Spotlight issue

12th October 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Radio Zet interview with Bird & Bird Partner V.Chloupek: Is it reasonable to fear GDPR?

On 25 May 2018 GDPR, general regulation on the protection of personal data, a new regulation from the European Commission, will come into effect. It will unify the legal protection of personal data across Europe. What will change for businesses?

19th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry Is the CEE region about to steal the outsourcing crown from India?

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of chairing a panel of thought leaders and industry experts at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, says Tom Quigley is director of outsourcing at Emerging Europe. The subject matter was centred on the ICT industry in the Ukraine specifically, and the broader Central and Eastern European (CEE) region in general.

19th October 2017 / Politics / Elections

Radio Praha: Czech parties subject to stepped up election spending scrutiny

New rules apply to the Czech elections to the lower house of parliament for the first time limiting parties budgets’ and making them declare funding and spending flows. But while it’s a step in the right direction, some flaws are still seen in the overall framework, Radio Praha writes.


18th October 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

OLAF 2016 report on fraud

Currently, nine Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta and Slovakia) have adopted a National Anti-Fraud Strategy (NAFS), the European Anti-Fraud Agency OLAF 2016 report states.

17th October 2017 / Politics / Elections

Property Lending Barometer 2017

A survey of banks on the prospects for real estate sector lending in Europe.

17th October 2017 / Politics / Elections

Aon's Political Risk Quarterly 2017

This quarter, four countries experienced a change in their country risk ratings, with all of them marking a deterioration.  This is the first quarter, in some time, that there have been more downgrades (countries experiencing an increase in political risk) than improvements.


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

Read the document in English or in Czech.

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