Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest October 2019

2019-12-05

Armenia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

CIS Council of Heads of Migration Agencies holds session in Yerevan
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Nationals of 4 Countries Apply to Migration Service for Permanent Residence
Rus

Migrant stories

The Knocked the Door. I Would Never Think They Came to Take Us. 45 Armenians were deported from Germany in September
Arm

Border Management

We Believe in the Atmosphere of Trust between Armenia and the EU and that the EU Can Rely on Armenia's Actions
Rus

Mobility

The Launch of the EU-Armenia Visa Dialogue Was Disussed in Paris
Rus

Other

Narel Malyan Claims that 14 Transgebder Migrants From Cuba are HIV Carriers
Arm
Refugees are Being Misguided Once Again
Arm

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Chief of State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov met with the representatives of the US Department of Homeland Security
Eng
Chief of the State Migration Service Vusal Huseynov met with Regional Director of IOM Argentina Szabados
Eng
Delegation of the State Migration Service attends the 70th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee
Eng
Law “On Administrative Execution” of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its application in the field of migration discussed
Eng
Perspectives of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in the field of migration discussed
Eng
State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan launches “Migration School - 2” project and announces competition in this regard
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU and Georgia celebrate 10 years of Twinning
Geo
EU and Government of Georgia launch new 150 M GEL programme supporting vocational education and labour market development
Geo
European Union and Georgia hold their third Strategic Security Dialogue
Geo
Gov’t confirms 2019-20 anti-corruption strategy, action plan, approved by EU
Geo

Migration issues and challenges

2,561 Georgian citizens deported from foreign states in first 9 months of 2019
Geo
Number of Georgian asylum seekers in Denmark decrease three times
Geo

Other

2014-2020 independent report praises Georgia’s progress in human rights, points at challenges
Geo
Jan-Sep 2019: 22.8% of Georgian exports going to EU
Geo

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

Bilateral, global issues shape Kazakhstan-UK talks in London
Eng
The EU’s WECOOP project to continue support for sustainable development and circular economy in Central Asia
Eng
The third meeting of the Subcommittee on Customs Cooperation
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Kazakhstan has assisted Afghanistan
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

31 287 people left Kazakhstan for 9 months
Rus
In Kazakhstan more migrants than in other CIS countries
Rus

Border Management

It will be easier for Kazakhstanis to cross the border with Kyrgyzstan: Minister
Rus
Kyrgyz border guards took away Kazakhstani passport without explanation
Rus
Official site of Border Service CNS RK stop working until 2020.
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Government of Russia sets quotas for migrant workers
Eng
Kyrgyzstanis not be able to obtain visas to Italy, Spain, Austria in Bishkek
Eng

NGOs dealing with Migration

Residents of border villages of Batken region create Chek Ara NGO
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Foreigners pay 94.2 million soms for work permits in Kyrgyzstan
Eng
More than 10 migrants to be expelled from Russia after mass brawl in Novosibirsk
Eng
Remittances to Kyrgyzstan decrease by almost $ 200 million for year
Eng

Migrant stories

Intensive check of taxi drivers from Kyrgyzstan starts in Moscow
Eng
Six citizens of Kyrgyzstan deported from Norway
Eng

Border Management

Handover of video equipment to Border troops of Tajikistan
Eng
Yearly meeting of Border and Customs Training institutions of Central Asia took place in Tashkent
Eng

Moldova

EU Cooperation

Cooperation with the EU Eastern Partnership future discussed in Chisinau:EaP reflection Forum
Eng
EU approves €30 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to the Republic of Moldova
Eng
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini 5th EU-MD Association Council
Eng
Visit of Federica Mogherini in Chisinau: video
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Campaign of fighting against trafficking of human beings launched in Moldova
Eng
Moldova's citizens working in Belarus to be able to benefit from pensions: social security agreement signed
Eng
National Bank: over 46 % of remittances are transferred from EU. Among European Union member countries, the Moldovans received the highest remittances from Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Eng
President Igor Dodon discusses with the Diaspora from Japan
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

World Bank says migration triggers concerns as to
Eng

Research institutes

Chaillot Paper-
Eng
Facts and figures about EU-Moldova relations
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Diaspora's support for bloc ACUM Political Block has fallen, shows new election
Eng
Eleven Moldovan women trafficked to Greece by crime ring
Eng
The Russia remains the leader in terms of the volume of money transfers through banks
Eng
Who? How? Where? Why? The migration profile of the Republic of Moldova
Eng

Migrant stories

The story of Emily Zamourka – the Moldovan woman singing in the Los Angeles Metro who became an online phenomenon
Eng

Border Management

Border police to inform travelers about danger of illegal migration, human trafficking
Eng
There is legal possibility to organize common border crossing point with Romania - border police head says
Eng

Other

All you need to know about the local elections held in Moldova on October 20th
Eng
Online platform including all EU funded projects in Moldova launched in Chisinau. All projects funded by the European Union in Moldova were integrated on the online platform www.eu4moldova.md, which was launched on 15 October in Chisinau
Eng

Turkmenistan

IOs dealing with Migration

DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN TOOK PART AT THE 70TH SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE PROGRAMME OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Eng

Other

MEETING OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE HEAD OF THE UNITED NATIONS COUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICE
Eng
TURKMENISTAN SIGNED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ACHIEVING THE WORLD FREE OF TERRORISM
Eng

Ukraine

State Bodies dealing with Migration

1.415.575 IDPs registered in Ukraine
Ukr
A meeting on Integrated Border Management was held at the Administration of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Ukr
Border Guard Service representatives shared experience in combating Russia's aggressive policy at the international forum
Ukr
Border guards participated in the second International Conference on Integrated Border Management in Yerevan
Ukr
Heads of Ukrainian and Polish Border Guard Authorities had a meeting in Warsaw. At the end of the meeting Chiefs of border agencies of Ukraine and Poland signed the Meeting Protocol and Cooperation Development Plan for 2020-2021.
Ukr
How to make the border more effective for international mobility and trade as well as more secured in 3 years
Ukr
Hybrid Threats: Understand, Adapt, Respond. Representatives of the State Border Guard Service participated in the International Conference within the framework of the NATO-Ukraine Platform for the study of the experience in countering the Hybrid War.
Ukr
Ministry of Social Policy initiates holding a forum dedicated to pressing social problems of migration processes in Ukraine - Sergii Nizhynsky, Deputy Minister. The event should take place in December 2019.
Ukr
New Viber-bot by State Migration Service will "stand in the queue" instead of the visitors
Ukr
Preventing and combating irregular migration is one of the most important components of cooperation with Bangladesh
Ukr
RIGHTS OF DISPLACED PERSONS ARE INTENDED TO BE ENHANCED ‒ THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS IS WORKING ON THE DRAFT BILL ON THE INTEGRATION OF IDPS INTO COMMUNITIES
Eng
Sergiy Deyneko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Ukraine
Ukr
SMS staff participated in the tenth meeting of the Steering Committee of the project "Supporting Migration and Asylum Management in Ukraine"
Ukr
State Border Guard representatives participated in the Conference "Features of the Application of Anti-Corruption Legislation: From Investigation to Court Sentencing"
Ukr
State Migration Service issued 4 million passports of the citizen of Ukraine in the form of an ID card
Ukr
Thanks to joint work of the Ministry of Social Policy and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a criminal group recruiting people into labor slavery
Ukr
Ukraine handed presidency in the Black Sea Forum to Turkey
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

Cities of Solidarity Forum took place in Kharkiv. Participants have developed recommendations to improve long-term housing solutions for displaced persons
Eng
FIELD SLAVES RESCUED IN UKRAINE: IOM AND THE GOVERNMENT JOINTLY ASSIST TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS
Eng
LACK OF VACANCIES AND LOW SALARIES: IDPS REVEAL EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES IN AN IOM SURVEY
Eng
WORDS THAT SAVE LIVES: IOM AND THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION CONDUCTED REGIONAL TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS
Eng

NGOs dealing with Migration

Round Table “Visa Policy of Ukraine in the Context of European Values, Business and Security”. The attendees agreed that a number of positive innovations had been introduced in the Ukrainian visa policy over the last few years, but the tourism business re
Ukr

Migration issues and challenges

A fifth of the migrants from Donbass and Crimea returned to the occupied territories - a poll
Rus
Almost 230,000 Ukrainians become human trafficking victims since independence
Eng
In the near future, the problem of outflow of Ukrainians abroad will escallate, as the countries of Europe will liberalize the market for migrants as of 2020 - experts (video)
Rus
UKRAINIANS RECEIVE HIGHEST NUMBER OF FIRST RESIDENCE PERMITS IN EU
Eng

Migrant stories

27 years away from home. It took Maksime 27 years to become a citizen of Ukraine. His talents and ambitions led him to find safety, a family, and a true calling.
Eng

Mobility

1 233 600 PEOPLE CROSSED THE CONTACT LINE IN THE EAST OF UKRAINE IN OCTOBER
Eng
192 204 PEOPLE CROSSED THE ADMINISTRATIVE LINE DURING OCTOBER 2019
Eng
EU GUIDANCE ON HANDLING VISA APPLICATIONS FROM RESIDENTS OF UKRAINE'S DONETSK AND LUHANSK REGIONS
Eng

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

New EU Central Asia strategy discussed by international experts
Eng
UZBEKISTAN, EU HOLD TALKS
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

A delegation of Uzbekistan takes part in the International Conference of the Border Police in Warsaw
Eng

Border Management

MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF UZBEKISTAN, KAZAKHSTAN AND TURKMENISTAN
Eng
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan hold talks on demarcation of the state border
Eng

Other

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