The restoration of Kuks, one of the most beautiful baroque complexes in the Czech Republic, has won the European Grand Prix for heritage conservation. The prestigious award was presented by the Europa Nostra association in Finland’s Turku last week.The jury praised the interdisciplinary approach of the restoration work, saying it should serve as a strong example for conservation projects across Europe, Radio Praha writes.
Nuclear production fell 2.4% in Europe in 2016, led by continued German phase-out and decreases in the Czech Republic and France, International Energy Agency (IEA) reports.
M.Ehl/tol.org: "Beyond power games, the current political crisis centers on checks and balances underlying liberal democracies in the region."
It is important to watch the developments in the Czech Republic, and to see how the political crisis will unfold and how far different actors will be able and willing to go. Although foreigners will have quite a tough time understanding the who’s who of Czech political disharmony, the approach to the constitution will show who is serious about liberal democracy and who is not. That is the most timely Czech European question, Martin Ehl writes for www.tol.org portal.
According to Eurostat, in 2016, the Czech Republic had the second best result in investment volume as percentage of GDP. The country recorded one of the worst results for the 1996-2016 period, though.
Eurostat: 9% of Czech companies analyze big data, most popular source of analysis is geolocation data of portable devices
According to Eurostat 2016 data, less than 10% of businesses in the Czech Republic analyze big data.
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.