Spotlight issue

24th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry Czech Republic - Business Customs

An attempt to accomplish business with a flurry of quick meetings and barrage of emails is more likely to result in failure. Czechs prefer to get to know someone, learn about the person’s background and firm, and then, if they are comfortable, get down to deal-making around the dessert course, or even at a follow-up meeting. Most Czechs want to build long-term, two-way business relationships and will be put off by too much emphasis on an immediate sale.

18th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs CEE emigrants could boost their countries' economies

Currently, around 7 million mainly young, skilled and educated Bulgarian, Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks and Romanians (CEE-6) live and work in Western Europe. The return of even a relatively small portion of these would boost regional GDP, for example, by stimulating the development of real estate markets, writes.

14th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation Czechs taking lead in voice recognition

Czech scientists are at the forefront of developing voice recognition and artificial intelligence. A team from Brno is cooperating with the US Defense Department and Facebook, Raymond Johnston writes for

12th September 2017 / Politics / Elections

Rekonstrukce státu: Fé The public can contribute for the first time to the fairness of the elections

The Reconstruction of State Platform today Launched a new web application that informs voters about the new rules for election campaigns (adopted by the Czech Parliament earlier this year) and allows them to demand clarification of unclear situations. Voters can follow for the first time how much money a party spends on the election campaign.

12th September 2017 / /

Video and photogallery of Pre-election Debate with Political Leaders on September 12

American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, Chambre de commerce franco-tcheque and Nordic Chamber of Commerce organized a Pre-election Debate with Political Leaders on September 12, the video of the event is available.

11th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

EEA and Norwegian funds in the Czech Republic: Did you know that tap water can contain other people's medication?

Czech researchers found 45 different types of medicines in samples from a river that will be turned into drinking water for the Prague region. Together with Norwegian scientistis, they now search for methods to keep the drugs out of your drinking water.



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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