Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest August 2019

2019-12-04

Azerbaijan

EU Cooperation

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Statistics of the State Migration Service for July 2019
Eng

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Cooperation

EU supports BiH in managing migration with additional 10 Million Euros
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU Statement on 11th Anniversary of August War
Geo
EU: It is Crucial to Stop “Borderization” in Georgia
Geo

Migration issues and challenges

Switzerland to put Georgia on ‘safe country’ list in October
Geo

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian met with President Tokayev
Eng
EU supports education: more than 30 Kazakh students gained Erasmus+ scholarships in 2019
Eng
Kazakhstan German Cooperation. Focus on investment.
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Named the most influential among terrorists come from Central Asia
Rus
The population of Kazakhstan as of July 1 reached 18.5 million people
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

Public Fund Kaisar
Rus
Stop Trafficking
Rus

Research institutes

Norvegian researchers about business in Kazakhstan
Eng

Migrant stories

Kazakhstanis illegally looking for work in Northern Europe
Rus

Border Management

More than 600 thousand packs of cigarettes were attempted to be smuggled from Kazakhstan
Rus
Presentation of the National Good tracking System in Kazakhstan
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Migrants from Kyrgyzstan to get free legal assistance in Moscow
Eng
USA to cut visa fees for Kyrgyzstanis obtaining student and work visas
Eng

Research institutes

Kyrgyz migrants entering Top 3 in terms of number in Russia
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

60% of labour migrants from Kyrgyzstan are women
Eng
Citizen of Kyrgyzstan recruit militants in Russia, sending them to Syria
Eng

Moldova

EU Cooperation

Government intends to build Europe at home
Eng
Nicu Popescu: My ambition is that Moldova will turn from recipient of assistance into donor
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Illegal migration network cleared by Intelligence Service of Moldova
Eng
Moldovan foreign minister participates in official opening of Diaspora Days 2019
Eng
Office of foreigners' records opened at Chisinau railway station
Eng
Young people from the diaspora, but also from the country, at a meeting with the prime minister
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Border Police, Customs Service received six vehicles from EUBAM
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Detection of traffickers of human beings with labour exploitation in Russia
Rus
Diaspora Days launched in Chisinau
Eng
Moldovans from abroad send home over $300 million in second quarter of 2019
Eng
Moldovans from the diaspora want to vote by post
Eng

Migrant stories

A family of Moldovans living in Greece sees their future only at home
Eng

Border Management

Maia Sandu urges Tiraspol to lift the travel ban for officials of the Republic of Moldova
Eng
Moldovans, Ukrainians likely to benefit from small border traffic permits
Eng

Serbia

Migration issues and challenges

Lost (in) time on the Balkan Route: ambiguous migration policies in Serbia
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

The EU will allocate 59 million euros for the development of rural areas of Tajikistan
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

In St. Petersburg they want to introduce an
St. Petersburg authorities reported the number of illegal migrants from Tajikistan

Migration issues and challenges

At a construction site in St. Petersburg, migrants from Tajikistan fell into the elevator shaft
Rus
In Khanty-Mansiysk migrant from Tajikistan killed by a pile fragment
Rus
In Petersburg, a taxi passenger took hostage a driver from Tajikistan
Rus

Migrant stories

In Magnitogorsk, explosion of a car injured a migrant from Tajikistan
Rus
Tajik citizen injured in traffic accident remains in critical condition
Rus

Border Management

Another conflict occurred on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Tajik Defense Minister: situation in Afghanistan will worsen
Tajikistan decided not to strengthen the border with Kyrgyzstan due to the tense situation in Bishkek. Border protection is proceeding normally
The State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan noted that the Kyrgyz side does not want to resolve the issue of demarcation and delimitation of the border through negotiations and mutual understanding
Three Afghan Border Guards Killed Near Tajikistan Border

Other

Customs broke up security service due to employee cheating on Rahmon
Rus
Nearly two tons of drugs burned in Dushanbe
Rus
Tajik authorities did not receive requests for provding territory for negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban
Rus
The UN is worried about the number of foreign terrorist fighters from Central Asia.
Rus

Turkmenistan

IOs dealing with Migration

Anti-trafficking training started in Turkmenistan Border Management
Rus
Implementation of the Advance Passenger Information system was discussed in Ashgabat
Eng
Prevent, Detect, Investigate - UNODC Takes Training and Awareness Raising on Trafficking in Persons to the Regions in Turkmenistan, Launches Training Film in Turkmen Language
Eng

Border Management

Meeting with the regional coordinator of the UNODC – WCO Container Control Programme (CCP)
Eng
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN TOOK PART IN THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING «C5+1» ON SECURITY ISSUES
Eng
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat trains customs and transport police officers in aviation security procedures
Eng
Outside meeting of Security Councils was held and training of special forces of the military agencies
Eng
TRAINING ON “COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM”
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

EU ADVISORY MISSION EXPRESS READINESS TO SUPPORT CUSTOMS REFORMS IN UKRAINE
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Biometric passports in Ukraine are gaining in popularity. As of January 2015, more than 15,6 million passports for traveling abroad were issued.
Ukr
For the first time in Vinnytsia the information and advisory stands were established: "Were you in slavery? Reach out to us! Get help!"
Ukr
In-Country Visa Process for Non-Visa Nationals Forthcoming
Eng
The Government has taken measures to ensure social protection of persons who have been deported on a national basis
Ukr
World Day of Countering THB: Ukraine joined efforts to combat modern slavery
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

n Ukraine, refugees and internally displaced persons name administrative and bureaucratic obstacles, access to housing and employment as key issues. UNHCR presented a report based on the Participatory Assessment 2019
Eng
Summer School “Internal displacement in Ukraine: from challenges to actions”
Eng
UNHCR Ukraine introduces innovative solution to ease crossings for vulnerable people in the east of Ukraine. Electric cart will transport elderly, pregnant women and persons with disabilities who are crossing the Stanytsya Luhanska pedestrian checkpoint.
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

841 PERSONS OBTAINED UKRAINIAN CITIZENSHIP BY PRESIDENTIAL DECREE THIS YEAR
Eng
Labor migration may undermine Zelensky’s plans to achieve economic growth of 5-7% per year - presidential adviser
Rus
Ukrainian labour workers often become victims of traffickers, find themselves in jail - lawyer of the Helsinki Human Rights Union
Rus

Mobility

1 283 200 PEOPLE CROSSED THE CONTACT LINE IN THE EAST OF UKRAINE IN AUGUST
Eng
407 752 PEOPLE CROSSED THE ADMINISTRATIVE LINE DURING AUGUST 2019
Eng
CITIZENS OF MORE THAN 50 STATES OBTAINED UKRAINIAN E-VISA
Eng
Situation with denial of entry is stabilizing - Polish statistics. In the first half of 2019, the number of denials of entry to Ukrainian citizens on the border with Poland amounted to 27,923, which is 12.1% more than in the same period of 2018. It is a s
Ukr
Sri Lanka canceled payment of electronic travel confirmation for Ukrainian tourists
Rus
UKRAINE ISSUED MORE THAN 122 THOUSAND BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMITS
Eng

Other

Closed Ukraine. What is wrong with obtaining Ukrainian long-term visas
Rus
Czech Republic increases quota for Ukrainian guest workers
Eng
How to stop labor migration from Ukraine? The massive departure of Ukrainians from the country in search of a better life has already caused an acute shortage of labor in all spheres
Eng
Most Ukrainians work in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece and Cyprus - Ministry of Social Policy
Rus
Ukraine entered the top 5 countries from which highly qualified personnel leave for Germany (infographic)
Rus
UKRAINIAN CITIZENS SUBMITTED 90% OF APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN POLAND
Eng

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

European Union (BOMCA) transferred equipment for Border Guard Forces of State Security Services of Uzbekistan
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Uzbek President holds meeting to discuss improvement of the state border protection system
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Border Cooperation Component Train Law Enforcement in the Region
Eng
Interagency Mobile Teams of Uzbekistan: Advanced Capacity for Better Results
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Additional benefits are established for labor migrants
Rus
Labor Migration Agency will open representative offices in Turkey, Kazakhstan and the UAE
Rus

Border Management

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan discuss demarcation of the state border
Eng
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