Cyprus wants to suspend asylum applications

Cyprus said Wednesday it is suffering a “migration crisis” and seeks to suspend asylum applications to those entering the Mediterranean island illegally. President Nicos Anastasiades held an emergency meeting Wednesday with ministers

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Cyprus progress in stemming illegal migrants

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris told MPs that Cyprus had prevented illegal immigrants from arriving by boat while clamping down on sham marriages. Nouris, who briefed the House Interior  Committee, said Cyprus ranks

Cyprus reviewed record asylum requests

In the first quarter, Cyprus issued 3,470 decisions on political asylum applications, a record number since EU records began in 2008, said executive director of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Nina

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Over 7,000 applied for Cyprus asylum in 2020

During the pandemic, Cyprus received more than 7,000 applications from asylum seekers last year with Syrians making up a quarter of the total, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris. He held a video

Cyprus to speed up asylum process

Nicosia aims to shorten the time required to review asylum requests and deal with manifestly unfounded applications, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris. Speaking during a session of the House Committee on Legal