June credit banking statistics confirm a favourable trend across households and companies. But new housing loans signal a slowdown ahead.
NSZ: Analysis brings objective facts about the criminality of elected representatives of regional and local governments
The Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office (NSZ) prepared an Analysis of Criminal Activity of Elected Officials of Territorial Self-Governing Units. The detailed document was created at the request of the Constitutional Law Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and maps comprehensively all criminal proceedings concerning municipal, regional politicians over a period of five years (2013-2017). The material analyzes the hard data provided by all branches of the Public Prosecutor's Office across the Czech Republic, and its findings largely correct some inaccurate information that appears in the public and media space in connection with this issue.
Radio Praha: Last year, roughly 20 per cent of Czechs had a university degree, up from 12.1 per cent in 2007
The percentage of Czechs with a university education has increased significantly over the past 10 years, data by the statistical office (ČSÚ) shows, Radio Praha reports. Last year, roughly 20 per cent of Czechs had a university degree, up from 12.1 per cent in 2007. Meanwhile, many Czech universities continue to accept applicants in some fields, particularly in technical disciplines, but also some philosophical, theological or natural sciences.
The film production in the Czech Republic directly and indirectly produces sales of over CZK 104 billion, ie 1.1% of GDP. Those are findings of the newest Deloitte analysis Films and Games – Entertainment in Czechia from the Economic Point of View. In the Czech Republic, mainly foreign films (55% of overall production) and adverts (31%) are made, Czech films taking the third place (14%).
In mid-July, I had the privilege of participating in a discussion on dividends, sector taxes, and, ultimately, economic strategy with some influential and interesting economic policymakers, including Josef Stredula of the Unions, Karel Havlicek of Association of Small Businesses, and Radek Spicar of the Confederation of Industry. Everyone at the table deals with these issues daily, and do not agree on many details. This can sometimes lead to the conclusion that they agree on nothing. That is not true. In such a situation, sometimes it is necessary to widen the angle of the lens and, once you see the wider landscape, you can refocus.
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
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