Am I a Foreigner or Not? Story of a Czech/Luxembourgish Student in Brno

Hi, my name is Anna, I am 22 years old, and I am currently living in Brno. I was born and raised in Luxembourg, with a double nationality, Luxembourgish and Czech.
I lived in Luxembourg until my graduation in 2018, however, I visited my relatives and friends in the Czech Republic during my whole life. Living in a bi-lingual household, the language never was an issue whenever I came here.

Gender Pay Gap in Czechia One of the Highest in EU

Women in the Czech Republic earn on average 18,9 % less than men. Based on this, the Czech Republic belongs to the worst countries in the EU in this matter. The conference Equal Pay Day (EPD), taking place from March 26 to April 1, 2021, is trying to fight this serious issue. 

Czech Language Exams for Expats Will Be More Difficult

After six years of consideration, the Czech Ministry of Education has decided to make Czech language exams more difficult for expats interested in getting a permanent residence permit. This means that instead of passing a level A1 language exam expats will have to prove their knowledge of the Czech language at level A2.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Countermeasures Tightening, Schools Closed and Gatherings Limited

The current coronavirus countermeasures will tighten from Wednesday, October 14 as decided by the Czech government on Monday, October 12. Another full lockdown is not possible since it would harm the Czech economy, which is why the government decided to reduce the concentration of people at one place at a time, rather than close shops and services like in spring.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Restricions on Leisure Activities and Shopping

A set of new countermeasures was announced by the Minister of Health Roman Prymula on Thursday, October 8. Some of them come into force on Friday, October 9, the rest of them will apply from Monday, October 12. Most of them concern leisure activities, although restrictions affecting shopping or education were announced as well.

Some Expats in the Czech Republic Will Have to Undergo Integration Courses

Some expats living in the Czech Republic will have to undergo special integration courses that are expected to start taking place from January 2021 according to a new decree proposed by the Ministry of the Interior. During these courses, they should learn for example, about customs and the Czech language, but also about the issue of domestic violence. The draft of this decree was recently sent for the comment procedure.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Changes on the Local Coronavirus Map

Despite many people’s original expectations that the pandemic situation would improve during summer, the number of new cases has been growing since most countermeasures were released. This and the fact that many experts are worried about the situation further worsening in autumn has led to some countermeasures being (re)introduced again in the Czech Republic. Some of them, like wearing face masks, were reintroduced nationwide while other countermeasures were reintroduced only in some regions.

Top 6 Reasons to Study a Master’s Degree in the Czech Republic in 2020

Are you looking for a destination for your studies abroad? Then you should definitely consider the Czech Republic. More and more students decide to continue their Bachelor’s studies and get a Master’s Degree precisely in this country. Are you curious why? Do you want to know how you can benefit both personally and academically if you come to the Czech Republic? Here are all the answers! These are the reasons why the Czech Republic is one of the top destinations in 2020 for studying abroad.