Spotlight issue

12th March 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Coronavirus – Employment law update - the Czech Republic

A colleague returning from a conference in China in the end brought back only whiskey and chocolate. But coronavirus came to the Czech Republic with tourists and skiers from Western Europe. We bring employers up-to-date practical recommendations and advice.

12th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Education

PwC and UNICEF join forces to boost youth skills worldwide

GENEVA/LONDON, 10 March 2020 – An online poll of 40,000 young people in over 150 countries reveals that many young people feel their current education is not preparing them with the skills they need to get jobs.

12th March 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

White & Case: Amendment to Corporations Act – Brief overview of selected changes

On February 13, 2020, the first major amendment to Act No. 90/2012 Coll., on companies and cooperatives, as amended (the "Corporations Act"), was published in the Collection of Laws. It seeks to reduce the regulatory burden and fix certain interpretational ambiguities that plagued the previous version of this law. With a few exceptions, the amendment is slated to come into force as of January 1, 2021.

11th March 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Important information for employers – “new coronavirus in CR” – Czech government decision to close schools

On March 10, 2020 the Czech government decided to enact extraordinary measures to combat the spread of the new type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. As a result, beginning on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, primary and secondary schools (elementary and high schools) and universities will be closed. This decision does not apply to nursery schools (preschools) at this moment, but it is very likely that they will also be closed in the near future. 

10th March 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

National perspectives on the CJEU Bayer decision

In the December 2019 edition of Synapse, we wrote about case C-688/17 (the Bayer decision) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which provides guidance on the compensation parties can receive when a patent holder has enforced a preliminary injunction (PI) against them that is later revoked.

Here, our European team looks at what this decision may mean for national practice.

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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