Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

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.

Spotlight issue

22nd January 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

BIEN: European Social Survey (ESS) reveal findings about attitudes toward Universal Basic Income across Europe

The European Social Survey (ESS) has published its 2016 Round 8 results, which include, for the first time in its history, a polling question asking participants to express their attitude to the hypothetical introduction of a basic income scheme in society.
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10th January 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

The drop in unemployment halted in December

The share of unemployed bounced from November’s record-low figure and printed 3.8%. After many months, December’s figures did not even show a decrease on a seasonally adjusted basis. However, the number of vacancies has been growing and reaches new records. The labour market situation is thus still extremely favourable for households, while it represents a growth risk for some businesses, according to Komerční banka. 
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3rd January 2018 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

OECD/AARP: We can all be innovators in ageing

Many people will spend more time and resources caring for their ageing parents than they did raising their own children...Is global ageing a crisis? Not if we change the conversation and get rid of the outdated beliefs and stereotypes about ageing...Disrupt ageing is not just about re-imagining old age, Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP writes for OECD blog portal.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic