Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest February 2020

2020-03-24

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

National Action Plan for 2020-2022 on promotion of Open Government discussed at the State Migration Service
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Activities of the “Migration Media Training Academy” (MOMENTA)
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU condemns Russian cyber attack against Georgia
Geo
EU Special Representative Klaar says ‘important discussions’ held on Georgian conflicts issues
Eng
Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova address EU over future development of Eastern Partnership
Eng
New Head of EU Monitoring Mission Georgia Appointed
Geo
The European Union has released its 4th annual Association Implementation Report on Georgia
Geo

Migration issues and challenges

French Ambassador: People should be capable of satisfying their needs while in Europe, so this is something that should be tightly checked both in Georgia and France
Eng

Remittances

Jan 2020: money transfers to Georgia amount to $125.6 mln
Geo

Other

Kutaisi airport ranks 2nd in Europe in increase of passenger flow among airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers a year
Eng
New Survey Results Sum Up Decade of Change in Georgian Society
Eng

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

Entry into Force of the EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement – 1 March 2020
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

I do not trust official statistics. The deputy raised the issue of concern to the people
Kaz

NGOs dealing with Migration

Public Fund Kaisar
Rus
Stop Trafficking
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Facts of dual citizenship found in Kazakhstan
Rus
Kazakh escaped from China seeks asylum in Kazakhstan
Rus
Over hundreds of Kazakhstanis are in the war zone
Rus

Border Management

Detained organized criminal group robbing drivers on the Kazakh-Uzbek border
Rus
International Chanel of Arms smuggling stopped in Kazakhstan
Rus
Riots in Kordai region, timeline
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Border Service tells about control over citizens arriving from abroad
Eng
Citizens of Kyrgyzstan to get E-passports in 2021
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

206 refugees are in Kyrgyzstan now
Eng
8,900 citizens of China obtain work permits in Kyrgyzstan in 2019
Eng
Conflict in Masanchi: About 24,000 people from Kazakhstan enter Kyrgyzstan
Eng
Migrants transfer $ 2.4 billion to Kyrgyzstan in 2019
Eng
Most of refugees in Kyrgyzstan are from Syria and Afghanistan
Eng
U.S. visa restrictions. SRS promises tender for purchase of E-passports forms
Eng

Moldova

EU Cooperation

6th Meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform
Eng
EU will closely monitor presidential elections in Moldova – Peter Michalko
Eng
Latest opportunities for the Eastern Neighbourhood
Eng
Stronger women: stronger Republic of Moldova- factsheet
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

A few further questions for the prosecutors in the shameful case of expulsion of Turkish teachers. On the Migration and Asylum Bureau and its director, Olga Poalelungi implication in this case. Dismissal and reinstated in the position
Eng
Moldovan Foreign Minister calls United Nations to monitor human right situation in Transnistria
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

How do poor people think and act? UNDP study of inequalities in urban and rural Moldova. Moldova has lost 10.4% of its human development due to inequalities and, currently, ranks 107 out of 189 countries and territories as per the Human Development Index
Eng
Migration&Development in Action: Moldova profile
Eng
Moldova and the ECtHR. Highgliths of the Courts’ 2019 annual report. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) released on January 29, the activity report for 2019. According to the report, Moldova had 1054 pending cases with the ECtHR as of December 31,
Eng

Research institutes

Celebrating a nation that doesn’t exist (independence Day in break-away region Transnistria)
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Mainstreaming migration into National Development Strategy: overview on Moldova
Eng
Moldova and Russia discussing draft law on social security. Moldovan side expressed hope that the agreement will allow creating a new system of social guarantees for Moldovan migrants who are working in Russia.
Eng
The Turkish teachers’ expulsion case – is the mystery solved? The former head of the BMA, Olga Poalelungi, removed from office in September 2019, and accused of expulsion under supervision of Turkish teachers, was reinstated to the former position. That h
Eng

Migrant stories

Victoria Isac – the teacher who raised awareness about bullying in her community with the help of the EU
Eng

Border Management

A step forward in joint control implementation on the Moldova-Ukraine border
Eng

Mobility

Moldovan citizens will not be able to apply for Romanian citizenship
Rus

Trafficking in Human Beings

Extradition of a Romanian citizens who was trafficking Moldovan women in Great Britain
Eng

Remittances

Moldovan migrants invest one billion lei in economy through remittances PARE 1+1 programme
Eng

Diaspora

Disscusions at Bureau for Relations with Diaspora on cooperation with Diaspora from Russia
Mol

Other

2019 in retrospect: Moldova’s politics in international media
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

EBRD Approves New Five-Year Investment Strategy for Tajikistan
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Perspective for migrants: Tajik citizens are expected to work in Poland and Turkey
Rus
Putin called on the Russian Interior Ministry to give a stiff rebuff to illegal migration
Rus
The Ministry of Labor told how the flow of migration from Tajikistan has changed
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

The number of Tajiks who came to Russia increased by 20 percent
Rus
The quarrel of migrants from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in St. Petersburg ended in murder
Rus

Border Management

Ahmadzoda informed how the issue of delimiting the border with Kyrgyzstan will be resolved
Rus
Foreign Minister explained what prevents Dushanbe and Bishkek from solving the cross-border issues
Rus
GBAO deputy chairman demanded to deal with corruption at Tajik-Chinese checkpoint
Rus
Rahmon and Jeenbekov will personally control the cross-border issue
Rus
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan agreed on measures to resolve the cross-border issue
Rus

Labour migration

Migrant workers transfered $ 2.7 billion to Tajikistan in 2019
Rus

Other

Foreign Minister: Tajikistan is on the front line of the fight against terrorism
Rus
In Tajikistan, the number of terrorists detained in the country was calculated
Rus
Kamolzoda explained why Tajikistan introduced quarantine for citizens of 4 more countries
Rus
Rahmon discusses coronavirus situation in Tajikistan with government
Rus
Tajik Foreign Minister meets with Mike Pompeo in Tashkent
Rus
Tajik Interior Ministry seizes $ 1 million methamphetamine shipment
Rus
Tajikistan approves resocialization program for militants returning home
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

New EU Ambassador Accredited in Turkmenistan
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Meeting with the Regional Coordinator of the International Organization on Migration was held in the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Cooperation issues between Turkmenistan and the International Organization for Migration discussed
Eng

Border Management

Regional seminar on strengthening interagency cooperation in the field of delegation of border and customs control functions
Eng
SRSG Natalia Gherman participated in the high-level conference on
Eng

Other

3rd Meeting of the WCO Europe Region National Contact Points for Capacity Building
Eng
A seminar under the title «Actual Issues of Implementing the Single Window for Foreign Trade» was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan
Eng

Ukraine

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Delegation of State Migration Service conducts an official visit to the Finnish Immigration Service in order to enhance the Ukrainian-Finnish dialogue
Ukr
State Migration improves the knowledge they need to work with asylum-seekers
Ukr
The Migration Service joined implementation of the pilot project
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

COUNCIL OF EUROPE FOCUS ON TRANSFRONTIER CO-OPERATION
Eng
HELP course on Internal Displacement for lawyers
Eng
Lawyers presented good practices of the protection of IDPs since completion of the HELP course on Internal Displacement
Eng

Research institutes

Labour migration from Ukraine: Changing destinations, growing macroeconomic impact
Eng

Border Management

A Meeting on Integrated Border Management Was Held at the SBGSU Administration
Eng
A step forward in joint control implementation on the Moldova-Ukraine border
Eng
COUNCIL OF EUROPE FOCUS ON TRANSFRONTIER CO-OPERATION
Eng
Serhii Deineko (SBGS) met with representatives of the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) at the State Border Guard Service Administration.
Eng

Mobility

Russians visit Ukraine less often, as it was concluded by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine in 2019
Eng

Labour migration

In 2012-2017, the labor migration of Ukrainians to the Russian Federation decreased by one third - study.
Ukr
National Bank of Ukraine estimated that around a million of Ukrainians work in Poland
Ukr
National Bank of Ukraine estimated that around a million of Ukrainians work in Poland
Rus
Rada ratifies Ukrainian-Lithuanian intergovernmental agreement on labor migration
Eng
Statistics: In 2019, Ukrainians in Poland spent a record amount of money. The amount of money spent over the year doubled, while transfers to Ukraine almost did not increase.
Rus
The Czech Republic is increasingly attracting workers and tourists from Ukraine - Yevgen Perebinis
Ukr
Ukrainians spend twice more money in Poland - study. Ukrainian labour migrants in Poland tend to spend more money there than they used to before.
Ukr

Irregular migration

Turkey-Italy illegal voyage. How Ukrainians ship migrants by sea
Ukr

Trafficking in Human Beings

Victims of human trafficking can receive more than 4 thousand UAH of state assistance, - Sergey Nizhinsky, Deputy Minister of Social Policy
Eng

Diaspora

Presidential Draft Law on Citizenship will discourge Diaspora - Immigration Lawyer
Ukr

Internally Displaced Persons

1 442 940 internally displaced persons registered
Eng
CHILDREN FROM THE TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED TERRITORY WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE HIGH-QUALITY UKRAINIAN EDUCATION IN ANY UNIVERSITY OF THE COUNTRY
Eng
OKSANA KOLIADA: REINTEGRATION FUND “KRYM” WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN UKRAINE
Eng
THE ELDERLY AND WOMEN CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE IN THE SIXTH YEAR OF DISPLACEMENT – IOM UKRAINE SURVEY
Ukr

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

Risk analysis at road checkpoints is being discussed in Tashkent (BOMCA)
Eng
Uzbek envoy meets with Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia of the European External Action Service
Eng
Uzbek FM holds meeting with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

The experience of Uzbekistan on the return of women and children from zones of armed conflict in the Middle East presented
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

A separate law to protect migrants will appear in Uzbekistan
Rus
The procedure for providing migrants with houses set
Eng

Border Management

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan prepare final documents on border demarcation
Rus
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan governmental delegations issues of border demarcation
Eng

Labour migration

The delegation of Uzbekistan held talks with the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Poland
Rus

Other

21 detained on suspicion of terrorism
Rus
Intelligence and counterintelligence will be established in Uzbekistan
Rus
Second group of terrorists detained in Tashkent in a week
Rus
Silk Road visa launch expected by end of year
Rus
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