Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

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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24th October 2016 / Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

WIP Rule of Law Index: Czech Rep has best scores for order, security, worst for corruption, ranks 12th regionally

The Czech Republic ranks 17th globally (out of 113 countries assessed), and 12th regionally (out of 24 countries in the region) in the 2016 Rule of Law Index published by the World Justice Project. The country lags behind in categories Absence of Corruption and Regulatory Enforcement.
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6th June 2016 / Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

AmCham EU letter on a Reformed Transparency Register 

The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) stands for an open and transparent European policy-making process and is a long-standing supporter of EU efforts to enhance transparency. Interest representation is a vital element of a healthy EU decision-making process, where policy makers depend on input from experts to deliver effective regulation.    
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20th April 2016 / Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

2015 Freedom of Press Report: Czech Republic 21st: some degree of self-censorship of media workers, oligarchization, lower quality&depth of news reporting

The Czech Republic ranks 21st out of 180 countries asessed in the 2015 Freedom of the Press Report by the Freedomhouse organisation, compared with 9th place in the 2014 report. Harsh laws and violence drive global decline, the organization says, adding that global press freedom declined in 2014 to its lowest point in more than ten years.  
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25th March 2016 / Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

Businesseurope's Reform Barometer Spring 2016: Progress in innovation, skills in Czech Republic unsatisfactory

BUSINESSEUROPE's Reform Barometer, published on 3 March 2016, raises concerns that 'reform fatigue' may be setting in as the EU economy starts to extend its recovery from economic crisis. Results from BUSINESSEUROPE's member federations show that only 20% on the European Commission's recommended national-level reforms have been followed by satisfactory implementation, compared with 22% in 2015.  
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20th July 2015 / Competitiveness / Legal Reform and Transparency

Competitiveness: OECD 2015 Government at a glance: Czechs better at combating government debt, but worse at mathematics

In 2013, the average debt level in OECD countries reached 109.3% of GDP. From 2013 to 2014, debt decreased in Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway and Slovak Republic, while the highest increases in debt occurred in Slovenia, Spain, Italy and Belgium...As for the remuneration of public sector staff, in...
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic