The Czech News Agency (ČTK) is publishing a special magazine, both in printed form and online, entitled "Thirty Years of Czech Economy Transformation" via its Protext PR service. Its key authors include former finance minister, prime minister and president Václav Klaus, who recalls the first years of the total change of the country’s economic environment, European Commission Vice President Věra Jourová and Czech Fiscal Council chairwoman Eva Zamrazilová, both of whom are looking at the transformation in perspective and on the basis of analyses.
Contributions to the magazine were also made by the former industry and trade minister and current head of the Chamber of Commerce, Vladimír Dlouhý, Confederation of Industry President Jaroslav Hanák and trade union leader Bohumír Dufek. In addition, the magazine brings presentations of a number of significant and successful Czech firms such as ČEZ, ŠKODA AUTO, Česká zbrojovka Group, Česká mincovna, Czechoslovak Group, HAVEL & PARTNERS, Partners, Zásilkovna, and others.
"The project took a long time to be born. Virtually the whole of this year," said ČTK’s strategy and development head Jaroslav Kábele. "The chief authors were to speak at a conference that we had been preparing jointly with the Senate and that was to follow last year’s sucessful conference called Thirty Years of Freedom," he said. However, the coronavirus pandemic turned many plans and resolutions upside down, and so the conference could not take place. "The originally planned speakers deserve big thanks for translating their live speeches into written papers promptly," Kábele added.
Afterwards, the COVID-19 topic could not be missing from the magazine and it channeled the fictitious debate from lessons learned from the past to current breakthrough changes and the upcoming years.
The magazine has a printing of 1,500 copies and will be distributed to state institutions, partner companies and Protext ČTK clients. A considerable part of the copies will be provided to the Václav Klaus Institute for its own needs. Copies will also be sent to foreign offices of the CzechTrade and CzechInvest state-run agencies. On the Internet, the content will be published gradually at the ceskenoviny.cz portal. The MAFRA group’s websites and the BusinessInfo state administration portal will take part in the publication as well.