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

7th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Happiness Index made by Spanish scientists shows results for Czech Republic

Researchers at the University of Valencia and Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain invented the Happiness Index named HAIN in a study using official data from sources such as the UN, World Data Bank and Eurostat. They tested the index on 13 European countries for which all the data they wanted was available: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
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18th December 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Statistical Office: Pessimistic forecast says 7.4 mil., optimistic 12.38 mil. inhabitants in Czech Republic in 2100. Immigration behind population increase in Q1-3 2018

The Czech Statistical Office has recently announced estimated population growth in the Czech Republic. According to the pessimistic scenario, in 2050 there could be below 10 mil. and in 2010 only 7.4 mil. inhabitants in the Czech Republic. The optimistic scenario foresees the population of 11.34 mil. and 12.38 mil., respectively.
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17th December 2018 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

CMS, Cushman & Wakefield: Hotel Investment Scene in CEE

While the total cumulative transaction volume was in excess of EUR 7bn over the 17-year period 2000- 2017, the last five years accounted for nearly 42%, totalling almost EUR 3bn of investment (2013- 2017). The Czech Republic (with Prague already boasting the 10th largest hotel market in Europe), attracted the highest number of investment (38%), followed by Poland (28%) and Hungary (12%), a recently published analysis by CMS and Cushman & Wakefield says.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic