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 third quarter of 2021.

Financial media often refer to specific periods that typically provide rough conditions. The historical realities of the stock market in particular talk of the ‘September Effect’ when the leading indexes perform the poorest. For the global community, not only September but the entire third quarter of 2021 was marked by the shock arising from the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Most Prague Process states voiced their concern over the anticipated migrant exodus. The decision of Albania to accept 4,000 Afghan asylum seekers on its territory stands out in this context.

Not all events of the third quarter were bleak. The European Commission presented two long-awaited documents, providing better conditions for regular and especially high-skilled labour migrants, as well as concrete steps to counter migrant smuggling. Meanwhile, the Prague Process organised a Study visit of Kyrgyzstan to Austria, a webinar on demography and the launch of its E-learning Platform that shall support capacity development in the region. The Migration Observatory also released some new interesting publications featured in this Quarter Review.

Beyond the mentioned developments, this issue of the Review addresses the area of climate-induced migration within the Prague Process region and proposes additional reading on the matter.

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