Economic policy / Digital Agenda

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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5th January 2021 / Economic policy / Digital Agenda


Czech Investment in ICT Equipment, Software at 4.3% of GDP

In 2019, companies and public administration invested almost CZK 245 bn in ICT equipment and software. Investment in software and databases has been growing at a significantly faster pace, accounting for two-thirds of the total investment in ICT, than investment in ICT equipment. More than 18% of the total R&D expenditures in the country were spent in the ICT industry.
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1st March 2017 / Economic policy / Digital Agenda


Interview with Ondřej Krajíček of Y SOFT Corporation, Chair of the AmCham´s Digital Economy Council

With your advice, AmCham recently changed its membership structures, splitting the IT Committee to form a Digital Economy Council and concentrating the IT Committee on sharing best practice for using the technology to improve the functionality of a business. You took over the Chair of Digital Economy Council. Can you walk us through the thought process behind the change, and your aims for the Council?
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2nd February 2017 / Economic policy / Digital Agenda


Tomáš Prouza about Czech Digital Economy (in Czech)

On 17 January 2017, Secretary of State Tomáš Prouza met with fifty representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Prague Clarion Hotel. During a business breakfast he discussed the Digital Agenda of the Czech Republic, European affairs and also the upcoming parliamentary elections in autumn 2017.
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5th April 2016 / Economic policy / Digital Agenda


Joint Letter to EC from United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria on online platforms

The development of new digital technologies, behavioural patterns and business models is challenging the status quo and raising questions about how platforms function within the Digital Single Market. The European Commission is rightly emphasising the importance of this issue and collecting evidence as the basis for a comprehensive analysis of the role of online platforms within the Digital Single Market Strategy. We, the undersigned, ask that the Commission take the following into account when considering the development of policies and initiatives relating to digital platforms.   
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic