive-proper-protection

The UNHCR office in Cyprus has stressed that refugees must be included in the government’s planning and response to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering hands-on solutions to the myriad problems in the government’s handling of refugee and asylum procedures that have only been exacerbated by the current crisis....

26. The era of asymmetric threats

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-era-of-asymmetric-threats

Kyriakos Mitsotakis would never have expected to star in a Greek edition of the perfect storm. Yet fate and events have put the Greek prime minister in charge of the country at a very crucial moment. He has shown determination in dealing with the migration/refugee issue, which has also bolstered his political image. The public was craving for a strong leader – a notion that was largely eclipsed by a sense of humiliation over the past 10 years....

27. Special force from Cyprus flies to Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/special-forces-from-cyprus-fly-to-greece

Nearly two dozen members of Cypriot special security forces have been deployed to Greece’s Evros region to assist in a pushback of undocumented migrants, with reports saying the situation was calmer after a tense weekend...

28. President says increasing migrant flows from Turkey distorting demographic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-says-increasing-migrant-flows-from-turkey-distorting-cyprus-demographic

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed concern over the flow of immigrants from Turkey, which he said is an attempt to distort the demographic character of Cyprus....

29. Finland to accept 175 asylum seekers from Mediterranean 'hotspots'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finland-to-accept-175-asylum-seekers-from-cyprus-and-other-mediterranean-countries

The government of Finland announced on Thursday that it will be accepting up to 175 asylum seekers from Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Italy, in a bid to facilitate their humanitarian situation in EU member states in the Mediterranean....

30. Asylee walks free after state loses case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylee-walks-free-after-state-loses-case

The Supreme Court in Cyprus has ordered an asylum seeker released from detention, after the state refused to provide evidence he was being held on national security grounds and suspicion of terrorism...

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