This month, Slovak economy unpleasantly surprised the Slovak government, when the newly released economic numbers showed a relatively significant drop in the growth rate of the economy compared with the earlier expectations.
The European Commission (EC) has launched a fitness check of the 2012 State aid modernisation package, the railways guidelines and the short-term export credit insurance communication to evaluate whether the rules have actually worked in the way intended and are still fit for purposes.
Several East European countries have been flirting with various forms of a “retailer tax”. A tax similar (but not equal) to VAT, or the sales tax. Its proclaimed aim is typically to “punish” international retail chains, which have been repeatedly blamed for problems of local farmers and local food and beverages industry.
The European Commission has prepared a Roadmap for more efficient law-making in the field of taxation: identification of areas for a move to qualified majority voting. The aim of the proposal is to explore possibilities for removing the need for unanimous agreement by all countries and moving to qualified majority voting in taxation.
As part of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on access to social protection for workers and the self-employed.
One does not fight against racism and antisemitism along with the heirs of Nazism but by fighting resolutely against them. It is simple: Herbert Kickl must be excluded from the meeting of the Working Group against Racism.
The European Commission has presented a new proposal on the System of Own Resources of the European Union. If agreed on, the provisions of this proposal shall apply from January 1, 2021 – except the provisions regarding the CCCTB.
TEP required member states to liberalize the power markets while RED set incentives to pick-up champions. The call for opinion on the ETD intends, presumably, to boost EU common market, while the RED and other policies are fragmenting it.
The development of an in-depth understanding of the European values as well as individual responsibility among young people rests upon raising their social awareness and the advancement of critical thinking on social phenomena. A proper account for social reality requires an integration of economic, political, and moral perspectives.
The European Commission has launched a legislative initiative on cash payment restrictions aimed at exploring the rationale for the introduction of upper limits on cash transactions. LFMI presents its position on the issue of restricting cash payments as a measure to fight against criminal activity, terrorism and the shadow economy.