Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

2019-02-28

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Armenia launches dialogue on visa liberalization with EU member states: Police
Rus
The United Kingdom ratifies Armenia-EU agreement
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

ICMPD in Armenia continues supporting preparation of a Visa Liberalisation Action Plan
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Armenia's migration authorities report unprecedented growth in Indians travellers’ number
Eng
Armenian family to be deported, despite political uproar
Eng
Around 2000 Indian migrants were issued residence permits in Armenia
Arm
Indians In Armenia: Traditional Media Fuelled Social Media Debates
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armen Ghazaryan: International community must take decisive steps to develop early warning and, more important, early action mechanism, to prevent mass exoduses and displacement.
Eng
Armenia Migration Service speaks about number of Indians living in Armenia
Eng
Davtyan. The reason for increased number of Indian nationals in Armenia is simplification of visa procedure.
Eng
Migration Service ready to provide maximal support to Armenian deportees from Netherlands
Eng
The number of returnees has increased
Eng

Azerbaijan

IOs dealing with Migration

Mr. Michael Spindelegger hosted H.E. Mr. Galib Israfilov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Austria
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Awareness raising event
Eng
State Migration Service organized mobile service in Zagatala
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU Commissioner Hahn: no reason to suspend Georgia-EU visa free deal
Geo
European Commission head Juncker to Georgian president: your first visit to Brussels reveals will of Georgians
Geo
German Bundestag passes bill including Georgia on safe countries list
Geo
Second Report under the Visa Suspension Mechanism
Geo
Visa liberalisation: Commission reports on fulfilment of visa-free requirements by Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries
Geo

IOs dealing with Migration

First moot court competition on international refugee law
Eng

Migrant stories

Georgian president says diaspora should have representative in parliament
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

1.2 thousand citizens of Georgia sought asylum in Sweden
Eng
62 Georgians deported from Germany
Eng

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

17th Cooperation Committee meeting between the European Union and Kazakhstan
Rus
The European Union holds a press tour for Kazakhstan journalists in Brussels
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

40 thousand people left Kazakhstan over 11 months
Rus
Terrorists detained in Almaty were given installations from abroad - the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

Online human trafficking: online recruitment in three Central Asian countries discussed in Dushanbe
Rus

Other

Citizen of Kazakhstan shot dead at Kyrgyz border
Rus
Establishing order on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border
Rus
Kazakhstan is ahead of Russia, but gave way to Ukraine and Belarus in the Corruption Perception Index
Rus
Nazarbayeva told the details of the deadly incident on the border with Kyrgyzstan
Rus
On introducing e-visa to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Rus
Parliament of Kazakhstan ratified convention on status of Caspian Sea
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Nearly half a million migrants work in Kazakhstan irregularly, - Commission on Human Rights
Rus
Operation of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan to detain foreign militants of terrorists in Almaty
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

IOs dealing with Migration

Foreign Ministries of Kyrgyzstan, Latvia hold first ever political consultations
Eng
Migration is a catalyst for the economic development of Kyrgyzstan – UN
Eng
NATO officers visit Defense Institute of Kyrgyzstan
Eng

Other

All checkpoints at Kyrgyz-Kazakh border will become international
Rus
All checkpoints at Kyrgyz-Kazakh border will become international
Rus
Kyrgyz police officer with drugs was arrested by Kazakh border guards
Rus
Mazhilis of Kazakhstan ratfied Agreement with Kyrgyzstan on border regime
Eng
Mazhilis of Kazakhstan ratfied Agreement with Kyrgyzstan on border regime
Rus
National workshop on E-learning took place in Kyrgyzstan
Eng
New complex in built and opened on Kyrgyz-Tajik border
Eng
New complex in built and opened on Kyrgyz-Tajik border
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Kyrgyz Ambassador and Deputy Foreign Minister of Tajikistan discuss cooperation
Rus
Kyrgyz Ambassador and Kazakh Defense Minister exchange views on development of military cooperation
Rus
Merge of State Migration Service and Labor Ministry suggested in Parliament of Kyrgyzstan
Eng
MP offers to raise status of Migration Service of Kyrgyzstan
Eng
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan about migration processes: This is a global trend
Eng
Social Security Treaty between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey ratified
Rus

Moldova

EU Cooperation

Moldova says success of Romania's presidency of EU to be also success of Moldova. Moldova had great expectations from the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council both on the dimension of the Eastern Partnership and on the agenda of the bilateral relations,
Eng
Success of Moldova’s entry into EU depends on country itself, Romanian minister
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Moldovan PM meets president of OSCE Parliament: discus settlement of Transnistrian conflict
Eng

Migrant stories

Ion Lazarenco (successful migrant in Ireland) was nominated to Nobel Prize for Peace
Eng
Stories from Diaspora/“Take the feeling of home with you, otherwise you can’t find it anywhere.”
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Diaspora’s dissatisfaction with elections should be taken into account, opinion
Eng
Moldovan citizens working in Germany to enjoy social benefits
Eng
Number of Moldovans working in Russia decreased by 40%
Eng

Mobility

Diaspora will be unable to vote with expired papers
Eng

Other

Moldova and Romania strengthen their relationship between border authorities
Eng
The synopsis: what are the most important things that happened in Moldova in 2018
Eng

Research institutes

Moldova citizens are mostly concerned about migration, poor incomes and lack of jobs – opinion poll
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Polling stations to be opened outside Moldova for Parliamentary Elections
Eng
President Dodon’s Visit to Russia, including discussions on migration issues. Amnesty of Moldovan citizens according to articles 26 and 27 of the Russian migration law.
Eng
The electoral campaign for the Moldovan February 2019 parliamentary elections was launched
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

EBRD to allocate million USD for development of small business in Tajikistan
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Russia and Tajikistan prepare six agreements in the area of migration
Rus
Cost of work permit in Moscow increased
Rus
Kazakhstan endorsed agreement with Tajikistan on cooperation in migration area
Rus
RF MIAМВД: those arriving from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan require additional attention
Rus
The volume of remiitances from RF amounts to 35-37% of Republic's GDP
Rus

Mobility

Access to social networks and messengers restricted in Tajikistan
Rus

Other

Tajikistan on relocation of militants: we are strong enough to protect ourselves from ISIS
Rus
USA delivered military equipment to Tajikistan worth of 3,8 USD
Rus
Global breakthrough: Tajikistan and Uzbrekistan finilize demarcation of borders
Rus
In St. Petersburg, the skull of a Tajik migrant was broken
Rus
In the north of Tajikistan the border check points
Rus
New complex of BCPs opened at the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Rus
RF MIA: unknown helicopters relocate militants to the border with Tajikistan
Rus
Tajik officer murdered at the border with Afghanistan
Rus
Tajikistan confirmed necessity of agreement on state borders with Kyrgyzstan
Rus
The number of incidents on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border has decreased
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

Political consultations were held at the MFA of Turkmenistan between the ministries of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan and France
Eng
Romanian embassy in Turkmenistan organized a briefing in Ashgabat
Eng
The talks were held with the EU delegation at the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan
Eng

Other

At the extended meeting of the security state council the results of the activity of the military and law enforcement agencies for 2018 were considered
Eng
Head of the State Border Guard Service Colonel Shadurdy Durdiyev is conferred with the rank of the Major General
Eng
Turkmen delegation participated at the first meeting of “Central Asia-India” dialogue
Eng
Turkmen leader and the world customs organization secretary general exchange the visions of future partnership
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

A meeting with the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the republic of Armenia in Turkmenistan was held at the state migration service of Turkmenistan
Eng
Meeting with the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Turkmenistan was held at the state migration service of Turkmenistan
Eng
Turkmen-Iranian political consultations and a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on consular, border and customs issues were held in Tehran
Eng

Ukraine

IOs dealing with Migration

EUBAM and its Partner Services’ most significant achievements in 2018
Eng
This is what it’s like to live through freezing winter in a war zone
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

National Bank calculated how much labour migrants transferred to Ukraine in 2018 - around 11 bln USD
Rus
Along the way to Poland? How much can one earn in Ukraine. Myths about
Rus
Are Ukrainian labour migrants expected abroad, who is missing there? In Ukraine, more than 90% of job applicants wish to work abroad, but only one third of them have experience of such work
Rus
Labour migration globally. Countries with biggest diasporas abroad (Russia –3rd, Ukraine –8th, Kazakhstan – 15th)
Rus
Reverse Migration: why Ukrainian IT specialists return to Ukraine? Working in Ukraine for IT experts has become more profitable. Salaries are decent, taxes are low, living costs, unlike in Europe, are just negligible.
Rus
Ukraine’s population might significantly reduce due to labor migration
Eng

Mobility

Two million Ukrainians make use of EU visa-free travel since June 2017
Eng
Ukrainians most often travel to EU without visa across border with Poland
Eng

Other

Dark prospects: purchasing power of Ukrainians in 2019
Rus
In December 2018, 1 090 700 persons crossed demarcation line in the East of Ukraine
Ukr
In December 2018, administrative border in Kherson region crossed by 119 851 people
Ukr
In December 2018, Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories recorded over 190 events that can destabilize Ukrainian society.
Ukr
iPay.ua and Mastercard launch service of money transfers from Europe to Ukraine
Eng
The Council of Europe will support Ukraine in the development of social rights
Ukr
Ukraine 2019 Economy Development Forecast: slowdown of growth with a decrease in inflation
Rus
Ukraine: Request for stand-by arrangement and cancellation of arrangement under the Ukraine: extended fund facility — press release; staff report; and statement by the executive director for Ukraine by IMF
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

(VIDEO) Heads of the State Border Service and the International Center for Migration Policy Development signed a protocol of cooperation
Ukr
1 353 412 IDPs recorded in Ukraine
Ukr
120 thousand Ukrainians work legally in the Czech Republic - Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Rus
93.5 mio UAH - fines for administrative offenses imposed by the State Border Guard Service last year
Ukr
95 citizens of Ukraine received refugee status in Poland in 2018
Eng
Chiefs of the border agencies of Ukraine and Estonia signed a Plan, which envisages enhancement of cooperation and determines the key directions for development of cooperation
Ukr
Hryhoriy Nemyria, Chairman of Human Rights and National Minorities Committee: Ukraine continues the policy of discrimination against IDPs
Ukr
Improving IBM at Ukraine-Moldova Border. A meeting of the Steering Committee of the project took place in Odessa
Ukr
In Budapest, representatives of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the Law Enforcement Service of Hungary discussed cooperation
Ukr
In Kiev, number of units where documents for foreigners are issued has been increased
Ukr
Labor migration is one of the priority issues for the Ministry of Social Policy - menioned during the meeting between Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and IOM Ukraine. The sides discussed ways of further cooperation, possibility of implementing a new
Ukr
Law enforcement eliminated another cross-border trafficking channel
Ukr
New border crossing point at Moldova-Ukraine border launched into operation
Eng
Petro Tsygykal, Head of SBGU: The development of strategic communications at all levels plays a very important role for our state
Ukr
Petro Tsygykal:
Ukr
SMS held meeting with ICMPD DG
Ukr
SMS held meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Ukraine
Ukr
Vasyl Servatiuk, First Deputy Head of SBGU: The new Integrated Border Management Strategy will allow for effective coordination of all the involved government mechanisms. In December 2018, the EU created a group of high-level advisers who will make recomm
Ukr

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Deputy prime minister received a delegation of the European union
Eng
Meeting with EU special representative on Central Asia
Rus
Uzbekistan and EU discuss prospects for bilateral political and trade and economic cooperation
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

EU project will help identify needs of children left behind by migrant parents
Eng
OSCE strengthens national capacities in Uzbekistan on countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes
Eng
UNODC Starts Joint Monitoring Missions to the Counter-Narcotics Interagency Mobile Teams in Uzbekistan
Eng

Other

About 6.4 million foreigners visit Uzbekistan in 2018
Eng
The Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan negotiations on interstate border
Eng
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan continue preparation for demarcation of interstate border line
Eng
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