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18 June, 2021
 

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1. Newly-formed census committee goes to ELAM

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/newly-formed-census-committee-goes-to-elam

Nationalist party ELAM will preside over the newly-formed Census House committee in the Republic of Cyprus, after a recent disagreement between the two largest parties was ultimately resolved in what media pundits described as a solution based on Solomon’s judgment...

2. Mitsotakis and Erdogan agree to calm summer

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mitsotakis-and-erdogan-agree-to-calm-summer

In a 50-minute meeting described by Greek sources as an 'ice breaker,' Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to a joint understanding on Monday that 2020 tensions should not be repeated in 2021, while noting at the same time that the big differences between the two NATO members remain...

3. Workers detained as hotel industry scrambles

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-workers-detained-as-hotel-industry-scrambles

Five people in Paphos district were taken to a police station for questioning after immigration police officers raided a local hotel suspected of employing workers unlawfully...

4. Women and children allowed off refugee boat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/women-and-children-allowed-off-refugee-boat

Close to a hundred Syrian refugees were spotted on board a vessel on Wednesday off Cyprus’ Cape Greco, with reports saying half of them were women and children while coast guard officials ordered the men to remain on the boat...

5. Cyprus turns refugee boat back to Lebanon

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-turns-refugee-boat-back-to-lebanon

Dozens of refugees who were on board a vessel spotted off Cyprus on Sunday returned to their point of departure in Lebanon, contradicting earlier reports that the boat had been escorted to Cape Greco...

6. Syrian refugees reach Cyprus by boat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-refugees-reach-cyprus-by-boat

Dozens of newly arrived refugees from Syria in a wooden boat made it to Cyprus, just days after Lebanese police said they blocked over 50 undocumented Syrians from attempting to each the island...

7. Hanoi airlifts Vietnamese citizens off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hanoi-airlifts-vietnamese-citizens-off-cyprus

Close to 200 Vietnamese nationals were flown out of the Republic of Cyprus over the weekend, including about a dozen who had been detained at Menoyia detention center for deportation proceedings...

8. Two Menoyia escapees apprehended

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-menoyia-escapees-apprehended

Two escapees facing deportation at Menoyia Immigration Detention Center were apprehended by police on Monday over a dozen miles away, following a large-scale operation including air support...

9. Four arrested on human smuggling charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-arrested-on-human-smuggling-charges

Cypriot police have arrested four individuals on human smuggling charges after a number of people including a woman and two children were apprehended in the buffer zone during an attempt to cross from north to south...

10. Michel says EU will be active observer in Cyprus peace talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-says-eu-will-be-active-participant-in-cyprus-peace-talks

The EU remains committed to the resumption of Cyprus peace talks and is looking forward to the informal meeting set to take place in Geneva later this month, where it will participate as an active observer, European Council President Charles Michel said Tuesday after meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara....

11. Top EU officials head to Turkey in bid to improve ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/top-eu-officials-head-to-turkey-in-bid-to-improve-ties

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel are headed to Turkey on Tuesday on an official visit aimed at improving ties between Brussels and Ankara....

12. 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....

13. Backchannel migration approvals probed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/backchannel-migration-approvals-probed

A man has accused the interior minister of approving visa extensions for a select number of foreign workers while rejecting others including his elderly mother’s helper, with reports pointing to a bigger scandal where rejected cases were being approved fraudulently through a channel involving a high price tag...

14. Borrell determined to carry out EUCO mandate on Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-determined-to-carry-out-euco-mandate-on-turkey

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades said clarifications about the EU’s role at the informal conference of Cyprus set to take place in Geneva in late April may arise after the visit expected to be paid to Turkey by EU officials....

15. EU27 open up to Turkey but with a caveat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu27-open-up-to-turkey-but-with-caveat

European Union leaders made good on Thursday on a 2016 promise to deepen trade ties with Turkey, but also warned Ankara to expect sanctions if it restarts exploration over disputed hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean...

16. Fence wars break out near buffer zone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fence-wars-break-out-near-buffer-zone

Opposing camps have been making headlines recently over a controversial barbwire fence near the buffer zone, with one group cutting a piece of barbed wire and the other restoring it, with all caught on tape...

17. 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...

18. Anastasiades stays focused on getting EU at Geneva table

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-stays-focused-on-getting-eu-on-geneva-table

President Nicos Anastasiades delved extensively into the substantive role the EU has to play at upcoming Cyprus peace processes during a teleconference convened Friday by the European Council President Charles Michel with EU leaders....

19. 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...

20. 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...

21. 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...

22. 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....

23. State drops big marriage fraud case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/state-drops-big-marriage-fraud-case

Police in Cyprus were distinctly furious this week after prosecutors dropped charges against nine suspects in a fake marriage case, with the Legal department arguing an amended law linking sham marriage to immigration violations was not retroactive...

24. 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...

25. Borrell: EU will never accept a two-state Cyprus solution

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-eu-will-never-accept-a-two-state-cyprus-solution

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side must stay away from two-state solution rhetoric, because such a form of a settlement will never be accepted by the EU, the bloc’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said Friday after meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades in Nicosia....

26. Syrian walks free after long detention

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syrian-walks-free-after-long-detention

A Syrian man was detained since May 2019 on terrorism charges won his appeal on Thursday, after the Supreme Court ruled that his detention had exceeded any valid period that had previously been justified on national security grounds...

27. Activists say lead pellets threaten flamingos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/activists-say-hunters-lead-pellets-threaten-flamingos

Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets...

28. 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. ...

29. 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...

30. Police arrest wrong ‘illegal’ immigrant

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-arrest-wrong-‘illegal-immigrant

A foreign national was arrested in Paphos during a health inspection after offices suspected immigration offences, with officials later ordering police to release the suspect as he was not out of status...

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