Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Media Digest January 2021

2021-02-17

Armenia

EU Cooperation

Naira Zohrabyan, Prosperous Armenia deputy, addressed the issue of prisoners of war and forcibly displaced persons during PACE meeting
Rus

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Armenia, Artsakh officials to have single agenda to resolve social issues of people of Karabakh
Eng
Around 34 thousand people became homeless in Karabakh - Tandilyan about the humanitarian crisis
Rus
Artsakh government launches 1st phase of housing program for displaced families
Eng
Draft proposal: Armenia could establish Ministry of Interior
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Ter-Saakova: education of children-migrants is not an ethical issue, but a social one
Rus
The rights and problems of displaced persons from Artsakh
Eng

Georgia

EU Cooperation

13 member states call on EU to help Georgia, other eastern neighbours receive COVID-19 vaccine soon
Eng
EU Special Representative, Georgian officials discuss developments in Georgia, South Caucasus
Eng
President Zurabishvili meets EU officials in Brussels
Eng

Mobility

Eurocontrol: Georgian air traffic decreased most among European states
Eng
New rules for all airline passengers (both Georgian and foreign nationals) to Georgia will start to be applied from 1 February 2021
Eng
Regular flights in Georgia to resume on February 1
Eng

Remittances

December 2020: money transfers to Georgia up 15.9%
Eng

Other

Over 2,000 foreigners apply for 'Remotely from Georgia' state programme
Eng

Kazakhstan

Migration issues and challenges

Kazakhstan Extends Permitted Period of Departure for Foreign Nationals Amid Increased COVID-19 Restrictions
Eng

Russia

State Bodies dealing with Migration

The Ministry of Internal Affairs named the main reasons for the ban on entry to the Russian Federation for foreign citizens
Rus
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation announced an increase in the number of new citizens of Russia
Rus

Migration issues and challenges

A center providing assistance to Uzbek migrants has been opened in St. Petersburg
Rus
Bill to simplify rules governing stay of foreign nationals in Russia reaches State Duma
Eng
Russia will start issuing temporary residence cards to stateless persons
Rus
The outflow of migrants from Russia affected the appearance of cities
Rus
Yandex asked Moscow authorities to prioritise the vaccination of migrant taxi drivers
Rus

Mobility

As of 1 February, EAEU citizens will be allowed to enter Russia from Armenia and Belarus
Rus
The issuance of electronic visas in Russia was suspended for an indefinite period
Rus

Labour migration

Developers in the Russian Federation can submit online applications in order to allow entry to migrants
Rus
In Russia, labour migrants will be included in the sanitary and epidemiological system
Rus
Labour migration to Russia has almost halved
Rus
Putin instructed to consider the issue of simplified attraction of migrants to construction sites
Rus
Russia wants to create registers of foreign workers and their employers
Rus
Russia will improve the rules for the identification of migrants from the EAEU
Rus

Irregular migration

Over the year, court officers expelled more than 10 thousand foreigners from the Russian Federation
Rus

Other

Russia’s Population Decline Hits 15-Year High – Preliminary Data
Eng
Some migrants from the EAEU will undergo medical certification in Russia
Rus
Violations during exams for migrants will be fined
Rus

Ukraine

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Government simplified procedure for granting immigration permits to foreign investors
Ukr
The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has published a draft law “On the State Policy of Transitional Period”
Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

Grants to support refugee communities in Ukraine!
Eng
UNHCR in Ukraine is announcing the start of self-reliance grants for 2021 year
Eng
UNHCR in Ukraine provides assistance with vocational training in 2021
Eng

NGOs dealing with Migration

VIDEO: R2P activities within the 3P Consortium
Eng

Migration issues and challenges

Cabinet of Ministers promises money to returning migrants for starting business in Ukraine
Rus
How Ukrainian workers with COVID-19 remain without medical care in Europe
Rus

Border Management

35th Advisory Board – European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM)
Eng
EU Advisory Mission and Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine discuss areas of cooperation in 2021
Ukr
Forged passports, other person's and invalid documents, false marks and not only - what border guards find during passport control
Ukr
Stolen, with forged plates and documents are the vehicles that border guards detect at the border
Ukr

Mobility

Canada launching mobility working group with Ukraine on migration
Eng
Ukrainian citizens have visa-free access to 130 countries
Eng
Zelensky extends visa-free regime for British citizens
Eng

Internally Displaced Persons

1,459,086 internally displaced persons were registered
Ukr

Other

Parliament proposed to allow Ukrainians to have dual citizenship – bill
Eng
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