Spotlight issue

23rd June 2016 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

Video: Prague, Rising Above

View this new video promoting Prague as a great investment destination. “We believe we need to join our city development plans and our national economic strategy together. Cities create regional economies, and regional economies are what construct national economies..." 

24th June 2016 / Competitiveness / Education

Eurostat: 16 students per 1,000 Czechs graduate in science, mathematics, computing, engineering, manufacturing, or construction

In the Czech Republic, there are 16.6 graduates in tertiary education aged 20-29 in science, mathematics, computing, engineering, manufacturing, or construction per 1,000 inhabitants, the Eurostat data say. 

23rd June 2016 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Deloitte Legal: Future Trends for Legal Services - study

In a growing market, purchasing patterns for legal services are changing. In-house teams are looking for pragmatic, industry specialists who are tech savvy and can offer more than traditional legal advice.

20th June 2016 / Competitiveness / Health Care

AmCham EU position: Improving access to medicines in the European Union

Ensuring the sustainability of healthcare systems requires a strategic and comprehensive policy response. Current short-term cost containment measures that exclusively target the price of medicines risk undermining, rather than improving access. The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) believes that focusing on meaningful patient outcomes and the value of innovative medicines is part of the solution. Europe also needs to further encourage research and development and innovation, of which the patent system remains a key driver. This will deliver new life-saving treatments to patients and spur economic growth and job creation in the EU. 

18th June 2016 / Politics / Elections

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016: Czech regions get high scores for education, low for housing, income, civic engagement, health

Recently published OECD Regions at a Glance report says that all the Czech regions rank among the top 20% of the OECD regions in the areas of education (share of labour force with at least a secondary degree), with Prague in the top 5%. The country has large regional disparities in access to services, jobs, and community, the latter being the third largest regional gap among OECD countries.

16th June 2016 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Czech scientists could halt zika virus | Czech healthcare R&D could make use of private funding

Czech scientists from the Biological Centre of the Czech Academy of Science, based in Ceske Budejovice, in cooperation with Brno Research Institute of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague found a substance that could halt zika virus, the server informed. ​Czech healthcare R&D could make use of private funding 


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic