Spotlight issue

16th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Tanja Vainio, GM ABB talks with Dita Přikrylová, Marcela Pechová and Michaela Hergetová on Women in Tech

Showing women the attractiveness of tech and the support from the people around them are the key factors for having more women in the tech industry. Thank you very much to Dita Přikrylová and Markéta Pechová for joining me in a panel discussion! If you missed the live show, here is the rerun, Tanja Vainio, Country Managing Director, ABB Czech Republic is inviting to view the talk. Moderated by Michaela Hergetová.

16th October 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

Invitation: "Reimbursement in 2018 and What's Next?"

Healthcare 2.0 initiative invites to a panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 3 pm in the NHÚ AV ČR building, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room No. 7. The key issue for the discussion is "Reimbursement in 2018 and What's Next?".

13th October 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

Eurostat: 4% of Czech population aged 80 and over in 2016

The growing share of elderly people in the EU (from 4.1% in 2006 to 5.4% in 2016) means that, in 2016, one in every 20 persons living in the EU was aged 80 and over, recent Eurostat data shows. In the Czech Republic, there were 4% of population aged 80 and over in 2016, the fourth lowest share among the EU member states.

13th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Czech wins Deloitte 2017 CEE 50 Technology Fast

First place in the 2017 Deloitte 50 Technology Fast ranking went to the Czech search engine -, whose impressive growth rate of 7165% eclipsed 1534% it recorded in 2016 in the Rising Stars category.

12th October 2017 / Politics / Elections

Czech Statistical Office: Out of 7,539 candidates in upcoming election 58 age 21

According to an article (in Czech) by Radio Zet on the political participation of young Czechs, recent statistical data published by the Czech Statistical Office showed that in the upcoming elections to the Chamber of Deputies (to be held on October 20-21 2017), the average age of a candidate for the Chamber seat is 46.4 years. 

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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Policy pipeline

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