Spotlight issue

21st September 2023 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham joins Government Committee on Strategic Investments

At the invitation of the Prime Minister’s office, AmCham has nominated members to positions on the newly formed government Committee on Major Projects. 

25th November 2023 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Consolidation package 2023 from the perspective of labour law

The government has proposed a package of measures aimed at reducing the state budget deficit in the coming years. The package anticipates savings of almost CZK 150 billion which should be brough to the state budget, in addition to changes in tax rates, also by changes affecting employees and employers. The package was approved by the Parliament and signed by the President.

14th November 2023 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

AmCham Board on ESG: If we want to be an innovative economy, we need to have a comprehensive answer to the Green New Deal

Last week, Munir Nanji of Citi, Violeta Luca of Microsoft, Martin Skřehota of Carrier Refrigeration, Pavel Kliment of KPMG, and Pavel Sovička of Panattoni of the AmCham Czech Republic Board of Directors discussed with members how the EU’s rules will impact investment in the country.

14th November 2023 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Czech Path to Net Zero: A challenge or an opportunity for our economy?


Tomáš Wiedermann, Jiří Švejcar, Peter Ondko, Jan Siuda, Matyáš Theuer
Pavel Řehák, Milan Vašina, Kateřina Polanská

9th November 2023 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Legal Update - October 2023

Upcoming legislation
  • Amendment to the Act on Courts and Judges


9th November 2023 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

GDPR Legal Update - Summer 2023

  • EDPB on EU-US Privacy Shield Framework
  • ÚOOÚ imposed fines for cookies
  • CJEU on the right of access under Article 15 GDPR
  • EDPB Guidelines on the calculation of administrative fines

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing and Exports
  2. The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. Government Programs and Processes That Drive Innovation
  4. Government as a Competitive Advantage, including Digitization

Advocacy Priorities for 2023 
Technology, People, Infrastructure


Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

2. Research Investment and Cooperation. Big Bets (Key Technology Projects).

3. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

4. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

5. Immigration of STEM Talents.

6. Digitization of Immigration. 

7. Adult Reskilling and Upskilling.

8. Digitization of Land Use.

9. Infrastructure Development, including Technology Parks.



Read the documents in English and Czech.

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