Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest July 2020

2020-08-07

Armenia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

97 state services to be provided from one center
Arm
About 90 families deported from Azerbaijan received certificate on purchase of apartment
Arm
Institute of volunteer return of migrants to be introduced in Armenia
Eng

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

New Foreign Affairs Minister appointed in Azerbaijan
Eng
The project 'Professional network of Azerbaijani diaspora youth' was presented
Eng
The UN Network on Migration is launched in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

IOM Azerbaijan supports the shelters with protective and hygiene products during the COVID 19
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

Georgian President welcomes ‘historic deal’ of EU on post-coronavirus recovery package: ‘it's a signal of hope for us’
Geo
NDI Polls: despite disinformation campaign, Georgians remain steadfast in support for EU, NATO goals
Geo
Norway offers €3.75 mln for Council of Europe’s new Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023
Geo

IOs dealing with Migration

Border officers receive advanced equipment from International Organisation for Migration
Eng
EUMM Georgia receives special vehicles to monitor difficult-to-reach sections of occupation lines
Eng

Border Management

EU annual report says Georgia continues to meet visa requirements
Eng

Mobility

Georgia takes 15th place in global passport index amid coronavirus
Eng

Central Asia (region-wide news)

EU Cooperation

EU launches a EUR 3 million program to combat COVID-19 in 3 Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan
Eng

Research institutes

Month in Review: Central Asia in June 2020
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

5-Stan Podcast: Myths and Realities of Regional Cooperation in Central Asia During a Pandemic
Rus

Border Management

BOMCA shares EU’s best practices in providing coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the area of border management
Eng
Border problems in Central Asia: dividing incidents, uniting solution
Eng

Other

“Uzbekistan Has Opened up to the World”. Has the Country Been Closed?
Eng
Changes in The Wage Levels in Central Asia Against the US Dollar
Eng
China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan road-rail connection launched amid violent border clashes
Eng
Joint Statement for the Press on C5+1 High-Level Dialogue
Eng
Relation between the level of corruption and weight of ministers is established. Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are in top three.
Rus

Kazakhstan

EU Cooperation

BOMCA delivers personal protective equipment to the Border Management Agencies of Kazakhstan
Eng

Kyrgyzstan

EU Cooperation

BOMCA handed over protection equipment against COVID-19 to the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Perks of Kyrgyzstan’s Participation in International Organizations Illustrated by the OSCE Membership
Eng

Tajikistan

EU Cooperation

Analysis of Tajikistan’s Participation and Policies in International Organizations
Eng

Turkmenistan

Other

Turkmenistan gets WTO observer status
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

The European Commission published a report on Ukrainian visa-free travel. Ukraine continues to meet the indicators required for visa liberalization with the European Union.
Rus
UNDP and European Union Advisory Mission sign cooperation agreement to support Ukraine’s development
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Implementation Protocol to the Agreement between Ukraine and the Swiss Confederation on Readmission of Persons signed
Ukr
Ukrainians increasingly trust border guards. Study
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

Grants to support refugee communities in Ukraine!
Eng
IOM Ukraine and the parliament commissioner for human rights reinforce cooperation to protect migrants
Eng
On the world counter-trafficking day IOM reports a sad record in trafficking from Ukraine
Eng
People in eastern Ukraine tired of protracted conflict, support reintegration of non-government-controlled territories: Results of SCORE study
Eng
Presentation of the manual on assessing the needs of IDPs at local level
Eng
The Council of Europe project supported six more displaced institutions
Eng
UNHCR and NRC repaired 5,000 homes destroyed during the conflict in the east of Ukraine
Eng
UNHCR in Ukraine is announcing the start of self-reliance grants for 2020 year
Eng
UNHCR in Ukraine provides assistance with vocational training in 2020
Eng
UNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Lured by conditions abroad, Ukrainian workers won’t stay home after quarantine eases
Eng
Migrants, the Backbone of Ukrainian Economy, Require Support in Times of COVID-19 – IOM Report
Eng

Migrant stories

‘With this law, I will finally get a sense of how it is to exist’
Eng
How a former migrant worker pulled his Ukrainian village from doom to boom
Eng

Border Management

'Border guards did not stop implementation of integrated border management and are interested in prompt positive results, demonstrating transparency, honesty and openness'. Video of the meeting with Martin Klauke, EUD in Ukraine
Ukr
All EECP on the line with the occupied territories will be equipped with a service center
Eng
In Mykolayiv, the contract for construction of 20 patrol boats for maritime protection signed
Ukr
Ukrainian border guards use modern equipment in the protection of borders
Ukr

Mobility

In the first half of 2020, passenger traffic reduced by more than half
Ukr
The information portal for tourists VISIT Ukraine (https://visitukraine.today/) launched
Ukr

Labour migration

Immigration quotas for foreign IT specialists launched in Ukraine
Eng
Majority of Ukrainians working in Warsaw would like to stay in Poland - poll
Rus

Trafficking in Human Beings

The exhibition “Expectations Vs Reality” opened on the World Anti-Trafficking Day
Ukr

Internally Displaced Persons

1,449,415 internally displaced persons are registered
Ukr
Turkey plans to build housing for Crimean Tatars in Kherson oblast
Eng

Refugees and asylum seekers

In 2019, 90% of applications by Ukrainians for refugee status in the EU were denied
Rus

Other

How did coronavirus change daily routine and habits of people in Donbas?
Eng
One more convoy with humanitarian cargo was passed through the demarcation line
Ukr
Ukraine's population could reduce more than by half by 2100, study
Rus

Uzbekistan

EU Cooperation

The Border Troops of Uzbekistan receive personal protective equipment
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Study report on effects of migration on children of Uzbekistan
Eng

Border Management

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan asks fellow citizens not to attempt to travel to the Mashtakovo checkpoint
Eng

Labour migration

Half a million of labour migrants from Uzbekistan could not leave the country due to COVID pandemic
Rus

Other

Central Asia - priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan
Eng
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