Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest December 2020

2021-01-04

Armenia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armenian population decreased by 5600 people during one year. Birth rate is low
Arm
Data on 90.000 displaced citizens of Artsakh have been entered into Migration Service database
Arm
National Statistical Service: Armenia permanent population decreases by 0.2% in 2019
Eng
Social aid program for Artsakh citizens who lost their real property has been launched
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

The negative balance of migration has decreased in Armenia
Eng
There is already a visible tendency of migration. The government should initiate preventive measures as soon as possible.
Arm
Threat of new war and economic collapse. Will new wave of migration start in Armenia?
Arm

Azerbaijan

State Bodies dealing with Migration

State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan launches “Migration School - 3” project
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

EU Ambassador gives interview on GEL 1.5 billion EU support to Georgia against COVID-19
Eng
EU Launches Human Rights Week in Georgia
Eng
EU launches nine new projects with EUR 7 million budget to support vocational education and labour market development in Georgia
Eng
EUMM Georgia mission extended until December 2022
Eng
The EU commits a further €55 million for the development of agriculture and rural areas in Georgia
Eng

Mobility

Georgia introduces additional checks at checkpoints for Georgian citizens travelling to EU
Eng
Wizz Air plans to restart flights in Georgia starting March, add new destinations
Eng

Russia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Ministry of Internal Affairs: In 2020, the number of migrants in Russia has decreased
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

2020 saw an unusual trend in the migration sphere
Rus
Employers create problems with migrants
Rus
Evacuation flights, campgrounds and courier strikes. What happened to migration and migrants in Russia in 2020
Rus
Gleb Smidovich: 'Vectors of Civil Integration'
Rus
Medvedev: migration growth prevents the full provision of social security services to Russians
Rus
New decree on the extension of measures to regulate the legal status of foreign citizens in Russia until June 15, 2021
Rus
Sergey Pushkarev: Migrants are needed, but the Far East should not be turned into a gateway
Rus
Uzbek migrants will be vaccinated with
Rus

Labour migration

Labour shortages: The Ministry of Construction proposed to simplify the entry for migrant builders
Rus
Moscow authorities propose replacing a mandatory isolation of migrants with PCR tests
Rus
Russia and Uzbekistan will simplify paperwork for migrants
Rus
Russia may open borders for labor migrants in 2021
Rus
Where did labour migrants disappear from Russia and will they return back
Rus

Remittances

Russians transfer almost $30bn abroad
Eng

Other

More than half of Moscow residents turned out to be newcomers
Rus
Russia Lost 5M Migrants During Pandemic
Eng

Ukraine

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Government decision: duration of stay of citizens of the Republic of Belarus on the territory of Ukraine has been extended
Ukr
Procedure for issuing temporary residence permits for citizens of the Republic of Belarus in Ukraine simplified
Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

'Everyone can fall victim to human trafficking. Even you.' On international day for the abolition of slavery IOM launches the awareness campaign
Eng
IOM and partners help Ukraine improve statistics on internal displacement
Eng
UNHCR social short film depicts the main challenges of displacement over the last 25 years in Ukraine
Eng
Youth for Change: How Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers Help Communities
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

'Equality on paper': Ukraine's position in the MIPEX Migrant Integration Index
Ukr

Border Management

EUBAM Report in pictures August-November 2020
Eng
Moving forward with the joint control implementation at Moldova-Ukraine border
Eng

Trafficking in Human Beings

Number of persons who were formally recognised as victims of human trafficking by the Ministry of Social Policy in 2020 (infographic) - 132
Ukr

Internally Displaced Persons

1,459,131 internally displaced persons were registered
Ukr

Other

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported strengthening of criminal liability for theft or forgery of documents
Ukr
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