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3rd October 2017 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017: Czech Republic remains among innovation-driven economies

The Czech Republic ranked 31st out of 138 countries assessed by the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report and remained in the group of 37 'innovation-driven' economies.

3rd October 2017 / Amcham advocacy news / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham CZ Research: Manufacturing Workforce Trends

Manufacturing companies in the Czech regions are in a tough competition with Prague for talent, and the drop in working age population is putting pressure on the ability to deliver, as well as salaries.

2nd October 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Hays Global Skills Index: No. of vacancies in the Czech Republic up by 40 % in 2016

Hays Global Skills Index in collaboration with Oxford Economics looks into seven components - Education flexibility, Labour market participation, Labour market flexibility, Talent mismatch, Overall wage pressure, Wage pressure in high-skill industries, and Wage pressure in high-skill occupations. 

2nd October 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

The Guardian: Czech out Brno for a cheaper, calmer city break

Booming Brno, with its creativity, history and subterranean mystery, is the perfect antidote to overrun Prague and its forests of selfie sticks, The Guardian writes.

28th September 2017 / Politics / Elections

EP: A new Eurobarometer survey reveals what issues people want the EU to focus on

Europeans increasingly realise the need for common solutions to the most pressing problems, yet question whether politics will be able to deliver, according to a new survey. The Eurobarometer survey, carried out in March, was commissioned by the European Parliament to get an idea of what people want. Check out our infographic to see in which areas people expect more from the European Union and read on for an overview of the survey's main findings.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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