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29th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


CTP Plans the Completion of the Largest Industrial Park in the Czech Republic

CTP announced that it will complete CTPark Bor in the next five years, creating the largest industrial park in the Czech Republic with an area of ​​600,000 m2.

29th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Czechs Pay More than 11 Average Annual Income for a New Flat, the Most in Europe for the Third Consecutive Year

Czechs must pay an average of 11.2 average annual salaries to purchase a new apartment with the size of 70 m2. Compared to selected European countries, the situations is the worst in the Czech Republic. In the runner-up country – Latvia – 10.1 annual salaries are needed to acquire a new flat. In contrast, flats are the easiest to acquire in Portugal (3.8 annual salaries). These are some of the conclusions of the latest Deloitte Property Index 2019.

15th August 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Employee sickness now more costly for employers in the Czech Republic

The three-day waiting period for sick leave compensation has been abolished as of 1 July 2019, and ailing employees thus receive payments from the first day of sickness.

13th August 2019 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


Quality of Life Index 2019: Říčany in the lead again, Přelouč jumped up the most

For the second time in a row, the Central Bohemian town of Říčany can boast the highest quality of life. Přelouč in the Pardubice Region recorded the most significant improvement compared to last year – it jumped 88 places up in the ranking. The Moravian-Silesian town of Orlová took last place again. These are the conclusions of the second annual Quality of Life Index. It was prepared by Obce v datech (“Municipalities in Data”) with Deloitte as its primary consulting partner.

13th August 2019 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


AmCham President Michal Chour outlines 2019 agenda

Michal Chour has been involved in AmCham's tourism advocacy for over a decade. He recognizes that this industry, like so many others, now needs to transition from a volume business to a value-added one. His goal as AmCham president is to help align interests so the sum for the country is greater than all the parts.

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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