More Ukrainian refugees contributing to Czech state coffers

Czechia has provided approximately CZK 16.33 billion in benefits to war refugees from Ukraine since the start of the war, the Czech Press Agency said, citing a report by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. According to Labour Minister Marian Jurečka, Ukrainian refugees have already started to pay back the aid they have received in levies on their earnings which were between CZK 12 billion and CZK 15 billion last year. Czech Interior Minister Vít Rakušan recently said that the amount paid this year will significantly exceed the aid provided.