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61. Cyprus takes a stand for solidarity in EU immigration reform

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-takes-a-stand-for-solidarity-in-eu-immigration-reform

Minister of Interior Konstantinos Ioannou announced on Friday that Cyprus views the establishment of a mandatory solidarity mechanism as a significant development for the country....

62. Determined man makes a run for it at Ledra crossing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/determined-man-makes-a-run-for-it-at-ledra-crossing

A man was arrested on Tuesday near the Ledra crossing point in divided Nicosia, but little is known about the incident which ended up with Greek Cypriot officers who blocked his way to the south getting injured as he tried to make a run for it...

63. Minister highlights progress in migration management efforts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-highlights-progress-in-migration-management-efforts

During a recent press conference on migration, Constantinos Ioannou, the Minister of Interior, discussed the current state of asylum applications and the return of irregular migrants to their countries of origin between March and May 2023. He emphasized the government's policies and measures to address these challenges....

64. Strong occupancy rates over long weekend translates into thriving leisure sector

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/strong-occupancy-rates-over-long-weekend-translates-into-thriving-leisure-sector

Occupancy in leisure businesses throughout Cyprus ranged from 75% to 80% during the Pentecost long weekend, known in Cyprus as Kataklysmos (Inundation), according to the Federation of Recreation Centres (OSIKA)....

65. Christodoulides calls island’s division a European problem

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-calls-island-s-division-a-european-problem

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for 'political courage' in Cyprus peace talks during a visit to Berlin by Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides, who said the island’s division was a 'European problem' and Brussels could lead the way to a solution...

66. Murdered sex worker from Ukraine still unnamed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/murdered-hooker-still-unnamed-as-friend-gets-jailed

More details have emerged in the brutal murder of a woman from Ukraine, with Cypriot police focusing primarily on a single male suspect while also arresting her female friend, a key witness who says she had booked an extended paid sex appointment for the victim on the night she was killed...

67. Woman brutally murdered in her hotel apartment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-brutally-murdered-in-her-limassol-apartment

Police are searching for a suspect in connection with the death of a woman from Ukraine, who was found tied up and gagged in her own apartment in Limassol...

68. Sex rendezvous messages emerge in murder investigation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sex-rendezvous-messages-emerge-in-murder-investigation

Cyprus Police are investigating the murder of a sex worker in Limassol that took place over the weekend, when a woman from Ukraine was found dead in her hotel apartment where an asylum seeker from Turkey had also booked an appointment to see her on Saturday evening...

69. Health Ministry reports 10 deaths and over 2000 cases of covid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/health-ministry-reports-10-deaths-and-over-2000-cases-of-covid

Ten deaths were announced by the Ministry of Health between April 21 to May 4 due to COVID-19 as well as 2.404 new cases....

70. Romanians protest for Schengen accession

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/romanians-protest-for-schengen-accession

Hundreds of Romanians participated in the protest organized in Brussels by the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) party to stop treating Romanians as second-class European citizens....

71. Green Line border agents get ready for action

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/green-line-border-agents-get-ready-for-action

Over two hundred Green Line border agents will report on duty later this month on the Greek Cypriot side of the UN buffer zone, but the newly-hired sergeants will only focus on irregular migrants, leaving drug trafficking and other crimes off the agenda...

72. Decline in asylum approvals in Cyprus in 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/decline-in-asylum-approvals-in-cyprus-in-2022

According to data from Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU, EU countries granted protection status to 384,245 asylum seekers in 2022, up 40% from the previous year. However, in Cyprus, there was a significant decrease in protection status, with only 580 cases being granted (compared to 2,305 in 2021)....

73. 'The goal is 1,000 voluntary returns per month,' says Ioannou

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-the-goal-is-1-000-voluntary-returns-per-month-says-ioannou

The government of Cyprus has outlined a four-pillar plan to address immigration issues, according to Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou. The first pillar is to limit the flow of asylum seekers entering Cyprus, followed by managing asylum applications and reception areas more efficiently....

74. Delivery driver middleman scandal widens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/delivery-driver-middleman-scandal-widens

A recent traffic accident has prompted police to widen a fraud investigation that began in Limassol and now has reached the capital, following revelations that foreign food delivery drivers in Cyprus were paying middlemen to secure driver permits through the state’s austere system...

75. Italy declares state of emergency

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/italy-declares-state-of-emergency

To deal with the recent influx of migrants arriving on the southern shores of Italy, the country's right-wing government has announced a six-month nationwide state of emergency....

76. Total of 126 asylum seekers in Cyprus sent to Germany

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/total-of-126-asylum-seekers-in-cyprus-sent-to-germany

A total of 126 applicants for international protection, originating from Somalia, Afghanistan, Congo, Nigeria and Syria departed on Tuesday on the first chartered flight from Cyprus to Germany where they are being resettled....

77. City employee arrested in driver permit middleman scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/city-employee-arrested-in-driver-permit-middleman-scandal

More suspects including a civil servant have been arrested in the document fraud scandal where foreign food delivery drivers allegedly paid hundreds of euros to a middleman in order to secure a driver’s permit...

78. New migration scandal looms after network uncovered

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-migration-scandal-looms-after-network-uncovered

A new scandal involving services for asylum seekers may have been inadvertently uncovered in Limassol, where arrest warrants have been issued amid strict rules for renewing driver permits and a black market designed to overcome restrictions...

79. Asylum applications up by 490% since 2016

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-applications-up-by-490-since-2016

Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou told MPs on Thursday that the number of applications for international protection increased by 490% since 2016, pointing out the need to implement an EU action plan for the Eastern Mediterranean with a view to reducing migratory flows....

80. US report: Harsh conditions in Cyprus prisons

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-report-harsh-conditions-in-cyprus-prisons

The US State Department's Human Rights in Cyprus 2022 report highlights significant human rights issues in Cyprus. The report states that there were credible reports of harsh conditions in prisons and detention centers, particularly for asylum seekers....

81. US report on Cyprus notes rise of antisemitism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-report-on-cyprus-notes-rise-of-antisemitism

A US report on Cyprus highlights significant human rights issues including reports of abuse and harsh conditions in detention centers for asylum seekers...

82. Cyprus scraps online visa appointments after scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scraps-online-migration-appointments-after-scandal

Immigration authorities in the Republic of Cyprus scrapped an online appointment platform on Monday after allegations were made public about agents selling available slots to foreigners for profit and causing months of waiting for those who did not shell out the cash...

83. UK to pay France half a billion pounds to end channel crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-to-pay-france-half-a-billion-pounds-to-curb-channel-crossings

Britain is to pay France almost half a billion pounds over the next three years in a high-stakes gamble to end Channel migrant crossings....

84. Hate speech rampant in Cyprus despite progress

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hate-speech-rampant-in-cyprus-despite-progress

Hate speech affecting several groups remains widespread in the Cypriot public discourse, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) said on Tuesday in a report on Cyprus. ...

85. Rishi Sunak gets tough on irregular immigration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rishi-sunak-gets-tough-on-irregular-immigration

Prime minister Rishi Sunak will introduce new laws this week barring anyone arriving in the UK by small boats across the English Channel from claiming asylum....

86. Cyprus drives hard bargain on EU migration money

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-drives-hard-bargain-on-eu-migration-money

Outgoing Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will note the disproportionate burden for the Republic of Cyprus due to the increased migration flows, during the European Council summit taking place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, highlighting the instrumentalization of the migration issue by Turkey...

87. Migrant boat sinks off Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-boat-sinks-off-greece

Four migrants, including three children, died after their boat sank off the island of Leros in the southeastern Aegean Sea on Sunday, the Greek coast guard said...

88. Asylum seeking busboy detained in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeking-busboy-detained-in-paphos

Paphos immigration police got busy on Election Day Sunday when they detained a busboy and his employer over suspected unauthorized work...

89. Police name suspect in Nicosia deadly ambush

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-name-suspect-in-nicosia-deadly-ambush

Cyprus police have published a photo of a suspect following Sunday’s deadly car ambush in Nicosia, where a Syrian man was shot in the head, but there were more questions than answers after additional details emerged...

90. MEP's propose solutions to the growing migration problem in Europe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mep-s-propose-solutions-to-the-growing-migration-problem-in-europe

In a plenary discussion with the Swedish Presidency and President von der Leyen, MEPs presented their views on how to deal with the migratory challenges facing Europe....

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