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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28th May 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

2018 EU Justice Scoreboard

The European Commission publishes the 2018 EU Justice Scoreboard which gives a comparative overview of the independence, quality and efficiency of justice systems in the EU Member States.
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23rd May 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Legal Alert - Proposed new EU rules to help companies move across borders

On 25 April 2018 a proposal for a directive was published by the European Commission with the aim of amending the Directive (EU) 2017/1132 by proposing a change in the company law rules for cross-border conversion, division and merger. Weinhold Legal provided input to a multi-jurisdictional study (available for download here) which was a basis for the published proposal for a directive (available for download here).
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3rd May 2018 / Good governance / Business and Industry

EY Global Fraud Survey 2018: 56% of Czech business respondents believe that corruption in the country is widespread

6 out of 10 Czech managers and 8 out of 10 Slovak managers are ready to compete in a fair way and 56% of Czech respondents believe that corruption in the country is widespread, according to recent EY Global Fraud Survey 2018.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic