Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

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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13th November 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Radio Praha: GRECO President in Prague: 'Without good people, even a perfect law is futile.'

'One of our recommendations in the fourth round is related to implementation – that is an area where the country needs to step up its efforts.'
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7th November 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Revolution in the Czech Labour Code

An amendment to the Labour Code with the potential to fundamentally change some of its traditional institutes is at the beginning of the legislative process.
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17th October 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Dentons launches new interactive tool on Transparency Register laws in major EU markets

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has launched a new interactive tool, which allows users to look up and compare Transparency Register laws in different countries within the EU.  The tool currently covers the 13 EU countries where the firm has offices, but more jurisdictions will be added.
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17th September 2018 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


ePrescriptions and personal data protection / Karin Pomaizlová, partnerka AK Taylor Wessing Praha

The international law firm Taylor Wessing has recently focused on the issue of protection of personal data and individual privacy in general. Its new survey investigates electronic prescriptions and their storage. As of 1 January 2018 the issuance of electronic prescriptions is required, on the basis of an amendment to the Law on Pharmaceuticals. Exceptions, where a medical prescription can still be “on paper”, are set out in the implementing legislation of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Otherwise, all electronic prescriptions issued from now on will be stored in the Central Repository of Electronic Prescriptions established by the State Institute for Drug Control. Digital data on all medicines prescribed to a patient will be stored in this repository, regardless of whether the patient picked up the medication or not.
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