Czech officials to discuss terms for return of ethnic Czechs


Czech officials will head out to Odessa in Ukraine at the start of next week to sound out ethnic Czechs about the possibility of their returning home. Around 200 are believed to be interested in moving to the Czech Republic. Preparations being made for them include lodging provided by the Ministry of Interior and payments to adults and children. Language and requalification courses could also be offered, Around 2,000 ethnic Czechs are believed to have returned since the early 19990s.