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30th January 2023 / Politics / Elections


Presidential Election 2023 - Report on 2nd round

Over the weekend, voters went to the polls to decide the winner of the second round of the Czech presidential election. The first round took place two weeks ago. Of the 8 candidates, Andrej Babiš a former Prime Minister and one of the richest Czech citizens, and Petr Pavel a former army general and leading NATO official, were sent to the final round with similar support of 35 %. 

7th February 2023 / /


Smarter immigration, greater innovation

Innovation relies on human knowledge, skills and creativity to develop new technology and utilize to benefit human society. Humans with that knowledge, or those skills, and that creativity are a precious and scarce commodity, and, therefore, in high demand in those economies that generate the most innovation.

30th January 2023 / Politics / Elections


Presidential Election 2023 - Report on 2nd round

Over the weekend, voters went to the polls to decide the winner of the second round of the Czech presidential election. The first round took place two weeks ago. Of the 8 candidates, Andrej Babiš a former Prime Minister and one of the richest Czech citizens, and Petr Pavel a former army general and leading NATO official, were sent to the final round with similar support of 35 %. 

27th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


AmCham insight into the current labor market trends

Prices have joined a tight labor market to create a highly volatile wage market. Will wage demands create a vicious cycle of price increases leading to salary increases leading to price increases?

27th January 2023 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


How much help is a castle in a digital world?

This week, in the offices of White & Case LLPAmCham CZ joined a group of experts, including Tomáš ŠčerbaKateřina Anna Magnna, AmCham Board member Michal Stachník of CiscoTomáš Budník of Thein Security, and Alžběta Solarczyk Krausová to assess how companies and the state are reacting to increased cyber threats, and what trends, both market and regulatory, are coming their way.

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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