The Czech Republic will offer a free plane ticket and EUR 500 to foreign workers who voluntarily agree to return home after losing their jobs in the economic downturn, the government said. The sweeteners are among measures to cope with security risks stemming from rising unemployment among foreign workers in the EU member country, Interior Minister Ivan Langer said. In recent years, the fast-growing Czech economy, led by the car industry, lured cheap labor mainly from Ukraine, Slovakia, Vietnam, Mongolia and Moldova. (Reuters)

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