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:
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, email@example.com.
Health care policy has been more distracted by Covid than other areas of the government. Policy has also been more distracted by the EU presidency.
We write on behalf of AmCham’s Real Estate Council to advocate a wider reform of land use policy, and to state our view that the proposal currently debated in the Chamber of Deputies will not achieve the changes necessary to achieve a leading innovative economy in Europe, and will place the country at a competitive disadvantage to Poland and Slovakia- particular after Slovakia’s digitization of their process and adoption of a new policy aimed at increasing investment into affordable housing.
What Brno has that can make it special is a cluster of companies in the region already designing, producing and selling advanced technologies around the world. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Honeywell, onsemi, Y Soft, Garrett - Advancing Motion, CommScope and Gen form a technology base that not many cities can match.
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.