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Christodoulides to Visit Lebanon for Migration Talks

President Nikos Christodoulides is heading to Lebanon to discuss migration challenges, showcasing Cyprus’s commitment to finding solutions and collaborating with Lebanese leadership. This meeting underscores a multifaceted approach to tackling the migration crisis, with highlevel dialogues and a focus on effective management of regional movement of people.

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Cyprus’ Migration Efforts ‘Validated’

The European Commission, through Vice President Margaritis Schinas, has validated Cyprus’ migration policy efforts, commending the country for its leadership in returning migrants to their countries of origin. Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou welcomed this recognition, emphasizing the success of Cyprus’ immigration management strategies under the Christodoulides administration.

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Von der Leyen visiting Cyprus to discuss sea corridor (Update 2)

Ursula Von der Leyen’s visit to Cyprus focuses on establishing a maritime humanitarian corridor to Gaza, facilitating the urgent delivery of aid to the civilian population. This initiative aims to create a secure and efficient route for transporting humanitarian assistance, highlighting the EU’s investment and international attention towards the project.

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The Persistent European Commission and the Scandal of the “Golden” Passports

The European Commission is expressing ongoing dissatisfaction with Cyprus’s slow revocation process of “golden” passports, which were granted inappropriately and illegally under the Investment Programme. Cyprus is facing 70 noncompliance cases against EU directives and regulations, putting it at risk of hefty fines. The Commission has been issuing warning letters about the scandal since 2015, and has now escalated the matter by sending a reasoned opinion, the final step before referring a country to the European Court. Cyprus is also facing challenges in environmental matters, labor issues, and refugeemigration management.

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