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10th December 2019 / Good governance / Energy and Environment


CTP to Revitalize Forest Near Mladá Boleslav

CTP plans to make a significant contribution to nature conservation, reduce its carbon footprint, and promote the long-term sustainability of the environment.

10th December 2019 / Good governance / Tax & Finance


VAT and property letting in the Czech Republic – the leeway for tax optimization is getting smaller

Landlords are affected by a fundamental change in how to apply VAT, effective as of 1 January 2021.

4th December 2019 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance


AmCham Tax Policy Outlook with Finance Deputy Minister Stanislav Kouba

On November 28, we discussed with Deputy Finance Minister Stanislav Kouba the impact of digital tax on the Czech economy. Among other issues we talked about fair taxation, efficiency of revenue collection in the Czech Republic, proposed amendment to VAT Act, reverse charge, changes in Income Tax, labour taxation and ecological tax.

2nd December 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


ING Bank Czech Republic: The Czech economy slows to 2.5% in 3Q

Growth in the Czech economy slowed to 2.5% in the third quarter, according to refined estimates. Household consumption is lower, but it's still the main growth driver. Fixed investments fell slightly. We expect the economy to grow around 2.5% this year, falling closer to 2% in 2020.

2nd December 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


Masaryk University Brno: Experts warn against the aging and declining skills of teachers

In their research experts from the Institute of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University point out many problems of Czech secondary education. The largest number of teachers at Czech secondary schools is between 51 and 60 years of age. It is much harder for older teachers to maintain their working ability and it is also necessary to prevent burnout, which is more common in this age category of teachers. Professionals from MU are now coming up with tools to help teachers in cooperation with the non-profit organization Age Management.

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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