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

29th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

HP Planet Partners Makes Sustainable Choices Easier

HP named the world's #1 print supply recycler, mobilizing customers and partners to maximize sustainable impact. HP is expanding its Planet Partners return and recycling program to further our ongoing commitments to driving a circular and low carbon economy, together with partners and customers.  
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29th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

T-Mobile launches mobile 5G network and will cover quarter of Prague and Brno population by the end of the year

T-Mobile starts commercial operation of the 5G network in the Czech Republic from 1 November 2020 in Prague and Brno In addition to the wider centers of both cities, part of the Prague metro will also be covered by the 5G signal, More than a quarter of the population of Prague and Brno will have access to 5G signal, by the end of the year, 180 base stations will start transmitting and T-Mobile will double the number of 5G transmitters by the end of the year
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26th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Coronavirus pandemic positively impacts sustainable private investments, public aid follows closely behind

The latest surveys and statistics show that investments into sustainable projects have been growing in the long term, also thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, it seems that ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) funds are more profitable than the traditional ones. The public sector is not lagging behind in aiding sustainable transformation; it is already possible to draw new funds on the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness (OPEIC), which can be used for driving innovation and more sustainable businesses. At a European level, new calls in the Horizon 2020 programme were announced which should help fulfil the goals of Green Deal. In addition, the European Commission published guidelines that will allow member states to compensate certain businesses for indirect costs in relation to the greenhouse gas emission trading scheme after 2021.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic