State Service Act at Last?

State Service Act at Last?

The Czech State Service Act (“služební zákon” or also “zákon o státní službě” in Czech), No. 218/2002 Coll., aimed at governing the position, service relations and remuneration of state officials had been adopted as early as 2002 but has never come to power so far, having been repeatedly postponed by subsequent amendments. Now it seems, […]

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How to get public investment from the stalemate?

How to get public investment from the stalemate?

The Czech economy has encountered a considerable decrease in public investment during recent years; only in the sphere of transport infrastructure it was about 25% between 2008 and 2013. Also private sphere considerably reduced its orders. Demand for construction of residential estates declined during the same period by about 40%. Preparation of new infrastructure projects, […]

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New government – new hopes?

New government – new hopes?

The House of Deputies of the Parliament of the CzechRepublic gave the coalition government of the Czech Social Democratic Party, the ANO 2011 Movement and the Christian Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party a vote of confidence on 18 February 2014, approving its policy statement. The new Government can be characterized as centre-left one containing […]

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Emanuel Šíp: Czechia – a future waterways crossing of Europe?

Emanuel Šíp: Czechia – a future waterways crossing of Europe?

In the recent months, the return of the idea of a water corridor connecting the Danube, Odra and Elbe rivers through the area of the Czech Republic has awaken a broad interest in the Czech public. The project has been recently strongly fostered by President Miloš Zeman as well as by the incumbent government in […]

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The New Civil Code and Act on Commercial Corporations

The New Civil Code and Act on Commercial Corporations

The Czech legal system will obtain a new private law basis as at 1 January 2014 when the new Civic Code, denoted as 89/2012 Coll., is to replace the previous Civic Code stemming from as far as 1964. The former Code was updated and developed by many amendments and supplemented by more specialized acts and […]

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“Bad mood” in the Czech economy

“Bad mood” in the Czech economy

The Czech Republic has experienced an economic downturn for not less than four quarters in a row

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Structure of the Czech Economy in Turbulent Times

Structure of the Czech Economy in Turbulent Times

The Czech Republic has been a developed industrial country for the last 150 years

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The Fate of Industrial Regulators

The Fate of Industrial Regulators

The need to develop Industrial regulatory bodies emerged in the Czech Republic at the early stage of switching the economy to a market system. Restructuring of the Czech (more exactly, Czechoslovak) banking system with the creation of a central bank came even under the late Communism. The first years of economic reform, 1991, saw the origin of price regulation and of Úřad pro ochranu hos- podářské soutěže (Office for the Protection of Competition, ÚOHS).

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The EU, or How to Live with Angels and Demons

The EU, or How to Live with Angels and Demons

Seven years after the Czech accession to the European Union, it seems that the original enthusiasm of Czech society for the nation’s membership in the EU is gradually vanishing

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Czech rail revolution

Czech rail revolution

The Czech railway market experienced remarkable changes during the last year

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Public contracts: for a more trustworthy public sector

Public contracts: for a more trustworthy public sector

At the beginning of November 2011, the Czech Chamber of Deputies adopted the long-expected bill of amendment of the Act on Public Contracts (137/2006 Coll.)

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