Economic policy

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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3rd October 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham CZ Research: Manufacturing Workforce Trends

Manufacturing companies in the Czech regions are in a tough competition with Prague for talent, and the drop in working age population is putting pressure on the ability to deliver, as well as salaries.
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16th October 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

Invitation: "Reimbursement in 2018 and What's Next?"

Healthcare 2.0 initiative invites to a panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 3 pm in the NHÚ AV ČR building, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room No. 7. The key issue for the discussion is "Reimbursement in 2018 and What's Next?".
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13th October 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

Eurostat: 4% of Czech population aged 80 and over in 2016

The growing share of elderly people in the EU (from 4.1% in 2006 to 5.4% in 2016) means that, in 2016, one in every 20 persons living in the EU was aged 80 and over, recent Eurostat data shows. In the Czech Republic, there were 4% of population aged 80 and over in 2016, the fourth lowest share among the EU member states.
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5th October 2017 / Economic policy / Education

OECD: Why teaching matters more than ever before

OECD published an article by Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE – World Innovation Summit for Education and Andreas Schleicher, Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills: "Imagine the power of an education system that could meaningfully share all of the expertise and experience of its educators using digital technology. What if we could get our teachers working on curated crowd-sourcing of educational practice, wouldn’t that be so much more powerful than things like performance-related pay as an approach to professional growth and development?"
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic