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Our actions on migration are within the framework of legality, says Minister

Everything we do is within the framework of legality and international regulations, Interior Minister Konstantinos Ioannou said invited on Thursday to comment on so called “pushback” regarding boats off the coast of Cyprus. He added that the boats “sailed safely…

Interior Minister: We are waiting for the results of our measures on migration

We expect in the coming days to see the results of the measures we have implemented regarding the migration issue, Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou said today, in a statement on the sidelines of a meeting with the Interim Coordinating Council…

Commonwealth Ocean Ministers Meeting to take place in Cyprus

Cyprus will host the first Ministerial Summit of the Commonwealth entitled ‘Our Resilient Common Ocean: from Cyprus to Samoa’. According to the organisers, the meeting will be attended by Ministers and senior officials from Commonwealth member states. Commonwealth Ministers responsible for…

Nineteen femicides in four years, need for effective prevention, data by MIGS show

A total of 19 femicides were committed in Cyprus in the last four years, according to data by the Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies (MIGS). Between 2019–2020 thirteen women were killed, five more were killed in 2021 and one more in 2022, reaching in total…

Cyprus and Greece to jointly claim EU funds for migration management

Cyprus and Greece will jointly apply for funds in the framework of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum,  Minister of the Interior Constantinos Ioannou agreed on Friday with the Greek Minister of Immigration and Asylum Dimitris Kairidis. The  two Ministers met,…

Over 1,500 of tons of aid to Gaza each week when floating pier operates, FM says

The Republic of Cyprus is in contact with all its partners as regards the resumption of transporting humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza, via the “Amalthea” maritime corridor, while money have begun to pour in the Fund that has been…

Humanitarian aid to Gaza to resume very soon, Cyprus President says

The Republic of Cyprus is in contact with the states with which it cooperates on the mission of humanitarian aid to Gaza, so that very soon, with the completion of the work done in Gaza by the US, the mission from…

New CBC Governor has all the necessary skills to succeed, says Christodoulides

Christodoulos Patsalides has “all the necessary skills” to succeed in his “extremely demanding mission” as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC), President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides said during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace where the new…

Lebanon acknowledges need to deal with migration, Government Spokesperson says

Lebanon recognised the urgent need to deal with migration flows and undertook the commitment to intensify surveillance efforts to identify illegal trafficking networks, Government Spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis said in a written statement, as President Christodoulides wrapped up his one-day visit to…

Migration situation “extremely difficult”, Cyprus FM says

Various options will be examined in order to reach some result that will be satisfactory, Cyprus’ Foreign Minister, Constantinos Kombos, said on Friday, regarding President Nikos Christodoulides’ visit to Lebanon on Monday, to discuss the migration issue with the country’s…

IMF official tells CNA Cyprus should “push ahead” with structural reforms as economy is doing well

An IMF official has called on Cyprus to exploit the good performance of the economy to push ahead and promote structural reforms that would further unlock growth potential for the Cypriot economy. In an interview with CNA on the occasion…

President will meet von der Leyen on migration, has spoken with PM of Lebanon

President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, has said that as there is a serious crisis as regards the migration issue, he spoke with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, on…