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4th April 2022 / Politics / Trade and Investment


The Transatlantic Economy 2022 report highlights how the EU-US relationship remains the largest of its kind in the world

The transatlantic economic partnership generates around €5.5 trillion ($6 trillion) in commercial sales a year and accounts for half of total global personal consumption. No place in the world attracts more US foreign direct investment (FDI) than Europe. Since the beginning of this decade, Europe has attracted 62.6% of total US global investment.
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31st March 2022 / Politics / Legal Reform and Transparency


The role of international law in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine poses some challenges for students of International Law and Diplomacy in terms of what they have were taught and what they have come to expect of the discipline. Since World War II, there has been no major wars in Europe, and despite Russia’s incursions into Georgia in 2008, the annexation of Crimea, and support for separatist groups in Donbas in 2014, Europe has remained relatively peaceful. For the past two years Europe and the international community have remained focused on mitigating the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and trying to overcome the economic fallout from the virus. No one expected a major war in Europe, as we see with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Hence, the Russian invasion is a reflection point for both faculty and students, as it makes teaching and studying International Relations a lot more difficult.
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31st March 2022 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


AmCham Board Assessment of the Ukraine situation: The longer the conflict continues, the deeper and more unpredictable the impact, and harder to convince companies it is safe to return to either market.

The AmCham Board met to discuss the short and long-term implications of the Ukraine conflict. Along with top representatives from member companies, the Board was briefed by Martin Jahn of ŠKODA AUTO a.s., AmCham Vice-President Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation, Board member Jaroslava Rezlerová of ManpowerGroup Czech Republic, and Jiři Schneider, a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic