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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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For the tenth year in a row, the Austrian capital has topped the global rankings of the “Quality of Living” index…

 
 
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One in six Czech 30-somethings likely…

The number of childless women in the Czech Republic continues to increase. While in the 1970s and 80s, only five to…

 
 
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Jam Session in Zanzibar

Daniela Mauleon Davidova is one of the many Czech entrepreneurs who have decided to set up a business far from home…

 
 
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From pen and paper games to multi…

Just this month, Warhorse Studios, one of the country’s most successful videogame studios, was bought by a foreign…

 
 
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Measles outbreak in Czech Republic as…

The World Health Organization is ringing alarm bells as an increasing number of European countries, including the Czech…

 
 
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Man who received 10-year jail sentence…

Czech Radio‘s flagship station, Radiožurnál, has reported on a chilling story of judicial error. Michal Šnajdr was…

 
 
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Guess who’s coming to dinner? LGBTQ…

In celebration of “National Marriage Week”, the Christian Democrats have organised a contest inviting married couples…

 
 
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The old tradition of pig-slaughter…

If you visit the Czech countryside at the start of the year you are likely to receive an invitation to attend a…

 
 
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Czech colleague: Slovakia “going in…

Thursday is the first anniversary of the shocking murder of Ján Kuciak, a young Slovak journalist who was gunned down…

 
 
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City Hall plans its own Covent Garden…

The centre of Prague could soon boast its own version of Covent Garden as an expensive reconstruction project on a…

 
 
 
 
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