June News from the Prague Process region

ARMENIA

 

 

EU Cooperation

 

EU-Armenia agreement provisionally applied

armradio.am

Eng

European Union ready to start dialogue with Armenia on visa-free regime

lragir.am

Rus

EU to allocate €3 million to Armenia for Syrian refugees

panarmenian.net

Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

 

Minister introduced new head of Migration Service

news.am

Rus

State Migration Service will continue its cooperation with UNHCR with new approaches and in new directions

armday.am

Arm

IOs dealing with Migration

 

23 thousand Syrian Armenians need housing and jobs

golosarmenii.am

Rus

US embassy to help Armenia center for asylum seekers

news.am

Eng

Migration issues and challenges

 

Less Armenian citizens request asylum in the EU

tert.am

Arm

Mnatsakanyan: Armenia attaches great importance to combating irregular migration

arminfo.info

Rus

AZERBAIJAN

 

 

EU Cooperation

The International Mobility Partnership Conference took place in Baku on 14 - 15 May 2018.

report.az

Rus

EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum 2018

youtube.com

Eng

Eurovillage

facebook.com

Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

State Migration Service organized a mobile service in Zagatala

migration.gov.az

Eng

Advisory Board established under the State Migration Service

migration.gov.az

Eng

145 foreigners participated at the courses organized by the Training Center of the State Migration Service in May

migration.gov.az

Eng

Statistics of State Migration Service for May

migration.gov.az

Eng

State Migration Service issued temporary residence permits to 3225 foreigners in May

migration.gov.az

Eng

Temporary stay of foreigners and stateless persons in the Republic of Azerbaijan

migration.gov.az

Eng

The State Migration Service has launched another e-service

migration.gov.az

Eng

State Migration Service held a mobile service in Goychay and Ismayilli districts

migration.gov.az

Eng

The chief of State Migration Service: İssuance of work permits will be more transparent and convenient for foreigners

migration.gov.az

Eng

Inauguration of the newly established language laboratory held at the State Migration Service

migration.gov.az

Eng

23 foreigners were detained during the measures against illegal migration

migration.gov.az

Eng

Permanent residence of foreigners and stateless persons on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan

migration.gov.az

Eng

Third meeting of working group on reintegration held on May 29

migration.gov.az

Eng

Chief of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan visited State Migration Service

migration.gov.az

Eng

Azerbaijan detains 2 foreigners with fake documents

en.apa.az

Eng

Azerbaijani SBS issues statement on border shootout, wounded soldier awarded medal

en.apa.az

Eng

4 foreigners prevented from violating Azerbaijani state border

en.apa.az

Eng

Azerbaijan detains 3 foreigners with fake documents

en.apa.az

Eng

Azerbaijan detains six foreigners for border trespassing attempt

en.apa.az

Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

 

ICMPD MOBILAZE project at Eurovillage

facebook.com

Eng

ICMPD MOBILAZE project -handover Atlas Map to SBS

facebook.com

Eng

4-8 June 2018 - one week study visit to Slovakia and Austria was organised for Azerbaijani state officials to exchange information in the field of document security.

facebook.com

Eng

Other

Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the presidential elections in Azerbaijan

turan.az

Eng

GEORGIA

 

 

EU Cooperation

 

Georgia tries to reduce asylum seekers from the country to Europe

agenda.ge

Eng

State Minister for Asylum and Migration of Belgium visits Georgia

agenda.ge

Eng

President of European Commission: Long live Georgia, love live Europe! May they live together forever

agenda.ge

Eng

European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Georgia, Condemns Russian Occupation

civil.ge

Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

Batumi will host 15th international conference - Georgia’s European Way

agenda.ge

Eng

PM Kvirikashvili addresses Georgian diaspora in Tbilisi

agenda.ge

Eng

Government Changes - renewed composition may be named today

Rustavi2

Eng

Research institutes

 

Cases of Deportations of Georgian citizens

idfi.ge

Eng

Migration issues and challenges

 

2263 Georgian Citizens claimed for asylum in Germany in 2018 which is twice as much as in 2017, almost 100% of asylum seekers' applications are rejected by Germany.

imedinews.ge

Geo

Number of Georgian asylum seekers in Germany dramatically decreases

Agenda.ge

Eng

KYRGYZSTAN

 

 

Migration issues and challenges

 

Regions of Kyrgyzstan most dependent from migrants' remittances

ru.sputnik.kg

Rus

Agreement on "migration amnesty" between Kyrgyzstan and Russia

ru.sputnik.kg

Rus

Most risky countries for labour migrants

rus.azattyk.org

Rus

MOLDOVA

 

 

EU Cooperation

 

European Commission Seeks Budget Hike For 'Neighbourhood' Countries

rferl.org

Eng

Government Commission for European integration approaches developments in implementation of EU-Moldova Association Agreement

gov.md

Eng

EU and Moldova held the ninth round of their Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels - main highlights

eeas.europa.eu

Eng

EU's Mogherini Critical of Moldovan Banking Fraud Investigation. Relevance for EU financial support to be given and conditionality with Moldova commitments undertaken - Federica Mogherini has voiced concern over the slow pace of an investigation into the disappearance in 2014 of more than $1 billion from Moldova's banking system  

rferl.org

Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

 

Moldova files a UN resolution on withdrawal of “foreign military forces” of Russia from its territory

moldova.org

Eng

UN General Assembly adopts Moldova’s resolution on withdrawal of “foreign military forces” from its territory

moldova.org

Eng

EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership Meeting -  celebration of 10 years of implementation. During the event, there were presented the preliminary recommendations of the Mobility Partnership Assessment Exercise, which were conducted in February-March 2018 based on questionnaires, with the support of ICMPD.

mfa.gov.md

Eng

IOs dealing with Migration

 

Document to found Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine Parliamentary Assembly signed. Speakers of the three states pledged to cooperate to ensure the proper implementation of reforms and the commitments assumed when the three countries were given the status of EU associates and to share the good practices

ipn.md

Eng

Research institutes

 

Invalidation of local elections in Chisinau, government scenarios and EU reaction, OP-ED

ipn.md

Eng

Migration issues and challenges

 

Diaspora proposes creation of fund for economic, social development of Moldova

moldpres.md

Eng

Signing the bilateral Agreement with Italy on social security of migrants

ipn.md

Eng

Concluding a labour migration agreement with Bulgaria. Republic of Moldova has signed 7 Agreements on labor migration, with Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Italy, Israel, France.

en.publika.md

Eng

Migrant stories

 

48 enterprises established by immigrants will receive grants within the PARE 1+1 program. Efficient investments of remittances trough program PARE 1+1

en.publika.md

Eng

Other

 

2018 World Press Freedom Index: Moldova down to position 81

moldova.org

Eng

Protest against cancellation of new local elections held in Moldovan capital

moldpres.md

Eng

EaP Civil Society Forum Condemns the Nontransparent Invalidation of the Chisinau Mayoral Election Results. The violation of the rights of the people to freely elect their political leadership is unacceptable in a democratic country based on the rule of law, which also signed an Association Agreement with the European Union.

eap-csf.eu

Eng

UKRAINE

 

 

EU Cooperation

 

European commissioner Hahn: no risks of suspension of visa-free travel because of Ukrainians

eapmigrationpanel.org

Eng

EU programme sums up 15 years of cross-border cooperation between Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

eapmigrationpanel.org

Eng

In the first year of visa-free agreement more than half a million Ukrainians crossed the EU border without a visa – President

president.gov.ua

Eng

EUBAM 30th Advisory Board Meeting held in Odesa, Ukraine

eubam.org

Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

 

From the beginning of 2018 more than 4 thousand irregular immigrants were identified in Ukraine

eapmigrationpanel.org

Eng

NBU – Large-scale labor migration from Ukraine requires new census

kyivpost.com

Eng

Ukraine opens 56 new visa centres worldwide

facebook.com

Ukr

1 512 755 IPDs registered in Ukraine - Ministry of Social Policy

www.msp.gov.ua

Ukr

Government to allocate 105.98 million UAH for modernization of border crossing points at administrative border with occupied Crimea

mtot.gov.ua

Ukr

Ukrainian BCPs and Border Units successfully carried out the first ever Self-Evaluation

dpsu.gov.ua

Eng

Every year 2-3 thousand people leave Crimea - Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories

pravda.com.ua

Ukr

Over 5 million biometric passports for traveling abroad issued during the first year of Visa free regime

dmsu.gov.ua

Ukr

Almost 9 million Ukrainians leave for seasonal work abroad - Ministry of Social Policy

hromadske.ua

Ukr

Belarus, Ukraine to finish border demarcation by 2026

eapmigrationpanel.org

Eng

Ukrainians in Poland receive almost same wages as Poles - study

unian.info

Eng

Over 3.2 million Ukrainians employed abroad permanently - Ministry of Social Policy

comments.ua

Ukr

IOs dealing with Migration

 

Olena Malynovska. Economic integration of migrants: three pillars relevant for Ukraine

eapmigrationpanel.org

Eng

IOM brings up the situation of conflict-affected people in Ukraine with the regional director’s visit

iom.org.ua

Eng

Displaced people as driving force for change: IOM supports social cohesion in Ukraine

iom.org.ua

Eng

“Your Rights”: UNDP launches mobile app to protect the rights of IDPs and SGBV survivors

ua.undp.org

Eng

Ukraine “Europe’s Largest Displacement Crisis”: IOM Regional Director on Visit to Eastern Ukraine

www.iom.int

Eng

NGOs dealing with Migration

 

Ukrainians do not present migration threat for the EU - NGO "Europe without barriers" The percentage of refusals for crossing the EU border is very low - 0.2% (37 thousand people). In 2017, almost 32 thousand irregular migrants from Ukraine were detained, but 24 thousand of them returned home. It is 12%, whereas the increase as much as by 50% considered to be critical.

pravda.com.ua

Ukr

Migration issues and challenges

 

Ukrainian workers could replace EU nationals post-Brexit, Gove suggests

theneweuropean.co.uk

Eng

Roma people in Zakarpattia scared to go to big cities after attacks - human rights activist

hromadske.ua

Ukr

Other

 

Bill on 'migration amnesty' for Ukrainians from Donbas, Crimea tabled in Russia's Duma

unian.info

Eng

U.S., Canada condemn deadly attack on Roma camp in Ukraine

af.reuters.com

Eng

Ukrainian migrants transferred $ 10 billion dollars home during 2017

ru.tsn.ua

Eng

Nearly one third of IDPs from Donbass ready to return after the improvement of the situation. 28% of IDPs are ready to return to their former places of residence, if the situation there improves, 5% of respondents are ready to move back to their former place of residence, even if the situation does not improve, according to the results of the sociological study of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems IFES.

daily.com.ua

Rus

Ex-Deputy Head of State Migration Service Nikitina served with charge papers for illegal financial incentive on facilitating receiving documents by Russian citizen

pravda.com.ua

Ukr

UZBEKISTAN

 

EU Cooperation

 

Mission of EUSR on Central Asia and EUSE to Afghanistan to Tashkent

eeas.europa.eu

Eng

The European Union and Uzbekistan held their 15th Cooperation Committee Meeting

eeas.europa.eu

Eng

BOMCA Holds the Third National Steering Group Meeting in Uzbekistan

eeas.europa.eu

Eng

State Bodies dealing with Migration

 

Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan discusses fundamental revision and improvement of the system of regulated employment

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

IOs dealing with Migration

 

OSCE assists law enforcement authorities in setting up an Advance Passenger Information System in Uzbekistan

osce.org

Eng

Uzbekistan hosts OSCE-supported international conference on role of youth in countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism

osce.org

Eng

Meeting with OSCE Secretary General

uza.uz

Eng

Uzbekistan and IOM will develop cooperation to assist migrants

ut.uz

Eng

Interpol: international workshop on combating human trafficking, preventing illegal migration in Central and South Asia

uza.uz

Eng

Migration issues and challenges

 

According to the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy of Poland, in 2017 over 1200 work permits issued to Uzbek people

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

Uzbekistan and Russia discuss exchange of information on migration

uzdaily.com

Eng

Uzbekistan and Turkey to ensure protection of migrants' labor rights

gazeta.uz

Rus

Other

 

Facial recognition system to be installed at BCPs in Uzbekistan. System will be comparing faces of citizens crossing the border with pictures of wanted persons.

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

Security services of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan agreed to coordinate activities to fight terrorism

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

Number of passport control booths at Dostuk BCP doubled

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

BCP at the border with Turkmenistan has become 1.5 times more efficient

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

Alat border customs post’s possibilities have expanded

uza.uz

Eng

In May, border guards detained 48 border trespassers

gazeta.uz

Rus

Disputable areas examined on the Uzbek-Turkmen border

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus

Meeting of delegations of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Tashkent  on demarcation

uza.uz

Eng

On Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan negotiations on delimitation of the state border

uza.uz

Eng

Border services of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan enhanced cooperation

gazeta.uz

Rus

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan signed a plan to combat extremism

ru.sputniknews-uz.com

Rus