The Czech Republic has the lowest jobless rate in the European Union with vacancies now outstripping the registered unemployed. But moves to attract workers from Ukraine are being hampered by red tape. That sparked a lightning visit last week by the Czech labour minister and a raft of reforms are now promised. Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jaroslava Němcová spent two-and-half days in Ukraine last week trying to work out why Czech employers complain they simply can’t recruit Ukrainians quickly enough to fill local gaps in the labour force.