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.
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.
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) 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.