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22nd June 2020 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

The EU recovery aims to save the economy, and change politics

The proposed EU  recovery program represents an attempt to transform the power relationship between the EU and its member states, and its influence over the economic development of the continent. This is more than an argument over which member state gets the best slice of the pie: this is an attempt to shift the power of economic policy making to the Commission and to introduce the power of the EU to collect tax revenue from EU citizens.  
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30th March 2021 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Resources for Czech Recovery Plan

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) has been finalizing the Czech National Recovery Plan (NPO)  in cooperation with other ministries and the Government. The Recovery Plan represents a generational opportunity to use public funds not only to modernize infrastructure, but perhaps the last great opportunity to use EU money to accelerate the Czech economy into the top rank of global innovative economies.  "European money should help us start and modernize the economy after the coronavirus pandemic, but not only that. According to the latest information, we could receive about CZK 172 billion," says Deputy PM and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček. "The support is not only in the context of Covid-19, the Plan also addresses other topics such as digitization, sustainable transport, the green economy, health care, education, construction of day-care centers or homes for the elderly."
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15th August 2017 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

London Speaker Bureau: Exclusive Interview with Tomas Sedlacek: What do fetishes have to do with economics?

The “fetishizing” of economics has resulted in a perpetual cycle of unfulfilled desire and debt and a “post coitum depression”, says Tomas Sedlacek. He is the Czech economist and bestselling author of The Economics of Good and Evil (2011), internationally renowned for challenging assumptions and radically rethinking and humanizing economics. Chief macroeconomic strategist at ČSOB and former economic advisor to President Vaclav Havel, he describes economics as a cultural phenomenon which cannot be free of ethics.
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19th July 2017 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Czech Permanent Mission to the UN: The Czech Republic Presents Its National Voluntary Review on Sustainable Development

The Czech Republic presented its National voluntary review on Sustainable Development, Czech Permanent Mission to the UN reports: "Analysis of the relevance of the SDGs in the national context shows that all the SDGs and most of the targets of the 2030 Agenda are applicable at the national level. While none of the SDGs have been fully accomplished, each goal contains areas where the Czech Republic scores well and which can be considered as strengths." 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic