News Local Cyprus, Greece to further coordinate action on migration issue

Cyprus, Greece to further coordinate action on migration issue

Cyprus and Greece will further coordinate action on the issue of migration ahead of the EU Home Affairs Council meeting that will take place in Luxembourg on October 7.

That’s why Greek Alternate Citizen Protection Minister responsible for Migration Policy, George Koumoutsakos, is to visit Cyprus on September 16 to hold extensive talks with Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides.

In statements to the Cyprus News Agency, Petrides confirmed Koumoutsakos’ upcoming visit, saying: “We will continue our discussions so that, probably with the participation of other countries as well, we will be able to forge a common front of EU countries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

“The aim is to hold joint positions and proposals, in view of the Council of Ministers meeting in October on migration issues, given the existing concerns due to the increased migration flows towards Greece and Cyprus, the particular circumstances in the region and Turkey’s role on this issue.”

Petrides also said that Koumoutsakos will be reciprocating his own visit to Greece in July, noting that he was the first Minister that Koumoutsakos met with after the new Greek government was sworn in.

In addition, Petrides said that he will seek to have a meeting with new Italian Interior Minister, Luciana Lamorgese, to see how there could be a common orientation, within the EU framework, on the issue of migration.

Petrides sent a letter on August 5 to the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and to his counterparts in all other EU member states urging them to submit proposals for relocating 5000 persons from Cyprus, on the basis of bilateral agreements.

 

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/six-irregular-migrants-arrested-in-turkish-held-north/

Top Stories

40 Covid-19 patients at referral hospital

Forty Covid-19 patients are currently being treated at Famagusta General Hospital, which is the referral hospital for coronavirus, while at least four are due...

Stay home… and win €500 with KISS 89.0

Kiss 89.0 supports the #StayHome campaign in a special way! Kiss 89.0 calls on its listeners to #StayHome during the lockdown period and enter a...

30 Cypriots repatriated from Thailand

Thirty Cypriots who were stranded in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been repatriated, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said on Friday. Among them is an...

Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

A 77 year old woman died and another 36 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday in the Republic of Cyprus bringing the total number...

British troops in UNFICYP carry out duties amid Covid-19 (video)

British troops deployed in UNFICYP are taking a number of measures to stop the potential spread of coronavirus, Forces News reports. Soldiers from 27 Regiment...

Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....