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

12th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

New Manual for Intrastat reporting as of 1 January 2023

The Czech Statistical Office has published an updated version of the informative manual summarizing the rules for Intrastat reporting in 2023. The manual is published annually and although not legally binding, it serves as a practical aid for the preparation of Intrastat reports.
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11th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Could the metals shortage derail the energy transition?

Amid worldwide efforts to go green, high demand for basic and precious metals along with supply chains that have been disrupted by a pandemic and now the Russia–Ukraine crisis are causing major challenges. As disruption in energy supplies continues to reverberate throughout the world’s economies, another equally insidious, if less conspicuous, disruption is unfolding: shortages of key basic and precious metals. 
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10th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey - Q1 2023

A message from Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO: “Our report indicates that there are early signs of labor markets softening and hiring intentions moving lower given the economic headwinds we are experiencing. Though employers say they are beginning to dial down their hiring plans in some areas, we still see strong demand for specific skills including IT, logistics, and finance. Amidst a cost-of-living crisis, and a depreciation in real-time wages, companies need to think more than ever about attracting and retaining their workers – that might start with pay, yet our data tells us flexibility, career development, and purpose-driven work is worth up to 5% of salary to many workers. There are lots of levers available for companies to attract and retain the talent they need to stay competitive.”  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic