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10th August 2020 / Politics / Elections


Czech government prepares plan to access EU funds

On July 21, the European Council reached a deal on a recovery package, with two elements: a response to the coronavirus crisis (the Next Generation EU (NGEU) and a revised European budget (the Multiannual Financial Framework), in the total amount of 1,824.3 billion euro. In order to access the grant support, the EU countries must now prepare national recovery plans for 2021-2023 which need to be consistent with the country-specific recommendations and contribute to green and digital transitions.
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30th November 2020 / Politics / Business and Industry


Government Restrictions of Activities inside the Czech Republic

State of Emergency was declared on March 12 and was terminated on May 17, 2020. The government announced on May 11 they were not planning to ask the Chamber of Deputies for extension of the state of emergency. From October 5, Government declared again state of emergency for 30 days, with further extensions. The state of emergency was recently extended until December 12, 2020. Last update on November 30, 2020. 
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11th November 2020 / Politics / Elections


Professor Spotlight: we talk to Jakub Lepš

For this month’s Professor Spotlight feature, we talked to Mr. Jakub Lepš. Mr. Lepš is a true polymath: a politician, editorial director and manager (internet news, media monitoring), an experienced analyst (U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Chinese relations, modern China), and a UNYP lecturer. Mr. Lepš kindly agreed to give us some time from his busy schedule to talk about his career, his views on democracy in the Czech Republic, and a brief overview of the current presidential elections in the United States of America.   
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic