Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest February 2019

2019-05-06

Albania

EU Cooperation

Armenia

EU Cooperation

EU ambassador to Armenia: Impossible to specify time frame for starting visa liberalization talks
Eng
ICMPD in Armenia continues to support integration and capacity building in the areas of refugees and asylum
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Armenia is fourth on number of migrants leaving for Russia
Eng
The path to the civilized migration
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armenia had positive migration dynamic in 2018
Eng
Indians in Armenia, interview with State Migration Service
Arm
Interview with Head of Migration Service
Arm
Migration landscape in Armenia has been changing to favourable direction
Rus
Migration official: Readmission and visa facilitation agreements complement each other
Eng
PM: There are major problems in Armenia migration
Eng

Azerbaijan

EU Cooperation

The 7th meeting of the European Union and Azerbaijan Subcommittee meeting on Justice, Freedom, Security (JFS) & Human Rights and Democracy was held in Baku
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

ICMPD RESTART project meeting in SMS
Eng
ICMPD's Director General, Mr. Michael Spindelegger hosted H.E. Mr. Galib Israfilov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Austria
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Chief of the State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov met with the members of the German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce
Eng
The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Academy of Public Administration and the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU says Georgia making clear progress on its reform agenda
Eng
Georgia, EU hail ‘excellent state of relations’
Eng
Georgian delegation leaves for Brussels to present Georgia’s ‘very ambitious’ EU integration roadmap
Eng

Migrant stories

Georgian Sunday school opens in Cyprus
Eng
Young European ambassadors kick off Eastern Partnership's 10th anniversary celebrations
Eng

Mobility

Highly-qualified Georgians to be able to seek employment in Germany
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Georgian MFA warns those who want to visit Schengen Zone to check necessary documentation
Eng

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

Ambassador of Kazakhstan meets with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Eng
EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian pays working visit to Kazakhstan
Eng
EU-Kazakhstan business lunch with Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov
Eng
Kazakh Ambassador briefs media about trade and economic cooperation with Hungary
Eng

Migrant stories

In 2019 19 cases of human trafficking were revealed in Kazakhstan
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Almaty to simplify employment requirements for foreigners
Rus
Kazakhstanis became the second in the number of migrants in Russia in 2018
Rus

Other

Changes to the rules for issuing permits to stay in the frontier zone
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

Migrant stories

35 Kyrgyz women freed from sexual slavery in Istanbul
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

360 foreigners in prisons of Kyrgyzstan
Eng
Mandatory insurance of migrants called another financial burden
Eng

Other

Central Asian border agencies are reinforcing ethical standards and anti-corruption measures
Eng
Central Asian border management agencies advancing border check standards
Eng
International practice on criminal investigation in risk management is introduced to Customs officers of Kazakhstan
Eng
Militant from Syria detained in Kyrgyzstan
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Chart of migrants remittances from 2005
Rus
How to identify migrant if he appears under different identities - Ministry of Interior
Rus
It is not necessary to insure life while going abroad - State Migration Service
Rus

Moldova

EU Cooperation

EaP remains EU’s sole comprehensive approach towards eastern neighbors, statement
Eng
Republic of Moldova could be funded by the EU again
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Switzerland offers €6m to realize migration potential in Republic of Moldova
Eng
Were the parliamentary elections in Moldova free and fair? The conclusion of election observation missions
Eng

Migrant stories

Stories from diaspora: Andrei Juc – the nomad architect from Moldova who gained his experience from all across Europe
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Moldovans who work legally in Germany can apply for pension
Eng
The role of Diaspora in elections in Moldova: possible involvement
Rus

Other

Moldova’s activity report at the European Court of Human Rights
Eng

Research institutes

Promo-LEX: There have been no major violations on February 24 Parliamentary elections
Eng
REVIEW: Who Really Won in Moldova on February 24
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Final parliamentary election results presented
Eng
Moldova: elections without hope
Eng
Preliminary results: Parliament elections in Moldova
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

The EU will allocate 10 million euros to Tajikistan for the Zarafshon river basin
Rus

Migrant stories

A migrant from Tajikistan broke from the 12th floor at a construction site in St. Petersburg and survived
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Pensions to migrants and modernization of the army: the results of Lavrov's visit to Tajikistan
Rus
St. Petersburg authorities will open migrant employment centers in Tajikistan
Rus
Tajikistan opened a grant program for migrants
Rus
The flow of labor migration from Tajikistan decreased by 15%
Rus

Mobility

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan told about the reason for blocking information sites
Rus

Other

A new border checkpoint will appear on the border of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Rus
Border guards of the Central Asian republics, Russia and Afghanistan will hold a meeting in Dushanbe
Rus
Heads of the CIS border services noted the tension of the situation on the border with Afghanistan
Rus
Russia transferred $ 9 million worth of military property to Tajikistan to strengthen its borders
Rus
Tajikistan is concerned about the accumulation of militants on the border with Afghanistan
Rus
Tajikistan opened traffic across the bridge over the Panj River to Afghanistan
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

More than 34 thousand migrants from Tajikistan arrived in the Russian Federation in 2018 for study
Rus
Qatar is ready to accept Tajik labor migrants
Rus
Russian Foreign Ministry: conditions of stay of Tajik migrants in the Russian Federation are gradually improving
Rus
Tajikistan became the leader in the flow of migrants to Russia
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

The 18th session of the joint committee “Turkmenistan-European union” took place in Brussels
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Central Asian border management agencies advancing border check standards
Eng
Delegation of Turkmenistan to the OSCE made a statement on “priorities of Turkmenistan in the field of security”
Eng

Other

Negotiations were held between presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammed Ashraf Ghani
Eng
Regional seminar was held on border management In Central Asia
Eng
Srsg Natalia Gherman meets with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov
Eng
The ministers of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan and Russia considered the perspectives of developing bilateral ties
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

The State Migration Service of Turkmenistan hosted a meeting with the representatives of the United Nations office on drugs and crime
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

2018 became the first year of full-fledged implementation of the AA, says Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze during the presentation of the Report on the implementation of the Association Agreement
Eng
Ukraine completed association agreement by 52%
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

An international Workshop on trafficking in human beings is taking place in Kyiv on February 19-20
Ukr
IOM launches new project on small business and self-employment for labour migrants and their families
Eng
IOM, EU support Belarus-Ukraine border demarcation and security
Eng
UNHCR provides equipment to improve freedom of movement at five entry/exit checkpoints in the east of Ukraine
Eng

Migrant stories

Ruhullah Ramaki: Refugee from Afghanistan who became a doctor in Ukraine. Ruhullah is happy that he can give back to the country that gave him a second chance
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

In Hungary, over 300 criminal cases against Ukrainians opened for fraud to acquire citizenship
Rus
Last year, the most money transfers to Ukraine were sent from the USA
Eng
Number of Ukrainian migrants in Russia dropped from first to the third position
Rus
Remittances from Ukrainian labor migrants in 2018 amounted to approximately 11 billion dollars
Eng
Ukraine no longer leads in terms of migrant flows to Russia
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

Entry refusals to Ukrainian citizens by the EU grew by 55%
Ukr

Other

140,642 people crossed the administrative line in Kherson oblast in January 2019
Eng
Income of Ukrainians in 2019 to reach the pre-crisis level - the government
Ukr

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Government of Ukraine reduces immigration quota
Eng
In regards to the Agreement between Ukraine and Moldova on the readmission. On February 1, 2019, the Agreement and the Implementation Protocol entered into force
Ukr
Over a month, migration Chat-bot consulted 10 thousand citizens
Ukr
Petro Tsygykal: 2018 became a regular exam for stability for the State Border Guard Service
Ukr
Petro Tsygykal: In the context of the aggressive policy of Russia, the interaction between the border agencies of Ukraine and Georgia becomes of particular relevance
Ukr
Public report by the Head of the State Migration Service of Ukraine
Ukr
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine strengthens cooperation with Frontex in the field of education
Eng
The delegation of the State Migration Service of Ukraine participated in a study visit to the migration agencies of the United States of America
Ukr
Ukraine transferred 8 times less remittances than received - the National Bank 1,364,611 IDPs registered
Ukr

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Uzbekistan, EU hold first round of negotiations on Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Special representative of the UN Secretary General in Central Asia, chief of UNRCCA Ms. Natali German at the international conference
Rus
Speech of the minister of foreign affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov at the final meeting of the international conference
Rus
UNODC Co-Hosted High-Level International Conference on Border Cooperation Issues in Dushanbe
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Uzbekistan began exporting migrants, who were in difficult situations from St. Petersburg
Rus

Mobility

Citizens of 45 more countries to get visa-free access to Uzbekistan
Eng

Other

On negotiations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Government Delegations
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

A delegation of Uzbekistan takes part in the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Budapest Process
Eng
Meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s special representative for Afghanistan
Eng
Uzbekistan delegation attended the meeting of the international contact group for Afghanistan
Eng
Uzbekistan delegation attends winter session of the OSCE parliamentary assembly
Eng
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