Spotlight issue

6th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

AmCham EU: The Single Market: a European success story that needs to be told

'Let's not forget that Europe is doing really well. Actually, this is a concern for business, too. We're not shouting enough about the good things...The fundamentals haven't changed. The EU-US relationship is absolutely crucial....If that relationship does well, there is a knock-on effect elsewhere in the world, including for benefits for the consumer', says Susan Danger, CEO AmCham EU.

6th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism Explore mountains with a stroller and make a discovery trip with wheelchair

'Much is done in the country to allow people with reduced mobility to relax. The Czech Republic – a functional and unobstructed destination with easy accessibility; even the Krkonoše Mountains. Let Czechia convince you that nothing is impossible or insurmountable!,' writes.

5th September 2017 / Politics / Elections

Radio Praha: Bill Clinton: Today Václav Havel's ideas are more relevant than ever

The former US president Bill Clinton first visited the Czech Republic in 1994, offering the countries of the former communist bloc support and assistance on the road to democracy. It was a historic, trust-building visit in many ways, which saw the birth of a special friendship between the then US head of state and the Czech Republic’s first president Vaclav Havel. Bill Clinton gave Czech Radio’s Washington correspondent Lenka Kabrhelová an interview in which he recalled his visit to Prague, his admiration for Vaclav Havel, and how he played the saxophone at a Prague jazz club.

5th September 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Radio Praha/HN: Czech Airports register record number of passengers

The number of passengers going through the Czech Republic’s airports last year exceeded 13 million - for the first time since the economic crisis in 2008. However, passenger numbers have only been increasing in Prague, while elsewhere passenger numbers are dwindling, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported. 

4th September 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Fitch Ratings: Fitch Revises Czech Republic's Outlook to Positive, Affirms at 'A+'

Fitch Ratings-Paris/London-01 September 2017: Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Czech Republic's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to Positive from Stable and affirmed the IDRs at 'A+'. 

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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic