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30th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


University of Technology in Brno opens first university 3D printing lab in Czech Republic

Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, offers students enrolled at the university the possibility to use a brand new strojLAB facility and its cutting-edge equipment to develop their own prototypes.

29th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Radio Praha: High-speed rail network plan spells enormous investment for Prague

Plans to build a high-speed rail network in the Czech Republic will greatly impact Prague, which will alone require investment of at least CZK 80 billion, iHned.cz reported. Among expected projects are tunnels and an underground extension of the city’s Main Station, Radio Praha writes.

29th May 2017 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


AmCham Central Europe 2017 Tax Conference: a brief look at three factors of an effective tax system | Thoughts & Quotes

...no one can deny that taxes are what we pay for an organized government. Or that taxes are a tool to shift resources from private investment to public investment; in other words, to shift the intent of investment from private focus with possible public benefit to public focus with possible private benefit.... Read also more thoughts from the 2017 AmCham Regional Tax Conference:

29th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


ILO Global Wage Report 2016/17: Wage inequality between individuals is greater than wage inequality between enterprises in Czech Rep

In the Czech Republic, wage inequality between individuals is much greater than wage inequality between enterprises, ILO Global Wage Report 2016/17 says.

29th May 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


ILO: Unemployment in Czech Rep projected at 3.9% in 2017, 4.4% in 2018

According to the ILO World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017, as economic growth stabilizes in Eastern Europe, the unemployment rate is projected to decline, but only gradually. This reflects falling unemployment rates in most of the countries in the region, notably the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, largely offset by increasing unemployment in Bulgaria, Romania and the Russian Federation.

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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Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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