Politics / Elections

This section includes reports, analysis and opinion about elections, public participation and political parties.

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12th September 2018 / Politics / Elections

AmCham Brno-based companies discuss Future of Brno with Brno mayoral candidate O.Pospíšil, ČSSD

On 11 September 2018, Brno-based member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic met with the mayoral candidate Oliver Pospíšil, ČSSD, in OREA Hotel Voroněž in Brno to discuss the vision for the city. The Metropolitan Plan (zoning plan) was at the centre of the debate throughout the discussion. An outdated zoning plan as well as related transportation, accessibility and housing issues lead to lower motivation for investors to come and for educated workforce to stay after they graduate from Brno’s high-quality universities. There are around 70-80 thousand commuters to Brno each day to study or work.
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30th August 2018 / Politics / Elections

Štěpán Štrébl from Pirate party discusses economic priorities with AmCham members at pre-election table

On 29 August AmCham held the pre-election roundtable with Štěpán Štrébl, campaign manager of the Czech Pirate party, on AmCham economic priorities for Prague. 
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4th June 2018 / Politics / Elections

Grayling Political Digest May 2018

Are you in or out? This is the question being mulled by the Social Democrats, as they are the ones who have to decide whether to take part in a coalition government with the ANO movement but propped up in the background by the Communist Party. We also need to bear in mind that, for the first time since the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the Communists are very close to influencing Czech government policy, Grayling Czech Republic says in the May issue of their Political Digest.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic