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