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14th October 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Retail Price Maintenance in the EU

A classic price-fixing arrangement typically takes the form of a cartel, i.e. a price fixing arrangement between competitors. Price fixing is also prohibited for companies in a vertical relationship (active at different levels of the supply chain such as a manufacturer and a retailer).

14th October 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Summary of the amendment to the corporate law and specific recommendations

An amendment to the Business Corporations Act will become effective from 1 January 2021. The new regulation brings fundamental changes to corporate law, introduces new institutes and options, tries to clarify practical problems of interpretation, and approves – but also refutes – some conclusions reached by the case law during the past six years. Finally, the amendment eliminates some legislative-technical shortcomings.

12th October 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


World Bank Group: COVID-19 and Human Capital. Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, Fall 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has sunk the global economy into the deepest recession in eight decades. In the emerging and developing countries of Europe and Central Asia, GDP is expected to contract 4.4 percent in 2020, World Bank Group says.

9th October 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report September 2020

After collapsing in the first half of the year, economic output recovered swiftly following the easing of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and the initial re-opening of businesses. Policymakers reacted rapidly and massively to buffer the initial blow to incomes and jobs. But the pace of recovery has lost momentum over the summer. Restoring confidence will be crucial to how successfully economies can recover, and for this we need to learn to safely live with the virus, OECD report says.

8th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Despite Coronavirus construction of fibre network continues according to plan

  • In three quarters, almost 40,000 households were covered by high-speed internet
  • By the end of the year, the most advanced fibre network with speeds of up to 1 Gbit / s will be available for more than 30,000 other households

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.

 

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