Czech Interior Minister seeks clampdown on abuse of business licences: report

The Czech Ministry of Interior is looking to introduce stricter measures to control foreigners who register businesses to gain long term residency in the country, according to Czech Television. Around 10,000 foreigners registered in this way between January and May. The ministry believes many of the businesses are only serving as a front for obtaining residency. It also suspects the mafia is involved in organising registration and demands up to 30,000 crowns for the service. The television report said tougher rules are likely to be sought after October elections.

Author: Chris Johnstone