Spotlight issue

13th November 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Radio Praha: GRECO President in Prague: 'Without good people, even a perfect law is futile.'

'One of our recommendations in the fourth round is related to implementation – that is an area where the country needs to step up its efforts.'

14th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

OECD analysis of collaborative problem-solving skills: Czech 15-year-olds who attended pre-primary school are more likely to enjoy, value cooperation

Globally, girls are much better than boys at working together to solve problems, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving. Czech 15-year-olds responded to questions related to team work, relations with peers and teachers.

14th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

Eurostat: Less than 9% of Czechs suffered from material and social deprivation in 2016

In the Czech Republic, the material and social deprivation rate in 2016 was higher among people with primary education (21.2%), followed by those with secondary education (7.8%) and people with tertiary education (1.7%). 

13th December 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Unemployment breaks yet another record

The share of unemployed broke another record in November, when it dropped to its lowest level at 3.5%. The number of vacancies did not lag behind, surpassing October’s maximum. Therefore, finding a suitable work force is increasingly difficult for companies. However, given the negative seasonal factors, we expect the share of the unemployed will rise again from December.

13th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Business representatives meet the new US Ambassador at the AmCham

Representatives of businesses in the Czech Republic met new US Ambassador today at the AmCham. Topics that were discussed in regard of concrete problems in the particular companies and sequements of businesses:

12th December 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Inflation is beginning to slow down

The year-on-year inflation slowed down in November to 2.6% after its peak in October, when it reached the highest pace in the past five years. Despite that, consumer prices increased moderately on a mom basis. According to our forecast, the inflation pace will further decelerate in the following months.


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

English / Czech. Advocacy Priorities.


Policy pipeline

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

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic