Migration

Cyprus satisfied with the results of EU Council decisions on migration

Efforts to control the flow of migrants have yielded results which have been reflected in the conclusions of the Home Affairs Council of the European Union as well as in the decisions taken on migration, which support the establishment of a mechanism redistribution of charges.

Such comments were made by the country’s interior ministry, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

Further, the department described these efforts over the past three years as “targeted and meticulous” while adding that the 27 ministers, among others, recognize the particularities of the country, and therefore the European Union would concretely support the need to create a mechanism that would help to alleviate the burden.

Recently, the European Union has decided that relocations should first be beneficial to Member States receiving an influx of migrants.

Furthermore, the Ministry of the Interior stressed that the following countries should be the first to benefit from this mechanism, as proposed by the French Presidency of the European Union: Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain .

According to recent figures provided by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, the Eastern Mediterranean migration route was the third busiest at the EU’s external border in the first five months of this year.

The same revealed that a significant percentage of this activity was noted in Cyprus. The Frontex report reveals that the number of illegal detections in Cyprus increased significantly compared to last year’s figures, at 213%, and accounted for two out of three illegal border crossings detected on this route, for a total of 9,230 passages detected.

According to the same source, around 16,000 people, the majority of them from Bangladesh, Egypt and Tunisia, traveled the central Mediterranean route.

Frontex clarified that the number of Ukrainians reaching the EU through these border crossing points was not included in the data.

However, the Cypriot Interior Ministry said that despite questions raised by some EU member states, it was possible to reach a preliminary agreement on regulations to strengthen the EU’s external borders and also to prevent the number of migrants planning to travel to the country. , as well as other countries of the European Union by this way.

Furthermore, the Home Office also considered such a development as an important step towards the conclusion of the new Common European Asylum System which would be based on a holistic approach with the main emphasis on the equal distribution of state responsibilities. EU members.