Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest September 2020

2020-10-01

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Armenian official: 97% of Armenia citizens seeking asylum in Europe are rejected
Eng
EU-Armenia agreement 'high on parliament's agenda'
Eng
Good news will follow on the issue of visa liberalization
Arm
Parliament of Armenia discusses the issue of readmission with Bulgaria, Germany and countries of the Benelux 
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Number of Iran citizens seeking asylum in Armenia risen over past two years
Eng

Other

Azerbaijan shelling Karabakh’s capital, civilian settlements
Eng
High-intensity battlefields are going on the frontline of Armenia and Azerbaijan border
Rus

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Cooperation issues discussed between ICMPD and SMS
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

RESTART  Webinar on EU Return Operations and impact of COVID-19 pandemic
Eng

Other

Fighting has erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU and Georgia sign for €129 million COVID-19 recovery agreements
Eng
EU-Georgia further relations, October elections on agenda at Georgian PM meetings with EU leadership
Eng
European Parliament reaffirms Georgia’s commitment to Association Agreement, DCFTA implementation
Eng

Border Management

Prosecutor’s Office launches investigation into Georgia-Azerbaijan border deal ‘against Georgia’s interests’
Geo

Mobility

Foreigners to be required to present PCR test results when arriving in Georgia from September 15
Eng
Restrictions on int’l flights prolonged to October 31
Eng

Labour migration

Georgian citizens to be allowed to seek employment as clinical support staff in Israel
Eng

Internally Displaced Persons

UN General Assembly adopts resolution on status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia and the Tskhinvali region / South Ossetia, Georgia
Geo

Other

700 foreigners apply for Remotely from Georgia programme in last month
Eng

Central Asia and Afghanistan (region-wide news)

Border Management

Border Management. Afghanistan joins the programme
Rus
Completion of Phase 9 of the EU-funded BOMCA Programme
Eng
Small Openings in Central Asia’s Pandemic-Closed Borders 
Eng
The EU-funded Programme on Border Management in Central Asia holds the Final Conference of the 9th Phase
Eng
The Future of Extremist Groups in Afghanistan Amidst Inter-Afghan Dialogue and Peace Process
Eng
Why Did Tajikistan Make an Appearance in the China Military Power Report?
Eng

Other

Sino-Russian Economic Cooperation in Central Asia is Not What It Seems to Be
Eng
The first meeting of the Economic Forum of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Eng
What Did Central Asia’s Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?
Eng
What is Common Between the Events in Belarus and Central Asia?
Eng

Kazakhstan

Border Management

Almaty State Bodies, Foreign Representatives Discuss Ways to Improve Tax, Customs Administration
Eng
Turkestan Unveils New Modern International Airport
Eng

Kyrgyzstan

Other

2020 Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan: Scene and Developments
Eng

Tajikistan

Other

Everything You Need to Know About 2020 Presidential Elections in Tajikistan
Eng

Turkmenistan

Border Management

Peace and security strategy: joining efforts in countering terrorism
Eng

Ukraine

EU Cooperation

Ukraine: Interview of the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell
Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Migration service is under quarantine due to COVID-19 outbreak
Rus
Reception of citizens in the Migration Service has been suspended (due to COVID-19)
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

UNHCR delivered 92 tons of humanitarian aid to Luhansk
Eng

Border Management

(VIDEO) Serhiy Deyneko: Ukrainian and Polish border guards and customs officers should jointly coordinate their actions to rhythmically ensure the passage of vehicles
Ukr
600 passengers from Moldova stuck at the Ukrainian border with Hungary
Rus
At the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, a family from Belarus asked for protection in Ukraine
Ukr
EUBAM Advisory Board encourages to continue the good progress achieved in border management
Eng
Ukraine changes entry rules for foreigners. Foreign nationals may cross in only if they have valid health insurance.
Eng

Irregular migration

SSU detained members of an organized group that produced fake EU MS passports for migrants
Rus

Remittances

Money transfers from migrant workers to Ukraine started to fall. At the end of eight months of 2020, the volume of private money transfers to Ukraine fell by 6.4%
Rus
Ukrainians transfer less money to their homeland. Almost 6.5 billion dollars were transferred by Ukrainians to their homeland this year. The amount of transfers decreased by 5.5% compared to the previous year
Rus

Internally Displaced Persons

1,457,665 internally displaced persons registered
Ukr
Almost 200 tons of humanitarian cargo were sent by international organizations to the TOTU
Ukr
COVID-19: another ordeal for Ukraine’s displaced
Eng
IOM will construct modern housing for 1,500 conflict-affected people in Kramatorsk and Sievierodonetsk
Eng
Mid-year EECP Survey Report (January – June 2020)
Eng
More than 500 IDP families will receive new housing in Kramatorsk and Sievierodonetsk
Eng
One third of IDPs have money for food only, 10% save even on it - poll
Rus

Other

Comprehensive assessment confirms devastating impact of COVID-19 in Ukraine
Eng
Hundreds of Hasidic pilgrims leave Belarus-Ukraine border after being stopped by COVID-19 restrictions
Eng
Information on countries with a significant prevalence of COVID-19. Lists of "red" and "green" countries for entering Ukraine by Ministry of Health
Ukr/Eng
Ukraine and Slovakia signed an agreement on the Uzhgorod airport
Rus

Uzbekistan

Border Management

Beyond the Intra-Afghan Talks, Uzbekistan Sees a Bright Future 
Eng
From 1 October, entry and exit are allowed to Uzbekistan through air, railway and automobile checkpoints
Eng
Practical issues of investment, trade and economic cooperation with the Russian Federation discussed
Eng
Uzbekistan will open its border with Tajikistan on 1 October
Rus

Labour migration

Labor migrants to receive microloans
Eng
Labor migration of Uzbekistan and the importance of the common labor market of the EAEU
Eng
Problems in the field of external labor migration discussed
Eng

Other

A new look at the prospects for the development of Uzbek-Russian investment cooperation
Eng
The 87th meeting of the Economic Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States takes place
Eng
Uzbekistan, Russia discuss strengthening of multifaceted bilateral cooperation
Eng
Uzbekistan, US discuss issues of bilateral and regional cooperation in the field of investment and trade
Eng
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