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13th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment


London Economics/AmCham EU: Czech Republic 3rd in Single Market integration index in 2015 (updated)

The study by London Economics published by AmCham EU describes how each Member State has integrated into the EU’s single economic area and measures the impact on their economies.

13th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Czech scientists come up with new poppy genotype

The Czech Republic tops the list of global poppy seed producers and exporters. Recently, Czech scientists came up with a new genotype of poppy (the variety of Onyx). It is GMO-free, can be cultivated faster and has high yield potential.

10th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


SPIR: Online advertising in Czech Rep up by 31% y-o-y

Online advertising in the Czech Republic increased by 31% year-on-year, reaching a record-high volume of almost 20bn CZK in 2016, recent survey shows. The estimate for 2017 is an increase by 14% to 22.4bn CZK.

10th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


TOL.org: Prague has a surprising amount of graffiti for a city with such a well-preserved historical heritage

On the way from Vaclavske Namesti, in the heart of the Czech capital, to Prague 7, one of its trendy neighborhoods, there is an eye-catching tram stop called Vltavska.

10th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Education


QS Top 10 Student Cities - According to Students: Prague, Brno in the top 10

Between December 2016 and January 2017, more than 18,000 students and graduates rated their cities in eight categories: arts and culture, affordability, nightlife, employment opportunities, diversity, tolerance and inclusion, ease of getting around, and friendliness. Czech cities Prague and Brno made it to the top 10 student cities.

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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