18th May 2016

European Semester: Czech Republic: Challenges include public finances, health care, administrative burden, public procurement

In February 2016, the European Commission published a series of country reports for each Member State*, analysing Member States' economic and social policies. In May 2016, based on the analysis presented in the country reports and the dialogue held with Member States, the Commission presented country-specific recommendations for the next 12 to 18 months. 

The European Commission recommends that the Czech Republic take action in 2016 and 2017 to:

1. Take measures to ensure the long-term sustainability of public finances, in light of future risks in the area of healthcare. Adopt legislation to strengthen the fiscal framework.

2. Reduce regulatory and administrative barriers to investment, notably in transport and energy, and increase the availability of e-government services. Adopt the outstanding anti-corruption reforms and improve public procurement practices.

3. Strengthen governance in the R&D system and facilitate the links between academia and enterprises. Raise the attractiveness of the teaching profession and take measures to increase the inclusion of disadvantaged children, including Roma, in mainstream schools and pre-schools. Remove the obstacles to greater labour market participation by under-represented groups, particularly women.

Read more details on the Recommendations. Read the Country report and the National Reform Programme

All country reports and recommendations are available here.

Click here to read a summary in Czech by the Euractiv.cz server.


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic