Spotlight issue

15th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

The Industrial & Logistics sector has become one of the most sought-after asset types in CEE

The Industrial & Logistics sector in the CEE-17 has become one of the most sought-after asset types since 2019, after Offices and Residential according to Colliers International, CMS and Randstad

ExCEEding Borders: Industrial & Logistics Market in CEE-17” report discusses key trends, challenges, technologies, labour market and investment incentives in this sector


14th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Impact of health ministry’s protective measures on travel and employment in the CR

Since 5 October 2020, a new protective measure of the Ministry of Health has been in effect, aiming to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The measure restricts the crossing of borders by both Czech citizens and foreigners, and is closely linked to the ministry’s continuously updated list of states, dividing them into low-risk, low-risk with PCR test required, and high-risk countries.

14th October 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Inflation decelerated mainly due to food prices

In September, Czech consumer prices declined below the market expectation as well as below the CNB forecast. Apart from seasonal changes, this was mainly caused by lower prices of food. For the coming months, we expect inflation to continue subsiding. The CNB will wait and see while the financial market speculates on rate cuts.

14th October 2020 / Politics / Elections

Senate Election Report 2020

The second round of the 1/3 Senate elections was dominated by the centrist and right-wing parties that form the opposition to the central government – the Mayors and Independents, Civic Democrats and Cristian Democrats – who won 18 out of the 27 seats available. The government coalition parties (the ANO and Social Democrats), on the other hand, failed miserably, winning just one seat. The Social Democrats even lost their own senatorial club after the election.

14th October 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech Republic: Stricter Covid restrictions force GDP rethink

The Czech government introduced a new set of measures yesterday due to the surge of Covid-19 infections. Measures are focused mainly on limiting gatherings of people, impacting restaurants, culture events, sports and related services. We revise our 2020 GDP forecast to -7.5% from -6.5%

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.

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