New Cyprus president will fight migration, corruption

Cyprus’ eighth President, Nikos Christodoulides, was sworn in on Tuesday before parliament, pledging to improve the lives of Cypriots and tackle illegal migration while combating corruption. The seasoned politician gained 51.97% of

Turkey blamed for enabling illegal migration

Turkey is behind mass irregular migration to Cyprus, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris during a review of his term in office. Nouris said that despite European efforts, there was no response on behalf

EU accepts Turkey’s manipulation of migration

The European Union has officially recognised Turkey’s exploitation of migrants through the Green Line, the Interior Ministry announced. It said: “After many months of difficult negotiations”, it achieved in Brussels “maximum diplomatic


Cyprus, IOM enhance cooperation on migration

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris and the International Organisation for Migration’s Regional Director, Ola Henrikson, discussed ways to enhance and increase financial cooperation between the two parties to return irregular migrants. During his first


Cyprus says migration burden too heavy

Cyprus cannot lift the growing migration burden as asylum applications exceed 11,000, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris, who has asked for emergency help from Brussels. Cyprus has received more than 11,000 asylum