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  • An interview with Daniel Pataki, Director of the ETNO

    An interview with Daniel Pataki, Director of the ETNO

    Our companies are committed to meeting customer needs. We only ask for regulatory consistency. ETNO’s Director since February 2012, Daniel Pataki’s prior work included President of the Hungarian National Communications Authority, the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG). Prior to working in the regulatory authority, Pataki was Hungarian Deputy […]

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  • An interview with Tomáš Jelínek

    An interview with Tomáš Jelínek

    It has been a long time since I wanted to write about current Czech-German relations not from the perspective of politicians but rather from the informed point of view of experts involved.  In spite of the fact that Czech citizens are regularly assured by politicians that Czech-German relations are excellent, when examined closer, it becomes […]

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  • An Interview with the Minister of Industry and Trade, Jan Mládek

    An Interview with the Minister of Industry and Trade, Jan Mládek

    “We are a country with a great industrial tradition, that’s ‘in people’s blood.’” Jan Mládek the experienced Czech politician studied at the University of Economics in Prague, then received a Candidate of Sciences title (similar to PhD.) at the Prognostic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. During Jiří Paroubek’s government, he served as the […]

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  • An Interview with the Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečko

    An Interview with the Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečko

    “I would like our agriculture to move toward self-reliance, particularly in commodities where we were the traditional producers.” Marian Jurečko, the twelfth Minister of Agriculture of the independent Czech Republic, spent his entire life ‘in the field.’ He studied at the Agricultural High-School in Přerov, then majored in Plant Health, with specialization on Plant Protection, […]

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  • An Interview with Věra Jourová, Minister for Local Development

    An Interview with Věra Jourová, Minister for Local Development

    “During difficult times, I realized how close each one of us in this country is to ending up under a bridge.” She already had begun a political career, but because of the supposed ‘Budišov case,’ had to begin again from scratch. After seven years, she returned to the department, this time as a minister. Věra […]

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Interviews

How to get club membership in five holes

How to get club membership in five holes

The question was the same as always: For someone who plays his home course, Emirates Golf Club, every day I asked my regular golfing partner Rudi, “Which course are we going to play today my friend?” I didn’t want to play the Majlis for the twentieth time in a row. My second question was, “Which golf course have you never played […]

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An interview with Daniel Pataki, Director of the ETNO

An interview with Daniel Pataki, Director of the ETNO

Our companies are committed to meeting customer needs. We only ask for regulatory consistency. ETNO’s Director since February 2012, Daniel Pataki’s prior work included President of the Hungarian National Communications Authority, the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG). Prior to working in the regulatory authority, Pataki was Hungarian Deputy […]

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Contributors

Asia rising: making the link between education and competitive advantage

Asia rising: making the link between education and competitive advantage

There are two basic reasons for expecting to find links between quality of education and competitive advantage. A general reason is that living standards have risen so much over the past centuries due to education. The rise of the middle class across the Western world after, but even during, the Industrial Revolution has proven that […]

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The stress and nervousness of communication

The stress and nervousness of communication

Those who claim they do not know stress and nervousness are lying. Stage-fright is quite usual even for skilled speakers. It confirms anchorman Larry King’s quote that “stage-fright is a sign you seriously care about your speech or presentation.” Heart pounding, mouth dry, breathing shallow, sweating – all simply signs of stress,  affecting every speech […]

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Business

Why Women Shouldn't Choose Men When Picking Business Partners

Why Women Shouldn’t Choose Men When Picking Business Partners

Women who start their own business would be best served by going it alone, new research finds. Women who start businesses with men have limited opportunities to move into leadership roles and even fewer chances to take charge when they do so with their husbands, according to sociologists at the University of North Carolina at […]

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12 Ways to Make Tax Season Less Stressful as a Business Owner

12 Ways to Make Tax Season Less Stressful as a Business Owner

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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Politics

Youth Guarantee 'doesn't bring quality jobs'

Youth Guarantee ‘doesn’t bring quality jobs’

Even though youth unemployment has become a top priority for EU policy-makers, the quality of employment available for young people has been largely overlooked, according to the European Youth Forum. The ‘any job is a good job’ is turning into a new mantra, they say.

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Google search competition case may not be over

Google search competition case may not be over

EU Competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia has repeatedly tried to settle the Google search case, but serious concerns remain, and may open the way for a surprise ending in what is probably the most important legal battle for the future of e-commerce in Europe.

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Culture

7 Ways To Have A Truly Great Morning

7 Ways To Have A Truly Great Morning

You can maximize your productivity by taking full advantage of the first few hours of the workday. Jumpstarting your day the right way will not only get you started on the right foot but can help prevent those dreaded end-of-day crises from erupting.

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Libraries are dying? Think again

Libraries are dying? Think again

Like many visitors in Seattle, Glenn Nagel found himself in the city trying to avoid the rain. After wandering around, he eventually made his way to the Seattle Public Library to escape the dreary weather.

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Science

The Surprising Thing Exercise Can Do For Your Brain

The Surprising Thing Exercise Can Do For Your Brain

Why do some people love working out, while others loathe it? If rats are any indication, the will to be active is at least partly genetic, according to a 2013 University of Missouri finding. And according to new research published online in the Journal of Physiology, those rats with a genetic predisposition toward being active […]

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How Your After-Work Activities Help You At Work

How Your After-Work Activities Help You At Work

A new study might convince you to finally register for that painting class — or get started on that novel, or sign up for a salsa dancing class, for that matter. Turns out, pursuing your creative interests outside of work could boost your job performance.

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Other Recent Posts

7 návyků, jak přestat pořád plánovat a začít konečně jednat

7 návyků, jak přestat pořád plánovat a začít konečně jednat

Každý malý problém pozoruje z takové blízkosti, až je udiven, jak je velký. Každý pozitivní krok otočí, až zjistí, že i pozitivita má svůj rub. Na světě totiž není nic dobré ani špatné. Malé ani velké. Záleží na tom, jak se na to díváme.

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Boříme mýtus, že bio je alternativní, říkají majitelé Freshbedýnek

Boříme mýtus, že bio je alternativní, říkají majitelé Freshbedýnek

Jídlo jako překvapení. S touto myšlenkou začínal byznys s čerstvými biopotravinami, rozváženými v bedýnkách zákazníkům v Praze a okolí přímo domů. Ovoce, zeleninu a další suroviny od farmářů z různých kontinentů si nyní objednává přes tisíc rodin.

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Africa's most luxurious safaris

Africa’s most luxurious safaris

African safaris have upped their game. We’re not talking about the “Big Five” beasts — lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo — that people pay top dollar to see. We’re talking about the accommodations.

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5 hotels for chocoholics

5 hotels for chocoholics

Easter is upon us and, like clockwork, hordes of brightly wrapped chocolate bunnies and eggs have begun their domination of supermarket aisles. While these sugar-filled options are sure to please the average eater, the true cocoa connoisseur might be left with a craving for something more. Something better.

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Nejpracovitější europoslankyní je Roithová

Nejpracovitější europoslankyní je Roithová

Nejaktivnější europoslankyní byla v posledních pěti letech Zuzana Roithová (KDU-ČSL), za ní se umístil Oldřich Vlasák (ODS) a Olga Sehnalová (ČSSD). Na druhém konci pomyslného žebříčku se umístil sociální demokrat Robert Dušek.

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Americans wary of futuristic tech

Americans wary of futuristic tech

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible — from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab — they get nervous.

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Jižní Morava je vzorem pro inovativní regiony

Jižní Morava je vzorem pro inovativní regiony

Jižní Morava patří podle Evropské komise mezi nejinovativnější regiony Evropy. V evropské soutěži RegioStars se totiž její projekt JIC Innovation park umístil mezi šesti nejúspěšnějšími účastníky.

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