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10th August 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


AmCham CZ Position on New Construction Act

The strength and swiftness of our recovery from the Covid19 crisis will be determined by how much and how soon business will begin to invest in jobs and production. Government stimulus will help, but the efficiency of government administration is just as important. The construction approval process in the Czech Republic is 156th out of 190 countries in World Bank rankings. Moving to the top third in the rankings would be a major contribution not only to accelerating the recovery, but making it possible for the Czech Republic to become TheCountryfortheFuture.

24th September 2020 / 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.  

Last update on September 24, 2020. 

21st September 2020 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


AT&T Commits to be Carbon Neutral by 2035

AT&T Commits To Be Carbon Neutral by 2035; Announces Nationwide Expansion of Climate Resilience Tool

New Commitments Build on Companywide Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change and Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

21st September 2020 / Politics / Health Care


Covid-19 trend statistics - regular update

AmCham brings an overview of data published by the Czech Ministry of Health, Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic (UZIS) and The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to show the Covid-19 development in the Czech Republic, Europe and the world. 

18th September 2020 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


How business can emerge stronger - CEO Panel Survey

PwC’s CEO Panel Survey, conducted in June and July 2020 as an extension of PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey — which provides unique insight every year into the thinking of thousands of chief executives around the world — reflects the views of 699 CEOs on emerging business models and key trends resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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