Vít Dostál and Zsuzsanna Végh published a research paper examining trends of Visegrad European Policy. The authors aim to answer the question whether there is a common view of the Visegrad Group on key EU policies and the future of the Union. They detect what are the main areas in which the V4 countries are diverging, or which topics, on the other hand, they can speak with one voice.
The higher the salary a Czech employee earns, the lower the percentage of their salary that they contribute to social security*. Compared to other countries, the percentage of the minimal and average salaries the employee retains is one of the lowest in net terms. However, in comparing the net salary to the gross salary of EUR 100,000 a year (approximately CZK 217,000 a month), the Czech Republic rises in the ranking, having the ninth highest net salary in Europe. These are the results of the Social Security Survey (PDF) conducted by Deloitte, in which 30 European countries participated**. Furthermore, the survey showed that the Czech Republic has one of the lowest minimal and average gross salaries. In European terms, an increase in the minimal salary is visible.
Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism/The Slovak Spectator: How propaganda has learned to use the truth
The Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism analysed the information war in the Visegrad Group countries. This story has been published as part of the partnership between the Sme daily and the Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism. The project has been supported by the Open Society Fund Prague.
The Case for Investing in Europe 2017, written by Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, shows that Europe is still the world’s largest economy and continues to offer tremendous investment opportunities for American business.
PRAGUE — In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of the world, but one country, at least, is clinging to it tenaciously: the Czech Republic, New York Times' Hana de GOEU writes.
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.