Spotlight issue

18th December 2020 / Economic policy / Business and Industry

AmCham 2020 General Assembly: Debating the key questions facing your business and the Czech economy - Outline

The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted economic equilibrium, and will continue to. Business leaders face more unknown unknowns than at any point in the last half century. With its General Assembly series of events, AmCham will attempt to pose the questions you need to guide your business successfully through the pandemic and beyond, and rely on the unified expertise of its members to find the answers that will enable us to become a top ten economy in the EU by 2025.

16th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries

Hybrid models of remote work are likely to persist in the wake of the pandemic, mostly for a highly educated, well-paid minority of the workforce.

For many workers, COVID-19’s impact has depended greatly on one question: Can I work from home or am I tethered to my workplace? Quarantines, lockdowns, and self-imposed isolation have pushed tens of millions around the world to work from home, accelerating a workplace experiment that had struggled to gain traction before COVID-19 hit.

16th December 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

European Parliament Endorses Collective Redress Procedure for Consumers

The EU has been focusing on improving and strengthening the consumer protection rules following market developments. In April 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules as part of the “New Deal for Consumers”. This new deal aims to strengthen consumer rights online, give consumers the tools to enforce their rights, introduce effective penalties for violations of EU consumer law, track dual quality of consumer products and improve conditions for businesses.

16th December 2020 / Good governance / Energy and Environment

Tesco saved 308 tons of plastic thanks to the F&F hanger reuse system

In line with the company's sustainability strategy not to waste natural resources, Tesco has focused its efforts beyond the range of food and drugstore goods. The F&F fashion brand is also committed to reusing plastics whenever possible.

16th December 2020 / Economic policy / Tax & Finance

Piggy banks grow fatter in Central and Eastern Europe in Covid times

  • Average monthly savings and investment volume rose in all CEE markets in 2020, continuing uptrend over past five years
  • Across region, increasing importance attached to putting money aside, but level of satisfaction with savings and investments varies widely
  • Key drivers for putting money aside: “rainy days”, planned purchases and safeguarding for old age
  • Widespread popularity of traditional products like savings books and building savings also reflects risk aversion among CEE savers

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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