Spotlight issue

25th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

CzechInvest/M.Rychlik: “The Air is Our Sea” – thanks to aviation

The Czech aviation industry has a century-long tradition. The Czech Republic remains one of only a few countries that are able to produce a complete aircraft: from the airframe through the engine to the electronics, Martin Rychlik writes for

22nd September 2017 / Amcham advocacy news / Business and Industry

The Future of Brno: Burning very bright- Notes from the September 20th visit of US Embassy/AmCham

Along with the Chief of Mission at the US Embassy, Kelly Adams-Smith, AmCham held discussions with businesses and civic leaders on how manufacturing will develop, the next big technologies that will come out of the city, and how the EU has been a major contributor to the city's rise as an economic hub.

21st September 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Eurostat: Less than 35% of Czech businesses had ICT security policy in place in 2015

Nowadays, practically all businesses in the EU (98 %) use computers and among those, only 32 % have a formally defined ICT security policy. For large businesses, this share reached 72 %, while it was less than one third for SMEs (31 %). In 2015, according to Eurostat, less than 35% of Czech businesses had ICT security policy in place, but this is still above the EU average.

20th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Eurostat: Average length of working life of Czechs is just above 35 years

In 2016, people in European Union (EU) could be expected to work for an average of 35.6 years, up by 1.8 years compared with 2006, Eurostat writes. The Czech Republic had the expected average working life at the EU average of 35.6 years.

18th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs CEE emigrants could boost their countries' economies

Currently, around 7 million mainly young, skilled and educated Bulgarian, Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks and Romanians (CEE-6) live and work in Western Europe. The return of even a relatively small portion of these would boost regional GDP, for example, by stimulating the development of real estate markets, writes.

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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