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10th November 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham Board of Directors’ Assessment of the Economic Impact of Covid19 - October

This assessment is intended to assist members in their short and long-term planning by providing the outcome of discussions among board members. The board has been holding regular assessment sessions to share and discuss the impact within their industry and among their clients, customers and partners. These exchanges have been informed by research and input from our committees. This document is a working document which will be updated regularly, and all comments and suggestions are welcome. The document is divided into five sections: 1) duration of the crisis, 2) economic impact, 3) transformative effect, 4) effectiveness of government measures, and 5) business priorities.

23rd February 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Employment and Social Affairs


Government Measures Supporting Employment or Individual Economic Revenue

The list of Government measures supporting employment or individual economic revenue. Last update February 232021.

23rd February 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Other Government Measures Supporting Economy

The list of Government measures supporting Economy. Last update February 23, 2021.

23rd February 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Business and Industry


Government Restrictions of Activities inside the Czech Republic

State of Emergency was declared on March 12 and was terminated on May 17, 2020The government announced on May 11 they were not planning to ask the Chamber of Deputies for extension of the state of emergency. From October 5, Government declared again state of emergency for 30 days, with further extensions, until February 14. The current state of emergency is declared for February 15-28, 2021.

Last update on February 23, 2021. 

22nd February 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


More powers for the Czech competition authority?

Currently, there are two bills being discussed in the Czech Parliament. Under the first bill, which implements the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) in the Czech Republic, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (Office) would be entitled to require providers of public communications network or a publicly available electronic communications service to provide operational and location data. This would be possible if such data could contribute to clarifying the facts relevant to the detection of any offence under Czech competition law, or the detection of a breach of Articles 101 or 102 of the TFEU, but only if the intended purpose cannot be achieved otherwise or solely with a disproportionate effort. Also, the prior written permission of the President of the High Court would be required.

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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

 

2020 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.

Policy pipeline

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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