Spotlight issue

5th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.

5th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Pitfalls of managing transfer prices by means of marketing services

The Municipal Court in Prague confirmed the tax administrator’s approach reclassifying marketing services contracted and provided to abroad to ‘consideration received from a third party’. In the court’s opinion, the services were rendered directly to the Czech recipients of the goods. The consideration received from abroad shall thus enter into the tax base of local sales of the goods, and shall be subject to Czech VAT.

5th August 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech Republic: Double digit fall in 2Q growth

The Czech economy contracted by 8.4% quarter-on-quarter, or 10.7% year-on-year, which is an unprecedented fall due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The flash 2Q print was, however, a bit better than the market expected, though some revision might come later

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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