Spotlight issue

4th January 2021 / Good governance / Public Procurement

Government's New Responsible Public Procurement Rules

After being returned by the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic approved on December  1, 2020 an amendment to Act No. 134/2016 Coll., On Public Procurement, as amended, which de facto introduces the obligation of socially and environmentally responsible public procurement from 1 January 2021.

30th December 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Ten of the most burning questions about the new arrangements relating to holiday breaks

The amendment to the Labour Code, which was adopted in the summer of this year, has also brought new developments in the field of holiday breaks, which take effect as early as January 1, 2021. You probably already know that working-day leave is to be cancelled, or that we move from expressing holidays in days to expressing holidays in hours.

29th December 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Legal Update - December 2020

Amendment of the Business Corporations Act – amendments to the legal framework of a limited liability company



21st December 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Mazars Tax Alert: Brexit - important changes in VAT from 1 January 2021

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter as ‘the United Kingdom‘) stopped being a member of the EU on 31 January 2020. A ‘transition period‘ has been underway from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020, where the procedures in the area of taxation and customs remained the same as if the United Kingdom had remained a member of the EU.

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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