Over 26,000 foreigners get Czech citizenship in seven-year period

Over 26,000 foreigners have gained Czech citizenship since 2001, according to government data released on Thursday. Two-fifths of those who have received Czech citizenship in the last seven years are from the neighbouring state of Slovakia, while Ukrainians make up the second biggest group. The number of new Czech citizens last year was the lowest since 2001.

Author: Ian Willoughby