Just over 3,200 foreign doctors are currently working in the country,
according to data from the Czech Medical Chamber (ČLK).
Slovaks are by far the most numerous, with an estimated 2,800 working here. There are also hundreds of Ukrainians, Russians, Poles and Belarusians.
The proximity of Slavic languages and poorer working conditions in their home countries are said to be the main factors for the influx.
Prague’s week-long Zero Point Festival (Nultý bod), which showcases
provocative and unexplored dance and theatre genres, is celebrating its
It gets underway on Monday night with nine performances at Divadle v Celetné theatre that organiser say aim to shock and provoke the audience.
Among the most prominent guest of this year's edition is Canadian dancer and choreographer Dana Michel, whose piece Cutlass Spring explores boundaries of the human body and sexuality.
Among the Czech troupes is Tantehorse, who will perform a staging of an escape game focused on the lives of people living in the Czech border regions known as the Sudetenland.
Czech financial group PPF’s global consumer lender arm Home Credit has
filed for a listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the company announced
Home Credit has appointed Citigroup, HSBC Holdings, and Morgan Stanley to lead the initial public offering expected to exceed at least USD 1 billion.
Founded in 1997 by Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, Home Credit operates in 10 countries including the United States, Russia and India. It is among the biggest non-bank consumer lenders in China.
Five Nobel Prize winners and more than 160 other physicists from around the
world are in Prague this week for a conference on Quantum and Mesoscopic
It is the seventh edition of the event, organized by the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Among the most prominent speakers are Nobel Laureates William Phillips, who discuss findings on so-called super-cool atoms; Rainer Weiss, who will talk about the origins of gravitational astronomy.
Several lectures are open to the public while others will be available online. The conference ends on Saturday with a section dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Barbora Strýcová of the Czech Republic and Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei
claimed the Wimbledon women's doubles title beating Gabriela Dabrowski
of Canada and Xu Yifan of China, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and six minutes.
It is the first Grand Slam title in women’s doubles for Strýcová, who will rise to WTA Doubles World No.1 in the WTA doubles rankings for the first time in her career as a result.
No.1 seeds from the Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek and Jiří Lehečka are
boys’ doubles champions at Wimbledon after beating Liam Draxl and Govind
Nanda 7:5, 6:4.
It is the third time that an all-Czech juniors team has won a grand slam; on previous occasions it was Petr Korda and Cyril Suk at Roland Garros in 1985, and then again in January of this year when Jonáš Forejtek and Dalibor Svrčina won at the Australian Open.
Czech firms are expected to curb their investments this year, as a result
of the workforce shortage, and the expected slowing of the German and Czech
economies, according to a prediction released by the European Commission.
The Czech export-oriented economy is expected to feel the impact of an economic slowdown in Europe, particularly in its main export destination, Germany. Despite this the Commission predicts solid growth, driven mainly by household consumption.
Companies are expected to invest mainly into digitalization and automated technologies.
As a result of frequent summer droughts in recent years and increasing
number of Czechs are requesting permission to dig or renew their own wells,
the ctk news agency reports, citing local authorities.
For instance the city of Tabor, in south Bohemia, has received 88 such requests from the start of the year, compared to 47 in the same period last year; Kladno has received 47 requests whereas it had just one last year.
Moreover local authorities admit the number could be much higher because due to red tape the approval process takes months and many people have started digging wells without waiting for permission.
During extended periods of drought some towns have limited water consumption to 100 litres per day.
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