Spotlight issue

17th March 2017 / Good governance / Public Procurement

V.Kosek, Johnson & Johnson on public procurement: Who will be the first one courageous enough to use the „willingness to pay for better quality“ model?

"How do you buy things? Do you always buy the cheapest product?  For example when you decide to purchase a TV, do you say: 1 TV please?," Vladimir Kosek, Commercial & Market Access Manager, Johnson & Johnson, asks.

16th March 2017 / Politics / Elections

WEF/The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2016: Eastern Europe questions the benefits of democracy

The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU’s) Democracy Index 2016 measures the state of democracy by rating electoral processes and pluralism, the state of civil liberties, the functioning of government, political participation and political culture in more than 160 countries worldwide. The Czech Republic ranks 31st.

16th March 2017 / Politics / Elections Visegrád on Juncker’s White Paper: No to a multi-speed Europe

The V4 do not want federalisation, nor a return to only the single market. The emergence of multi-speed Europe is particularly undesirable for them. However, this is where the Visegrád consensus ends, Vít Dostál of the Association for Foreign Affairs (AMO) writes..

15th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

OECD: Czech regulatory restrictiveness towards FDI is low | Cesko v datech: Czech Rep has 11,000+ brownfields

The Czech Republic has one of the lowest level of discrimination against foreign investors, OECD data show.

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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