Spotlight issue

9th June 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham CZ: Manufacturing in the Czech Republic: National Employment and Median Wage by occupation 2011-2016 - report

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Wage increases in 2016 reflect the growing tightness in the labor market, due to the large decline in working age people. The situation accelerated in 2016, particularly in the blue collar market. The government's favored policies of increasing public sector wages and keeping a clamp on non-EU workforce are shaking the equilibrium between demand and supply. The question is whether the outcome will be the desired increase in wages while maintaining high employment, or the departure of a substantial number of blue collar jobs to other EU countries with either lower cost or higher productivity. 

21st June 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

NFPK: The Role of Public Procurement Administrators – Compet Consult

One of the activities pursued by the Anticorruption Endowment in the field of public procurement is to monitor the performance of administrators. An administrator is the entrepreneur to whom the principal has delegated his legal obligations and responsibilities in awarding a public procurement contract. The administrator is an external consultant that formulates procurement specifications and supervises all steps and moves resulting in his principal’s entering into the contract. But problems arise if the administrator plays foul or his mission is to ensure that the contract goes to a prechosen contractor.

16th June 2017 / Politics / Employment and Social Affairs

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Applauds Workforce Development Executive Order

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue issued the following statement today on President Trump’s executive order related to workforce development:

16th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham CZ: Czech Research and Potential

A digest of major Czech R&D investment news and related statistics.

16th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

AmCham CZ: Projects for Prague

The aim of the project is to push the government to support certain development projects that would result in wide economic benefit for the country. AmCham would identify public and private projects that would have a wide economic impact, and promote their accelerated development. The Real Estate Council recommends the following projects for Prague:

16th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Apen Institute CE: Visegrad Startup Report 2016/2017: "What makes the Visegrad region stand out is the number of STEM graduates."

Visegrad Startup Report provides complex analysis of the Visegrad startup ecosystem based on a series of national startup studies (Polish, Slovak, Czech and Hungarian). The authors of Visegrad Startup Report have seized the opportunity created by the lack of a documents which could serve as a reference tool to companies and politicians attentively looking at the rapidly expanding Visegrad (V4) startup ecosystem.


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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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