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For the first time foreigners account for more than 6% of the Czech population

About 660,849 foreigners were legally living in the Czech Republic at the end of last year, exceeding 6% of the total population for the first time, according to the government report on migration and integration of foreigners. Over the past three years, the number of registered foreigners in the country has increased by 100,000.

Slovaks continued to dominate among foreigners from EU member states, with two-thirds of foreigners with residence permits coming from countries outside the EU, mainly Ukraine, Vietnam and Russia. The report says the increase in foreigners is largely due to economic immigration, with the state issuing 185,000 short-term visas for employment purposes alone.

After a decline in the previous year, the number of people applying for international protection in the Czech Republic last year increased by a fifth to 1,411. Ukrainians, Georgians and Afghans were the nationalities that accounted for the largest percentage of applicants.

https://english.radio.cz/foreigners-make-over-six-percent-czech-population-first-time-8757989 For the first time foreigners account for more than 6% of the Czech population

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