Good governance

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.

Spotlight issue

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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3rd September 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


What new obligations arise for employers from the new Czech Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers?

The bill for an Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers, which is slated to be discussed by the House of Deputies, is meant to implement Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons who report breaches of the law.
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1st September 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


August brings significant changes to regulation of foreigners’ residence in the CR

An amendment to the Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals has undergone a dramatic legislative process. After being vetoed by the senate and subsequently overruled by the deputies, the amendment was signed by the president and promulgated in the Collection of Laws effective 2 August 2021. The amendment changes the rules for issuing certificates and the definition of family members and introduces a widely criticised monopoly for foreign nationals’ health insurance.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic