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

25th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Almost Half of Chemical Companies Fear Losing Markets Due to Not Meeting Customers’ Needs, New Research from Accenture Shows

But two-thirds say getting customer centricity right can boost profits by more than 10% Despite seeing customer centricity ― i.e., the ability to anticipate and meet customer needs ― as a top priority, nearly half (46%) of chemical companies/suppliers say they’re struggling to get it right and fear competitors will take their customers, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
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25th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

European Commission’s first plans for tax reform within the EU

In mid-July, the European Commission published a first draft of a new tax package aimed to boost the economy and create fair and simple taxation rules within the EU. A more detailed version will be published at the end of 2020, should the OECD’s initiatives mainly regarding corporate and digital tax fail to be implemented.
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24th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Lufthansa Group restricts exceptions from compulsory masks

Flying without mask only with a medical certificate and negative Covid-19 test   
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic