New regulation mandating health insurance coverage for medical aids in the Czech Republic – mark the dates and deadlines
As of 1 January 2019, an amendment to the Public Health Insurance Act has come into force which brings substantial changes in the realm of insurance coverage for medical aids. How to prepare properly?
Prague became the best meeting destination of New Europe region again, shows the annual ranking compiled by Slovenian Kongres Magazine. Meetings Star Awards ranking, celebrating 10th anniversary in 2018, evaluates the European meeting destinations regarding their meeting infrastructure, marketing activities and a set of other factors. The award ceremony announcing the winners took place on January 22, 2019 at the Conventa trade show in Ljubljana.
We expect the CNB to stay on hold on Thursday as the uncertain outlook for the global economy outweighs the weaker-than-expected CZK and high core CPI factors. We see scope for two CNB hikes this year, but with an improvement in the global economic outlook now a necessary condition. Neither CZK spot nor CZK IRS rates currently offer attractive opportunities.
The volume of new housing loans declined to the lowest level in two-and-a-half years, driven by stricter recommendations from the Czech National Bank and strong frontloading in the second half of last year.
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.