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22nd September 2021 / Politics / Elections

HOW TO INCREASE CZECHIA'S PLACE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: Live stream from the pre-election debate

Watch live stream from the pre-election debate organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the Aspen Institute. Markéta Pekarová Adamová of SPOLU, Karel Havlíček of ANO and Lukáš Wagenknecht of Česká pirátská strana/Starostové a nezávislí will discuss how climate change will reshape the economy, how the country can increase its innovative potential, how the country should prepare its workforce for the next period of economic progress and whether geopolitical tensions will change the country's approach to trade with AmCham Vice-President Milan Šlapák of GE Aviation, HST Chamber of commerce Switzerland - Czech Republic President and The Aspen Institute Board member Marek Procházka, and British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic Vice-Chair Petr Karel of London Market.
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20th April 2021 / Politics / Trade and Investment

AmCham contributes comments to National Convention on future of EU-US relationship

The Czech government will be assessing the opportunity the new US Administration presents for the improvement of EU-US relations, and whether more progress can be made over the next four years. AmCham was asked to submit a brief and will participate in a discussion this Friday on the topic. 
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30th March 2021 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

Resources for Czech Recovery Plan

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) has been finalizing the Czech National Recovery Plan (NPO)  in cooperation with other ministries and the Government. The Recovery Plan represents a generational opportunity to use public funds not only to modernize infrastructure, but perhaps the last great opportunity to use EU money to accelerate the Czech economy into the top rank of global innovative economies.  "European money should help us start and modernize the economy after the coronavirus pandemic, but not only that. According to the latest information, we could receive about CZK 172 billion," says Deputy PM and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček. "The support is not only in the context of Covid-19, the Plan also addresses other topics such as digitization, sustainable transport, the green economy, health care, education, construction of day-care centers or homes for the elderly."
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic