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2nd March 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


GRECO issues report on transparency of political funding and the criminalisation of corruption in the Czech Republic

In view of the progress achieved, GRECO concludes that the current level of compliance of the Czech Republic with the recommendations is no longer “globally unsatisfactory”.

1st March 2017 / Economic policy / Digital Agenda


Interview with Ondřej Krajíček of Y SOFT Corporation, Chair of the AmCham´s Digital Economy Council

With your advice, AmCham recently changed its membership structures, splitting the IT Committee to form a Digital Economy Council and concentrating the IT Committee on sharing best practice for using the technology to improve the functionality of a business. You took over the Chair of Digital Economy Council. Can you walk us through the thought process behind the change, and your aims for the Council?

1st March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement


A.Vojtěch, Secretary to Finance Minister: There is lack of economic incentives for hospitals to centralize procurement and make it more efficient

There has been an ongiong debate on public procurement in health care in the Czech Republic (similarly in Slovakia) and how it can be made more efficient.  

 

28th February 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


EC Regional Competitiveness Index 2016: Czech regions' technological readiness above EU average, Prague scores higher than Vienna

All Czech regions reach relatively high technological readiness scores, according to the 2016 results of the Regional Competitiveness Index published by the European Commission. When compared with Vienna, Prague scores better in Technological Readiness and gets similar scores for Macroeconomic Stability, Health, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Labour Market Efficiency and Innovation.

26th February 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham CZ: The Czech Republic has done well during the current electoral period. Can we do better in the next?

The Czech Republic has done well during the current electoral period. Can we do better in the next? We can, but we will need to focus on attaining better technology and the knowledge, both in technical expertise and management, to commercialize it successfully.

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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