Number of foreigners passes 500,000 for first time

The number of foreigners working living legally in the Czech Republic last year exceeded half a million for the first time, according to Ministry of the Interior figures cited by the Czech News Agency. Of the 524,000 non-nationals registered in the country in 2017 over 40 percent came from Ukraine or Slovakia. There were 14 refugees in the country last year.

The number of foreigners in the Czech Republic has risen by over 130,000 in the last decade.

A large percentage of non-nationals registered in 2017 were from the EU. These included 111,500 Slovaks, over 20,300 Poles, nearly 21,300 Germans, around 3800 French citizens and 5,300 Brits.

Author: Ian Willoughby