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18th October 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care


How to stop tsunami of chronic diseases?

Last week, in the AmCham offices, Health MInister Adam Vojtěch led a panel discussion on what could be done to improve prevention of chronic diseases with prof. Vladimír Palička of the Society of Metabolic Diseases, Dr. Petr Šmach of the Škoda Employee Insurer, VZP ČR Deputy Head David Šmehlík, prof. Richard Češka of the Czech Internist Society, and Dr. Petr Šonka of the General Practitioners Society. AmCham Health Care Council Chairs Zuzana Kaifoszová, MD, MBA, ACC and Tomáš Březina of Amgen put together an overview and questions to be discussed.

19th October 2021 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


Government Measures Supporting Business

The list of Government measures supporting Business. Last update September 20, 2021.

18th October 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care


How to stop tsunami of chronic diseases?

Last week, in the AmCham offices, Health MInister Adam Vojtěch led a panel discussion on what could be done to improve prevention of chronic diseases with prof. Vladimír Palička of the Society of Metabolic Diseases, Dr. Petr Šmach of the Škoda Employee Insurer, VZP ČR Deputy Head David Šmehlík, prof. Richard Češka of the Czech Internist Society, and Dr. Petr Šonka of the General Practitioners Society. AmCham Health Care Council Chairs Zuzana Kaifoszová, MD, MBA, ACC and Tomáš Březina of Amgen put together an overview and questions to be discussed.

18th October 2021 / Politics / Elections


Czech Parliamentary elections: Now the negotiation

Parliamentary elections over the weekend shifted voter preferences, but did not surprise. Three major party groups (ANO, SPOLU, and PiratStan) were expected to be grouped atop the results. ANO finished in the middle of their expected range of outcomes. SPOLU received support at the top of their expected range. PiratStan finished below their expected outcome. The only other party to receive enough votes to be represented in Parliament- SPD- finished in the lower range of their expected outcomes. The Social Democrats and the Communist Party both fell out of Parliament for the first time since 1992. Turnout bumped up from 2017 (+5%). 

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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.

 

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