Employment, stay and movement of foreigners in the Czech Republic during the state of emergency. The extraordinary measures taken to combat the pandemic coronavirus bring daily a number of new legal issues in the areas of employment, stay and possible travelling of foreigners in the Czech Republic.
We are continually updating this guide in response to the gradual publication of official information by public authorities. Latest update: 20 April 2020, 13:00 (School closures. Ban on public and private events. Retail and services. Closure of establishments providing leisure activities and sport).
We are bringing employers up-to-date practical recommendations and advice. Similar practical summaries in the areas of contractual and regulatory matters can be found in the Q&As to contracts and regulation.
Compensation for damage including lost profits incurred due to the crisis measures, regulated in the Czech Republic under the Crisis Act, which took effect on January 1, 2001 (Act No. 240/2000). According to Section 36(1) of Act No. 240/2000, “The state is obliged to pay compensation for damage caused to legal entities and natural persons as a direct result of the crisis measures and exercises (Section 39(4)) performed under this Act. The state can only absolve itself of this responsibility if it proves that the injured party caused the damage to itself.”
BioNTech and Pfizer announce regulatory approval from German authority Paul-Ehrlich-Institut to commence first clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidates
- First COVID-19-related clinical trial to start in Germany
- Initial dose escalation phase to target dose range of 1µg to 100µg
- Clinical supply from BioNTech’s GMP-certified mRNA production facilities in Europe
- Four vaccine candidates to enter clinical development
We have not yet recovered from how our world virtually changed overnight. From a colourful world of abundance and wealth, we suddenly find ourselves in a world where we have to avoid personal contact, cannot move freely and fear for our and our family’s health. Despite all the big fears and smaller ones, many see the new situation as an opportunity. Suddenly we all communicate via modern technology, organise video- and teleconferences, scan, e-mail and find out that it might actually not be necessary to keep binders full of papers.
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
- 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
- 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
- 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.