This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

27th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Education

INSEAD 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index: Czechia ranks 25th globally, 17th in Europe

This year's Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) includes 132 countries, focuses on AI and talent competitiveness. Adapting to this new way of working is important for countries to grow their economies and stay globally competitive.
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6th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

CEE Investment 2019

After impressive first six months of 2019 for the CEE investment market, the second half of the year marked itself with even greater investment volumes. Overall, in 2019 there was a number of transactions for a total of nearly €14.0 billion. 
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5th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Czechs will Spend 181 Days Working to Pay Taxes as this Year’s Tax Freedom Day Falls on 30 June

This year, taxpayers in the Czech Republic will spend 181 days working to pay taxes, which is one day more than last year; after final recalculation, it was 180 days in 2019. According to Deloitte’s calculations, Tax Freedom Day will fall on 30 June 2019. Approximately the same case as in the Czech Republic will apply to the UK and Norway. Taxpayers will have to spend the most days paying taxes to the government in Denmark, while the fewest in Romania and Bulgaria.
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5th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Petyovský & Partners: The Czech Republic: The End of the Brexit Story

Today is the day when the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU). The leaving process officially started on March 29th, 2017 by activation of the Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the two parties (UK & EU) started to draft the agreement setting forth the Brexit terms and conditions (Brexit deal).
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic