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29th July 2020 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


CEE implications from the EU recovery fund

EU recovery fund and the EU budget is positive for the CEE region with the EU transfers into CEE in the 2021-27 period rising vs the prior budget. As the new EU wide funding means lower downside risks to the CEE key export market and higher odds of a synchronised EU recovery, this is clearly a positive for CEE FX. CZK remains our top pick and we look for lower PLN/HUF

29th July 2020 / Good governance / Digital Agenda


Czech government makes its citizens’ lives easier with new e-services portal

NAKIT, the Czech Republic’s national agency for communication and information technologies, is a strategic partner of the Czech state that designs innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity and specific aspects of network, application, and cloud infrastructure. To facilitate access to more than 80 government e-services, it unveiled a new national online citizen’s portal in June 2018—a major milestone in the digitization of public services in the country. Within a year, the agency architected and implemented the system in the cloud, using a range of Microsoft Azure services, including Azure DevOps and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

27th July 2020 / Amcham advocacy news / Digital Agenda


Multi-industry letter responding to CJEU Schrems decision

Dear Secretary Ross:

The undersigned associations represent thousands of U.S. companies of all sizes and from a broad range of industry sectors. Despite the many differences in the products and services we create and in the customers we serve, we are united by the need to transfer data across international borders.

24th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


The COVID19 testing at Prague Airport

The COVID19 testing at Prague Airport is available primarily for passengers. Self-payers can use the sampling point in case of available capacity. Testing at the airport is not dedicated for those who must undergo a test by a doctor's order.

 

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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