Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest May 2020

2020-06-16

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Armenia, EU to proceed in Armenia-EU partnership agreement
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

185 refugee families forced displaced from Azerbaijan will receive the certificates for apartment purchase
Eng
COVID-19 and its impact on migration: the case of Armenia
Eng
Negative migration balance in Armenia as per 1 quarter 2020 reduced to 19,3%
Rus
Special application for migrants will be introduced in the Russian Federation
Rus
The regular session of the commission on apartment purchase certificates provision took place today
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

How COVID-19 will affect demography in Armenia. Expert opinion
Rus
The number of RA citizens applied for asylum in the EU countries has reduced
Rus

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Statistics of the State Migration Service for April 2020
Eng
To the attention of foreigners and stateless persons whose temporary staying period in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan extended for 60 days! The applications on extension of temporary staying period of foreigners are considered to be accepted
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

Economy Minister meets EU representatives to discuss Georgian tourism
Geo
EU launches new website showcasing over 160 active EU projects in Georgia - eu4georgia.ge
Eng
EU, FAO and MEPA launch GEL 3.2 million in grants to support Georgian farmers against COVID-19
Eng
Stronger Together : EU and Georgia celebrate Europe Day, Statement of EU Ambassador
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

​19,607 citizens of Georgia have been assisted in the host countries, 10,115 – repatriated, as of 8 May 2020
Geo

Mobility

Georgia preparing transport sector in wake of COVID-19: 18 airline companies ready to resume flights
Geo

Remittances

April 2020: money transfers to Georgia down 42.3%
Geo

Other

Georgia appoints new ambassador to Austria
Geo
Tbilisi, Batumi top coronavirus-safe destinations in Europe in 2020
Geo

Kazakhstan

Migration issues and challenges

Amendments to the migrant regulations signed by president
Eng

Kyrgyzstan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Ministry of Finances denies migration cost reduction
Rus
President Jeenbekov instructs to step up fight against corruption
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Kyrgyzstan prolongs green corridor for foreigners
Eng

Border Management

Border conflict: No injured among Kyrgyz border guards
Eng
Conflict at Uzbek - Kyrgyz border. What happened
Rus
Russia is ready to become an intermediary between Bishkek and Dushanbe in resolving cross-border problems
Rus
Ways to solve border problems
Rus

Tajikistan

Research institutes

Tajikistan and Neighbors: Similarities and Differences From the Four Borders
Eng

Remittances

Rahmon estimates how much money transfers from Russia to Tajikistan have decreased
Rus

Turkmenistan

IOs dealing with Migration

“Clear and Present Crisis” in Russian Federation and Central Asia – IOM Launches Urgent Appeal
Eng
Turkmenistan and the UN discussed issues of cooperation in countering extremism and terrorism
Eng

Border Management

Issues of activation of the international corridor Caspian Sea – Black Sea discussed in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
Eng
Outcomes of activity of security forces for four months of the year reviewed at the session of the state Security Council
Eng
Senators approve Uzbekistan’s participation in the EAEU as an observer
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

Countering Covid-19: EU Advisory Mission donates protective equipment to Ukrainian civilian security sector
Eng
European Union supports the Moldovan Border Police and Ukrainian State Border Guard Service in fighting the coronavirus pandemic
Eng
Ukrainian border guards to optimize their work with the European Union support
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Reception of foreigners and stateless persons amidst weakening of quarantine restrictions
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Pablo Mateu: Ukrainians in Donbas are entitled to their pensions
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the situation of vulnerable groups in society in Ukraine
Eng

Border Management

Operation of Shehyni border crossing point was resumed on May 16 at midnight
Eng

Labour migration

For harvesting: German authorities filed a series of requests for hiring Ukrainian workers - ambassador
Rus
Poland eased quarantine requirements for seasonal workers from Ukraine
Rus
Ukrainians flew to Finland to collect strawberries
Rus

Remittances

NBU predicts a decrease in the volume of remittances as a result of quarantine in 2020
Rus

Internally Displaced Persons

1,446,782 internally displaced persons are registered
Ukr
IDPs will vote in the next local elections in Ukraine
Eng

Other

Ukraine's economy will fall by 4.5% - EBRD
Rus

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

EU High Representative supports Uzbekistan’s efforts to join the WTO
Eng

Migrant stories

Hundreds of Uzbek migrants are under open sky near Samara
Rus

Border Management

Senators approve Uzbekistan’s participation in the EAEU as an observer
Eng
USA, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan discussed the idea of creating a free economic zone on the Uzbek-Afghan border
Rus
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