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29th September 2020 / Politics / Elections

The US elections: What you need to know

As Trump and Joe Biden go head to head for their first presidential TV debate tonight, we outline the key issues, the factors that could still swing the outcome and three possible scenarios. Despite leading in the polls, the risk of a weak performance by Biden as sometimes seen during the Democrat primaries means his victory isn't assured either
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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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22nd June 2020 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

The EU recovery aims to save the economy, and change politics

The proposed EU  recovery program represents an attempt to transform the power relationship between the EU and its member states, and its influence over the economic development of the continent. This is more than an argument over which member state gets the best slice of the pie: this is an attempt to shift the power of economic policy making to the Commission and to introduce the power of the EU to collect tax revenue from EU citizens.  
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic