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

20th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Coronavirus pandemic: When will it end? (United Kingdom)

Businesses around the world are reacting to a situation that's changing hourly. But they also need to look further ahead. We asked Emilia Skirmuntt, a virologist at the University of Oxford, to set out – with no hyperbole – the possible scenarios businesses must plan for. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of the University of Oxford.
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20th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance

Liberation Tax Package

We would like to inform you that due to the state of emergency in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Czech Government has approved a liberation tax package providing for the remission of selected sanctions for late submission of tax reports and payment of tax liability.
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20th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

The State of Emergency and Foreigners in the Czech Republic

Are you a foreigner and your Czech visa is about to expire? Access to the immigration authorities – such as the Ministry of Interior or the Foreign Police – is currently very limited as a consequence of the state of emergency announced due to the Covid-19 situation. The Ministry invites you to use non-personal forms of contact with the local branch offices where attendance in-person is not required by law. Foreigners who are legally present in the Czech Republic since the announcement of the state of emergency may remain in Czech territory for the duration of the state of emergency without needing to manage their immigration matters.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic