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23 January, 2021
 

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1. Violent brawl breaks out at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/violent-brawl-breaks-out-at-pournara

A large-scale violent confrontation between groups of asylum seekers erupted at Pournara camp on Monday night, with police calling for backup and two dozen ending up in the Emergency Room...

2. Migrants at sea reach Cyprus after dark

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coast-guard-tows-refugee-boat-to-safety

A boat with Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus around midnight, with coast guard officials allowing women and children to spend the night at the marina while COVID-19 tests have been ordered on all 55 persons...

3. Two arrested after Syrian refugees reach shore

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-arrested-after-syrian-refugees-reach-shore

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after over a dozen presumptive refugees from Syria reached Cypriot shores late Tuesday night, while there was still concern over overcrowding concerns at a migrant camp outside the capital...

4. Syrian refugees 'roughing it' at police station

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-held-at-police-station

Newly-arrived presumptive refugees were on standby this week, after reports said they were taken to a police station in Famagusta district due to overcrowding conditions at a migrant reception centre in rural Nicosia...

5. EU leaders weigh sanctions over Turkey’s Med drilling

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-weigh-sanctions-over-turkey-s-med-drilling-work

Concerned that their credibility is at stake, European Union leaders are set Thursday to give the green light to the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas reserves in Mediterranean waters claimed by EU members Greece and Cyprus....

6. EU, Greece sign agreement for new migrant center on Lesvos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-greece-sign-agreement-for-new-migrant-center-on-lesvos

The European Commission on Thursday signed a memorandum outlining a detailed plan agreed by Greek authorities and EU agencies to establish a new, up-to-standard reception center on the island of Lesvos by early September 2021. This is a key step in resolving the situation following the fires that destroyed the Moria camp in September. It is the result of the work of European Taskforce that was created at that time....

7. Council of Europe report critical of Greece's migrant pushbacks, detention conditions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/council-of-europe-report-critical-of-greece-s-migrant-pushbacks-detention-conditions

A Council of Europe report, released Thursday, calls on Greece to stop pushbacks of migrants and calls out the country on the conditions in several migrant detention centers....

8. Fresh total lockdown out of the question for Cyprus govt

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fresh-total-lockdown-out-of-the-question-for-cyprus-govt

Finance minister Constantinos Petrides on Monday strongly refuted the possibility of Cyprus entering a second lockdown, such as the one it was plummeted into in March as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus....

9. Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-finalizes-plan-to-build-wall-on-border-with-turkey

Greece's government says it has finalized plans to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country....

10. Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/far-right-eu-lawmaker-in-greek-court-for-criminal-trial

A member of the European Parliament has appeared in court in Greece after being convicted last week of being a member of a criminal organization along with members of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party. ...

11. Greek court rules Golden Dawn party criminal organization

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-court-rules-golden-dawn-party-criminal-organization

A Greek court ruled on Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering a landmark guilty verdict in a marathon five-year trial....

12. Another refugee boat intercepted off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/another-refugee-boat-intercepted-off-cyprus

Syrian refugees on a boat that was blocked from disembarking were eventually on their way to Pournara migrant camp after reaching shore Wednesday morning, with one child hospitalized for unspecified reasons...

13. 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....

14. 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....

15. Nearly 100 asylum seekers flown out of Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nearly-100-asylum-seekers-flown-out-of-cyprus

Fourteen unaccompanied minors have been transferred from the Republic of Cyprus to Finland, while another 84 foreign nationals were flown back to their countries in what the government described as ‘voluntary returns'...

16. 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. ...

17. 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....

18. Thousands protest after Greek refugee camp burns down

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/thousands-protest-after-greek-refugee-camp-burns-down

Thousands of protesting refugees and migrants left homeless on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp gathered on a road leading to the island's main town Friday, demanding to be allowed to leave....

19. Homeless Moria camp residents to be moved into boats, tents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/homeless-moria-camp-residents-to-be-moved-into-boats-tents

Thousands of refugees and migrants left homeless by a fire at Greece’s biggest camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, will be temporarily housed in a ferry boat, two navy ships and tents, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis told a press conference on Wednesday, confirming that no deaths or injuries have been reported as a result of the blaze....

20. ECHR asks Cyprus to explain boat incidents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/echr-asks-cyprus-to-explain-boat-incidents

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the government of the Republic of Cyprus to answer questions concerning recent refoulement of undocumented travelers at sea, in response to a request of an interim measure from a local attorney handling another case...

21. Fires erupt at Moria refugee camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fires-erupt-at-moria-refugee-camp

Thousands of migrants fled a camp under COVID-19 lockdown after multiple fires gutted much of the site on the Greek island of Lesvos, authorities said early Wednesday...

22. Cyprus defends blocking migrant boats

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-defends-blocking-migrant-boats

A police task force from the Republic of Cyprus is hoping to hash out a plan with Lebanese authorities to deter “economic migrants” from traveling to the island, as government and state officials rush to respond to criticism over a decision to send back undocumented migrants to the neighbouring country...

23. Urgent meeting after weekend refugee arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/urgent-meeting-after-weekend-refugee-arrivals

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has called for an emergency meeting following a number of arrivals of undocumented migrants over the weekend, with some of them transported back to Lebanon and others facing the prospect of crowding into an already maxed-out facility...

24. Period for filing appeals against asylum service decisions slashed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/period-for-filing-appeals-against-asylum-service-decisions-slashed

The Cyprus Parliament on Friday amended the constitution to allow for a slashing of the time in which appeals can be filed against decisions of the asylum service from 75 days to 15 days....

25. Boat carrying 23 migrants reaches Pervolia shore

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/boat-carrying-23-migrants-reaches-pervolia-shore

23 irregular Syrian migrants who arrived by boat at a Larnaca beach on Sunday night were on Monday transferred to the Pournara camp in Kokkinotrimithia....

26. Crowded migrant camp running out of options

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/crowded-migrant-camp-running-out-of-options

Officials at Pournara migrant camp are scrambling to find more space to host asylum seekers, after it emerged that more than half of detainees at the Nicosia facility are under quarantine due to coronavirus measures...

27. Foreigners cramped in 5x5 units in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/foreign-dwellers-cramped-in-5x5-units-in-paphos

Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos has pointed the finger at white collar crimes after a “shocking experience” Monday night when he saw first-hand foreign nationals living in poor conditions in violation of city ordinances...

28. Nicosia mayor weighs in on migrant housing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-mayor-weighs-in-on-migrant-housing

Nicosia Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis has suggested asylum applicants be barred from residing downtown until their applications are adjudicated, while also calling on the government for a 'clearer housing policy'...

29. Group of Syrian refugees reaches Cypriot soil

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-reach-cypriot-soil

About 40 Syrian refugees arrived in the Republic of Cyprus on Friday, including women and children on the way to a migrant facility in rural Nicosia...

30. 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...

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