Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest September 2019

2019-12-05

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Azerbaijan's contributions regarding Global Refugee Forum to be held in Geneva discussed
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Chief of the State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov received Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to our country
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Event on protection migrants rights
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Migration volunteers starting a new project
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Statistics of the State Migration Service for August 2019
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IOs dealing with Migration

RESTART Project started the Reintegration support to returnees Information leaflet on possible reintegration support has been produced
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Cooperation

Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania
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Migration issues and challenges

Increased Number of Migrants expected in following Months in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Georgia

EU Cooperation

CoE discusses Russian refusal of €10 mln compensation for Georgia, demands urgent payment
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EU launches European School in Georgia
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EU Statement on Georgian, Russian FMs’ Meeting
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EU supports CSOs in promoting DCFTA information
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Georgin PM meets EU Commissioner Hahn: ‘the EUMM should cover the occupied regions’
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NATO PA President Visits Georgia
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The Georgian Foreign Ministry has hosted a meeting between the EU officials and representatives of various Georgian agencies
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Project Sum Up Event with Presentation of Migration Profile 2019 was Held
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Border Management

EEAS Deputy Secretary-General ‘Observes Borderisation’ in Gugutiantkari
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Mobility

Georgia and Bulgaria sign an agreement on the regulation of labor migration
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Georgia and Bulgaria sign an agreement on the regulation of labor migration
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Georgia, Paraguay Agree on Visa Waiver
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Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

EU to boost business climate in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan and EU
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Regarding appointment of Tuleuberdi Minister of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

59 Kazakhstanis went to work in Norway on tourist visas and were deported at the expense of the host country
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Detained for attempting to organize illegal migration
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Border Management

Aktobe border guards found a grenade in an international bus
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Attempt to import large quantities of heroin into the country is prevented
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Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

8,700 foreign specialists obtain work permits in Kyrgyzstan
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Primorsky Krai of Russia interested in employment of builders from Kyrgyzstan
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Migration issues and challenges

Intensive check of taxi drivers from Kyrgyzstan starts in Moscow
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Migrants transfer $ 1,351.1 billion to Kyrgyzstan since beginning of 2019
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Migrant stories

Bus with illegal immigrants from Kyrgyzstan stopped in Krasnoyarsk
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Kyrgyzstani sued for illegal crossing of Russia’s border
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Moldova

EU Cooperation

Joint press statement following the fifth Association Council meeting between the EU-MD
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Moldova - the largest beneficiary of DCFTA among EaP. According to the MFA, between 2013-2018, the Republic of Moldova benefited from the DCFTA provisions at a 60% level, Ukraine - at 20%, and Georgia - at 9%.
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Next actions on European integration agenda discussed at foreign ministry of Moldova
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Visit of the Head of the EC Directorate for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations to Moldova
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

Head of Bureau for Migration and Asylum suspended amid the case of Turkish citizens expulsion
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Moldovans from Italy to benefit from accessible consular services
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Several polling stations will be opened abroad for parliamentary elections
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IOs dealing with Migration

ECHR decision on Moldova regarding the illegal Turkish teachers expulsion case. ECHR issued a decision communicating that Moldova violated the rights of foreign nationals expelled from the territory of Moldova in September 2018. The ECHR detected a violat
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EU report: the Republic of Moldova moved forward with key reforms
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UNDP support for Local Diaspora Days and economic forums change the community development vector
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NGOs dealing with Migration

Promo-LEX finds new cases of use of administrative resources, but also discriminatory messages of some electoral competitors
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Research institutes

The IMAS poll shows potential Parties results in elections: Democratic Party will not enter in Parliament
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The October 20 elections to be monitored by ENEMO. The general local elections on October 20 will also be monitored by observers from the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO). The Central Election Commission has accredited a total
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Migration issues and challenges

Over 200 countrymen from abroad attend Diaspora Days in Moldova
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Prime Minister in dialogue with diaspora
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Border Management

Official opening of the first Common Contact Point ‘Palanca’ at the Moldova-Ukraine border. CCP ‘Palanca’ will ensure timely information exchange between the border agencies of Moldova and will contribute to more effective combating of illegal migration,
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Other

About 100 thousand people crossings registered at border on Independence Day
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Joint press statement following the fifth Association Council meeting between the EU-MD
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Moldova - the largest beneficiary of DCFTA among EaP. According to the MFA, between 2013-2018, the Republic of Moldova benefited from the DCFTA provisions at a 60% level, Ukraine - at 20%, and Georgia - at 9%. ipn.md
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Next actions on European integration agenda discussed at foreign ministry of Moldova
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Visit of the Head of the EC Directorate for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations to Moldova
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Russia

Research institutes

The majority of Russians were in favor of limiting the influx of migrant workers. Almost three quarters of Russian citizens (72%) believe that the Russian authorities should limit the inflow of foreign citizens coming to Russia to work, according to the s
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Migration issues and challenges

Xenophobia Is Still On the Rise in Russia – Poll Anti-migrant attitudes have risen for a second consecutive year in Russia, according to a new independent survey’s results that experts link to the country’s economic woes.
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Other

CIS to design system to help migrants find work in another state
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Eurasian Union pension reforms undercut by shadow economy About half of labor migrants in Russia work without authorization, so their employers do not contribute to the state Pension Fund.
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One out of five Russians wants to leave the country. Here’s who they are.
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Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

EU Allocates $ 4 Million to Combat Extremism in Central Asian Countries
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Tajikistan and Great Britain set up a chamber of commerce
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UK will help Tajikistan at the border
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

44 thousand Tajik citizens are interested in the resettlement program in Russia
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Labor migration in Tajikistan grows by one third
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Money transfers from Russia to Tajikistan decreased by $ 23 million
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Tajik migrants will be able to earn money in Qatar
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Tajiks have great benefits under the resettlement program in Russia
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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation told what the entry into the EAEU would turn out for Tajikistan
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Migration issues and challenges

In Tajikistan revealed a high level of outflow of citizens into labor migration
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Kolokoltsev instructed to check the video of the attack on a Tajik migrant in the Russian Federation
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Migrants transferred over a billion dollars from Russia to Tajikistan
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Russia will limit the share of migrants in a number of sectors of the economy
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Border Management

Checkpoints on Tajik-Kyrgyz border resume work after conflict
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CSTO will offer how to defuse tensions on the Tajik-Afghan border
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CSTO will offer how to defuse tensions on the Tajik-Afghan border
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Foreign Ministers of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss the situation on the border
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Rahmon and WCO Secretary General discuss customs reform in Tajikistan
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Tajikistan protests Kyrgyzstan over firing at border
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Taliban capture Afghan county on Tajik border
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The conflict on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border again ended in firing
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The road of contention: what is happening on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border
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What did Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan agree after a shootout at the border
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What have Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan agreed upon after the border incident
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Mobility

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan discuss information exchange
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On the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan opened the
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Other

American journalists found a Tajik boy in Syria
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In Tajikistan, declared the complexity of the fight against ISIS
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Tajik colonel called critical number of ISIS supporters in Afghanistan
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Tajikistan transferred 48 prisoners to Afghanistan
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Talibs knocked out of border with Tajikistan
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Uzbekistan's defense minister visits Tajikistan for the first time
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Turkey

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Turkey takes new steps for extensive migration strategy
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Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

THE ISSUES OF TURKMEN-GERMAN INTERACTION HAD BEEN DISCUSSED State Bodies dealing with Migration
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

MEETING WITH THE DELEGATION FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BOMCA PROGRAM WAS HELD AT THE STATE MIGRATION SERVICE OF TURKMENISTAN
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Turkmenistan citizenship is granted to 683 people
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IOs dealing with Migration

Anti-trafficking training started in Turkmenistan
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Implementation of the Advance Passenger Information system was discussed in Ashgabat
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Border Management

Meetings with representatives of the BOMCA-9 program headed by Mr. Maris Domins
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The 4th meeting of the National Steering Group for the implementation of the BOMCA-9 program
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Other

MEETING OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE HEAD OF THE UNITED NATIONS COUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICE
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OSCE Centre in Ashgabat trains customs and transport police officers in aviation security procedures
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Outside meeting of Security Councils was held and training of special forces of the military agencies
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TURKMENISTAN SIGNED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ACHIEVING THE WORLD FREE OF TERRORISM
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UNRCCA CONVENES WORKING GROUP MEETING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY OF TURKMENISTAN ON PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND COUNTERING TERRORISM
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Ukraine

EU Cooperation

EU-Ukraine relations - factsheet
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State Bodies dealing with Migration

1.410.615 IDPs registered in Ukraine
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Assistance to internally displaced persons and persons affected by trafficking is a key issue for cooperation of the Ministry of Social Policy with the International Organization for Migration
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Black Sea Forum. The State Border Guard presented a new working group
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Border analysts of Ukraine and Hungary held a working meeting to improve information interaction
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Citizens' confidence in the Border Guard Service increased by 10%
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Developing relations with the Austrian migration authorities and international organizations. On September 25, during a visit to Vienna, the Head of SMS signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between with ICMPD.
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Human Rights Committee Initiates Resumption of a position of Government Ombudsman on Ethnic Policy
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IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS - INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS. MTOT draws attention to the problems of women who have been negatively affected by armed conflict in certain territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, and the importance of women's participati
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In Ukraine, an electronic census of the population, uniting all state registries of individuals, could be conducted
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Memorandum of Understanding between SMS and the NGO CEDOS Analytical Center signed. The document provides for aligning migration data in Ukraine to Eurostat's methodological standards.
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Ministry of Social Policy discussed the ways to strengthen protection of the rights of IDPs. The need for a new strategy for integration and reintegration of IDPs was also discussed.
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SMS deepens cooperation in the field of migration wth Poland. During the meetings, the parties discussed ways to deepen existing cooperation and identified new issues for cooperation in the field of migration, in particular attention was paid to counterac
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SMS meets with the delegation of the Norwegian Country of Origin Information Center (LandInfo)
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The representative of the German Embassy in Ukraine conducted trainings for the border guards. Experts on the verification of documents of the Kharkov and Berdyansk border detachments improved and deepened their knowledge and skills in the identification
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Training on gender policy was held at SMS
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Twelfth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Joint Readmission Committee held. The parties agreed that the shares of those who returned to Ukraine keeps growing and exceeds 80%, indicating that the implementation of the Readmission Agreement by Ukraine is one of the
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Ukrainian citizens will be able use travel passports to receive banking services
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

MINISTER OKSANA KOLIADA MET WITH A REPRESENTATIVE OF UNHCR IN UKRAINE, PABLO MATEU
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STATE MIGRATION SERVICE OF UKRAINE AND ICMPD SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION
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UA SMS and ICMPD sign Memorandum of cooperation
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Research institutes

More Ukrainians want to stay in Poland: new research A larger proportion of Ukrainians in Poland would like to stay for a long time in the country, according to a new research published on Monday by EWL (The Foundation Supporting Migrants on the Labour Ma
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Migration issues and challenges

Intensifying labor migration: economist warned about the threats of tax innovations
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Ukraine's census may reveal shocking truth about labor migration – experts
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UN report refutes allegations of migration crisis in Ukraine
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Border Management

IOM, EU HELP IMPROVE UKRAINE-MOLDOVA BORDER
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Mobility

1 180 400 PEOPLE CROSSED THE CONTACT LINE IN THE EAST OF UKRAINE IN SEPTEMBER
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LONG-STAY VISA FEES TO BE INTRODUCED BY ESTONIA FOR UKRAINIANS AND BELARUSIANS
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Other

Arsen Avakov: The Ministry of Internal Affairs highly appreciates support of the World Congress of Ukrainians
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How much we earn: salary in dollars in Ukraine is lower than in half of the CIS countries (infographic)
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Russia offers citizenship to 3 million Ukrainians from war-torn regions
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Since the beginning of the year, labour workers transferred $ 4.2 billion to Ukraine
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The black labout market: Why Ukrainians work illegally in Poland. The current irregular migrant in Poland is a 20-30 year old man who has been granted a visa or has arrived under visa free regime. He works in the field of construction or catering, but not
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Ukraine may attract hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in exchange for citizenship - expert
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Within the project "Protecting National Minorities, Including Roma and Minority Languages in Ukraine", held a Coordination meeting to discuss the Roadmap for Documenting the Roma Population
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Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

EU-ASIA: CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
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Interview of the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan Eduards Stiprais to the correspondent of IA Dunyo
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Meeting at Brussels
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Tashkent hosts talks between Uzbekistan and the EU
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UZBEKISTAN, EU HOLD TALKS
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Migration issues and challenges

International community is informed about the efforts of Uzbekistan to combat human trafficking and forced labor
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Border Management

Joint exercises with the participation of Tajik troops to be held in Namangan
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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan exchanged territories
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This year, the supply of opiates from Afghanistan on the "northern route" through the countries of Central Asia decreased, - UN
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Other

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan develop security cooperation
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