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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JLL Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2018: Czech Republic in the group of transparent countries
Within Europe, countries in the CEE region have shown the strongest advancements. The Czech Republic ranks 23rd and finds itself in the group of transparent countries along with Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, US, Sweden, Austria, Hong Kong, Finland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain and South Korea, JLL Global Real Estate Transparency report 2018 says.View more
Bird & Bird on Smart Cars and Personal Data: "When comparing the progress in autonomous driving technology with the development of the legislation governing such technology, it is apparent that the legislation will soon have to adopt many changes."
A growing trend towards autonomous vehicles is emerging in the automotive industry. However, the full scale deployment of SAE level 5 (completely autonomous) vehicles on roads, legally speaking, is currently not possible due to the limitations set out by the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, to which 75 countries, including the Czech Republic, are parties.View more
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.View more
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.View more
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.View more