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Foreigners are here to stay / Cizincum se v Cechach libi

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An article from yesterday’s Ceske noviny concentrated on the topic of an increasing influx of foreigners coming to the Czech Republic. Within the last 6 months the number increased in 34,000 foreigners to the total of 321,456 (end of 2006). In comparison to the other European countries the percentage of this group is still very low (3.5%) where in Austria or Germany the percentage of foreign population comes to 10%. Which are the biggest immigrant groups (going in order from the largest group to the second largest…)??

  1. Slovaks
  2. Russians (Ukraine)
  3. Vietnamese
  4. Polish

The Czech Republic became the “hot stuff” ever since it joined the EU: the country’s economy as well as its living conditions have significantly improved. A big attraction is also the currently the thriving job market (http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/domov/index_view.php?id=272416).

On my last visit to Prague I made an interesting observation; every one of these nationalities segregated into specific work fields: the Vietnamese own the little food markets, the Russians work in construction, the Slovaks sell kielbasas at the Wenceslav Square food stands, and….where did the Polish go?? I myself have not encountered any.

CZ: Vcerejsi clanek v Ceskych novinach se zameruje na tema radikalniho rustu pristehovalcu v Ceske republice. Za poslednich 6 mesicu jich pribylo na 34.000 a totalni pocet jich bylo ke konci roku 2006 napocteno az 321.456! V porovnani s jinymi Evropskymi zememi ale Cesko porad patri k zemim s nizkym procentem cizinu (3,5%), kde v Nemecku nebo Rakousku je podil cizincu mnohem vyssi (10%). Jake jsou tyto nejvetsi pristehovalecke skupiny??

  1. Slovaci
  2. Rusove (Ukrajina)
  3. Vietnamci
  4. Polaci

Zajem o Cesko podporilo nejen jeho nynejsi pusobeni v EU ale take zlepsovani zivotnich podminek. Velkym lakadlem jsou take ruzne pracovni prilezitosti (http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/domov/index_view.php?id=272416).

Na me posledni navsteve Prahy (2006) mi prislo dosti zajimave, jak se kazda skupina segregovala do jineho sektoru; Vietnamci vlastni male samoobsluhy, Ukrajinci pracuji na stavbe, a Slovaci – tedy videla jsem jen divky – pracuji na Vaclavaku ve stancich na obcerstveni. Jen Polaky jsem nikde nepotkala…

http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/domov/index_view.php?id=272416

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