Spotlight issue

11th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation Prague Scientists Shut Off Pain

Neuroscientist Norbert Weiss, PhD, and his team at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague, in collaboration with Gerald W. Zamponi’s team at the University of Calgary in Canada have discovered a new molecule that can reverse chronic pain.

7th July 2017 / Politics / Energy and Environment

Ch.Webel/University of New York in Prague: The climate change battle heats up

On June 1, Donald Trump declared that the United States was officially withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, following through on a campaign promise and defying fellow world leaders and many others who had pleaded with him for the US to remain a party to the pact. Trump’s move has already provoked a sharp backlash from the rest of the world, and it could prove to be a major setback for international efforts to avert drastic global warming.

7th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

European Commission releases ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor': Prague excels on 'Cultural Vibrancy', Brno follows

The new tool provides comparable data on how European cities perform across nine dimensions – covering culture and creativity – and underlines how their performance contributes to cities' social development and economic growth and job creation. The report covers 168 cities in 30 countries, selected from about 1000 cities, among them Prague, Brno, Pilsen and Ostrava.

4th July 2017 / Competitiveness / Education

What are the classes like at a technical university in the Czech Republic?

What U.S. STEM students have to say about their study abroad experience at a technical university in the Czech Republic. This video was created with the support of the Department of State U.S. Study Abroad.

3rd July 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Statistical Office: Features of the Regional Labor Markets in the Czech Republic

The highest values of labor productivity (both by gross value added and gross domestic product) are achieved particularly in the sections of commercial services, insurance industry, finance, the progressive tertiary sector in general and in the quaternary / knowledge sector, a study by the Czech Statistical Office says. 

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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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