Good governance

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

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4th April 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement

Interview with Transport Minister Ťok: „We have a systemic problem that has more to do with our political and commercial culture than it does with the public procurement law.“

Dan Ťok accepted the post of Minister of Transportation after a long and successful career in business. Before entering politics, he chaired The Platform for Transparent Procurement, which pushed for better quality in procurement through increased planning and accountability. The Sobotka government was in the middle of its term when he joined, and his two year stay in office is scheduled to end at the end of the year. Recently, Minister Ťok traveled to Washington, DC, and Chicago to meet with government and business on the future of transportation, and helped lead a discussion in Prague on whether public procurement reform has resulted in better delivery of public services. Ťok answered a few questions after the workshop. Verze v češtině uvnitř.
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12th April 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

European Commission publishes 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard: Czech Republic: Most reforms not completed in 2016

The Commission published the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard giving an overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of justice systems in the EU. As for the Czech Republic, in 2016 and within the areas observed by the report, the country has adopted reform of alternative dispute resolution.
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30th March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement

Public procurement: from the cost to the value

Experts in public procurement met on March 30 to discuss current situation and how has procurement reform improved ability to procure higher quality goods and services with Dan Ťok - Minister of Transport, Jaroslav Kračún - European Commision, DG GROW, Daniel Weinhold – Weinhold Legal and  representatives of Jindřichův Hradec - Bohumil Komínek – Deputy Mayor and Martina Pechová - Head of the Department of Regional Development.
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22nd March 2017 / Good governance / Health Care

EHCI 2016: Czech Rep ranks 13th, offers good value for money | Grayling insight into issues of the Czech healthcare sector

The European Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2016 says the Czech healthcare system offers good value for money. Meanwhile, Jakub Hudec of Grayling Czech Republic says sometimes Czech legislators’ intentions and actions in the area of public procurement are no help in increasing the healthcare system’s effectiveness. 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic