Spotlight issue

10th March 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Employers in the Czech Republic must adhere to GDPR when testing employees for Covid-19

Under the recently introduced decree of the Czech Ministry of Health (the “Decree”), employers must test their employees for COVID-19, as we informed you here.

10th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment

Erste Group to phase out business activities in the thermal coal sector by 2030

Erste Group launched a long-planned review of the fossil fuel chapters in its “Responsible Financing Policy” at the end of 2020, following a delay due to the global pandemic. The increased urgency brought about by rising global temperatures has led Erste Group to tighten its financing parameters for thermal coal related activities. “The Corona pandemic is an obvious chance for an ecological reboot for the whole economy. I believe that future growth must come from sustainable projects,” said Bernd Spalt, CEO of Erste Group.

10th March 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Foreign direct investment in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

Do you need a quick overview of current screening and control rules for foreign direct investments (FDI) in one of the following countries in times of the COVID-19 pandemic? Just click on the corresponding country and you will find a comprehensive summary of the actual FDI restrictions, if any!

9th March 2021 / Good governance / Public Procurement

Invitation: Webinar for suppliers in public procurement

New regulation took effect recently. Suppliers are invited to ask and get answers about what does new policy of responsibility in public procurement mean for them and what requirements are typically considered as responsible public procurement, or how is responsible procurement measured and controlled. Organized by the Institute of responsible public procurement at the Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.  

9th March 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Legal Alert - Brexit Edition

Hiring a UK Service Provider in the Czech Republic? There's a catch...


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.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic