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.

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1st November 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

World Bank Group Doing Business 2018 report: Czech Republic ranks 30th, down 3 places

The Czech Republic made starting a business less expensive by introducing lower fees for simple limited liability companies. Also, the Czech Republic made paying taxes more complicated by introducing new requirements for filing VAT control statements, the 2018 Doing Business report published by the World Bank Group says.
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11th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

GEDI: Czech Republic ranks 24th regionally in 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index

The Czech Republic ranks 38th globally and 24th regionally in the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index published by GEDI, Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute. 
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8th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Taylor Wessing survey shows people greatly undervalue data protection in their homes

The law firm Taylor Wessing has conducted research related to the Internet of Things, regarding smart home appliances and electronics connected online. In carrying out the research, the law firm wanted to find out whether people are aware of the possibility for the misuse of and unauthorised access thereto, which can result in invasions of privacy, for example, via the monitoring of conversations at home or via a webcam. Of the total number of respondents, nearly 44% said that they were aware of the issue and had basic or even detailed information about it. Almost 34%, however, said that whilst they knew something about it, they had no information as to how to prevent such misuse and unauthorised access. Nearly 23% knew nothing about the problem.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic