Regulated Professions

Regulated Professions

At the beginning of October 2013, the European Commission adopted a Communication on evaluating national regulations on access to professions. This Communication reacts on the requirements of the modernized Directive 2005/36/EC dealing with the recognition of professional qualifications. With 362 regulated professions, the Czech Republic belongs among Member States with the highest number of them. Reduction of administrative obstacles and high requirements in this area could facilitate free movement of persons and allow creation of additional jobs. Over the next two years, Member States will exercise a mutual evaluation and justification of barriers restricting the access to certain professions. To discuss the modernized Directive on recognition of professional qualifications, as well as the persisting administrative obstacles in this area, CEBRE – Czech Business Representation to the EU hosted a debate on 22nd October 2013 in Prague.

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EU Public Procurement

EU Public Procurement

It is expected that the revision of the EU Public Procurement Directives will be approved at the beginning of 2014. The aim of the modernization is to improve flexibility in the public procurement process for both the public and private sector while ensuring higher quality and innovation. As soon as the directives enter into force, the EU Member States will then have two years to transpose the new rules into their national laws. In 2012, an amendment to the Public Procurement Act entered into force in the Czech Republic, focused on reducing the risk of corruption in the procurement process. However, the amendment brought certain challenges, which in some cases slowed the whole procurement process down. A new amendment to the Public Procurement Act has finally been approved by the Parliament of the Czech Republic at the end of November 2013. To review the impact of revised EU Directives on public procurement policy in the Czech Republic, CEBRE – Czech Business Representation to the EU organized a debate on 12th November 2013.

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Czechoslovak Foreign Institute celebrated 85 years of its existence

Czechoslovak Foreign Institute celebrated 85 years of its existence

At the end of 2013, members and friends of the Czechoslovak Foreign Institute celebrated 85th anniversary as the independent civic association.

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FRYDAY Diplomatic Forum – actual situation in Syria

FRYDAY Diplomatic Forum – actual situation in Syria

FRYDAY is one of the largest networking clubs for professionals organising series of social and business networking events across CEE and Central Asia. Fryday community is composed of cosmopolitan professional crowd, highly qualified managers, businessmen and decision makers, government officials and media representatives. Using both, offline and online platforms, the Fryday network works to bring people together so that they can make new contacts as well as sustain those already existing. FRYDAY W is more formally organised networking format, and well known accomplished speakers tell their own success stories, or share valuable ideas with guests. Guests are typically connected to the field of a speaker or interested in networking within a certain industry. FRYDAY Diplomatic Forum is a new series of events organised by FRYDAY W together with former foreign minister Cyril Svoboda and the “Diplomatic Academy”.

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Promotion Conference of China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

Promotion Conference of China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

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Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Czech republic for the first time

Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Czech republic for the first time

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest event dedicated to the celebration and support of entrepreneurship and this year, under the auspices of the European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI), the Czech republic became a part of the global network of participating countries.

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2014 Best of Magazine Ball held at Autoclub of the Czech Republic

2014 Best of Magazine Ball held at Autoclub of the Czech Republic

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GAS BUSINESS BREAKFAST 2013 held by Czech Gas Association

GAS BUSINESS BREAKFAST 2013 held by Czech Gas Association

10th Annual Conference Gas Business Breakfast 2013 was held on November 29, this time under the name Natural gas for a bright future. Conference brought together representatives of government and the private sector to discuss current situation on the gas market in the Czech Republic. The conference was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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St. Lucia party

St. Lucia party

Over 100 gadults and 75 children – the youngest one only two months old! – turned up at the Nordic Chamber’s traditional Lucia Christmas Party in restaurant Hergetova Cihelna in mid-December. The atmosphere was as snug and cosy as only the Scandinavians can make it in a dark winter night; the Jultomten, North Europe’s Santa Claus, handed out gifts from IKEA to the children, while their parents relished in delicious seafood from Marine Harvest. “Judged by the feedback I got during the evening people really had this true Christmas feeling, not least since our Charity Bazaar managed to collect CZK 10,000 for children suffering from Cystic fibrosis, so I would say that this must have been the best Lucia Party in our 18-year history,” the Nordic Chamber’s Executive Director Lea Turcarová says.

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Hilton Christmas Charity Concert

Hilton Christmas Charity Concert

On Sunday, December 15, Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town organized the 17th annual Christmas Charity Concert to support Tereza Maxová Dětem Foundation, whose mission is to help children in need. Michael Specking, Cluster General Manager of both Hilton Hotels in Prague, was delighted to hand over a cheque in the value of 130,000 Czech Crowns to the Foundation Director Terezie Sverdlinová. The concert was held under the auspices of the Ambassdor of the Indian Republic H.E. Shri Venkatesan Ashok. PKF – Prague Philharmonia headed by the Indian conductor Mr. Debashish Chaudhuri, featuring Daniela Valíčková as a soprano, brought the festive spirit to life. The international female choir Viva Voce conducted by Soňa Frýdlová delighted the audience by traditional Christmas carols. Michael Specking, Cluster General Manager of Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town together with Terezie Kašparovská, presenter, moderated the evening. After the concert, guests enjoyed delicious Christmas buffet under the stars in the hotel Lobby accompanied by piano music.

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 FRYDAY Afterwork at Boscolo

FRYDAY Afterwork at Boscolo

FRYDAY is one of the largest networking clubs for professionals organising series of social and business networking events across CEE and Central Asia. Fryday community is composed of cosmopolitan professional crowd, highly qualified managers, businessmen and decision makers, government officials and media representatives. Using both, offline and online platforms, the Fryday network works to bring people together so that they can make new contacts as well as sustain those already existing. FRYDAY Afterwork Networking is a relaxed business and socialising event gathering regularly around 100–200 guests at top venues of city downtowns.

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Austrian Ball

Austrian Ball

The “Austrian Ball” – Ball of the Association of Austrians living in the Czech Republic has been organized since 2000. This very beautiful Viennese style ball takes place in the noble ambience of the Žofín Palace. Not only Austrians are taking part in this ball, but also a considerable number of (young and not so young) Czechs, politicians, ambassadors and VIP’s. Although this event is quite young, it managed to become one of the highlights of Prague’s social life. The profit from the ball is used for charity purposes.

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FRYDAY W – Global Warning – Climate Changes  with Jonathan Wootliff, the former director of Greenpeace International at Latin Art Gallery

FRYDAY W – Global Warning – Climate Changes with Jonathan Wootliff, the former director of Greenpeace International at Latin Art Gallery

FRYDAY is one of the largest networking clubs for professionals organising series of social and business networking events across CEE and Central Asia. Fryday community is composed of cosmopolitan professional crowd, highly qualified managers, businessmen and decision makers, government officials and media representatives. Using both, offline and online platforms, the Fryday network works to bring people together so that they can make new contacts as well as sustain those already existing. FRYDAY W is more formally organised networking format, and well known accomplished speakers tell their own success stories, or share valuable ideas with guests. Guests are typically connected to the field of a speaker or interested in networking within a certain industry.

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The Brno Opera Ball,  and its main star Christopher Lambert

The Brno Opera Ball, and its main star Christopher Lambert

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The CFO Club – Christmas session

The CFO Club – Christmas session

Last session – Christmas social gathering of the Club of Financial Directors under the auspices of the company RWE – was held under the auspices of RWE on December 11th in the Grand Hotel Bohemia in Prague. “Olympic Games in Sochi or in Letná?” was a topic presented by Jiří Kejval, President of the Czech Olympic Committee and Martin Chalupský, Head of PR & Press Services, RWE Czech Republic.

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