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30th December 2019 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


Affordable housing discussion on an opportunity for private investment in Prague

On December 9, the Amcham held a discussion on affordable housing, featuring Prague City Hall Council member and Deputy Mayor for Prague 7 (Praha Sobě) Lenka Burgerová, IPR SDM Section Director Jaromír Hainc, co-Executive Director of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Fair Housing Legal Clinic professor Michael Seng and Head of Housing Policy Department at the Ministry of Regional Development Marie Mohylová, Deputy Minister for Coordination of EU funds and international relations Section Daniela Grabmüllerová, PasserInvest Business Development Director Eduard Forejt, and Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs Lenka Nová.

We discussed how the public administration on both national and regional levels plans to deal with a lack of housing in Prague and rapidly growing prices.

16th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


The first 5G campus network in the Czech Republic to be rolled out in Ostrava

  • T-Mobile and VŠB-TUO will sign a memorandum on long-term cooperation
  • Business customers will have an opportunity to test the applications of 5G technology

16th January 2020 / Good governance / Energy and Environment


Coca-Cola will be delivering its products by hybrid cars in Prague

Starting last December, a total of 10 new Mitsubishi hybrid trucks began distributing Coca-Cola beverages around the wider center of Prague. Greener alternative of transport will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 23%. Due to the lack of drivers in the market, the company also decided to create its own team of 12 drivers instead of hiring external carriers.

 

14th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


EY: Renewable power is only part of the solution to meet net-zero targets

  • The electrification of transport and heat, hydrogen power and smart grid infrastructure are all essential investment areas
  • Matching capital with capacity requires new investment models
  • China retains top position on renewables index despite slowdown

To meet net-zero targets, investment is needed not just in renewable generation, but also in the electrification of transport and heat, hydrogen power and smart grid infrastructure, according to the 54th EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).

13th January 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Benefits and drawbacks of the 2020 amendment to the Czech General Fiscal Code

What’s new in the amendment to the Czech General Fiscal Code? More straightforward review procedures, lower default interest, electronic communication with the taxman, among others.

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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.

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