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Czech government plans major revision of visa schemes, annual quotas for foreign workers

Faced by an acute labour shortage, the Czech government is looking to attract more foreign workers and streamline the processing of issuing work permits. In recent years, the country has in particular turned to Ukraine to help fill the gap. The government wants to do the same for workers from EU hopefuls such as Montenegro, Moldova and Serbia, as well as India and other Asian countries.

 
 
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Czechs offer restoration experts to…

The world watched in horror on Monday night as the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame – an iconic symbol of the beauty…

 
 
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Czech “breastfeeding guerrilla” mums…

A group of Czech mothers known as the “breastfeeding guerrillas” – Kojící guerila – held a “feed-in” shortly before…

 
 
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Czechs win regional round of Startup…

Prague this week for the first time hosted the European leg of the Startup World Cup & Summit, an annual event drawing…

 
 
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Opposition party proposes drivers be…

The Civic Democrats have come out with a new amendment to Czech driving legislation, which would allow drivers to have…

 
 
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Czech mental health care to undergo…

The Czech Republic’s health minister has outlined a plan to reform the country’s long-neglected psychiatric care. The…

 
 
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Bio-waste recycling to be made easier

When it comes to plastics, paper and glass Czechs are conscientious recyclers with around 70 percent of the population…

 
 
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Five hundred new e-bikes to appear in…

From Monday no fewer than 500 new Czech-made electric bicycles will appear on the streets of Prague under the Freebike…

 
 
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Czechs start moringa superfood business…

Moringa oleifera is a plant that is often referred to as “the drumstick tree” or “the miracle tree”. Indigenous to…

 
 
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The sweet life of Josef Maršálek – from…

Josef Maršálek was born in a tiny Moravian village where half the residents were his direct relatives – and the nearest…

 
 
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Youngest chess grandmaster on his…

His father is a Vietnamese businessman and he was born here in the Czech Republic. Thai Dai Van Nguyen is one of many…

 
 
 
 
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