Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

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10th August 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


AmCham CZ Position on New Construction Act

The strength and swiftness of our recovery from the Covid19 crisis will be determined by how much and how soon business will begin to invest in jobs and production. Government stimulus will help, but the efficiency of government administration is just as important. The construction approval process in the Czech Republic is 156th out of 190 countries in World Bank rankings. Moving to the top third in the rankings would be a major contribution not only to accelerating the recovery, but making it possible for the Czech Republic to become TheCountryfortheFuture.
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16th September 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Short-term rentals made through platforms like Airbnb classified by the Municipal Court as a business activity

The Municipal Court in Prague issued decision ref. no. 6 Af 20/2020-28 determining that income from a short-term rental made through platforms like Airbnb does not constitute a rental of immovable property, but provision of accommodation services.
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14th September 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals

Overview of the most important changes An amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals came into effect on 2 August 2021, introducing a number of significant changes. See the key changes resulting from the amendment and a comparison with the status before 1 August 2021.
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3rd September 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


Private financial institutions are the new supervisors of environmental regulation. The courts’ approach is also changing

Regulations in the area of environmental law are constantly increasing, which means that sustainability is an increasingly important topic that directly affects individuals, companies and states. However, oversight of compliance with the new rules is no longer exercised only by environmental inspection authorities, but also by private financial institutions. The courts whose decisions directly affect the corporate and state responsibility for climate change have also adopted a new approach to this issue. Read about the most important events in environmental law in Q2 of 2021 and get acquainted with regulatory news that will affect the future of sustainable business throughout the European Union.
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