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13th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Stefan de Goeij: Ecology is a major issue in logistics

Perfectly solved logistics and warehousing are not only a precondition for the success of companies, but also an important part of sustainability strategies and environmental impacts of their business. Interview with Stefan de Goeij, Head of Property Management at CTP, for Czech Magazine Byznys & Energie.

12th September 2019 / Good governance / Health Care


New Pharmaceuticals Act marks another step towards the digitization of healthcare

Will the introduction of a shared medication record help make the practice of drug prescriptions safer and more transparent?

12th September 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Labour market still looking solid

The Czech unemployment rate stagnated in August and the number of vacancies increased further to a new record high. However, we think unemployment has reached close to its lowest point 

11th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


CMS European M&A Outlook: European M&A executives cautious over dealmaking prospects

Weak economic indicators, uncertainty surrounding Brexit and growing protectionism in global trade have contributed to a shift in sentiment in the M&A community and the beginning of a downturn in dealmaking activity, according to the seventh edition of the European M&A Outlook, published by CMS in association with Mergermarket.

 

29th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


The shortage of employees will cost Czech private companies over 280 billion this year

The biggest challenge for private companies in Central and Eastern Europe is the growing lack of skilled people and talents which would grow their business. This is the results of a survey conducted by PwC, which interviewed the management of 600 privately owned companies in 15 countries of the region. A quarter of respondents reported that they see more than 5% of profits loss due to lack of workforce. PwC estimates that talents shortage cost private companies in the region EUR 358 billion per year. So more than the GDP of Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia combined. Czech companies then lose EUR 11 billion. The most lacking proffesions are technicians, traders and engineers.

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.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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