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18 April, 2021
 

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1. Syrian boy allowed to reunite with parents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-boy-allowed-to-reunite-with-parents

A young Syrian boy stuck in the north for over a month was reunited with his parents, following pressure on the government to allow the unaccounted minor to cross over to the south...

2. Syrian refugees escorted to Cape Greco

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-escorted-to-cape-greco

A total of 75 undocumented migrants from Syria reached the Republic of Cyprus on Monday, after a Cypriot coast guard vessel escorted their wooden boat to Cape Greco...

3. Anastasiades sends message to Turkey via Michel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-sends-message-to-turkey-via-michel

President Nicos Anastasiades called on Friday on the President of the European Council Charles Michel, who is set to visit Ankara next week, to convey to the need for Turkey to show political will that will allow the resumption of substantive talks on Cyprus....

4. Damning State Dep. report highlights Cyprus human rights issues

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/damning-state-dep-report-highlights-cyprus-human-rights-issues

A US State Department country report on human rights practices in 2020 proved damning for Cyprus which was found to have had significant human rights issues last year....

5. MED 5 want EU to act as one on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/med-5-want-eu-to-act-as-one-on-migration

The interior ministers of the five Mediterranean countries on the front line of mass migration to Europe want their European Union partners to share the burden more equitably...

6. EU frontline ministers talk migration in Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-frontline-ministers-talk-migration-in-athens

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris is in Athens this weekend where he is attending a MED5 meeting on immigration, with some of the bloc’s Mediterranean members tackling issues stemming from Brussels’ new migration proposals that divide the union...

7. Cyprus scrambles to reduce asylum backlog

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-scrambles-to-reduce-asylum-backlog

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris says the government is moving forward with rejections of asylum applications under new, faster procedures to clear a system backlog, with Europe seeking a comprehensive solution and a commissioner calling on Cypriot authorities to investigate illegal pushbacks...

8. Minister points finger at north over barbwire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-points-finger-at-north-over-barbwire

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has fired back at critics in the north over the south’s decision to install barbwire near the UN buffer zone to halt illegal crossings, blaming the need for a fence on lack of action on the part of Turkish Cypriot authorities...

9. Critics slam 'Trump-like' fence installed in Nicosia suburb

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/critics-slam-trump-like-fence-installed-in-nicosia-suburb

The government came under fire on Tuesday over a decision to lay razor wire along a section of the Astromeritis buffer zone in the Nicosia district....

10. Cyprus begins sealing porous frontier

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-begins-sealing-porous-frontier

The Republic of Cyprus says a barbwire fence currently being set up along a strip adjacent to the UN buffer zone should not be seen as a border between north and south but a way to hold back undocumented migrants...

11. Cyprus to push for help from Brussels on migration issue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-push-for-help-from-brussels-on-migration-issue

The Republic of Cyprus will make its case to Brussels and other international fora, both at the political and technocratic level, over migratory pressure and the need for assistance. ...

12. Brussels concerned over Pournara refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brussels-concerned-over-pournara-refugees

The Republic of Cyprus’ handling of asylum seekers at Pournara camp remains on Brussels’ radar, with a host of different challenges raising questions over how the European Union and some member states can get on the same page without resorting to legal battles...

13. Pournara residents 'fired up' about leaving camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pournara-residents-fired-up-about-leaving

More protests took place at Pournara on Wednesday, after asylum seekers with grievances reportedly set a tent on fire while some camp residents managed to leave camp...

14. Jordan supports Cyprus solution based on UN resolutions, Ambassador says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jordan-supports-cyprus-solution-based-on-un-resolutions-ambassador-says

Jordan’s Ambassador to Cyprus Mohamed El-Fayez affirmed on Tuesday his country’s support for a resolution of the Cyprus Problem on the basis of relevant UN resolutions....

15. Asylum seekers at Pournara breach gate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seekers-at-pournara-breach-gate

A group of asylum seekers at Nicosia’s Pournara camp got a brief taste of freedom on Wednesday, after residents breached the front gate during a protest against long-term detention at the migration facility...

16. Pournara residents protest harsh camp conditions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pournara-residents-protest-harsh-camp-conditions

Asylum seekers living in the Pournara camp located at the outskirts of Nicosia staged a peaceful protest on Monday against the delays in the processing of their applications, as well as against the severe overcrowding and harsh conditions of life in the camp....

17. Asylum seeker held at Menoyia loses appeal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/asylum-seeker-held-at-menoyia-loses-appeal

A man from Sri Lanka, who is being detained at Menoyia for over a year, has lost his appeal at the Supreme Court, which ruled the interior ministry had legal grounds to keep him in prolonged custody because of legal steps taken by the applicant himself...

18. Police lose state fraud case in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-lose-state-fraud-case-in-limassol

Defendants in Limassol’s case involving an alleged scam with food stamps and housing vouchers for homeless persons walked free this week, after prosecutors said they were unable to bring witnesses forward to testify in court...

19. Decree bans additional asylum seekers from living in Chloraka

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/decree-bans-additional-asylum-seekers-from-living-in-chloraka

It emerged on Friday that Interior Minister Nicos Nouris issued a decree last month banning additional asylum seekers from establishing permanent residency in the Paphos district village of Chloraka....

20. Officials weigh in on Pournara brawl

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/officials-weigh-in-on-pournara-brawl

Eight tenants at Pournara migration facility were placed under arrest on Tuesday, following a violent brawl on camp grounds that erupted between two groups under circumstances still unclear...

21. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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...

24. 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...

25. Cyprus’ migrant camp way over capacity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-migrant-camp-way-over-capacity

The overcrowding situation with refugees and asylum seekers at Pournara camp was back in the news, following an unannounced visit by the state’s Ombudswoman who said she saw some improvements but also some problems still not being addressed such as the right to move freely out of the camp...

26. Interior ministry rents apartment building to house asylum seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-ministry-rents-apartment-building-to-house-asylum-seekers

The interior ministry said Wednesday that it will be renting an apartment building to house asylum seekers who have been left stranded in the streets in recent weeks as a result of the Pournara migrant camp reaching full capacity, with the apartments to be ready by Thursday....

27. 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....

28. 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....

29. Systems tested by slaughterhouse outbreak

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/systems-tested-by-slaughterhouse-outbreak

A company that owns a slaughterhouse in rural Nicosia has until Monday to explain how 79 people were found working without proper authorization, following a coronavirus outbreak on the premises and days after the firm hinted that government officials were supplying asylum seekers for manual labour through backchannels...

30. Roadblocks as Cyprus cuts off two districts

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/roadblocks-as-cyprus-cuts-off-districts

Police say officers will man random checkpoints in Limassol and Paphos districts, both which have been ordered essentially isolated from the rest of the island, following new strict measures to combat a second wave of the coronavirus...

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