In its annual recommendations to member states, the European Commission has advised the Czech Republic to simplify its tax system, improve tax collection, implement a civil service law by the end of the year and address discrimination on the labour market.The report says that the discrimination of women on the labour market is one of the worst in the EU, both in terms of the differences in salary for men and women doing the same job and the fact that the lack of nurseries and pre-school facilities allow only five percent of mothers to return to work as soon as they would like after taking maternity leave, while the EU average is 30 percent. The difference in salaries between men and women is reportedly one of the highest in the EU, with women consequently getting lower pensions as well.
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