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13th September 2018 / Politics / Elections

AmCham members debate economic topics for Prague with Prague mayoral candidates at Prague Congress Centre

On 12 September 2018, in cooperation with the British, German, French, Italian and Nordic Chambers the AmCham held the debate with candidates for Prague´s mayorality at the Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha). All candidates were given the floor for their statements and answers to the questions prepared by the Prague business community. The debate was moderated by prof. Štěpán Jurajda, CERGE-EI, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University, and Economics Institute, the Czech Academy of Science. ​
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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 An outdated zoning plan as well as related transportation, accessibility and housing issues lead to lower motivation for investors to come and for educated workforce to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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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic