Economic policy / Trade and Investment

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

31st March 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

German Marshall Fund in U.S.: Leveraging Europe’s International Economic Power - policy brief

As the European Union seeks to redefine a common, comprehensive, and consistent global strategy, it should look at its international economic relations beyond recognizing trade as an engine for growth and jobs, beyond the realization that there are tensions between trade and non-trade objectives, and beyond gloomy assumptions that “the EU’s declining economic dynamism, the high demands it makes of its trading partners, and what it is willing to offer may be hampering its leverage."
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22nd March 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

AMO: V4 and the Internal Market: Benelux of the 21st century? - policy paper

Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky (AMO) published their new policy paper V4 and the Internal Market Benelux of the 21st century? suggesting common strategies of the V4 countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic) in the area of a single, internal market.
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22nd February 2016 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

European Investment Bank lending in Czech Republic 2011-2015 | EIB opens Prague office | Q&A on EIP, EFSI

Eurpean Investment Bank's investment in the Czech Republic came to EUR 324 million in 2015. Of this amount, 77% benefitted the country’s SMEs and Midcaps, while the remaining 23% financed small-scale investments targeting energy efficiency measures. Over the past five years (2011-2015) the EIB has invested EUR 4.3 billion in the Czech Republic. SMEs account for 48% of this figure, reflecting the Bank’s priority objectives in the EU in recent years. Today, EIB opened its Prague office. Q&As on the European Investment Plan and the European Fund for Strategic Investments inside...  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic