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24th April 2019


Pan-European fish fingers

It is six weeks until the elections to the European Parliament. As we have discussed previously, the Czechs have never been keen European voters. This might be – among other things – because we are often unaware of what “our” MEPs can actually do for us....

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17th April 2019


A better tomorrow for ICT and eGovernment?

A few days ago, Estonia’s eGovernment Academy released a new National Cyber Security Index. It came as a surprise to many that the Czech Republic was in pole position. In a very short period of time, Czech legislators have been able to develop a highly professional...

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The Advantage Series

Organizations of all sizes, across industry sectors, face complex reputational, regulatory and communication challenges. Here we examine some of those in depth, looking at how they can be overcome, and how Grayling can create advantage.

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28th March 2019


A bumpy ride for the electric future

The transport sector has been on the receiving end of environmental wrath for quite some time now, having been responsible for over 25% of CO2 emissions in the EU alone. To tackle this, the sector is becoming more and more electric. Nevertheless, the transition...

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18th March 2019


Some Rivalries Are Worth It

For as long as we can remember, rivalry has been an inherent part of human nature and even today we rely on it to some extent as one of the key driving forces behind our progress and development – be these scientific advances or economic growth. I am sure...

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8th March 2019


It ain't over till the fat lady sings

To mark International Women’s Day, we decided this was an opportunity to look at the Czech political landscape from a female perspective. It is also worth mentioning that this year is the 100th anniversary of Czech women’s municipal voting rights (full political...

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4th March 2019


Czech energy governance needs political backing

February 2019, a busy month in the Czech energy sector, was framed by IEA Chief Energy Modeller Laura Cozzi’s presentation of the World Energy Outlook. In her presentation, Ms Cozzi noted that energy investments around the world are almost exclusively made based on...

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19th February 2019


For Czechs, EU elections have never been in the spotlight

Five years after the 2014 European Parliament elections (which had the ignominious distinction of attracting the lowest ever turnout), European citizens have a chance to influence European dynamics once again, this time with 705 MEPs up for election across the EU. For...

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8th February 2019


Nothing is certain, not even taxes

It is often said that only two things are certain in this world – death and taxes. However, in the Czech Republic not even taxes are a certainty. Last week, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš raised eyebrows among several industries by saying he was tentatively...

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5th February 2019


Pensions for the 21st century

Pension system reform – an eternal evergreen in Czech politics – is rising to the top of the political agenda once again. The Minister of Social Affairs, Ms Maláčová (Social Democrats), has come up with a proposal to make the “third pillar” of pension...

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28th November 2018


Czech Ministry of the Environment becoming a pioneer in waste man...

This spring, EU Member States agreed to change their approach to waste management. It seems that the circular economy package they adopted will finally be a tangible step towards setting the circular economy spinning. The Czech Ministry of the Environment (MoE) has...

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20th November 2018


Niche work if you can get it

Communications professionals are getting more narrow-minded – in a good way! Grayling’s US chief client officer, Danica Ross, explains in the latest of our #6x19 trends forecast series. In our #6into18 trends forecast this time last year, we talked about The...

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