Czech Spending on Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Reaches CZK 16.9 bln 

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State and local government spending on the Ukrainian refugee crisis amounted to CZK 16.9 billion (EUR 687 million) at the end of September, the Czech Ministry of Finance announced last week, according to Radio Prague.

According to Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura, the costs for the whole year are likely to be lower than the initially estimated CZK 25 billion.

Most of the costs, CZK 13.9 billion, were earmarked from the state budget.

The largest item in the costs were social benefits, which amounted to CZK 7 billion.

According to Czech Labor Office data, more than 120,000 Ukrainian refugees found employment in the Czech Republic by the end of September. 

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