Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest April 2020

2020-06-15

Armenia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

MFA Armenia: new flights are being planned for organization of arrva of RA citizens from abroad
Rus
PM holds meeting on draft police reform strategy
Eng
Refugees residing in Armenia can also benefit from anticrisis programmes on overcoming Covid consequences
Rus
What information should have the RA citizen residing in Russia
Arm

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

11881 applications received via e-services of the State Migration Service
Eng
Statistics of the State Migration Service for the first quarter of 2020
Eng
The Republic of Azerbaijan elected as a member of the Global Forum on Migration and Development Steering Group
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU welcomes Georgia’s anti-crisis plan, urges clear gender analysis during pandemic
Geo
EU, FAO, Georgian Agriculture Ministry issue grants to bolster food production in Georgia amid COVID-19 crisis
Geo
European Investment Bank to allocate €200 mln to Georgia amid coronavirus pandemic
Geo
Georgia to benefit from EU financial support for socio-economic recovery during coronavirus outbreak
Geo
President of the EU Commission praises anti-epidemic measures of Georgian gov't
Geo

Migration issues and challenges

17, 627 Georgian citizens have been assisted in the host countries, and 8,728 – repatriated to Georgia as of 30 April
Geo

Mobility

Date yet unknown for resumption of air traffic, public transportation
Geo

Remittances

Russia, Italy, Greece remain largest source of remittances in Georgia in March
Geo
World Bank predicts decline in remittances in Georgia due to coronavirus crisis
Geo

Other

IMF financing of $450 mln to help Georgia contain COVID-19 pandemic, limit its economic impact
Geo

Kazakhstan

Border Management

Decree on entry (exit) in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the stay of immigrants in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Rus

Kyrgyzstan

EU Cooperation

BOMCA is providing 250 protective sets to Kyrgyz Customs
Eng

Migrant stories

Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Russia offers jobs to migrants
Eng

Labour migration

Government allows foreign specialists to enter Kyrgyzstan
Eng

Moldova

EU Cooperation

EU bilaterally supports Moldova to fight crisis by reallocating 87 million euros
Eng
EU Delegation head regrets that EU assistance is presented in negative light in Moldova
Eng
EU Document Shows Members Agree On Eastern Partnership Aspirations, Economic Integration
Eng
More funding for Moldova: €100 million within an EU macro-financial assistance package
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

MFA: Moldovan Citizens blocked at borders of EU MS, facing problems with documents and transportation
Eng
Moldovan health minister says lift of emergency state does not mean removal of all restrictions
Eng
Premier Chicu expresses gratitude to EU and countries helping Moldova to combat coronavirus
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

As many as 4,051 people infected with COVID-19
Eng
Moldova: healthcare system readiness and covid-19 pandemic response evaluation
Eng
Switzerland and UNDP support 35 local communities to prevent spread of novel coronavirus
Eng
UNDP to assess socio-economic impact of covid-19 in Moldova
Eng
World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, Switzerland provide Moldova with support to prevent, control COVID-19
Eng

Research institutes

Moldova: healthcare system readiness and covid-19 pandemic response evaluation
Eng
Political researcher about EU financial assistance in the time of COVID19
Eng
Studies//What do Moldovans think about coronavirus?
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Coronavirus: Charter flights are organised to pick up Moldovans from abroad
Eng
How can you find info on returning to Moldova during COVID19
Mol
Information on charter flights for repatriation of Moldovan citizens
Mol
MFA support for transportation and evacuation of Moldovans via Ukraine-Polish border
Mol
Moldovan, Polish foreign affairs ministers discuss cooperation within EaP
Eng

Border Management

WHO’s team visits Transnistrian region, at Chisinau's request
Eng

Russia

Irregular migration

Russia temporarily suspended deportation of migrants due to coronavirus
Rus

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

3500 protective sets provided to border troops of Tajikistan by Bomca 9
Eng
Bomca 9 supports COVID-19 prevention measures in border agencies of Tajikistan
Eng
European Union mobilises additional EUR 48 million to support Tajikistan’s Covid-19 response
Eng

Border Management

Close the Tajik-Afghan border during the attack of the Taliban killed 19 military.
Rus

Remittances

World Bank predicts sharp decline in migrant transfers by 20%
Rus

Turkmenistan

IOs dealing with Migration

Video Conference between Turkmenistan and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 
Eng

Ukraine

IOs dealing with Migration

As COVID-19 pandemic continues, forcibly displaced children need more support than ever
Eng
IOM and global affairs Canada take steps to respond to Covid-19 outbreak in Ukraine
Eng
IOM provides Ukrainian border guards with protective equipment
Eng
Live blog: UNHCR Ukraine Response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Eng
Live blog: UNHCR Ukraine Response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Eng
Many Roma families are particularly vulnerable in the current crisis of COVID-19
Eng

Labour migration

“Everyone to the army!”: State Border Service found a solution to the problem of unemployment of returning migrants
Rus
In total, 650 thousand people returned to Ukraine in the period from March 13 till April 1.
Rus
Majority of Ukrainian labour migrants want to stay in Poland, and those who leave due to quarantine want to return - study
Rus
Most Ukrainian workers want to stay in Poland, and those who leave because of quarantine want to return - study
Rus
Poland estimated how many Ukrainian labour migrants left the country. From March 15 until April 7, 143.2 thousand people returned from Poland to Ukraine.
Rus
Some return, others stay: how the situation with coronavirus affects Ukrainian labor migrants in Italy
Rus

Other

Modern books about refugees you need to know about
Eng
Prague Process Quarterly Review January-March 2021
News and updates about the Process