date: 16 3 2008 10:25:02
Two key concerns provided the impetus to design the first active immigration policy in
the Czech Republic – demographic and economic concerns. First, the ageing and
shrinking of the population has created a major challenge for future sustainability.
Second, there is a mismatch between supply and demand in the labour market.
Several years ago the demographic argument dominated in the media. Now the
focus is on the mismatch between supply and demand.