Spotlight issue

17th March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement

V.Kosek, Johnson & Johnson on public procurement: Who will be the first one courageous enough to use the „willingness to pay for better quality“ model?

"How do you buy things? Do you always buy the cheapest product?  For example when you decide to purchase a TV, do you say: 1 TV please?," Vladimir Kosek, Commercial & Market Access Manager, Johnson & Johnson, asks.

24th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Radio Praha: New style brainstorming marathon comes up with ides for Prague metro system

Prague has just hosted a hackathon with global participation with the target to brainstorm and come up with solutions for cities like the Czech capital where getting from A to B can be a stressful and time consuming process, Radio Praha writes.

23rd March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

QS World Universities Ranking by Subject: Two Czech universities among top 100

QS World Universities Ranking issued its 2017 ranking by subject of study, comprising 46 different subjects. The Czech Technical University in Prague is among top 100 universities globally in Civil & Structural Engineering. Charles University in Prague is among top 100 in Geography.

23rd March 2017 / Amcham best office news /

Presentations from discussion: ČNB leaving the interventions: Expectations vs. Reality

On March 22, AmCham finance committee organized  a panel discussion on possible scenarios after the end of CNB committments with Eva Zamrazilová of Czech Banking Association,  and Jan Vejmělek of Komerční banka. Moderated by Petr Budinský of University of Finance and Administration. Download the presentations - click on the title.

22nd March 2017 / Good governance / Health Care

EHCI 2016: Czech Rep ranks 13th, offers good value for money | Grayling insight into issues of the Czech healthcare sector

The European Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2016 says the Czech healthcare system offers good value for money. Meanwhile, Jakub Hudec of Grayling Czech Republic says sometimes Czech legislators’ intentions and actions in the area of public procurement are no help in increasing the healthcare system’s effectiveness. 

22nd March 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

Czech Republic experienced drop in FDI in 2014-15 | JLL Investment Intensity Index: Prague attracts investment into construction

The Czech Statistical Office announced lower investment activity (year-on-year change of gross fixed capital formation) in the 3rd quarter of 2016. JLL Investment Intensity Index highlights potential of Prague among ‘Emerging World Cities’ in construction investment. 


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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