Advocacy team identifies and responds to issues of concern to the business community that can be resolved by a legislative & regulatory change. Based on members input, we comment and propose new laws, amendments or position papers and advocate them with the representatives of Government, Ministries, Parliament, political parties and policy associations.
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For the 2023 period, we pursue goals in the following areas:
People, Technology, Infrastructure
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AmCham also established CzechCompete.cz, a platform for debating and advocating improvements in competitiveness and economic policy in the Czech Republic. It features data, policy proposals, interviews and opinions contributed by policymakers from public sector, associations, businesses and academia. Our Policy Pipeline brings current policy developments from the Czech Republic and EU.
Work with us on establishing a working group on key competitiveness issues, attend the issue roundtables with government decision-makers to ensure that your views are heard directly. Consult the advocacy team about area of your interest, join our committees and discuss currently drafted legislation or learn more at our events and meetings & from our monitoring service. Our committees address labor & social affairs, tax, real estate, civil & commercial law issues, or developments in the fields of energy efficiency and health care, for example. Contact person: Weston Stacey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been talking around immigration for years. Some people blame immigration for higher crime and less job security. But that is not a problem of immigration, but of poor immigration policy. Good immigration policy creates more and better jobs for local people through greater export and the creation of new businesses.
As governments rise to the challenge of managing the interlinked dynamics of population health and economic uncertainty, At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe highlights the key differences and commonalities in healthcare financing and policy approaches across 13 European countries. The report, written by the Economist Impact, identifies major trends and aims to benchmark access and provision of healthcare services, medicines, healthcare outcomes as well as quality of care. It also puts forward a number of recommendations for action, in areas such as financing models, delivery of care, access to innovative treatments, diagnostics and digital infrastructure.
AmCham Czech Republic had the pleasure to host the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU)'s health care committee visit in Prague during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.
AmCham Czech Rrepublic has discussed Finland's impressive efforts to digitize their land use with Pekka Virkamäki of the Finnish Ministry of Environment, Anna-Riitta Kallinen of the Finnish Ministry of Finance and Mika Lautanala of the Finnish Embassy in the Czech Republic. Thank you for the discussion!
Veronika Kinclová of Clifford Chance lead the AmCham Human Resource Committee through the impact of the proposed Labor Code amendment last Friday.