Spotlight issue

4th February 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

AmCham CZ: Digital Tax. Collateral Damage

The government's proposed tax on digital services is moving through Parliament just a few days after France announced it will step back from immediate implementation of its own very similar digital tax. The French decision to alter its approach came after the United States made it clear it would impose retaliatory tariffs. 

18th February 2020 / Amcham advocacy news /

AmCham Issue Analysis: Digital Services Tax is high risk for uncertain reward

Should all companies pay their fair share of tax? Yes. The combination of the EU Common Market and virtual goods make determining what is fair very complicated. 

6th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

CEE Investment 2019

After impressive first six months of 2019 for the CEE investment market, the second half of the year marked itself with even greater investment volumes. Overall, in 2019 there was a number of transactions for a total of nearly €14.0 billion. 

5th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Czechs will Spend 181 Days Working to Pay Taxes as this Year’s Tax Freedom Day Falls on 30 June

This year, taxpayers in the Czech Republic will spend 181 days working to pay taxes, which is one day more than last year; after final recalculation, it was 180 days in 2019. According to Deloitte’s calculations, Tax Freedom Day will fall on 30 June 2019. Approximately the same case as in the Czech Republic will apply to the UK and Norway. Taxpayers will have to spend the most days paying taxes to the government in Denmark, while the fewest in Romania and Bulgaria.

5th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Petyovský & Partners: The Czech Republic: The End of the Brexit Story

Today is the day when the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU). The leaving process officially started on March 29th, 2017 by activation of the Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the two parties (UK & EU) started to draft the agreement setting forth the Brexit terms and conditions (Brexit deal).

5th February 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care

3E – EMA and EU and eHealth

On its 25th anniversary, EMA  - as a kind of a birthday present – published, in collaboration with Heads of Medicines Agencies, Big Data Taskforce Phase II report and 10 recommendations, which should unlock the potential of Big data in the healthcare segment. 


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.

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