Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest December 2018

2019-02-04

Armenia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armenia Ombudsman presents report on ensuring refugees, asylum seekers’ rights
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IOs dealing with Migration

Hetq reporter wins Suitcase 2018
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Annual journalism award «Suitcase 2018» announced: 9 journalists rewarded for journalistic excellence on migration reporting
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Migration issues and challenges

Armenians second in the number of migrants who arrived in the Kuban region (Russia)
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Many Armenians will be deported from European countries
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Remittances from Armenia reach over 950 million dollars
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Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

One more service point of the State Migration Service opened at the
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State Migration Service launched its “Migaz” Mobile application
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Chief of State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov received more than 110 foreigners and stateless persons
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IOs dealing with Migration

Migration Studies Weekend on Migration and Governance
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On-the-spot support and training on statistical analysis and data visualisation for the staff of the Analytical unit and Migration policy unit of the State Migration Service
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Standard Operating Procedures in asylum in the Republic of Azerbaijan 
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Study visit on diaspora, minorities and migration- Poland 
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Training on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings 
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Georgia

EU Cooperation

€10 mln project to boost rural development in Georgia’s Adjara region in 2018-2020
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European Commission report: Georgia fulfills its visa-free obligations, asylum seekers remain a problem
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High-level meeting continues to bring Georgia and the European Union closer together
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PM Bakhtadze thanks Georgian diplomats for their role in Georgian Euro-Atlantic integration
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Migration issues and challenges

Raising citizens’ awareness of their rights will be one of the priorities of the consular department of Georgia – Khatuna Totladze
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Migrant stories

411 Georgians deported from EU in August-November 2018
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553,748 trips by Georgians to Schengen Zone since enactment of EU visa free deal
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Denmark says number of Georgian asylum seekers decreased in the country
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Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

Astana and Berlin comfirmed the Strategic partnership between two countries
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Citizens of Tajikistan can stay in Kazakhstan up-to 30 days without registration
Rus

IOs dealing with Migration

December 18, International Migrant Day
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NGOs dealing with Migration

Temirtau activists, NGOs, representatives of ethno cultural centers, volunteers and active youth! Awarded with letters of appreciation from akim of Temirtau
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Other

Kyrgyz citizen threw 20 thousand tenge in Taraz border guard
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New Border Crossibg Points are opend at Kazakh Kyrgyz Border
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New Minister of Foreign Affairs is appointed in Kazakhstan
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Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Social charges of migrants from Turkey will be transferred to Kyrgyzstan
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

Migrants from Kyrgyzstan are not ready to live in a legal society
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Since the beginning of 2018, children of migrants have committed 425 crimes in Kyrgyzstan
Rus
Terms the migration amnesty for Kyrgyz citizens in Russia expired
Rus

Migrant stories

Trailer of the film “Aika” about a Kyrgyz migrant is published
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Other

Central Asian border guard training institutions exchanging best practices in teaching methodology
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Border services of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan summed up the year
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Kyrgyzstan assessing the progress of the IBM implementation
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Moldova

EU Cooperation

The EC urges Moldova to fight corruption to further benefit from visa-free regime in the EU
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EU Criticizes Western Balkans, Eastern Neighbors Over Migration
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Romania Blocks Critical EU Text About Moldova
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Moldovan PM says government takes all necessary measures to ensure free, democratic, transparent electoral
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Premier says people to easier do business in Moldova, if we get involved together
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President Dodon thanks Putin For Helping Moldovan Migrant Workers Return For Election
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IOs dealing with Migration

Moldova supports international efforts for safe, orderly, regular migration
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Moldova, Ukraine open new joint border crossing point
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Migration issues and challenges

Diaspora citizens of Moldova encouraged to back development of origin settlements
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Foreign minister meets Moldovan diaspora in Azerbaijan
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Migrant workers or their relatives to get grants for business development
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Migrant stories

Stories from Diaspora “No matter how far away you are from home, if you are willing to contribute, you will find your own way to do it”
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Other

Electoral amnesty: The Moldovan Diaspora in Russia will only be able to stay there if they come home for the elections
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Joint patrol teams to activate at Moldovan – Romanian border
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Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

Ambassador of Tajikistan meets Estonian President
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EU and US express concern over blocking news web-sites in Tajikistan
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Meeting of the Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation between Tajikistan and the EU held in Brussels
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Ministry of Finance of Tajikistan and the EU in favor of enhancing cooperation
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S. Mukhriddin urged OSCE countries to refrain from double standards policy
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The EU allocated over 9.3 million euros to Tajikistan to support human development
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The head of the CoES and the EU representative discussed cooperation in the aftermath of natural disasters
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The head of the Ministry of Culture met the EU Permanent Representative in Tajikistan
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Migration issues and challenges

Southern Ural's region intensified inspections of immigration laws, measures held in coooperation with court officers
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Valentina Chupik: the main problem in the field of labor migration is the failure of the CA countries migration policy
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Volume of remittances from Russia to Tajikistan for three quarters amounted to about $ 2 billion.
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Other

Border agencies of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan held the first joint military meeting
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Border guard soldier who shot the officer was taken into custody
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Large quantity of mobile phones detained at Kyrgyzsatn-Tajikistan border
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New BCP opened at Tajikistan-Afghanistan border
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New BCP opened in the south of Tajikistan
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Uzbekistan ratified strategic partnership agreement with Tajikistan
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Volume of remittances from Russia to Tajikistan almost equal to state budget volume
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Volume of remittances from Russia to Tajikistan almost equal to state budget volume
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Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

The European Union joins the national campaign in Turkmenistan marking the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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The European Union supports the counter-narcotics policy of Turkmenistan
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The issues of strengthening Turkmen-Polish cooperation have been discussed at the MFA of Turkmenistan
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The prospects of development of mutually beneficial cooperation with Belgium were discussed at the MFA of Turkmenistan
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Other

Port control procedures and security issues discussed at OSCE-organized training course in Turkmenbashi International Seaport on Caspian Sea
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President of Turkmenistan participated in the meeting of the heads of cis member states in St. Petersburg
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A meeting with representatives of the UNODC was held at the MFA of Turkmenistan
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Meeting with the US special representative for Afghanistan
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Role of women in security and development process focus of OSCE-organized lectures for students in Turkmenistan
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The President Of Turkmenistan Outlines The Main Objectives Of Foreign Policy Of The Country
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Ukraine

EU Cooperation

Head of the State Migration Service signed an Implementation Protocol between Ukraine and the Benelux countries complementing the readmission agreement between Ukraine and the EU
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Lithuania, Ukraine Sign Agreement On Employment And Labour Migration
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

State Migration Service hold a meeting with representatives of the Border Guard of the Republic of Poland
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1 512 042 IDPs recorded
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1,144,100 people crossed contact line in the east of Ukraine in both directions in November
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27 million foreigners visited Ukraine in 2018, - Border Guard Service
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Border guard unit obtained international technical assistance from the Kingdom of Norway
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Border guards detained automobile with cigarettes on the border with Hungary
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Border guards refused to enter Ukraine to 3 foreigners with forged documents
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Expert discussion on combating THB
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In November 2018, 177,595 people and 30,761 vehicles crossed the administrative border in Kherson oblast in both directions
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Minister of Social Policy: There are 3.2 million labour migrants from Ukraine abroad
Ukr
Ministry of Social Policy creates Center for THB, Prevention and Counteraction of Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Violence Against Children
Ukr
Ministry of Social Policy held fourth expert-advisory meeting on the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and their MS
Ukr
On behalf of the Government of Ukraine, Minister of Social Policy signed an agreement with the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on employment and cooperation in the field of labor migration
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Ukraine Postpones Accession To The Global Compact For Migration
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Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova created a joint platform for reintegration of territories and counteraction to Russian Federation
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IOs dealing with Migration

Displaced people put roots down in new communities
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International Migrants Day 2018
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Mobile application “Protection of the rights of internally displaced persons”
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Prague Process SOM took place in Prague
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Regional monitoring visits on the issues of internally displaced persons
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Migration issues and challenges

Displaced people put roots down in new communities
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More than a third of IDPs from Crimea and Donbass do not plan to return home
Ukr
Outcomes of 2018: Ukraine is losing human capital
Rus
Ukraine: First visa-free year since introducing the visa-free regime
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Ukrainian labour migrants have earned almost 1.5 times more than last year, but labour migration is slowing down - National Bank
Ukr

Mobility

New service
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Since the beginning of 2018, more than 4 million biometric passports have been issued in Ukraine
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Other

EUBAM hails the launching of the most modern Jointly Operated Border Crossing Point in the region – Palanca
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European commission reports on fulfilment of visa-free requirements by the eastern partnership countries
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Head of State Border Guards Service of Ukraine told of 4 thousand irregular migrants which were denied entry to Ukraine
Ukr
Odesa students learn more about the EU fundamental freedoms and border management
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President of Ukraine signed a law extend Ukraine's control over the Black Sea
Ukr
The Russians will continue to be thoroughly checked at the border after the ending of the martial law
Ukr
Ukrainian government approves agreement on visa-free travel with Georgia
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Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on International Migrants Day 2018
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

President signs law “On ratification of the Constitution of the International Organization for Migration”
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President signs laws ratifying two international treaties
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Senate ratifies IOM Constitution
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IOs dealing with Migration

UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme Conducts Series of
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Migration issues and challenges

Bulgaria opens the doors to labour migrants from Uzbekistan
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Other

First meeting of coordination group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan takes place
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Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan hold negotiations on border issues
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Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan discuss border delimitation and demarcation
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