Spotlight issue

14th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Czech Statistical Office: Foreign visitors number rose by over 25% in the past four years

The number of foreign visitors in the Czech Republic grew by 11.7%. In the past four years, foreign visitors number rose by 25.7%.

14th June 2017 / Politics / Elections

C.Gershman/National Endowment for Democracy: Reagan’s Westminster Address and Democracy 35 Years Later

At the end of May a group of democratic intellectuals and activists from more than two dozen countries gathered in Prague under the auspices of Forum 2000, an organization founded by Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who turned president in Czechoslovakia, to consider how to reverse the alarming decline of liberal democracy in the world today.

13th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

OECD 2017 Employment Outlook does not expect Czech employment-to-population ratio to exceed 63% by 4Q 2018

According to the OECD Employment Outlook 2017 report, the Czech Republic is among the best performers with one of the lowest unemployment and low income rates. OECD does not expect the country to increase its employment-to-population ratio between 4Q 2016 and 4Q 2018.

9th June 2017 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

AmCham CZ Board of Directors material: Overview of Advocacy Priorities 2H2017

The AmCham Czech Republic Board of Directors discussed our second half of 2017 advocacy plan and the potential impact of the parliamentary elections on the economy at its final meeting of the 2016-2017 membership year.

9th June 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham CZ: Manufacturing in the Czech Republic: National Employment and Median Wage by occupation 2011-2016 - report

AmCham Czech Republic publishes a new report within the Czech Workforce series. Wage increases in 2016 reflect the growing tightness in the labor market, due to the large decline in working age people. The situation accelerated in 2016, particularly in the blue collar market. The government's favored policies of increasing public sector wages and keeping a clamp on non-EU workforce are shaking the equilibrium between demand and supply. The question is whether the outcome will be the desired increase in wages while maintaining high employment, or the departure of a substantial number of blue collar jobs to other EU countries with either lower cost or higher productivity. 

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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