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15th August 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Employee sickness now more costly for employers in the Czech Republic

The three-day waiting period for sick leave compensation has been abolished as of 1 July 2019, and ailing employees thus receive payments from the first day of sickness.

13th August 2019 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


Quality of Life Index 2019: Říčany in the lead again, Přelouč jumped up the most

For the second time in a row, the Central Bohemian town of Říčany can boast the highest quality of life. Přelouč in the Pardubice Region recorded the most significant improvement compared to last year – it jumped 88 places up in the ranking. The Moravian-Silesian town of Orlová took last place again. These are the conclusions of the second annual Quality of Life Index. It was prepared by Obce v datech (“Municipalities in Data”) with Deloitte as its primary consulting partner.

13th August 2019 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


AmCham President Michal Chour outlines 2019 agenda

Michal Chour has been involved in AmCham's tourism advocacy for over a decade. He recognizes that this industry, like so many others, now needs to transition from a volume business to a value-added one. His goal as AmCham president is to help align interests so the sum for the country is greater than all the parts.

13th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


PwC: Global Top 100 companies (2019) by Market Capitalisation

The US continues to dominate, with 54 companies in the Global Top 100, representing 63% of overall value, up from 51% ten years ago.  Europe’s roster reduced by 11 companies, with a decline in its value share of 12% over the same period.

8th August 2019 / Good governance / Public Procurement


Invitation: Responsible Public Procurement 2019: Strategic approach to public procurement

An international expert conference is organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture on October 3-4, 2019, Prague at the Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank. The conference will focus on the strategic approach and social aspects in public purchasing. The aim of the conference is to show this topic within the international context, to present national strategies for promoting responsible procurement, to get inspired by experience of individual contracting authorities, to focus more on selected topical issues, including experience of audit institutions and matters related to measurement, and to provide an outlook of expected trends and visions in responsible procurement. At the conference, contributions to socially responsible public procurement in the Czech Republic will be awarded.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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