American University of Central Asia - AUCA - News Digest No 23

NEWS DIGEST ON MIGRATION IN CENTRAL ASIA NO 23

 

Date: July 20 – 26, 2012

Kazakhstan

 

Kazakhstan approves quotas for foreign labor in priority projects

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1029501/ or here.

 

China asks Kazakhstan to streamline labor visas

In English: http://www.universalnewswires.com/centralasia/viewstory.aspx?id=12480.

 

Labor and Social Protection Ministry of the RK holds an extensive board meeting on social and labor issues

In Russian: http://www.enbek.gov.kz/node/258075.

 

Employment - 2020 Program employs 100 thousand Kazakhstanis - Minister of Labor

In Russian: http://www.inform.kz/rus/article/2481325.

 

Unemployment rate in Kazakhstan estimated at 5.2% in June 2012

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1027271/ or here.

 

Over 120 companies owe salaries to their workers in Kazakhstan - Minister of Labor

In Russian: http://www.inform.kz/rus/article/2481333.

 

Kyrgyzstan

 

Official opening of the Employment Centre under the Ministry of Youth, Labor and Employment

In English: http://iom.kg/en/?p=642

 

"Central Asia on the Move" Program launched in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://www.advocacy.kg/news/2012/19_7_12_2.htm.

 

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov meets with compatriots in Russian regions

In Russian: http://www.24.kg/cis/133643-premer-ministr-kyrgyzstana-omurbek-babanov.html.

 

World Congress of Kyrgyzstanis and Compatriots plans to establish an Investment Fund in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://www.24.kg/community/133576-vsemirnyj-kongress-kyrgyzstancev-i.html.

 

Annually $1.6 billion sent to Kyrgyzstan by migrant workers

In Russian: http://news.mail.ru/inworld/kyrgyzstan/economics/9652046/?frommail=1.

 

O. Babanov: By 2017 the average salary in Kyrgyzstan will be 30 thousand KGS and each family will have at least 3 children

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1026141/ or here.

 

The Head of the Youth Ministry A. Alymkulov: It is delightful to know that the majority of the participants of the "Mekendeshter" Forum are young Kyrgyzstanis

In Russian: http://kg.akipress.org/news:554551 or here.

 

Ednan Karabaev: The World Congress will help us look at our problems from the outside

In Russian: http://comment.kg/resonance/item/15053-ednan-karabaev-vsemirnyj-kongress-pomozhet-posmotret-na-nashi-problemy-so-storony.html.

 

Tynchtybek Chorotegin: The World Congress of Kyrgyzstanis should become a permanent body

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/rus/society/full/37218.

 

Emilbek Omurakunov: The World Congress of Kyrgyzstanis will become a starting point for people’s unity

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/rus/society/full/37206.

 

Experts explain the growth of the volume of labor migrants’ remittances with the stability of the Russian economy

In Russian: http://www.vb.kg/news/economy/2012/07/26/195401_rost_obema_perevodov_ trydovyh_migrantov_obiasnili_ystoychivostu_ekonomiki_rf.html.

 

New routes for labor migration may be developed

In Russian: http://www.vb.kg/news/society/2012/07/24/195202_kyrgyzstancam_poobeshali_ razvivat_novye_napravleniia_dlia_raboty_za_rybejom.html.

 

Videoconference with representatives of the Russian Migration Service to be held in Bishkek

In Russian: http://www.knews.kg/ru/society/19451/.

 

SPBM to open a Representative Office in Yekaterinburg

In Russian: http://www.vb.kg/news/politics/2012/07/25/195351_dymk_otkroet_ predstavitelstvo_v_ekaterinbyrge.html.

 

Forum of young people and representatives of the Kyrgyz Diaspora hosted in Munich

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1028671/ or here.

 

Bicycle and sailing race to be held in Issyk-Kul in the framework of the "Mekendeshter" Forum

In Russian: http://www.knews.kg/ru/society/19523/.

 

New facts about the so-called “Patriot” Gang of Gastarbeiter from Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://www.24.kg/cis/133521-novye-svedeniya-o-tak-nazyvaemoj-bande.html.

 

Tajikistan

 

Tajikistan offers migrant workers to voluntarily contribute to social taxes

In Russian: http://www.news.tj/ru/news/tadzhikistan-predlagaet-svoim-trudovym-migrantam-dobrovolnuyu-vyplatu-sotsialnykh-nalogov.

 

More than a thousand citizens of Tajikistan refused to fly to Russia

In Russian: http://news.tj/ru/news/bolee-1-tys-grazhdanam-tadzhikistana-bylo-otkazano-v-vylete-v-rossiyu.

 

The representative of Tajikistan’s Migration Service holds a series of meetings in the Volgograd Region

In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/07/23/predstavitel_migracionnoy_sluzhby_ tadzhikistana_provel_cikl_vstrech_v_volgogradskoy_oblasti.

 

137,000 migrants receive patents (work licenses)

In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/07/26/137_tysyach_migrantov_priobreli_patent.

 

Tajikistan witnesses growth of the volume of remittances

In Russian: http://www.pressa.tj/news/v-tadzhikistane-denezhnye-perevody-nabirayut-vysokiy-uroven.

 

NDPT incites migrant workers to become members

In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/07/23/ndpt_agitiruet_trudovykh_ migrantov_v_svoi_ryady.

 

Russia: Pamir natives in Moscow demonstrate to stop the military operation in Khorog

In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/07/24/rossiya_v_moskve_urozhency_pamira_ mitinguyut_trebuya_prekratit_voennuyu_operaciyu_v_khoroge.

 

Tajikistanis in the USA protested against military operations in Khorog

In Russian: http://www.news.tj/ru/news/tadzhikistantsy-v-ssha-proveli-miting-protiv-voennoi-operatsii-v-khoroge.

 

Uzbekistan

 

Rubber flats, the history of Moscow and Chekhov. The second issue of migrants’ “Uzbegim” newspaper

In Russian: http://migrocenter.org/news/1343213082/.

 

Employers’ rights under law protection

In Russian: http://uza.uz/ru/business/20083/.

 

Competition among young entrepreneurs

In Russian: http://uza.uz/ru/business/20079/.

 

An effective system of personnel training

In Russian: http://www.gov.uz/ru/press/economics/15097.

 

Russia

 

Round table "Demography, population, international migration ..." held in Moscow

In Russian: http://baltija.eu/news/read/25659.

 

Migrants from Central Asia as serious competitors for Russians in the job market

In Russian: http://www.kginfo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5208&Itemid=35.

 

Foreigners may be required to have a medical examination for employment

In Russian: http://sgpress.ru/Sluzhba_informatsii/art22260.html.

 

Shoigu: Kyrgyzstan is interested in training specialists in the Moscow region

In Russian: http://www.kginfo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5218&Itemid=36.

 

Podmoskovye Department of the FMS recognizes inefficiency of migration quota

In Russian: http://www.kginfo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5228&Itemid=35.

 

Edward Kumyshev: Adaptation of migrants is an important aspect of government policy

In Russian: http://www.kginfo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5159&Itemid=35.

 

St. Petersburg to teach migrants how to live in a European city

In Russian: http://www.rosbalt.ru/piter/2012/07/20/1013173.html.

 

Inflow of migrant workers increases by 72% in Irkutsk oblast compared to 2011

In Russian: http://www.irk.ru/news/20120723/migrants/.

 

Tolyatti to open a hostel for migrant workers

In Russian: http://news.mail.ru/inregions/volgaregion/63/economics/9648880/.

 

Human rights reception office for migrant workers to open in Sochi

In Russian: http://www.civitas.ru/news.php?code=12618.

 

Number of illegal migration cases in Podmoskovye has declined 6 times

In Russian: http://www.ria.ru/incidents/20120719/703546325.html#ixzz2197ycwb3.

 

Detention center for illegal migrants to be opened in Kamchatka

In Russian: http://www.baltinfo.ru/2012/07/21/Spetcpriemnik-dlya-migrantov-nelegalov-otkroyut-na-Kamchatke-292506.

 

Amurian businessman fined for illegal migrants

In Russian: http://www.rg.ru/2012/07/24/reg-dfo/migranty-anons.html.

 

Multilateral

 

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan launch regional program to promote migrants’ rights

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/rus/society/full/37210.

 

Not only Diaspora leaders to become members of the Council of Elders

In Russian: http://radiovesti.ru/articles/2012-07-19/fm/58089.

 

Latvia starts to actively use the services of migrant workers from CIS countries

In Russian: http://www.baltinfo.ru/2012/07/20/Latviya-nachala-aktivno-polzovatsya-uslugami-gastarbaiterov-iz-stran-SNG-292328.

 

International News

 

IOM appeals for $177 million

In English: http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2012/07/iom-appeals-for-177-million/.

 

UK Border Agency backlog worries MPs

In English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18945047.

 

Ukraine and the EU to simplify visa regime

In Russian: http://migrocenter.org/news/1343120944/.

 

Analytics

 

Kyrgyzstan: Some students find loophole in US State Department program

In English: http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65692.

 

Remittances of migrant workers go to waste

In Russian: http://www.kginfo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5186&Itemid=36.

 

Simple stories of complex migration

In Russian: http://www.24.kg/reportaji/133528-prostye-istorii-o-neprostoj-migracii.html.

 

UNDP’s Office of the Senior Economist predicts a decline in remittances to Kyrgyzstan by labor migrants

In Russian: http://www.kabar.kg/rus/economics/full/37518.

 

Tajik unemployment fuels Islamic militancy (audio report)

In English: http://iwpr.net/report-news/tajik-unemployment-fuels-islamic-militancy.

 

Life in Tajikistan becomes more difficult

In Russian: http://tajmigrant.com/zhit-v-tadzhikistane-stanovitsya-vse-trudnej.html.

 

The end of the Gastarbeiter myth

In Russian: http://oko-planet.su/politik/politikdiscussions/128985-konec-mifa-o-gastarbayterah.html.

 

Konstantin Romodanovsky: No reinforcement of migration policy. Higher charges against law violators (interview with "Rossiyskaya Gazeta")

In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1383.

 

Yurii Krupnov: "Migration Policy Concept is a monument to bureaucratic self-destructive policy on the elimination of national economy and population"

In Russian: http://www.politcom.ru/14239.html.

 

Rules of hospitality

In Russian: http://www.rg.ru/2012/07/20/migraciya.html.

 

Greetings from the very "heart of Russia"

In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/07/25/privet_iz_samogo_serdca_rossii.

 

"Mekendeshter" Forum: A look at Medicine from abroad

In Russian: http://www.kabar.kg/rus/health/full/37440.

 

Daniyar Derkembaev: "The World Congress should become a unifying body for hundreds of Diasporas around the world"

In Russian: http://www.kabar.kg/rus/society/full/37430.

 

Kyrgyzstan is in our heart, not a burden on our shoulders

In Russian: http://www.kabar.kg/rus/analytics/full/37525.

 

Employment - 2020 Program provides assistance to unemployed in organizing their workplace, business and life, - Ali Bektaev

In Russian: http://www.inform.kz/rus/article/2480992.

 

What can the Diaspora do?

In Russian: http://caucasia.at.ua/news/vozmozhnosti_i_resursy/2012-07-25-1376.

 

Get a work license and work

In Russian: http://www.michpravda.ru/articles/poluchi-patent-i-rabotay-7503.

 

Publications

 

New issue of “Your right. Migration”, № 15, August 2012

In Russian: http://migratsia.ru/blog/vyshel_v_svet_ocherednoj_nomer_gazety_vashe_pravo_ migracija_nbsp_15_avgust_2012_goda/2012-07-26-109.

 

Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development: A Handbook for Policymakers and Practitioners in Home and Host Countries

In English: http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=47&products_id=787.

 

Announcements

 

Bishkek to host the First World Congress of Kyrgyzstanis and Compatriots

In Russian: http://ca-news.org/news:1029361/ or here.

 


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Email: tspc@auca.kg

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