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29th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


HR experts on workforce shortage in the Czech Republic - opinions, data, possible solutions

The total number of available jobs by the end of 2015 was around 108,000, which, compared to the situation in January 2015, represents an increase by nearly 75%, says Ladislav Kučera, Managing Director of Hays Czech Republic, adding that even despite the significant rise in the number of available jobs and hard to fill jobs, companies have not yet resorted to significant wage increases.

29th November 2016 / Politics / Elections


Eurobarometer on media pluralism and democracy: 56% of Czech respondents think national media provide same diversity of views compared to 5 years ago

According to recently published Eurobarometer data, in 22 Member States, respondents are most likely to say national media provide the same diversity of views and opinions compared to five years ago, although the Czech Republic, Croatia (both 56%), Slovakia (54%), Luxembourg and Romania (50%) are the only countries where at least half think this way.

29th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


HR experts on workforce shortage in the Czech Republic - opinions, data, possible solutions

The total number of available jobs by the end of 2015 was around 108,000, which, compared to the situation in January 2015, represents an increase by nearly 75%, says Ladislav Kučera, Managing Director of Hays Czech Republic, adding that even despite the significant rise in the number of available jobs and hard to fill jobs, companies have not yet resorted to significant wage increases.

28th November 2016 / Politics / Elections


Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: The rise of fact-checking sites in Europe

The new millennium has seen the rise and rapid global spread of what can fairly be called a new democratic institution, the independent political fact-checker. The first organisations dedicated to publicly evaluating the truth of political claims appeared in the United States in the early 2000s, The rise of fact-checking sites in Europe report shows.

28th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Health Care


OECD: Health Care at a Glance Europe 2016: Czech Republic: Marked increase in child obesity since 2001, still Czech girls aged 15 currently among most physically active

OECD recently published their Health Care at a Glance Europe 2016 report. Around 17.7% of the Czech population was aged over 65 in 2015, while fertility rate reached 1.53 children. The report mentions marked increase in child obesity, still Czech girls aged 15 are currently among most physically active. Also, differences in density of doctors between urban regions and rural regions are highest in Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Greece, the report says. 

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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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