Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest April 2019

2019-05-21

Armenia

EU Cooperation

5th session of EU-Armenia Readmission Committee takes place in Yerevan
Eng
Armenia is ready for visa liberalization
Rus
EU highly appreciates implementation of readmission commitments of Armenia
Rus
EU-Armenia regular session
Arm
EU-Armenia Sub-committee meeting on Justice, Freedom and Security took place in Brussels
Eng
Visa liberalization issues with the EU for Armenian citizens were discussed in the National Assembly
Arm

Migrant stories

Why Millennials Repatriate To Armenia?
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Armenia new challenges; repatriation, migration, immigration, return
Eng
Head of Migration Service tells about migration flows in Armenia
Ger
Humanitarian deportation: the number of deported from Europe to Armenia increased threefold
Rus
Notification to those who want to settle in Europe: readmission agreement is effective
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Immigration to Armenia is positive - Head of Migration Service of Armenia states
Rus
In 2018 the highest number of readmission cases to Armenia were received from Germany
Arm

Azerbaijan

IOs dealing with Migration

MOBILAZE workshop on data analysis and data visualization 10-11-12 Apr
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Seminar held on “Migration and Family”
Eng
Workshop organized on “New administrative law in the Republic of Azerbaijan and pressing issues regarding its application”
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

2019-2020 EU Association Agreement implementation action plan presented
Eng
DCFTA benefits: Georgia-EU trade turnover up 17.7% in 2018
Eng
EU launches 3 new environmental projects in Georgia
Eng
Georgian Justice Minister meets EU migration official, as Georgia-EU visa waiver faces difficulties
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Georgian, Spanish police detain Georgians in joint operation
Eng
Supporting the illegal stay of a Georgian citizen in a foreign country to become punishable by law
Eng

Mobility

Georgian PM, Cyprus President ready to take steps to benefit migrant workers
Eng
Portugal ready to legally employ Georgians
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Foreign Minister reports particular plan to reduce number of asylum seekers in Europe
Eng

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

EU Country Roadmap for engagement with Civil Society 2018-2020 in Kazakhstan
Eng
Kazakhstan and Great Britain: expansion of strategic partnership at a new stage
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Kazakhstan-Kyrgyz consular consultations were held in Bishkek
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

Migration issues and challenges

Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry launches single web portal of its foreign missions
Eng
Migrant workers transfer record amounts of money to home countries in 2018
Eng

Other

Development of joint border checkpoints discussed in Tashkent
Eng
E-learning advantages were introduced to training institutions of Tajikistan, forming and retraining border guards and customs officers
Eng
Regional workshop on EU standards on identification, detention and return of irregular migrants
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Migration amnesty. State Migration Service urges Kyrgyzstanis to use opportunity
Eng
Over 130,000 Kyrgyzstanis included in migration amnesty in Russia
Eng

Moldova

EU Cooperation

EU diplomats highlight EaP’S positive influence on Moldova
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

ILO launches first local partnership for employment project in Moldova
Eng

Migrant stories

Stories from diaspora// Dumitrita Gore – a violinist who performs on the best stages of Europe
Eng
Stories from diaspora// Laura Muruzuc: “I learned to walk, write, read, and after that came poetry.”
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Illegal working Moldovans in Germany expelled
Eng
Migration trends of Moldovans in Great Britain
Rus
Moldovan passport index, stronger/Citizenship by Investment Countries Retain Strong Positions
Eng
Number of illegal Moldovan migrants icreasing/Latvia as country of destination
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

The flow of Moldovan migrants to the Russian Federation is the lowest since the collapse of the USSR
Eng

Other

Expert: The possible effects of snap elections in the Republic of Moldova
Eng
Moldova fell 10 positions in press freedom rating
Eng
Premier urges responsible agencies to ensure order at border crossing points
Eng
Representative of Ukraine in the 5 + 2 format: “Russia does not want a political solution on Transnistria”
Eng

Research institutes

Exchanges Transnistria for Kosovo and Moldova, socialogical research
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Detection of criminal groups of organizing illegal migration, smuggling falsification of documents and illegal crossing of the state border involving public officials
Eng
Strategies for Government formation, following Parliamentary elections
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

EBRD will give Tajikistan $ 8 million for water supply and waste collection
Rus
Macron invited Rahmon to France
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

A resident of Tyumen fictively registered 140 Tajik migrants in an apartment
Rus
Where to sell workers: migrants of Tajikistan in the global economy
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

Human rights activists proposed to change the rules for registering migrants in Russia
Rus

Other

A citizen of Afghanistan is arrested in Dushanbe with a large shipment of drugs
Rus
Afghan militaries beat Taliban from district on border with Tajikistan
Rus
Another bridge built across the Panj River will connect Tajikistan and Afghanistan
Rus
Border and energy: achievements of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the year of friendship
Rus
In Germany, released the citizens of Tajikistan suspected of terrorism
Rus
It became known what ended the Tajik-Kyrgyz negotiations in Dushanbe
Rus
Negotiations on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border began in Dushanbe
Rus
Putin: the Russian military base in Tajikistan is important for stability in the region
Rus
Serious conflict occurred on the border of residents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Rus
Speaker of the Parliament of Tajikistan assessed the situation on the Afghan border
Rus
Tajik border guard wounded on the border with Afghanistan
Rus
The head of Kazakhstan approved the provision of military-technical assistance to Tajikistan
Rus
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan agreed to work on the demarcation of the border
Rus

Research institutes

State Bodies dealing with Migration

MIA: more and more citizens from Tajikistan arrive in Russia
Rus
Moscow and Dushanbe signed an agreement on the recruitment of migrants to work in the Russian Federation
Rus
Putin defines the fight against illegal migration among the main tasks of the Ministry of Interior
Rus
Rakhmon announced the agreement of Tajikistan and the Russian Federation on the recruitment of labor migrants
Rus
Rakhmon: we will continue negotiations with the Russian Federation on a migration amnesty
Rus
Tajikistan offered Russia to reduce the cost of a patent for migrants
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

Meeting with the delegation of the UK at the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan
Eng
Representatives of the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan and the european bureau of the world health organization discussed prospects for cooperation
Eng
Turkmenistan and France set priorities for mutually beneficial cooperation
Eng
Who European high-level conference on non-communicable diseases has successfully completed in Ashgabat
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

The seminar in the framework of IOM project “Asian Regional Programme On Migration” has started in Ashgabat
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

A Meeting On The Subject Of Tackling Human Trafficking
Eng

Other

Conference in honor of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the OSCE Center in Turkmenistan held in Ashgabat
Eng
Meeting of the minister of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan with OSCE secretary general
Eng
Meeting with representatives of the us central command (centcom) and the defense threat reduction agency
Eng
OSCE high-level regional conference on countering terrorist financing and organized crime hosted in Turkmenistan
Eng
Regional meeting of the heads of field offices in central Asia
Eng
Regional training workshop on border management in central Asia was held
Eng
Seminar on strategic dialogue is being held in the Mfa Of Turkmenistan
Eng
The results of the work of military and law enforcement agencies for four months of 2019 were reviewed
Eng
Training seminar, organized by the Organization For Security And Cooperation In Europe, was held
Eng
UNODC supports central Asian states to enhance border management capacities and cooperation against terrorism
Eng
UNODC-WCO global container control programme establishes new port control unit in
Eng
Workshop improving customs procedures in relation to export goods in order to implement the state program to increase the volume of exports of products manufactured in Turkmenistan
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

EU assists Ukraine with drafting its next integrated border management strategy
Eng
EU invites Polish border guard to share EU experience with Moldova and Ukraine
Eng
Germany to allocate EUR 85 million for IDPs in Ukraine. For housing for IDPs and development of the infrastructure in the East of Ukraine
Rus

IOs dealing with Migration

“With documents, my children have a future”. The International Roma Day draws attention to issues faced by many Roma people in Ukraine
Eng
Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time. Ukraine is one of the most mine-affected countries in the world, limiting freedom of movement and posing a serious threat to civilians crossing the contact line
Eng
Eastern Partnership celebrates 10-year anniversary
Eng
EUAM Ukraine: Council extends mission and approves budget increase
Eng
European network on statelessness presents updated index for Ukraine
Eng
Five years into the conflicht,displaced people in Ukraine need long-term solutions to housing and employement challenges
Eng
KvARTal Community Centre sparks social renewal among IDPs and locals alike in Bahmut
Eng
Protecting vulnerable children and youth in Ukraine from trafficking
Eng
The Council of Europe project supported five displaced institutions
Eng
UNHCR Community Centre sparks social renewal among IDPs and locals alike
Eng
UNHCR in Ukraine is announcing the start of self-reliance grants for 2019 year. Self-reliance grant is a one-time assistance that can be provided to recognized refugees, persons granted complementary protection in Ukraine and asylum seekers in Ukraine
Eng
UNHCR in Ukraine provides assistance with vocational training in 2019. UNHCR provides assistance with vocational training and tools needed for further self-employment upon completion of the training to recognized refugees, persons granted complementary pr
Eng
UNHCR says Ukraine landmine risk needs urgent action. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased efforts to address the dangers and legacy of landmines in eastern Ukraine, one of the most landmine-contaminated areas in the world
Eng
UNHCR self-reliance grants open doors for refugees and asylum seekers
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

A center for issuing Russian passports to residents of the “LPR” opened in the Rostov Region
Ukr
A whole generation has gone': Ukrainians seek a better life in Poland
Eng
Almost 40% of IDPs spend all income for food only - monitoring
Ukr
Gazeta Wyborcza: Sailors from Ukraine help Russian mafia to transport migrants to Europe
Rus
Labor migrants. What countries are the most profitable for Ukrainians to work in?
Ukr
Labor migration: how many Ukrainians work irregularly in the Czech Republic
Rus
Presidential candidates have paid no attention to the topic of labor migration, but it will be on the agenda during the parliamentary elections - expert
Rus
Scale of labor migration threatens the economic development of the country - media
Rus
Ukrainian diaspora is in favor of the introduction of the system of electronic voting in elections in Ukraine
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

The demand for Schengen visas fell four times
Ukr
Visa-free regime has not led to the rapid growth of emigration
Ukr
Visa-free regime has not led to the rapid growth of emigration rates -
Ukr

Other

Labor migration contributes to new knowledge and 10% of GDP in Ukraine
Rus
Number of illegal migrants detained in Ukraine this year grows by 26%
Eng
State border guards deny entry to Ukraine for almost 10,000 people this year
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

(VIDEO) A working meeting between the heads of border agencies of Ukraine and Bulgaria was held in Kyiv. The Cooperation Development Plan was signed by the parties
Ukr
(VIDEO) Border guards received international technical assistance from the EUAM Mission
Ukr
At the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine held the meeting between participants of Integrated Border Management
Eng
Prime Minister at a meeting with Ukrainian diaspora in Slovakia: As a great country we have to develop culture and national identity
Eng
The Government Made Resolution To Invalidate Some Passports Issued By Russian Federation
Eng
Ukraine granted the refugee status to the Russian opposition member 1,376,517 IDPs registered
Rus

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

BOMCA: Development of joint border checkpoints discussed in Tashkent
Eng
BOMCA: Regional workshop on EU standards on identification, detention and return of irregular migrants
Eng
EU Special Representative for CA and Special Envoy for Afghanistan visit Termez
Eng
Meeting with the European Union Delegation
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

A delegation of Uzbekistan takes part in the meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan contact group
Eng
New Port Control Units Established at the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region and Sughd Region in Tajikistan
Eng
UNODC Supports Central Asian States to Enhance Border Management Capacities and Cooperation Against Terrorism
Eng
UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme Establishes new Port Control Unit in "Alat" Customs Post on the Uzbek-Turkmen Border
Eng
US Department of State sponsors anti-terrorism training course in Uzbekistan
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Increasing knowledge of immigration rules
Rus
The influx of migrants from Uzbekistan has sharply decreased in Russia
Rus
Uzbekistan and Novosibirsk region will cooperate in the field of labor migration
Rus

Other

Negotiations on Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan Border
Eng
On Uzbek-Tajik negotiations on the demarcation of the state border
Rus
Tajikistan discussed the transport of military cargo through the territory of Uzbekistan
Rus
Turkish military delegation arrives in Tashkent to participate in joint exercises
Eng
Unemployment rate makes up 9.4% of the economically active population
Eng
Uzbek President attends Belt and Road Forum
Eng
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss issues related to checkpoints
Eng
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