Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest December 2019

2020-01-18

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Number of Armenian citizens seeking asylum in EU states decreases
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armenia State Migration Service considers draft strategy on policy of reintegration of returning citizens
Eng
Negative net migration rate in Armenia drops to 9,857 people
Eng
The Government offers to the refugees, it does not obligate
Arm

Migration issues and challenges

After 10 years “no” Armenia solves the issue of housing for the refugees
Rus
Authors of best articles on migration issues awarded
Eng
Citizens of Armenia deported to the homeland could get subsidies for renting
Eng
Mediamax correspondent wins award for best integration story
Eng
Problems of Armenia in the field of migration
Arm
Rusian continues receiving numerous migrants from Armenia
Arm

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Chief of the State Migration Service met with the representatives of Azerbaijani communities in several European countries
Eng
Cooperation between Azerbaijan and France in the field of migration discussed
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

IOM Azerbaijan celebrated International Migrants Day with its partners
Eng

Belarus

EU Cooperation

Belarus, EU sign visa facilitation agreement, readmission agreement
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

Georgia hosts Euronest parliamentary assembly
Geo
Georgia in the 8th Euronest PA resolutions
Geo
Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine Unveil “Ambitious Agenda” for Further Integration into EU
Geo

Migration issues and challenges

French Ambassador says Georgian citizens are increasingly seeking asylum in France, which damages the country's image internationally
Eng
Pre-flight checks to be introduced for Georgian citizens leaving for Schengen Zone
Eng
Results of EU-Georgia visa liberalisation agreement discussed in Tbilisi
Eng

Other

9 mln international travelers visited Georgia in 2019
Eng
Court temporarily suspends disputed regulation on electronic ID cards, opposition protests
Eng
The Parliamentary Delegation participating in the Conference on International Migration Day held in New York

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

Welcoming speech by EU Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson at reception on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day 2019
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

How to simplify the stay of foreigners in Kazakhstan
Rus
Labor migrants will pay tax in Kazakhstan
Rus
On January 10, the law on amendments and additions to the Kazakhstan migration legislation comes into force
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

Public Fund Kaisar
Rus
Stop Trafficing
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

More than 30 channel of illegal migration was prevented by Border Service CNS RK
Rus

Border Management

A student from Somalia was detained in the capital's airport with a fake passport
Rus
Nigerian citizens detained at airport with fake visas
Rus
Operation Jusan will be continued
Rus

Moldova

EU Cooperation

Message of the European and American officials to the new coalition Government of Moldova
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Government approves draft law on ratification of Moldova-Belarus agreement on social security
Eng
Government of Moldova fell as a result of no confidence vote
Eng
Moldova has a new Government
Eng
Sixty three companies to receive grants throughout programme PARE 1+1 in Moldova
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Violence against women in Moldova: facts and figures. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) launched the “Break the Silence” campaign in the Republic of Moldova and throughout Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, on the occasion of
Eng

NGOs dealing with Migration

More NGOs of Moldova to benefit from grants to develop sustainable communities
Eng

Research institutes

2019 in retrospect: Moldova’s politics in international media
Eng
Illegal presence of the Russian army on the territory of Moldova represents a support of an administration that deliberately violates the human rights
Eng
Moldova in the last decade/the most important social indicators of the country
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Nine children without parental care spent winter vacation in Italy
Eng
Study: Moldova doesn’t have proper mechanisms for protecting the asylum seekers
Eng

Migrant stories

Moldovan painter exhibits work at Louvre Museum from Paris
Eng

Border Management

OSCE Ministerial Council confirmed resolution to achieve Transnistrian conflict settlement on the basis of Moldova’s sovereignty
Eng

Other

East vs West/The exports of Moldova to the CIS and EU countries-a comparative study
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council holds meeting in Brussels
Eng
Germany will help Tajik migrants with money
Rus
Rakhmon’s European voyage, attack on a border post and more
Rus
Tajik foreign minister attends Italy-Central Asia Conference in Rome
Eng
The European Union has allocated 20 million euros for the construction of hydropower plants in Tajikistan
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Lyakin-Frolov spoke about the cooperation of the Russian Federation and Tajikistan in the field of migration
Rus
Putin signs law on ratification of agreement with Tajikistan on labor migrants
Eng
Rahmon and Putin discuss amnesty for Tajik migrants in Russia
Rus
Rahmon called labor migration one of the main topics for the Russian Federation and Tajikistan
Rus
Rahmon instructed to reduce the stress of labor migration
Rus
The Government of Tajikistan approved an agreement with the Russian Federation on the recruitment of migrants
Rus

NGOs dealing with Migration

In Dushanbe presented the project
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

In Tajikistan, illegal immigrants will be given a second chance
Rus
Migrants transferred over $ 2 billion from Russia to Tajikistan
Rus
Tajikistan in the Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance: what are the benefits for migrants
Rus
The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced an increase in the number of migrants from Tajikistan in Moscow
Rus

Border Management

5 victims reported in Tajikistan in an incident on the border with Kyrgyzstan
Rus
A conflict involving 200 people occurred on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border
Rus
A resident of Tajikistan was seriously injured on the border with Kyrgyzstan
Rus
Afghan security forces repulsed Taliban attack on Tajik border
Rus
Kyrgyz authorities report six victims of conflict with Tajikistan
Rus
On the border of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will open a new border post
Rus
Rahmon instructed to finalize the anti-terrorism law after the attack on the border post
Rus
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan negotiate after border conflict
Rus
Taliban storms Afghan county on Tajik border
Rus
Tashkent announces talks with Tajikistan on new border crossing
Rus

Other

German magazine calls Tajikistan
Rus
It became known how drug trafficking from Afghanistan through Central Asia was reduced
Rus
Patrushev: ISIS terrorists prepare bridgehead for invasion of Tajikistan
Rus
Russia and Tajikistan will intensify the fight against drug trafficking from Afghanistan
Rus
Tajik Foreign Minister on attack on border post: militants left us no choice
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

Prospects of Turkmen-Romanian cooperation have been discussed at the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan
Eng
The ambassador of the republic of Lithuania in Turkmenistan presented the copies of his credentials
Eng
The European Union supports the counter-narcotics policy of Turkmenistan
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

2020-2022 Counter-Trafficking National Action Plan is approved
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

A delegation of the state migration service of Turkmenistan takes part in the first global refugee forum
Eng
A meeting with representatives of the UNHCR regional office was held
Eng
Economic benefits of labour migration focus of OSCE workshop in Turkmenistan
Eng
Meeting of the delegation of Turkmenistan with the assistant of the un high commissioner for refugees
Eng
The delegation of Turkmenistan had a meeting with the director general of the international organization for migration A.Vitorino
Eng

Other

Activity of security forces in January – November is discussed at the session of the State Security Council
Eng
Meeting of Technical Groups in the Framework of the “Istanbul Process” held in Ashgabat
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

Ministry of Social Policy fulfilled its obligations for 2019 at 100% in accordance with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Implementation Plan - Serhii Nizhynsky (Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine).
Ukr
Sixteen decisions aimed at the European integration of Ukraine were adopted at the Government meeting on November 20.
Ukr
The European Union and Ukraine discuss the legal consequences of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

874 Ukrainians have been trafficked since 2012, Serhii Nizhynsky (Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine)
Ukr
Azerbaijan says Ukraine deported opposition blogger Isayev
Eng
Call Center for Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence to be Launched in Ukraine in 2020
Ukr
Concept of establishment of the IDP Council has been presented in Luhansk Oblast
Eng
Currently the main countries of exploitation of citizens of Ukraine are Russia and Ukraine - Serghii Nizhinsky.
Ukr
Final Results of Interagency Interaction in Preventing and Combating Illegal Migration
Ukr
Government approves draft law on ratification of the Agreement between the CMU and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on employment and cooperation in the sphere of labor migration
Ukr
Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine: We do realize the need to deliver truth to society. Strategic Communications Development Plan within the Ministry of Internal Affairs was presented.
Eng
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFIRMED their intentions to provide housing for internally displaced persons. KfW and IOM have signed a letter of intent to launch a project on Housing for Internally Displaced Persons, the beneficiary of which is the Ministry
Ukr
New State Customs Service Officially began to function in Ukraine
Eng
Over UAH 106 billion of debts were paid off in different years to internally displaced persons (IDPs), who could not receive pension payments for various reasons.
Eng
State Border Guard Board Considers Appointments of State Border Protection Bodies Heads Pursuant to the NOKS Project
Eng
Ukrainian border guards took part in the final meeting of the FRONTEX risk analysis participants network
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

A meeting with representatives of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development was held in the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Eng
First National Forum on Migration and Prevention of Human Trafficking
Eng
New joint initiative for counteracting illicit trafficking in weapons, ammunitions and explosives
Eng
One in eight Ukrainians ready to accept a job offer that can lead to exploitation
Eng
Steering Committee Meeting of the Project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Among EU countries, the largest number of long-term migrants from Ukraine is in Italy - statistics
Ukr
Bloomberg: The desire of Ukrainians to emigrate weakened due to strengthening of the hryvnia
Rus
Dubilet (Minister from CMU): Since 2010, 4 million citizens have left Ukraine
Ukr
Labour migrants transferred $ 9.7 billion to Ukraine for the past 10 months
Rus
Over the past three years, 49 thousand Ukrainians became victims of human trafficking - study
Rus
Ukrainians make up largest national group of labour migrants in Finland
Eng

Border Management

European Border: Challenges and Opportunities for Ukraine (Discussion)
Ukr
Government approved the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Integrated Border Management Strategy for 2020-2022
Ukr

Mobility

Benefits of biometric documents are enjoyed by Ukrainians of all ages
Ukr
Over 14 million biometric passports issued in Ukraine
Eng
The US denies entry to almost every second Ukrainian
Ukr
Ukraine receives a visa waiver with a country in the south of Europe: a date is known. The visa-free regime between Ukraine and Northern Macedonia will become operational as of December 22.
Ukr
Visa policy of Ukraine (map)
Ukr

Other

Odesa students more aware about European Union support to Ukraine
Eng
Ukraine's Supreme Court has declared legal the expulsion of former Head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili from Ukraine to Poland on February 12, 2018, the court's press service has reported.
Eng

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Brussels to host negotiations on the draft enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement between Uzbekistan and the Eu
Eng
Roundtable Meeting dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between EU and Uzbekistan
Eng
Uzbekistan, EU discuss Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

International cooperation in combating trafficking in persons and forced labor is expanding
Eng
International cooperation on combating trafficking in human beings and forced labor to intensify
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Gender equality, new opportunities for youth, conditions for migrants
Eng

Border Management

Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan discuss demarcation of the state borders
Eng

Other

Joint statement of the consultative meeting of the heads of states of Central Asia
Eng
Uzbekistan to chair the CIS from 1 January 2020
Eng
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