Korean Air has announced that, effective 29 October 2018, the carrier will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for 269 passengers in a three-class seating configuration to service its route connecting Prague with Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Flights will still be offered three times a week during the winter schedule – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The international law firm Taylor Wessing has recently focused on the issue of protection of personal data and individual privacy in general. Its new survey investigates electronic prescriptions and their storage. As of 1 January 2018 the issuance of electronic prescriptions is required, on the basis of an amendment to the Law on Pharmaceuticals. Exceptions, where a medical prescription can still be “on paper”, are set out in the implementing legislation of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Otherwise, all electronic prescriptions issued from now on will be stored in the Central Repository of Electronic Prescriptions established by the State Institute for Drug Control. Digital data on all medicines prescribed to a patient will be stored in this repository, regardless of whether the patient picked up the medication or not.
For the first time in the Czech Republic, World Cleanup Day will see active runners taking part in a nod to a latest phenomenon known as “plogging”. The activity arose from the combination of jogging and litter collecting, or plocka upp in Swedish. Runners up and down the country who have responded to an appeal on social media will take part in the event under the umbrella of the Plogging Czechia project backed by the Czech Association for Corporate Social Responsibility (A-CSR) in collaboration with Coca-Cola.
Václav Havel Airport Prague is continuing with short-term development plans and opens for testing a new aircraft stand and gate with a new waiting area. The new reconfigured stand can service either one long-haul aircraft with a wing-span of 65 meters, or two smaller ones with a wing-span of up to 36 meters. The, stand with gate is located in Terminal 1 and will substantially increase the airport’s capacity and make aircraft boarding more comfortable and faster, especially for long-haul flights, which are becoming more and more prevalent in Prague.
AmCham members debate economic topics for Prague with Prague mayoral candidates at Prague Congress Centre
On 12 September 2018, in cooperation with the British, German, French, Italian and Nordic Chambers the AmCham held the debate with candidates for Prague´s mayorality at the Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha). All candidates were given the floor for their statements and answers to the questions prepared by the Prague business community. The debate was moderated by prof. Štěpán Jurajda, CERGE-EI, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University, and Economics Institute, the Czech Academy of Science.
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
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