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11th October 2018 / Good governance / Tax & Finance


Tax obligations, rules and regulations affecting Airbnb short-term rentals

As of August this year, Airbnb operators will become subject to more stringent checks and audits by the fiscal authorities. This article takes a closer look at the tax rules applying to those who rent out their apartments through Airbnb.

11th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Interactive report: Early Detection & Diagnosis

Devex, in partnership with Philips, surveyed more than 1,200 health professionals about the role of early detection and diagnosis in the fight against non-communicable diseases.

11th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Coordinating workforce development across stakeholders: An interview with ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising

Finding mutually beneficial areas for collaboration may be closer than you think. The key? Shifting from “just-in-time” hiring to retraining.

11th October 2018 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Czech inflation unexpectedly slows

CPI decelerated to 2.3% in September due to falling prices for package holidays and newly-introduced bus and rail fare discounts for pensioners and students across the country. This is no game changer for the central bank, which we expect to hike rates in November CPI decelerated to 2.3% in September due to falling prices for package holidays and newly-introduced bus and rail fare discounts for pensioners and students across the country. This is no game changer for the central bank, which we expect to hike rates in November 

10th October 2018 / Politics / Elections


Grayling Czech Republic Political Digest - Municipal Election

Most of us have been exposed to the relentlessness of the election campaign over the past few months leading up to the municipal election at the end of last week.

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

Advocacy Priorities for 2018-2020 
 
People 

1. Setting a predictable policy for economic immigration based on the goal of maintaining current levels of employment for Czech citizens and wage growth that corresponds to productivity growth.  

2. Establishing incentives for companies and individuals to provide the qualifications and skills necessary for the automation of production and service industries.  

3. Introducing machine and computer programming as a required language in elementary and high schools.  

4. Improving the Healthy Life Years of the workforce and overall population through better prevention programs, better diagnostics, and better treatment.  
 
Infrastructure 

1. Develop a plan for developing and maintaining an integrated rail, road and air commercial logistics systems.  

2. Integrate the Prague airport into the national commuter network.  

3. Increase digital infrastructure capacity throughout country. 

4. Develop a housing plan that will create more entry-level housing in Prague and Brno for purchase or rent.  
 
Technology 

1. Reform investment incentives to concentrate on product research, development and production.  

2. Establish policy objectives in the area of health, energy, transport, environment and other areas and use these objectives for allocating public research funds. 

3. Require major public procurements to use objective and measurable criteria for innovation. 

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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