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July 01, 2020

AmCham representatives met with met with Vladimír Ledecký, soon-to-be State Secretary of the Ministry of Regional Development

On 22nd June, AmCham’s President Gabriel Galgóci, Executive Director Ronald Blaško, Policy officer Marek Hrubčo, and Member of the Board, Peter Fischer, met with Vladimír Ledecký, soon-to-be State Secretary of the Ministry of Regional Development. 

June 23, 2020

Bird & Bird law firm strengthens its team in Bratislava

As of July 2020, the Slovak Bird & Bird team has been strengthened by an experienced senior lawyer Ivan Kisely who is joining on the position of Counsel.

July 02, 2020

Dentons helps GCs to plan for the next 12 months and beyond with a New Dynamic toolkit

Dentons has launched a New Dynamic toolkit, leveraging the insights of its ex-General Counsel contingent (from Nextlaw In-House Solutions) as well as the insights of legal operational specialists, talent and innovation to create a toolkit to help GCs and In-house legal teams address and reflect on a broader range of topics that will help to inform their strategic planning and help them to navigate the unknown in this New Dynamic.

June 30, 2020

AmCham in the Media - March 2020

As we do every month, we would like to inform you about some of the most important AmCham media appearances.    

During the Healthy Future Conference  AmCham together with 11 other healthcare stakeholders presented 10 commandments for better healthcare for the next decade. The event received coverage in prime time evening news on RTVS-TV on February 2nd.

On February 1st, Trend broadcasted a 30-minute interview with Martin Vlachynský, INESS analyst and one of the authors of the Healthy future 2030 position paper. TREND also published several extended articles in printed and online version about the Slovak HealthCare system . In the article the author referred to the study of Healthy Future Initiative here (February 12) and here (February 28).  

On February 2, TA3 informed about the business trip of Slovak employers to London as part of the Work in Slovakia – Good Idea Initiative. AmCham representatives attended a reception hosted by the Slovak Embassy in the UK to meet with Slovaks living in the UK and raise awareness about relevant job opportunities in Slovakia.   
 
The Slovak Spectator published the series of articles related with BSCF activities: 
- Young Slovak talent needs you,  
- More flexible and modern labour legislation required and  
- Sader: Flexible education system is key to further developing BSC sector.  

Daily newspaper SME published on February 26 (page 21) the related article with the focus on automatization

On February 4, Dennik E/N published AmCham´s Michal Krčméry statement criticizing the method of selecting candidates for the Council of the Public Procurement Office, which raised distrust and question marks. The rule of law initiative finally achieved that the nominations of the proposed candidates was abandoned. The story was covered by teraz.sk and TA3.  

Slovak AI initiative was mentioned in an article by touchit.sk on February 14. For the first time in history, the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic invited representatives of 19 associations of employers and artificial intelligence platforms from ten countries of Central and Eastern Europe to roundtable negotiations. Slovakia was represented by the Slovak Center for Artificial Intelligence Research - Slovak.AI.   

On February 18 AmCham Slovakia together with 12 other partner organizations from the Rule of Law Initiative criticized the process of governmental approval of 13th pensions, increase in child contributions and the abolishment of highway vignettes. They published the common statement which received the significant media attention including: RTVS, webnoviny.sk, SME, 24hod.sk, bleskovespravy.sk, ekonomickydennik.sk, slovak.press.sk, ekonomickydennik.sk.