The quota for the employment of Ukrainian citizens in the Czech Republic has doubled. According to the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomash Petrshichek, there are not enough work permits issued in the country under the “Project of Ukraine”, and the examination of documents takes too much time. The Czech government supported the decision to double the quota for the employment of Ukrainians and increased the number of work permits from 19,600 to 40,000 per year.
According to the Czech Ministry of Labor, by December 2018, the number of employed citizens of Ukraine was 20% of the total number of foreign workers — more than 121,000 people. More than 662,000 Ukrainian citizens received a primary residence permit in the EU, which accounted for 21% of the total number of foreigners. Ukrainians are also the largest group of recipients of work permits in Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary and Estonia.