Spotlight issue

13th December 2023 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Exotic Places, Popular European Cities, and Direct Flights to Go Skiing; This Winter from Prague to Over a Hundred Destinations

Valencia, Keflavík, Bilbao, and Cairo – new destinations, which will help increase winter traffic at Václav Havel Airport Prague by almost a quarter compared to last winter. Passengers will be able to choose from 111 direct connections. There will also be direct long-haul charter services to exotic destinations such as Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Cuba. As many as 46 airlines will operate direct air connections under the winter flight schedule. For the first time in history, winter holiday ski charters to the Turkish resort of Kayseri will be offered.

13th December 2023 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

Panattoni Park Pilsen West II in Nýřany is completed. The tenant of the new building is Panasonic

The industrial complex Panattoni Park Pilsen West II was built on the brownfield site of the coal mines and consists of two modern manufacturing halls. The investment exceeds EUR 70 million.

13th December 2023 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Passerinvest Group presented its ESG strategy

Passerinvest Group, a.s. (hereinafter referred to as Passerinvest), presented its ESG strategy and the specific goals it wants to achieve in the future. Passerinvest has long actively supported efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development goals adopted by all member states of the UN Council in 2015. Through a series of measures, it has specified a set of objectives in its ESG strategy for reducing its carbon footprint, energy consumption, amount of water consumed and non-recyclable waste produced, for developing above-standard partnerships within local communities, and for creating a welcoming environment for employees, tenants and neighbours.

13th December 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Gen Reveals Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024

With sophisticated AI, threats will become highly personalized, both for individuals and small businesses

TEMPE, Ariz., and PRAGUE, Dec. 7, 2023  /PRNewswire/ -- Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), a global leader dedicated to powering Digital Freedom through its family of Cyber Safety brands' cybersecurity solutions, today released its top cyberthreat predictions for 2024. Gen experts stress the need for consumers to be on the lookout for highly individualized threats. From cybercriminals using deepfakes to mimic the voice and appearance of family or colleagues to spyware apps delivered via believable ads or direct messages, this year it will be more critical than ever to double check that what you think you see, hear, read and click in 2024 is what it appears to be.

13th December 2023 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

New developments in investment incentive legislation

The senate has approved an amendment to the Investment Incentives Act that should simplify and speed up the investment incentive approval process. A related government decree that changes the permissible level of public aid in the regions of cohesion in the Czech Republic from 2024 was published in the Collection of Laws at the end of November. We provide details below.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing and Exports
  2. The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. Government Programs and Processes That Drive Innovation
  4. Government as a Competitive Advantage, including Digitization

Advocacy Priorities for 2023 
Technology, People, Infrastructure


Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

2. Research Investment and Cooperation. Big Bets (Key Technology Projects).

3. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

4. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

5. Immigration of STEM Talents.

6. Digitization of Immigration. 

7. Adult Reskilling and Upskilling.

8. Digitization of Land Use.

9. Infrastructure Development, including Technology Parks.



Read the documents in English and Czech.

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