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Team of Canadian immigration experts to visit Prague

A team of Canadian immigration experts is to visit Prague at the end of January on a fact-finding mission ahead of a possible abolition of visas for Czech citizens. A spokeswoman for the Canadian Embassy in Prague said the team would meet with Czech officials and NGOs to ascertain how well the country is protecting its ethnic minorities and assisting their integration. The information is to be used for a future revision of the visa duty. Canada re-imposed visa requirements for Czech citizens in 2009 citing a steep rise in the number of Czech asylum seekers, mainly of Romany origin. Ottawa has not indicated when it might lift the visa requirement but pundits say that is unlikely before it adopts a stricter asylum policy.