Spotlight issue

20th July 2017 / Politics / Trade and Investment

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Beyond Fatalism: Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation After the Paris Announcement

In early June, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would seek withdrawal from, or renegotiation of, the Paris Agreement on climate change. There is a clear danger of overreaction by Europe. Before going too far down this road and committing itself to a confrontational path, however, European leadership should take a step back and assess the situation more broadly, David Livingston and Erik Brattberg of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace comments.

19th July 2017 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech Permanent Mission to the UN: The Czech Republic Presents Its National Voluntary Review on Sustainable Development

The Czech Republic presented its National voluntary review on Sustainable Development, Czech Permanent Mission to the UN reports: "Analysis of the relevance of the SDGs in the national context shows that all the SDGs and most of the targets of the 2030 Agenda are applicable at the national level. While none of the SDGs have been fully accomplished, each goal contains areas where the Czech Republic scores well and which can be considered as strengths." 

19th July 2017 / Politics / Trade and Investment

USC Center on Public Diplomacy/Portland issue Soft Power 30 Index 2017: Czech Republic up 2 places, outperforms Hungary, Brazil

The Soft Power 30 index, a comparative assessment of global soft power, combines objective data and international polling. It can take many generations to build soft power. So it is no surprise that the results of the 2017 Soft Power 30 index are broadly in line with those seen in 2015 and 2016. But while the same countries fill the top five spots, their positions in the rankings have changed. Our findings show that European soft power is recovering. North America’s capability is on the decline, while Asia is on the rise. 

18th July 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Erste Group Research: Entry of Czech Republic into Euro Area

After the Czech National Bank ended its one-sided peg of the Czech koruna to the euro, the question of switching to the euro for good has re-emerged. However, few of the major domestic stakeholders seem to support the idea. Euro adoption thus seems unlikely, unless outside pressure rises significantly.

18th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

OECD Green Growth Indicators 2017: Productivity of use of abstracted freshwater more then tripled in the Czech Republic since 1995

In the 2017 Green Growth Indicators report, OECD uses a set of 26 indicators to measure 1. the environmental and resource productivity of the economy, 2. the natural asset base, 3. the environmental dimension of quality of life and 4. economic opportunities and policy responses,

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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