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16th December 2019 / Good governance / Education


ČSOB and the Police of the Czech Republic will teach children how to be safe on the Internet

Police prevention officers and banking experts will launch a joint training program in 2020 to help primary schools. The program will focus on the risks children face in the digital space, especially on social networks. 

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.

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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