Comparative analysis of World Bank: „Subnational Doing Business in the European Union 2018“

Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Slovakia focused on the business environment in 25 cities of four European Union states in terms of indicators, such as start-ups, building permits, transfer of property rights to real estate, electricity supplies and contractual obligations. The main objective of this report is to engage the decision-makers and local governments to many possibilities how to accelerate and improve the investment environment. Many good examples of effective reforms at both regional and national level are described here.

The project was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior. the Ministry of Justice and the State Administration of Land Surveying and Cadastre. The report assesses the business environment and its impact on the entrepreneurs in seven cities: Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň, Olomouc, Ústí nad Labem and Liberec. The compared cities show differences in assessed indicators in spite of the same national legislation and provision by the same state administration. They were most noticeable in the electricity suplly indicator. The electricity connection process can take entepreneurs in some Czech cities almost eight months. In Prague and Brno, the process can be completed in two months and comparing with other cities, with significantly lower costs. Considering the rest 23 cities, Prague and Brno are on the top in this field. Moreover, Brno is also best placed in the building permit indicator. Brno also achieved a good place in the indicator of the transfer of property rights to real estate. On the contrary, the worst rating has reached the criterion of enforcing contractual obligations.

The full Report is available here: www.doingbusiness.org/EU2

Detailed results of Brno HERE