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.
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.
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..
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.
Czech Statistical Office: Prague, Central Bohemia, South Moravia have 50 percent of new flats | CBRE: Office building’s market in Brno expanding thanks to IT companies
According to Prague.tv/the Czech Statistical Office, the highest amount of new flats per inhabitant were built in the Central Bohemia region between 2010 and 2015. Some 4.4 flats were built annually for each 1,000 inhabitants.
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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