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.

Spotlight issue

7th March 2018 / Good governance / Tax & Finance

Good governance: What we should be discussing about highway tolls

In all the commotion over who will win the highway toll tender, commercially and politically, any chance of a reasonable discussion about why we would want a toll system, and what sort of toll system is best for the country, has been lost. This is a defeat for us all. The purpose of public procurement is to use private money collected through taxes and expend it on public goods that will deliver a higher value to the economy and society than if that money had been spent by individual citizens. Since we have had no public debate on what the value of highway tolls are, we have no way of assessing how much value we would receive from any winner of the tender.
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13th April 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

The newly prepared Code of Civil Justice in the Czech Republic

The Czech Code of Civil Justice currently in force was passed in 1963, at a time of wildly different social and political circumstances. Many shortcomings have since been successfully removed from the law, but it continues to suffer from the excessive complexity, inconsistencies, and often a lack of clarity of individual provisions.
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29th March 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Are we about to witness the end of the systemic bias defense?

A phenomenon known as "systemic bias of administration", which has long been the subject of discussions, is headed for a solution: a proposed amendment to the Administrative Code wants to abolish the possibility to invoke the defense of systemic bias, with the goal to make the decision-making process of administrative authorities faster and more efficient.
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21st March 2018 / Good governance / Business and Industry

PwC: Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018 – Czech results: Only 30% of survey respondents use modern technologies to combat fraud

In comparison with our previous Surveys, it appears as if incidents of fraud at the Czech respondents were decreasing. 33% this year, compared to 35% in 2016 and 48% in 2014. This is contradicting the CEE and global results that show incidents of fraud reported by the respondents have risen from 33% and 36% in 2016 to 47% and 49% in 2018, respectively.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic