Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest June 2020

2020-07-06

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Armenia fully ready to start visa liberalization talks – FM Mnatsakanyan
Eng
EU: Number of asylum seekers from Armenia drops by 37%
Eng
Every Action Counts: International Workshop on World Refugee Day
Eng
Parliament discusses readmission agreement between Armenia and Czech Republic
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Certificates provision for apartment purchase continues
Eng

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Claims under UNHCR’s refugee status Info
Eng
Extension of restriction applied on entry and exit at the state border
Eng
Joint Statement by State Migration Service and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on access to labour market for refugees
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

A video conference with Azerbaijani Diaspora
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi: ‘Georgia has quite long list of reforms that needs to be implemented'
Geo
EU launches three new projects to support vulnerable groups in Georgia amid coronavirus crisis
Geo
EU, EaP States Pledge to Deepen Ties at Videoconference Meeting
Geo
European Parliament adopts resolution in run-up to June EaP summit, urges ‘clear strategy’
Geo
Georgia celebrates 6th anniversary of signing Association Agreement with EU
Geo

Mobility

EU Ambassador welcomes Georgia’s inclusion among countries to which EU is reopening borders
Geo
Georgian Civil Aviation Agency: international flights will not resume until August 1
Geo

Remittances

May 2020: money transfers to Georgia down 9.6%
Geo

Internally Displaced Persons

Georgian Agency for IDPs and Eco-migrants buys 734 rural houses for IDP families
Geo

Other

EU Neighbours East:  69% of Georgians trust the European Union
Geo
EU official Borell: adoption of Georgian election bill is a ‘key moment’ for promotion of political pluralism
Geo

Kyrgyzstan

EU Cooperation

Central Asia: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell holds video conference with Foreign Ministers in the region
Eng

Border Management

Another conflict occurs on Kyrgyz-Tajik border, Kyrgyzstani wounded
Eng
Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan comments on border incident
Eng
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: when there will be peace at the border?
Rus

Turkmenistan

EU Cooperation

A meeting within the framework of the human rights dialogue
Eng
Turkmenistan: 19th Joint Committee meeting takes place via video conference
Eng

Border Management

A webinar on “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic” was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan
Eng
UNRCCA convened online meeting of Deputy Foreign Ministers of Central Asia and Afghanistan 
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

European Union and Ukraine held 6th annual human rights dialogue
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

A Communication Strategy for the Protection of National Minorities in the Zaporizhia Region developed
Eng
Double anniversary: 70 years of UNHCR founding and 25 years of its presence in Ukraine in 25 photos
Eng
IOM arranges online summer school for young people from Donetsk and Luhansk regions
Eng
The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to reimagine human mobility
Eng
Virtual threats have real victims: IOM helps the national police of Ukraine to counter cybercrime
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Eastern Ukraine micro- and small businesses require support to recover from COVID-19
Eng
Millions of voters received the opportunity to vote in local elections 2020. This concerns IDPs, internal migrants, and voters without a registered place of residence
Rus

Migrant stories

Ali: “In the future, I dream of winning an international boxing competition as a Ukrainian boxer.”
Eng
Portraits of refugees in Ukraine: Story of Noda
Eng

Border Management

Border guards received international assistance from the UN
Ukr
By the decision of the Government, the operation of 15 BCPs for air communication will be resumed
Ukr
In Donbass, the resumption of the border crossing has been blocked by the militants
Ukr
Regarding the situation at the Shehyni BCP. More than 74,000 people have followed the Shehyni pedestrian BCP on the Ukrainian-Polish border since it resumed operation.
Ukr
The EU is helping to optimize the work of Ukrainian border guards and customs officers (EU4IBM project)
Ukr
The temporary ban on entering Ukraine for foreigners is being lifted
Ukr
The work of all BCPs on the administrative border with Crimea is being resumed
Ukr
Three years of visa free regime. Ukrainians have done almost 49 million trips to the EU countries
Ukr
Trade and movement of people across Moldova – Ukraine border facilitated with EU funding
Eng

Mobility

During the three years of visa-free travel, Ukrainians have been issued more than 11.5 million biometric passports for travel abroad
Ukr

Labour migration

Only 5% of Ukrainians returned from Poland since the beginning of quarantine
Rus
Parliament supported the draft law on the protection of labor migrants in the first reading
Rus
Politico: Ukrainian labour migrants are looking for ways to get back to Europe
Rus
Rzeczpospolita: Ukrainians are returning to Poland, but their work will cost more.
Rus
Ukraine and Poland want to simplify customs legislation for seasonal workers
Rus

Remittances

Remittances from labour migrants to Ukraine decreased by 13.2% in April
Rus

Internally Displaced Persons

Children from TOT will be able to pass EIT for admission to all universities of Ukraine
Eng
New resolution on voting rights in Ukraine a key step towards guaranteeing the rights of displaced persons
Eng
The government continues to simplify the crossing of the EECP with the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine
Eng
The government has allocated funds to purchase housing for IDPs
Eng

Other

Border guards are tested for antibodies to COVID-19
Ukr
Discussion on the development and codification of the Romani language in Ukraine have started
Ukr
Russia continues the policy of forced passportisation of Ukrainian citizens in Crimea
Eng

Uzbekistan

IOs dealing with Migration

IOM Director General: Interaction with Uzbekistan allows us to achieve our common priority goals
Eng

Border Management

A law on further deepening mutually beneficial cooperation of the SCO member states in the military-technical sphere signed
Eng
Adherents of an international terrorist organization identified and detained in Tashkent
Eng
Members of international terrorist organization identified and detained in Tashkent
Eng
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