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26th March 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Letter to Health Minister Jan Blatny on Vaccination Policy

We write to provide comment on the vaccination policy from the perspective of businesses. Our aim is to end the pandemic with the lowest loss of life possible and to return the economy to operations unaffected by pandemic as soon as the suppression of the pandemic makes it possible. These comments are made in recognition of the difficult choices facing the government, and are intended to put the organizational resources of private companies to work in helping the government and society to overcome this crisis.  

13th April 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Business and Industry


Government Restrictions of Activities inside the Czech Republic

State of Emergency was declared on March 12 and was terminated on May 17, 2020The government announced on May 11 they were not planning to ask the Chamber of Deputies for extension of the state of emergency. From October 5, Government declared again state of emergency for 30 days, with further extensions. The state of emergency terminated on April 11, 2021 and the Government has not asked the Chamber of Deputies for further extension.

Last update on April 13, 2021. 

13th April 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Business and Industry


Government Measures Supporting Business

The list of Government measures supporting Business. Last update April 13, 2021.

30th March 2021 / Amcham advocacy news /


Resources for Czech Recovery Plan

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) has been finalizing the Czech National Recovery Plan (NPO)  in cooperation with other ministries and the Government. The Recovery Plan represents a generational opportunity to use public funds not only to modernize infrastructure, but perhaps the last great opportunity to use EU money to accelerate the Czech economy into the top rank of global innovative economies. 

"European money should help us start and modernize the economy after the coronavirus pandemic, but not only that. According to the latest information, we could receive about CZK 172 billion," says Deputy PM and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček. "The support is not only in the context of Covid-19, the Plan also addresses other topics such as digitization, sustainable transport, the green economy, health care, education, construction of day-care centers or homes for the elderly."

30th March 2021 / Amcham advocacy news /


AmCham Submits Comments on Czech National Recovery Plan to Pirate Parliamentary Club

AmCham suggested that the EU Recovery represents a rare chance to attract the levels of private research and development necessary to build and sustain an innovative economy. Our letter recommends focusing on expanding the strategic research already existing in the country both in volume and the diversity of research conducted. We also noted that the effort to create a regional institute for oncological research is worth serious consideration. 

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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