On 12 September 2018, in cooperation with the British, German, French, Italian and Nordic Chambers the AmCham held the debate with candidates for Prague´s mayorality at the Congress Centre Praha. All candidates were given the floor for their statements and answers to the questions prepared by the Prague business community. The debate was moderated by prof. Štěpán Jurajda, CERGE-EI, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University, and Economics Institute, the Czech Academy of Science.
The CEE real estate market has been one of the most dynamically developing markets across Europe. Will this trend continue?
The CEE real estate market has been one of the most dynamically developing markets across Europe and has enjoyed strong interest from a wide range of developers, investors and occupiers across all sectors. Will this dynamic and rapidly developing market continue at such pace for the coming years?
During the last decade digitisation has transformed the character of entrepreneurial activities as for both the entrepreneurial opportunities and the practices to pursue them. In this context, to ensure that the new productivity potential is fully deployed to the benefits of economic growth and societal welfare, policymakers need adequate metrics to monitor digital entrepreneurship. The European Commission published its European Index of Digital Entrepreneurship Systems.
AmCham Germany meets US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Washington, DC. Chance for constructive talks between the US and Europe on the trade dispute
Washington, DC, September 19, 2018 – A delegation from AmCham Germany is currently in Washington, DC to hold talks with high-ranking US decision makers on transatlantic business relations. AmCham Germany President Frank Sportolari says, "We currently see the chance for solution-oriented dialogue in the trade conflict with the US."
Are we entering a new and dramatically different era of transatlantic commerce? Since the economic relationship between the European Union and United States is the most influential commercial partnership in the world, and, for the first time in decades, one government has inhibited commerce by imposing higher tariffs, this question suddenly seems to require an urgent answer. To determine the answer, we should ignore the headlines, and study two fundamental realities.
On 17 September 2018 the AmCham held another pre-election roundtable with Tomáš Portlík, ODS. According to the ODS programme Prague has experienced two decades of prosperity and development, however, in past six years it got stuck due to the lack of competence of current Prague administration. The Prague City Hall(s) administration should serve, not interfere.
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
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