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1st March 2021 / Good governance / Social Responsibility


CTP continues active role in restoring forest biodiversity with purchase of 460 hectares of forest near Zlín

CTP purchases 460 hectares forest in eastern Czechia raising the total forest the company owns to 560 hectares. The purchase is part of CTP’s strategy to own one square meter of forests for every one square meter of buildings it has, and with this ownership, to restore and protect the forests’ native biodiversity. This purchase brings CTP to the 89% benchmark of this goal.

26th February 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


A selection of Czech tax law news

The ongoing pandemic has impact also on the world of taxes. The virus is behind the rather bewildering variety of new tax breaks that have been created, and it has even effects on cross-border transactions – though this is a topic for another time. Today, we shall have a look at the latest tax news on the domestic turf, to keep you abreast of the development in this country.

23rd February 2021 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


AmCham CZ President Michal Chour: The key to recovery is going to be participation and cooperation

Dear members,

on behalf of the board, I would like express our hope that you, your family, work colleagues and friends are making safely physically and mentally through these difficult days. We often say the most important thing is our health, and the pandemic has made each of us understand how true that is.

I wanted to write to you to inform you about what is happening in AmCham.

 

23rd February 2021 / Amcham advocacy news / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Other Government Measures Supporting Economy

The list of Government measures supporting Economy. Last update February 23, 2021.

22nd February 2021 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency


More powers for the Czech competition authority?

Currently, there are two bills being discussed in the Czech Parliament. Under the first bill, which implements the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) in the Czech Republic, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (Office) would be entitled to require providers of public communications network or a publicly available electronic communications service to provide operational and location data. This would be possible if such data could contribute to clarifying the facts relevant to the detection of any offence under Czech competition law, or the detection of a breach of Articles 101 or 102 of the TFEU, but only if the intended purpose cannot be achieved otherwise or solely with a disproportionate effort. Also, the prior written permission of the President of the High Court would be required.

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.

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