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16th March 2017 / Politics / Elections Visegrád on Juncker’s White Paper: No to a multi-speed Europe

The V4 do not want federalisation, nor a return to only the single market. The emergence of multi-speed Europe is particularly undesirable for them. However, this is where the Visegrád consensus ends, Vít Dostál of the Association for Foreign Affairs (AMO) writes..

15th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

OECD: Czech regulatory restrictiveness towards FDI is low | Cesko v datech: Czech Rep has 11,000+ brownfields

The Czech Republic has one of the lowest level of discrimination against foreign investors, OECD data show.

13th March 2017 / Economic policy / Health Care

P. Vepřek Healthcare 2.0: Why we need to complete the reform of our healthcare system

Our healthcare system begun transformation from state central control and command system into regulated market with citizens as customers some 25 years ago. This process was not completed so far and our current system concentrates defects of both systems, says MUDr. Pavel Vapřek, heading the Initiative Healthcare 2.0.

13th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education For some politicians, analysts and elites, it has become normal to state that Czech automotive industry is a set of assembly plants

For some politicians, analysts and elites, it has become normal to state that whole automotive industry in the Czech Rep is a set of assembly plants. But this is not true. The automotive sector comprises research and development, too, writes. Recent trends in university, vocational education graduates inside.

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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