This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

15th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Lump-sum Benefit for Meal Allowance

According to an amendment of the Income Tax Act approved by the Chamber of Deputies, employers will be able to provide employees with tax advantageous meal allowances directly in cash, in addition to the current options of providing company catering or meal vouchers.
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11th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

T-Mobile and AGC test transparent glass antennas and windows that lower signal attenuation

Initial testing in Europe successfully completed Glass antennas for mobile networks – the ideal solution for historic city centres and densely populated areas New window glass featuring a coating that lowers signal attenuation for homes and for example modern railway cars Quick solution for improving coverage and increasing the capacity of mobile networks, including 5G
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9th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Avast Cybersecurity Experts Predict Covid-19 Vaccination Scams and Deepfake Disinformation Campaigns for 2021

Cybersecurity experts at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, foresee more Covid-19 vaccination scams, abuse of weak home office infrastructures, enterprise VPN infrastructure and providers, and ransomware attacks in 2021. Avast also expects deepfake disinformation campaigns and other malicious AI-generated campaigns to gain more traction. Specifically, on the Android platform, Avast experts predict further adware attacks, fleeceware scams, and stalkerware usage.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic