Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest March 2019

2019-05-07

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Armenia suggests reforming Refugee Convention
Eng
Hayk Marutyan welcomes head of UNHCR Representation in Armenia
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Armenian family protected from deportation by nonstop worship service: Tamrazyans receive Dutch residence permit
Eng

Research institutes

Armenia’s political climate ‘peaceful enough’ to cause our citizens to seek asylum in Europe - lawmaker
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Migration from Armenia today — interview with the head of State Migration Service
Rus
Migration: Myth or Reality
Rus

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

Girl power: encouraging success story from Sevinj Mastiyeva, the beneficiary and active participant of the MOBILAZE project
Aze
The call for applications for the International Summer School on Migration in Georgia from 30 June to 6 July 2019 has been launched!
Eng
Workshop for women in law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Azerbaijan (12-14 March 2019)
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

A meeting held with the members of Georgian community at State Migration Service
Eng
An awareness-raising event held on “State Migration Service: from yesterday till today”
Eng
Chief of State Migration Service met with an ambassador of Austria to Azerbaijan
Eng
Promotional video prepared by State Migration Service
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU offers almost €100 million to Georgia for skill, economy, business development
Eng
EU Trade Commissioner Visits Georgia
Eng
EU-Georgia Association Parliamentary Committee praises progress achieved in 2014-2018
Eng
EU, Georgia Hold 5th Association Council Meeting
Eng
European Parliament Resolution on EU-Russia Relations touches upon Georgia
Eng
Georgia improves maritime security by joining EU’s long-range tracking system
Eng
Georgia is the first in S. Caucasus becoming member of Eurojust
Eng
Georgia, EU hail ‘excellent state of relations’
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Foreign Minister says Georgians will not be able to receive asylum in the EU
Eng
Georgian MFA warns those who want to visit Schengen Zone to check necessary documentation
Eng

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

European Union launches projects to protect the rights of vulnerable groups in Kazakhstan
Eng
Kazakh-Polish business forum held in Warsaw
Rus
Kazakhstan and Austria outlined prospects for expanding bilateral cooperation
Rus

Other

Border guards revealed smuggling for 68 million tenge
Rus
It is necessary to ensure laboratory control at the Border Crossing Points
Rus
New President of Kazakhstan
Rus

Kosovo

Other

Kyrgyzstan

Migration issues and challenges

All migrants is Russia will be vaccinated against measles
Rus
Russia is in need of consultation centers for children of migrants from Central Asia
Rus
World bank 2018 report on remittances
Rus

Other

National workshop on E-learning took place in Kazakhstan
Eng
Strengthening interagency cooperation for effective contingency planning
Eng
The Central Asian Customs Officers Trained on Modernized Customs Procedures
Eng
Uzbek customs officers studied Kazakhstan's experience in customs risk management
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Kyrgyz diplomatic representations will be opened in Rome and Paris
Eng

Moldova

EU Cooperation

EU will be following Government formation process in Moldova
Eng
It is important for EU that new Moldovan Government fulfils Association Agreement
Eng
MEPs: Elections held in Moldova were fair and transparent
Eng
New Moldovan Government may resume activity of EU high ranked advisors
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

IMF to continue supporting Moldova
Eng
Migration and Local Development Project provides new possibilities to 35 settlements of Moldova
Eng

Migrant stories

Stories from diaspora// Alexandru-Vlad Murzac: “The voice of young people is not heard enough in Moldova.”
Eng
Stories from diaspora// Maria Bagrin: “A successful woman can have children and manage a business at the same time.”
Eng
Stories from diaspora// Romina Chetraru – the artistic Moldovan girl with an Italian allure
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Diaspora children invited to apply for program called DOR (Diaspora, Origins, Returning)
Eng
Population departing abroad is a critical problem for Moldova – presidential advisor
Eng
The agreement on social security between the Republic of Moldova and the Federal Republic of Germany
Eng

NGOs dealing with Migration

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

Other

Joint Control Commission signals Tiraspol's provocative actions
Eng
MPS convened in founding meeting of new parliament. Parliament is considered legally set up
Eng
OSCE observers note parliamentary elections competitive in Moldova
Eng
Tiraspolul (separatist regime) tries to
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Moldovan citizens settled in Greece will benefit from pensions/social security
Eng

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

a meeting was held at the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan with the delegation of the European union
Eng
Consecutive session of “Turkmenistan-EU” dialogue on human rights was held in Ashgabat
Eng
Round table on priority directions of Turkmenistan’s policy was held in Vienna
Eng
Turkmen-Estonian political consultations were held in Ashgabat
Eng
Turkmenistan and Italy held political consultations
Eng

Other

Political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan and Turkey were held in Ankara
Eng
Regional technical groups meeting of confidence building measures of the Istanbul process held in Ashkhabad
Eng
Representatives of Caspian States to discuss the Draft Agreement on Cooperation in search and rescue works
Eng
The delegation of Turkmenistan participated in the 62nd session of the commission on narcotic drugs in Austria
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Head of state reprimanded General Prosecutor and the Head of the State Migration Service
Rus

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

An industrial visa-free regime with the EU is possible in 2020, says Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

EUBAM presents its Annual Report 2018
Eng
EUBAM welcomes the launching of a joint initiative for counteracting cross-border crime in Odesa region
Eng
information campaign
Eng
Keeping tradition alive, in hopes to one day return home to Crimea. Anife Kurtseitova has been an activist fighting for the rights of the Crimean Tatar community. After moving to Kyiv she founded NGO Krymska Rodyna to maintain traditions, cultural heritag
Eng
More customs checkpoints at Moldovan-Ukrainian border to have video surveillance
Eng
Ukraine introduces a temporary visa-free regime for citizens of north Macedonia
Eng
Ukraine validates its migration governance indicators with IOM’s support
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Eurostat: last year, the number of asylum-seekers from Ukraine in the EU decreased
Rus
Migration: Israel wants to attract more workers from Ukraine
Rus
New ministry and special fund: Parliament proposes a mechanism for supporting labor emigrants
Rus
Turning Muslims Away, Poland Welcomes Ukrainians
Eng
Ukraine received a record $ 14 billion transfers in 2018 - World Bank
Rus
Ukrainians no longer want to leave the country for good - expert
Rus

Mobility

Ukraine offered Poland to open a new railway connection
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

In 2018, Ukraine issued twice as many temporary residence permits for foreigners
Ukr
Research on immigration and citizenship policy in Ukraine. Key problems identified: - Immigration quotas set ungrounded; - bureaucratic obstacles and delays
Ukr

Other

976,200 people crossed the contact line in the east of Ukraine in January 2019
Eng
In February, administrative border in the Kherson region crossed by 121,030 people
Ukr
Ukraine's economy grew by 3.3% in 2018 - State Statistics Service
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Belarus, Ukraine sign plan on border maintenance
Eng
Georgian, Ukrainian citizens may use id cards to freely visit both countries as of 1 March
Eng
Migration service rejected providing asylum to both the opposition journalist and a blogger from Kazakhstan -
Ukr
Operatives from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland conducted a joint operation to eliminate the cross-border channel of illegal migration
Eng
SMS held the information, experience and knowledge exchange meeting with representatives of the Alien Police Department of the Czech Republic
Ukr
SMS representatives participate in the Training on IBM and return. Organized by the Prague Process Secretariat
Ukr
The Ministry of Social Policy started series of anti-trafficking trainings
Ukr
The Prague Process Training on Integrated Border Management and Return is held in Kyiv
Ukr
Ukraine, Slovenia to combat human trafficking together
Eng
Ukrainian local authorities uphold their support for political, social and economic inclusion of IDPs
Eng

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Central Asian Customs Officers trained on Modernized Customs Procedures
Eng
Uzbek customs officers studied Kazakhstan's experience in customs risk management
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Enhancing Border Service of Kazakhstan: Information Processing, Analysis and Analytical Software
Eng
Monitoring Missions: Interagency Mobile Teams Demonstrate Effective Operations across the Country
Eng
SCO countries discussed counterterrorism issues
Eng
UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme Enhances the Capacity of the Port Control Units in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan
Eng

Other

Meeting with the advisor to the president of Afghanistan
Eng
New checkpoint opens on the border between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan opened
Eng
Turkmenabad hosts negotiations on Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan border
Eng
Uzbek foreign minister meets Taliban’s leadership
Eng
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