Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest January 2020

2020-03-06

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Armenia’s Ombudsman and Migration Service Chief hold meeting with EU delegation
Eng
Cooperation with the EU France to start implementing readmission agreement signed with Armenia
Eng
EU Ambassador to Armenia on the Country’s Migration and Refugee Challenges
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

The housing issue of 180 families deported from Azerbaijan will be solved
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Iranians hold the first place as asylum seekers from Armenia
Rus
The flow of returnees from EU will increase this year
Rus

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

“Migration School - 2” project of the State Migration Service continues successfully
Eng
Action Plan of “Migration Volunteers” considered for 2020 the “Year of Volunteers” approved
Eng
Presentation of “Travel document” to persons who obtained refugee status in Azerbaijan and www.migrationto.az website held
Eng
State Migration Service presented the website www.migrationto.az developed within the EU-funded and ICMPD implemented MOBILAZE project.
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

ICMPD representative delivered a presentation to Migration School – 2 project
Eng
State Migration Service presented the website www.migrationto.az developed within the EU-funded and ICMPD implemented MOBILAZE project.
Eng

Other

Бывших граждан не бывает: выходцы из Азербайджана получат особое удостоверение
Rus
В Азербайджане создается Фонд поддержки диаспоры
Rus

Belarus

EU Cooperation

Belarus, EU sign visa facilitation agreement, readmission agreement
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Belarus and Russia plan to draft a joint list of citizens restricted to travel abroad by March 1
Rus

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU Special Representative Klaar Concludes Georgia Visit
Geo

Migrant stories

Migrant stories, experiences at centre of Contemporary Art Space Batumi display
Geo

Border Management

EU provides Georgian gov’t with advanced border management and crime-fighting equipment
Geo

Other

NDI poll: 82% of Georgians support EU, 74%- NATO membership
Geo
President’s press service says President of Israel promised President of Georgia to speed up the process of legal employment of Georgians in Israel
Geo
The volume of remittances to Georgia grew by 9%
Geo
What are the top countries from where people come to work in Georgia?
Geo

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

Germany is interested in expanding comprehensive economic cooperation with Kazakhstan
Eng
Green Central Asia Environmental Initiative Launched in Berlin
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

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 Trafficking
RUs

Migration issues and challenges

Facts of dual citizenship found in Kazakhstan
Rus
Kazakhstan lost 26,000 as a result of migration
Rus
More than 30 channels of illegal migration revealed by the border service
Rus

Border Management

Nigerian citizens detained at airport with fake visas
Rus
Regular meeting of the Joint Kazakh-Uzbek Demarcation Commission held in Tashkent
Eng
They tried to transport a mining farm for mining bitcoins to Kazakhstan from China
Rus

Moldova

EU Cooperation

EUBAM and Ukrainian customs leadership discuss joint control at two more checkpoints
Eng
Moldovan president asks European institutions to support citizens of Moldova, not parties
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Moldova faces it is acute demographic crisis since independence
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

OSCE special representative for Transnistrian settlement process to visit Moldova
ENG
Over 1,050 complaints filed by the ECtHR against Moldova
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Increased fee for work permits in Russia: Moldovans to pay more to work in Moscow
Eng
More than twice as many Moldovan men than women residing abroad in 2018
Eng
National Bank: Remittances to Moldova decreased in 2019
Eng

Migrant stories

Works of a Moldovan painter displayed in Strasbourg
Eng

Border Management

Tiraspol bans movement of vehicles with Moldovan registration numbers in breakaway Transnistrian
Eng

Mobility

Why fewer Moldovans are choosing the country's universities. Fewer and fewer students at universities in the country. According to a report by IDIS Viitorul, for 24 years no such small number of students has been registered. The specialists argue that the
Eng

Other

Sweden supports implementation of reforms in Moldova
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany
Rus
Meeting with the Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia
Rus
Political consultations between Tajikistan and Italy
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Tajik cisteze was cheated on
Rus

Border Management

Four Kyrgyz citizens detained after conflict on border with Tajikistan
Rus
In Tajikistan, 20 people were detained in the case of an attack on the Ishkobod border post
Rus
Negotiations are underway in Bishkek on the situation on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border
Rus
New incident on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will be investigated together
Rus
Options for sharing sections of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border will be developed by March
Rus
OSCE launches project to strengthen Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan
Rus
Rahmon and Jeenbekov discuss land exchange in the border region
Rus
Tajikistan agreed with Uzbekistan on border demarcation work
Rus
Topographers began work on the exchange of plots of Tajikistan with Kyrgyzstan
Rus
Таджикистан и США обсудили укрепление госграницы с Афганистаном
Rus

Mobility

Tajikistan and Afghanistan signed Railroad Construction Agreement
Rus

Other

Tajikistan has rised the ranking of military force
Rus
The most popular regions of Russia among labor migrants are named
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

SUCCESSIVE MEETING OF THE TURKMEN-GERMAN JOINT WORKING GROUP TOOK PLACE IN ASHGABAT
Eng
The European Union will continue its strategic cooperation with Turkmenistan
Eng
THE FOURTH MEETING OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL TURKMEN-HUNGARIAN COMMISSION ON ECONOMIC COOPERATION TOOK PLACE IN HUNGARY
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Head of OSCE Center in Ashgabat summarized cooperation outcomes and announced new projects
Eng

Border Management

Meeting with the coordinators of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme
Eng

Other

A MEETING WITH THE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNODC WAS HELD AT THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN
Eng
DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN PARTICIPATED TO THE HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE “GREEN CENTRAL ASIA”
Eng
Meeting with representatives of the US Central Command (CENTCOM)
Eng
Turkmenistan, UNODC 2020 Cooperation for Peace and Development
Eng

Ukraine

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Now the main countries of exploitation of citizens of Ukraine are Russia and Ukraine - Serhii Nizhinsky
Eng
OKSANA KOLIADA: MVTOT WILL BE REORGANIZED, FUTURE MINISTRY FOR REINTEGRATION MIGHT BE HEADED BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER
Eng
Parliament's Committee supports ratification of the Agreement on employment and cooperation in the field of labor migration between Ukraine and Lithuania
Eng
The citizens crossed the border with Russia less but traveled by sea and air more in 2019
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Progress achieved in preparatory work for full-fledged joint controls at the UA-MD border
Eng

Border Management

About 120,000 people are recorded in the border guard databases with restriction from leaving Ukraine due to non-payment of alimony
Eng
EUBAM and its Partner Services’ achievements in 2019
Eng
Head of EUBAM meets Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Eng
The United States Delegation Visited the Southern Regional Directorate of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
Eng

Mobility

2019 Polish Border: air travels on rise, denials of entry incresed. The number of Polish border crossings by air continued to grow rapidly (+ 75% over the year). The total number of land border crossings between Ukraine and Poland in both directions incre
Ukr
Starting from March, 1 Ukrainians will be able to travel to Russia only with travell passports
Ukr

Other

1 437 406 IDPs recorded in Ukraine
Ukr
Estimated population of Ukraine: 37 million 289 thousand people (infographic). It is the the number of people who are physically present in Ukraine as of December 1, 2019. Estimation was done using three methods and the maximum difference between the resu
Rus
In Kiev, Muslims were detained around the mosque - Chubarov. The migration service and police detained Muslims as part of a raid to identify irregular migrants.
UKr
More than one thousand foreigners obtained Ukrainian citizenship in 2019 by Presidential decrees
Eng
Ukraine surpasses Belarus and Russia by minimum wage for the first time since 2008
Ukr
Wages in Ukraine expected to grow by 10% in 2020 - Mylovanov, Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture
Eng

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Ambassador of Uzbekistan speaks at Brussels Press Club
Eng
Uzbek FM holds meeting with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

The governments of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan begin the fight against illegal migration: over a year 60 thousand illegal Uzbeks arrived in a neighboring country
Rus
Uzbekistan defines a procedure for providing housing for labor migrants
Rus
Uzbekistan has taken measures to strengthen guarantees for the protection of citizens working abroad
Rus

IOs dealing with Migration

BLO Initiative: A New Level of Improved Cross Border Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Eng
Promoting Regional Practical Cooperation among Port Control Units of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan under Global Container Control Programme
Eng
State Customs Committee with Support of BLO officers of
Eng

Border Management

A meeting of the Government delegations of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan takes place in Tashkent
Eng
THE FIRST MEETING OF JOINT UZBEKISTAN – TAJIKISTAN DEMARCATION COMMISSION
Eng
Uzbek-Tajik talks on demarcation of the interstate border held
Eng
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan discuss demarcation of the state borders
Eng

Other

A group of jihadists detained in Tashkent
Rus
An expanded meeting of the Security Council of Uzbekistan takes place
Eng
Conflict occurred on the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border near the village of Ak-Sai
Eng
Why doesn’t the migrant recruitment work?
Rus
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