News Local Vulnerable international protection applicants relocated to Finland

Vulnerable international protection applicants relocated to Finland

Sixteen applicants for international protection were flown from Cyprus to Finland on Monday, under the relocation mechanism.

They are persons in vulnerable groups, as defined by the law on refugees and EU regulations and directives.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the relocation mechanism is funded 90% by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and 10% by the Republic of Cyprus.

Their transportation was arranged with the support of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and is the first part of the implementation of the project to relocate a total of 30 vulnerable persons who have applied for international protection in Finland, namely women with children and unaccompanied minors.

The remaining applicants will be relocated in August.

Source: CNA

Top Stories

Global coronavirus deaths pass ‘agonizing milestone’ of 1 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 rose past 1 million on Tuesday, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy,...

UK’s Johnson raises concerns with Turkey’s Erdogan over east Med tensions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that he was concerned about tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, welcoming news...

UK Labour Party condemn Turkish plans to re-settle Varosha

The UK major opposition Labour Party has issued a statement by the Minister for Peace and Disarmament Fabian Hamilton condemning Turkish plan for the...

Mainly fine on Tuesday, yellow alert for very high temperatures

Tuesday will be mainly fine with temperatures rising to 40°C inland, around 35°C in all coasts, and 32°C in the mountains, according to the...

Polish FM flags possibility of national sanctions against Belarus

If the European Union does not impose sanctions on Belarusian officials, EU member states neighbouring Belarus could consider imposing their own national sanctions, Poland's...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...