Economic policy

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.

Spotlight issue

6th March 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care

Invitation: Health Care 2.0: How To Manage Health Insurance Companies Effectively?

Health Care 2.0 invites to a discussion, which will be held on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 3 pm in the building of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (NHÚ AV ČR building), Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room no. 7. The event will be held in Czech.
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4th March 2019 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation

AmCham CZ Position Paper: Czech Innovation Policy: “The Country for the Future”

AmCham believes the new research strategy “Czech Republic: The Country for the Future” rightly focuses the government’s economic development programs on creating a strong public research infrastructure that generates patented ideas for existing companies, as well as spin-offs. From a managerial perspective, the strategy sets general and specific objectives, identifies tasks, establishes cooperation across functions of the government, and assigns accountability for accomplishing the goals. We therefore view the document as a substantial step toward the Czech Republic becoming a top ten EU economy by 2025, and would like to offer our support in turning the strategy into reality. What follows are some comments and four concrete steps AmCham proposes as our contribution to the strategy.
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4th March 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

ING Bank Czech Republic: Czech GDP figure better than expected in 4Q18, though sending mixed signals

Czech economic growth was stronger than expected in 4Q18, mainly due to stronger exports and helped by government consumption. On the other hand, household consumption disappointed, which brings some uncertainty to the outlook. We expect GDP growth to decelerate to close to 2.5% this year, after 3% growth in 2018.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic