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1. 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...

2. 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....

3. 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....

4. 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'...

5. 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. ...

6. 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....

7. 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....

8. 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....

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. EU calls on Cyprus to manage migration flows in line with EU law

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-calls-on-cyprus-to-manage-migration-flows-in-line-with-eu-law

The EU said Tuesday that it acknowledges the difficulties faced by the Republic of Cyprus in terms of the flow of refugees it is called to deal with, but stressed that basic principles and EU legislation must be respected....

12. 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...

13. New details emerge in Pournara arrests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-details-emerge-in-pournara-arrests

New details in last week’s Pournara speedy trial suggests a foreign man and five others convicted of trespassing had gone to the camp to confront another individual over sexual harassment allegations involving the perpetrator’s female relative...

14. 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...

15. 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....

16. Cyprus detects three new coronavirus cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-detects-three-new-coronavirus-cases

The Cyprus health ministry announced three new coronavirus cases on Thursday, when 2,149 tests were conducted, bringing total cases detected so far to 1,498....

17. Police arrest eight ‘trespassers’ at Pournara

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-arrest-eight-‘trespassers-at-pournara

Police say they arrested eight trespassers at Pournara migrant camp on Tuesday night, with some of them reportedly holding edged weapons and blunt instruments...

18. 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....

19. Cyprus detects 10 new cases

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-detects-10-new-cases

The Cyprus health ministry announced 10 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, when 3,207 tests were conducted, bringing the total detected so far to 1,484....

20. 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...

21. 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...

22. 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'...

23. Daily count climbs ahead of new measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/daily-count-climbs-ahead-of-new-measures

The Republic of Cyprus reported 26 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the grand total to 1385 a day after the highest number of daily tests carried out since the virus outbreak in early March...

24. 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...

25. 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...

26. Greek PM proposes fresh talks with Turkey on maritime zones, or World Court

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-proposes-fresh-talks-with-turkey-on-maritime-zones-or-world-court

Greece’s Prime Minister reiterated a call for bilateral talks with Turkey on the delimitation of maritime zones in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, adding that if these don’t work, they should refer the issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague....

27. 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...

28. Reopening of Ledra checkpoint a political decision, Kostrikis says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/reopening-of-ledra-checkpoint-a-political-decision-kostrikis-says

The reopening of the Ledra street checkpoint is a political decision that rests with the island’s two leaders, member of the government’s advisory committee Petros Karayiannis said Wednesday, noting that the epidemiological situation has remained positive on both sides of the divide....

29. Health minister: Virus-infected migrants may be crossing into south

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/virus-infected-migrants-may-be-crossing-into-south

Asylum-seekers infected with coronavirus could be seeping through the porous Cyprus cease-fire line, the country’s health minister warned Sunday....

30. 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...

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