Dienstag, 5. August 2008

Another EU-project in Ukraine

Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom (with support from ICMPD) have started a migration related project to „step up its management migration system“. Every involved country has his own job:

* Hungary will support Ukraine to open up eight „screening centers“ in Eastern Ukraine. In this centers it should be decided if migrants are „refugees“ or if they are „illegal migrants“.

* Poland will support Ukraine in carry out the asylum procedure, with focus on the interviews.

* Slovakia will provide country-of-origin information to Ukraine.

* Czech Republic will support Ukraine in the point „detention centers“.

* U.K. will support Ukraine in the question of „return of illegal migrants“.

* The Netherlands will support Ukraine in setting up a visa-regime „in line with EU-standards“

The project has started in February 2008 and takes 24 month. The European Commission supports the project with 2,2 Million Euro.

Source: ICMPD Information 1 and ICMPD Information 2

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