The challenges in establishing the Deputy Ministry of Migration in Cyprus include legal constitutional concerns, clarification of the legal foundation for decisionmaking, staffing issues, and the need for a solid legal and operational framework. Despite these challenges, the government is moving forward with the legislative process, but unresolved issues cast a shadow on the bill’s future and the success of this initiative will have significant implications for how Cyprus handles migration and asylum.
The proposal to create a new Deputy Ministry for Migration in Cyprus is facing a multitude of challenges, including legal issues, staffing concerns, and opposition from various groups. The Institute of Demographic and Immigration Policy has recommended amendments to the bill, while the public servants’ union Pasydy and social welfare services have raised concerns about transferring employees. Additionally, community unrest has sparked questions about the location of migrant teen protection centres. Despite these obstacles, the journey towards establishing a more comprehensive migration policy framework continues.