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22nd November 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Health Care Council: Step-by-step to innovative care

The AmCham Health Care Council met with Minister Vojtěch on November 19 to discuss four projects: the National Oncology Plan, a US research tour, access to anonymized data, and innovation in Central Europe. The two sides agreed to coordinate on all four projects.


 

21st November 2019 / Competitiveness / Tax & Finance


EY study: uncertainty reigns across international tax landscape

  • 79% of global executives describe international tax environment as “uncertain”
  • 82% experienced tax authority challenges to their transfer pricing over the past three years
  • Greatest impact of global tax reform to be felt in fundamental transfer pricing rules

Accelerated upheaval across the international tax landscape spurred by tax reforms across the world as well as initiatives such as the OECD’s digitalization effort have led to unprecedented uncertainty among global tax executives. This is according to the EY Transfer Pricing and International Tax Survey 2019, which surveyed more than 700 senior tax and transfer pricing executives representing the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

13th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


The Future of Brno at AT&T: How to Connect Brno with The Country of the Future?

During our meeting in Brno on November 12, business, research and public sector organizations shared data and insights into the issues that hamper Brno’s growth.

5th November 2019 / Amcham advocacy news / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Prague as an Innovation Hub in 2030

The Czech Republic has announced its intention to become The Country for the Future. The central part of this new economic strategy is to evolve into an innovative economy. Cities with technical universities fulfill a core role in any innovative economy. If the Czech Republic is to become The Country for the Future, Prague must become A City For the Future.

 

22nd October 2019 / Politics / Business and Industry


JLL The Investor: What does Europe’s economic outlook mean for its real estate?

Europe’s major economies are bracing themselves for a triple hit of slowing growth, ongoing trade wars and Brexit uncertainty. For real estate investors, Europe still remains an attractive home for global capital, compared with other parts of the world. But after more than 10 years in the current cycle – and at a time of record dry powder – questions are increasingly being asked around how much longer it can run, and whether the European Central Bank’s latest stimulus programme will prolong the cycle further. David Rea, chief economist for EMEA at JLL, gives his outlook on the big topics facing Europe’s economies going into 2020.

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.

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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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