22nd May 2015

EC recommendations for the Czech Republic

Earlier this month, the European Commission unveiled its annual country-specific recommendations for all 28 Member States. Last week, the Commissioner nominated by the Czech Republic Věra Jourová arrived in Prague to personally present the recommendations for Prague. She stated that since the EC promised to focus on the real problems and priorities, the Czech Republic got only 4 recommendations, compared to last year´s 7. This years tasks are: 1) fiscal consolidation of 0.5% of GDP, including enhanced effectiveness of the healthcare system, 2) fight against tax evasion and corruption, 3) lower taxes for low-income individuals, and 4) reform the higher education system and enhance some aspects of primary and secondary schooling. According to Tomáš Prouza, the State Secretary for EU Affairs, the recommendations are fully in line with the government´s plans and actions will be taken shortly.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic