Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

We are glad to share the new issue of the Prague Process Quarterly Review covering various developments, events, and activities of the second quarter of 2021.

We hope that you will enjoy reading about the most recent Prague Process activities and some key developments in the region.

Since the release of the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum in September 2020, EU Member States have advanced on several key matters. The second quarter of 2021 saw the adoption of the very first EU Strategy on Voluntary Return and Reintegration, the launch of the Talent Partnerships Initiative, and the New Avenues for Legal Labour Migration. In June, just shortly before the handover of the Presidency of the EU Council from Portugal to Slovenia, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) was re-established as the EU Agency for Asylum (EUAA) with a new enhanced mandate.

The second quarter has been equally busy for the Prague Process participating states, which met on three occasions to discuss current priorities and provide their inputs to the update of the Prague Process Action Plan. The statements gathered during the three thematic consultations, as well as additional national contributions submitted in writing, will be presented during the annual Senior Officials’ Meeting in November 2021. 

Beyond the mentioned topics, this issue of the Quarterly Review will also address the outcomes of Portugal’s EU Presidency, as well as the latest CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, and assess recent developments in Afghanistan with a focus on potential migration and displacement to the Prague Process region.

The issue is available for download in English and Russian.

To see all issues please go to the section "Quarterly Review" under News & Events.