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

24th August 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Defaulting contract partners and outstanding debt from contracts – are we suitably prepared?

How to avert the risk of non-performance by one’s contractual partner, and what is the most effective response if such non-performance does occur? Few of us lived through the first six months of 2020 without any concerns or stress, and we’d surely all appreciate if we could go "back to normal as quickly as possible. Alas, the European Commission forecasts a 7% drop for the Czech economy this year; for the first time after a long stretch, the unemployment rate has begun to rise; and epidemiologists appear to prepare for the deployment of additional quarantine measures at the beginning of fall.
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19th August 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Competition vs. environment: City of Prague violated competition law in connection with the rules for parking hybrid vehicles

According to this decision, the City of Prague violated the Czech Act on the Protection of Competition by setting the conditions for certain hybrid vehicles in paid parking zones without objectively justifiable reasons. Under the conditions, only those hybrid vehicles that were capable of driving only on electric propulsion and for which the power of the internal combustion engine did not exceed 135 kW had free parking. According to the Office, the conduct, which took place in the period from 17 April 2018 to 30 April 2019, was capable of distorting competition in the city of Prague as it favoured sellers of hybrid vehicles with internal combustion engines up to 135 kW. The end customers could realistically take into account the possibility of free parking when choosing a new vehicle. It also favoured entrepreneurs using these hybrid vehicles as they could benefit from saving their business costs because of the free parking.  
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