Number of foreign workers triples in 15 years

The number of foreign workers in the Czech Republic has more than tripled in the last 15 years, according to a new government report. Three-quarters of non-native employees are from the European Union and therefore do not require work permits; the highest number are from Slovakia. At the end of last year there were 323,000 such workers in the country; that figure was nearly 40,000 higher than in 2008, when the financial crisis began.

Author: Ian Willoughby