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27th June 2017 / Politics / Elections


The Trump Administration: How much will it change, and what will it mean for Czechs and Europe?

What questions need answering to determine how President Trump- or, even more broadly, Republican control of Washington- will change the economies and policies of Europe? There are four. Will the Trump Administration change the US approach to global trade? Will the US accelerate the change in the security relationship with Europe? Will the Trump Administration enact economic policies domestically that will prolong its period of global dominance? And what will be Europe’s response to the Trump Administration?

28th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


Czech Office for Data Protection: GDPR Misinterpretations Rectified

The Office for Personal Data Protection (hereinafter “Czech DPA”) has elaborated “ten commandments” to straighten out the most frequent misinterpretations or misleading statements concerning the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

27th June 2017 / Politics / Elections


The Trump Administration: How much will it change, and what will it mean for Czechs and Europe?

What questions need answering to determine how President Trump- or, even more broadly, Republican control of Washington- will change the economies and policies of Europe? There are four. Will the Trump Administration change the US approach to global trade? Will the US accelerate the change in the security relationship with Europe? Will the Trump Administration enact economic policies domestically that will prolong its period of global dominance? And what will be Europe’s response to the Trump Administration?

27th June 2017 / Politics / Elections


Elections and Politics: Assessing the landscape at the start of the Election Campaign

Does anybody really feel like doing this?

Like its fellow citizens in France, England and America, Czechs head to polls this autumn to choose a new parliament, which will also decide the new prime minister and government. Although politics is already in tumult- Finance Minister Babis left the government and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka was removed as party chair and election leader- the general population does not appear either too upset or enthusiastic about what has happened. The following primer tries to give you an assessment of where we stand today, and what each party needs to do to improve their standing in the next parliament. Our analysis will be updated in September.

 

21st June 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


NFPK: The Role of Public Procurement Administrators – Compet Consult

One of the activities pursued by the Anticorruption Endowment in the field of public procurement is to monitor the performance of administrators. An administrator is the entrepreneur to whom the principal has delegated his legal obligations and responsibilities in awarding a public procurement contract. The administrator is an external consultant that formulates procurement specifications and supervises all steps and moves resulting in his principal’s entering into the contract. But problems arise if the administrator plays foul or his mission is to ensure that the contract goes to a prechosen contractor.

16th June 2017 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs


U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Applauds Workforce Development Executive Order

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue issued the following statement today on President Trump’s executive order related to workforce development:

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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