Spotlight issue

23rd March 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Crisis measures against coronavirus in Germany and their potential impact on Czech citizens and businesses

Due to the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, Germany has taken decisive measures to protect its inhabitants. Germany is in a somewhat unique position mainly because of its internal organization, with some things (such as security and borders) falling under the competency of the federation, while others fall under the individual federal states (such as the school system).

23rd March 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Will coronavirus stop general meetings from happening in large companies in the Czech republic?

How will the declared state of emergency and associated restrictions on free movement 
affect General Meetings and corporate management? Many corporations are asking this 
question at the moment

23rd March 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech confidence fell, but less than expected

Czech confidence fell in March at the fastest pace since 2011, reaching the lowest level since 2013. However, data was collected in the first half of the month and understates the real impact of recent shutdowns amid Covid-19

23rd March 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

March: the month of interest rate cuts

We expect the Czech National Bank to cut its key repo rate by a further 50bp at its monetary policy meeting on Thursday, mainly due to the still-worsening growth outlook for the Czech economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The koruna could therefore depreciate further vs the euro, prompting the CNB to react. We do not expect it to implement quantitative easing measures, however.

20th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Coronavirus pandemic: When will it end? (United Kingdom)

Businesses around the world are reacting to a situation that's changing hourly. But they also need to look further ahead. We asked Emilia Skirmuntt, a virologist at the University of Oxford, to set out – with no hyperbole – the possible scenarios businesses must plan for. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of the University of Oxford.

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.

Policy pipeline

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