Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest October 2020

2020-11-02

Armenia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Assessing needs of displaced people
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Great Britain will provide 1 million pounds for displaced during Arthakh war
Rus
Half of Nagorno-Karabakh population displaced by Armenia and Azerbaijan clashes
Eng

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan attends the 71th session of the Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Eng
Statistics of the State Migration Service for 9 months of 2020
Eng
The first online meeting of the Steering Committee of the “Strengthening Readmission Management in Azerbaijan” Project
Eng
The impact of pandemic on migration processes discussed
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU and WHO deliver third shipment of critical medical supplies for COVID-19 frontline personnel in Georgia
Geo

Mobility

A number of rules and conditions for entering Georgia from abroad have changed
Eng
Georgia to restore more direct flights to Europe starting November
Eng
Restrictions lifted for 7 flights from Tbilisi, 3 from Kutaisi airports
Eng
Wizz Air restores flights from Kutaisi to Riga
Eng

Remittances

September 2020: money transfers to Georgia up 28.7%
Eng

Other

EU to cut Georgia from ‘safe country’ list following sharp increase in coronavirus cases
Eng
Georgia passes into 'red zone' as COVID-19 numbers soar
Eng

Russia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

MOI: On the possibility of obtaining several work permits simultaneously for highly qualified foreign specialists
Rus
The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced the latest data on the crime rate of migrants. More than 25 thousand crimes have been committed by foreigners since the beginning of the year
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

Due to the pandemic, there are fewer migrants in Russia - there is a shortage of workers in the country. Who will work instead of them?
Rus
How has the attitude towards migrants changed in Russia, why are they paid more and what is publicly said about them? Sociologist Evgeniy Varshaver answers these questions
Rus

Mobility

A unified electronic visa to the Russian Federation will be available for citizens of 52 states: a list of countries whose citizens will be able to issue an electronic visa to Russia as of 01.01.2021
Rus
Foreign professors and associate professors could be granted the Russian citizenship in a simplified manner
Rus
Simplified Russian citizenship for Russian parents from October 12, 2020
Rus
The law on compulsory fingerprinting of foreign citizens upon obtaining Russian citizenship comes into force
Rus

Labour migration

Migrants left Moscow after the pandemic: authorities regret.  Business signals a shortage of labour force
Rus
Migrants who remained in Russia began to earn 2-4 times more. The highest soaring salaries in the construction industry
Rus
The Ministry of Construction will ask for permission to "import" migrants to Russia for construction sites
Rus
The price of the labour patent in Moscow in 2020 will increase by 350 rubles
Rus

Other

Russia thinks of creating the Ministry of Nationalities. In addition, it was proposed to build a House of Nationalities of Russia in Moscow and Kaluga.
Rus
Russia’s population will decline by 352,500 people this year — 11 times more than in 2019
Eng

Ukraine

State Bodies dealing with Migration

The procedure for issuing temporary residence permits has been simplified. From now on, foreigners who are citizens of countries with visa-free entry into Ukraine and are staying in Ukraine legally, will have the right to apply for a temporary residence p
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

Looking for a job? Try yourself! – IOM Ukraine releases a safe employment quest
Eng

Border Management

Practical Exercise for Mastering the Operational Response to Trafficking of Radioactive Materials
Eng
Start of sectoral management components - SBGS and ICMPD
Ukr

Labour migration

Rzeczpospolita: Ukraine and Poland are fighting for the same people. Kyiv looks for ways to keep its citizens while Warsaw wants Ukrainian migrant workers to stay in Poland.
Rus
Ukrainians are offered job abroad more often - Opendatabot. Poland is the leader in the number of open vacancies.
Rus

Irregular migration

The channel of unlawful legalization of fighters of the terrorist organization "DNR" is detected and uncovered
Ukr

Internally Displaced Persons

1,458,288 internally displaced persons are registered
Ukr
Chat-bot 'Legal advisor for IDPs' will be available in viber and telegram
Eng
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated more than UAH 4 million for the purchase of housing for IDPs
Eng

Other

The cabinet of ministers proposes to impose sanctions on Nicaragua due to the illegal appointment of honorary consulate in the Russian-occupied Crimea
Eng
The ministry for reintegration launches work on the strategy for the development and promotion of the Crimean Tatar language
Eng
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