In a letter, the European Commission Delegation to Cyprus clarified the amounts of financial support allocated to Cyprus from the EU during 2 program periods.
The Union’s support to Cyprus to better manage migration and borders comes from two EU funds, including €46.69 million from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and €70.92 million from the Internal Security Fund (ISF).
The letter refers to two different program periods. Specifically the program period 2014-2020, and the projected distribution for the period 2021 - 2027.
In this context, Cyprus has received and is expected to receive the following from the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF):
- EUR 46.69 million from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
- EUR 70.92 million from the Internal Security Fund (ISF) under the MFF 2014-2020.
- It is expected to receive 59.127 million euros from AMIF and 24.982 million euros from ISF under MFF 2021 - 2027.
- In addition, under MFF 2021-2027, Cyprus is expected to receive 49.084 million euros from the border management instrument and visas.
Following the letter, the following is stated, “through the above financial instruments in Cyprus, 106.89 million euros have been allocated to national multi-annual programs and 10.73 million euros to emergency financial assistance. In the context of long-term emergency aid, the EU has, from December 2014 and until June 2020, 1.17 million euros for the financing of the legal service of the Republic of Cyprus, 3.63 million euros for the support of Asylum and Immigration services, 1.79 million euros for programs of the Ministry Labor and 4 million euros for the center Pournara.
Finally, Cyprus can benefit from two total packages amounting to 250.803 million euros in the two programming periods 2014-2020 and 2021-2027. Therefore, we believe that there is no question of disputing some facts, but of different references in different periods".