Spotlight issue

25th August 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech Republic: Confidence improves slightly

Confidence in the Czech Republic slightly improved in August as confidence in the business sector picked up. Having said that, households’ mood deteriorated slightly as concerns about financial situation mount

24th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Lufthansa Group restricts exceptions from compulsory masks

Flying without mask only with a medical certificate and negative Covid-19 test 


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.

24th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Submit your application to the Technology Fast 50 CE award

Technology Fast 50 CE - A programme that recognises and profiles fast growing technology companies. Applications are now open, you can submit them until August 31st 2020


Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government


2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.


Read the document in English and Czech.

Policy pipeline

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