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9th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


ManpowerGroup Czech Republic Employment Outlook Survey for Q3 2019: Czech Employers Report Conservative Hiring Plans

Job seekers can expect a soft labor market in the third quarter of 2019, according to Czech employers who report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +3%. Hiring intentions remain relatively stable in comparison with both 2Q 2019 and 3Q 2018, according to ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter of 2019.

24th June 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation


The European Commission's 2019 European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard

The European Commission's 2019 European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard published recently show that the EU's innovation performance has been improving for four years in a row. For the first time ever, Europe's innovation outperforms that of the United States. However, the EU continues to lose some ground to Japan and South Korea, and China is catching up fast, European Commission says in a press release

20th June 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham members elect nine Board members; Chour, Nebesky, Novotny, Slapak, and Suri to serve on Executive Committee

Prague, June 20. AmCham members have elected nine Board members, and the AmCham Board has appointed Michal Chour of the Alcron Hotel as President and Milan Slapak of GE, Michal Nebesky of Citibank, Vaclav Novotny of Biogen and Sanjiv Suri of Zatisi Group as Vice Presidents.

17th June 2019 / Economic policy / Technology, R&D and Innovation


Roundtable at CIIRC shows spirit of cooperation that will make the Czech Republic The Country for the Future

On 14 June, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic participated in a roundtable discussion at CIIRC on private investment into public research. 

13th June 2019 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham Czech Republic joined statement of eleven American Chambers of Commerce supporting the Three Seas Initiative

The Three Seas Initiative is moving forward with the common goal of improving the connectivity and cohesion of the twelve partner countries in Central Europe and the wider European home.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2018-2020 
 
People 

1. Setting a predictable policy for economic immigration based on the goal of maintaining current levels of employment for Czech citizens and wage growth that corresponds to productivity growth.  

2. Establishing incentives for companies and individuals to provide the qualifications and skills necessary for the automation of production and service industries.  

3. Introducing machine and computer programming as a required language in elementary and high schools.  

4. Improving the Healthy Life Years of the workforce and overall population through better prevention programs, better diagnostics, and better treatment.  
 
Infrastructure 

1. Develop a plan for developing and maintaining an integrated rail, road and air commercial logistics systems.  

2. Integrate the Prague airport into the national commuter network.  

3. Increase digital infrastructure capacity throughout country. 

4. Develop a housing plan that will create more entry-level housing in Prague and Brno for purchase or rent.  
 
Technology 

1. Reform investment incentives to concentrate on product research, development and production.  

2. Establish policy objectives in the area of health, energy, transport, environment and other areas and use these objectives for allocating public research funds. 

3. Require major public procurements to use objective and measurable criteria for innovation. 

 

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.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic