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8th February 2019 / Politics / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


The Future of Prague's Transportation System with Praha Sobě

Current Master Plan of Prague outlines the growth of the city only to its borders. We need to include the outskirts in order to let Prague grow sustainably. On February 8, Adam Scheinherr, Prague’s Deputy Mayor for Transportation, and City Councillor Lenka Burgerová (both Praha Sobě) were our guests at another round of AmCham talks with City Hall representatives on key issues.

22nd February 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


brnodaily.cz: Czech Republic Ranked 6th Best European Country for Startups

An analysis conducted by NimbleFins ranked the top 12 countries in Europe for startup businesses, with the indicators being economic health, cost of doing business, business climate, and the quality of labor force, brnodaily.cz writes.

20th February 2019 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Premature dismissal from employment because of unsatisfactory work results?

In our Czech practice, we rather frequently encounter cases in which employers mistake one ground for termination "unsatisfactory work results" for another "violation of work-related duties".

20th February 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance


Central Europe CFO Survey 2019

Outlook optimistic – but is confidence past its peak?
CFOs from 17 countries throughout CE representing a wide range of industries are positive about the economic outlook and expectations for their own businesses. But some of the gloss has come off recent increases in optimism, and the very high levels recorded in 2018 have not been sustained.

20th February 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance


The Pulse of Fintech – H2' 2018

2018 Bi-annual analysis of global investment trends in the fintech sector

19th February 2019 / Politics / Elections


For Czechs, EU elections have never been in the spotlight

Five years after the 2014 European Parliament elections (which had the ignominious distinction of attracting the lowest ever turnout), European citizens have a chance to influence European dynamics once again, this time with 705 MEPs up for election across the EU. For Czechs, EU elections have never been in the spotlight but, considering the wide range of candidates and overall fragmentation, this year’s results may be quite unique. Therefore, we thought it would be useful to provide you with a brief overview of the landscape of Czech EP candidates.

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2018-2020 
 
People 

1. Setting a predictable policy for economic immigration based on the goal of maintaining current levels of employment for Czech citizens and wage growth that corresponds to productivity growth.  

2. Establishing incentives for companies and individuals to provide the qualifications and skills necessary for the automation of production and service industries.  

3. Introducing machine and computer programming as a required language in elementary and high schools.  

4. Improving the Healthy Life Years of the workforce and overall population through better prevention programs, better diagnostics, and better treatment.  
 
Infrastructure 

1. Develop a plan for developing and maintaining an integrated rail, road and air commercial logistics systems.  

2. Integrate the Prague airport into the national commuter network.  

3. Increase digital infrastructure capacity throughout country. 

4. Develop a housing plan that will create more entry-level housing in Prague and Brno for purchase or rent.  
 
Technology 

1. Reform investment incentives to concentrate on product research, development and production.  

2. Establish policy objectives in the area of health, energy, transport, environment and other areas and use these objectives for allocating public research funds. 

3. Require major public procurements to use objective and measurable criteria for innovation. 

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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