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

23rd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Mazars CEE Tax Guide 2020: Czech and Slovak republics among 21 countries with the highest level of labour taxation

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia lead the rankings of the 21 CEE countries where employers and employees have to pay the highest mandatory contributions to social and health insurance. This is according to the international MAZARS CEE Tax Guide, which monitors the development of direct and indirect tax, labour expenses, wage levels and the area of transfer pricing.
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23rd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Europe: The impact of COVID-19 on the European hotel sector

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a most dramatic effect on the hotel business throughout Europe and words like ‘unprecedented’ and ‘unique’ are used liberally to describe the situation. Performance data from STR for the first half of the year compared with 2019 show how dramatic the effect on the hotel sector has been with RevPAR since March 2020 nose-diving, with many hotels closing their doors. 
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22nd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Education

3M Extends Accessible STEM Distance-learning Resources With Science at Home

With school districts across the nation navigating back-to-school during COVID-19, 3M extends its Science at Home distance learning resources for teachers, parents, caregivers and students
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic