Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

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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22nd May 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Radio Praha: Czech Heritage Jewel wins prestigious European Prize

The restoration of Kuks, one of the most beautiful baroque complexes in the Czech Republic, has won the European Grand Prix for heritage conservation. The prestigious award was presented by the Europa Nostra association in Finland’s Turku last week.The jury praised the interdisciplinary approach of the restoration work, saying it should serve as a strong example for conservation projects across Europe, Radio Praha writes.
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17th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Prague Congress Centre: Prague keeps 11th position among world congress destinations

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has shortlisted the best congress destinations in 2016. Prague ranks11th globally and 9th in Europe. 
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11th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


The Guardian: Prague's cryptocurrency cafe: a perfect brew of beans and bitcoins

Prague has long been home to opulent coffeehouses, where everyone from Kafka to Einstein gathered to debate the burning issues of the day. Fast forward to the 21st century and the tradition of the coffeehouse as radical hub continues in the form of Paralelní Polis’s Bitcoin Coffee in the suburb of Holešovice, The Guardian writes.
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11th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Roughguides.com: Where to travel in Europe this summer? For festivals: Czech Republic

Food festivals, beer festivals, jazz festivals – you’ve no excuse not to chomp, sip and dance your way (preferably in that order) through the Czech Republic this summer. Head to the free Prague Museum Night (10th June) or the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (June 30th–July 8th) for a real slice of culture.
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10th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Czechstartups.org: Czech car sharing start-up AJO has grown from Brno to Prague

Car sharing services are becoming relatively popular around the world. The most visible company is without the doubt an originally French-based start-up BlaBlaCar. It provides its services in many countries, including Czech Republic where it bought the Czech number one company Jízdomat. A competition is on the rise for them and it comes from Brno.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic