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9th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


GE/European Alliance for Apprenticeship: Developing quality entry-level opportunities for youth in Europe

In 2015 GE became part of the European Alliance for Apprenticeship. Through the Alliance, GE pledged to create 3,000 internships annually across Europe and set a target of filling 30% of its own entry-level positions with interns and apprentices beginning in 2016.

7th November 2017 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


WEF Global Gender Gap 2017 report: In terms of gender, economic participation and political empowerment still a challenge in the Czech Republic

Five of the 26 countries in the Eastern Europe amd Central Asia region—Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia—have fully closed both their Health and Survival and Educational Attainment gender gaps, the only countries except Brazil to do so in the entire Index this year. Still, the Czech Republic ranks 92nd in the Economic Participation and Opportunity subindex and 91st in the Political Empowerment subindex, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap ranking. 

7th November 2017 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


World Bank Global Investment Competitveness Report 2017 | 2018

"The Czech Republic is a good example of how acquisition of a dilapidated local carmaker Skoda by Volkswagen, one of the leading global frms, led to a successful transformation of the entire automotive industry in the country.' 

7th November 2017 / Politics / Elections


Radio Praha: Demagog.cz and the art of political fact-checking

Lenka Chudomelová of Demagog.cz discusses how the group evaluate the statements of politicians – and how being a fact-checker impacts her own outlook, Radio Praha writes.

7th November 2017 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Human Rights Council report on Czech Republic

The report describes the developments in the area of human rights from 2013 to 2017 and follows up the midterm report submitted by the Czech government in 2015.

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

English / Czech. Advocacy Priorities.

 

Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic