Brexit: What Happens on 31.01.2020 at Midnight?

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

In late September 2018, it was said to be another six months until Brexit (our News of 29 September 2018). Now it is actually about to happen. The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU). We summarise the key issues for you below, especially from the perspective of customs and foreign trade law: […]

Optional VAT Regime for Leases

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

On 1 January 2019, the new optional VAT regime for immovable leases entered into force. For lease agreements that came into effect before 5 December 2019, the transitional regime is coming to its end. What should you do? The two most important features of this new VAT regime are: The possibility to opt for the application of […]

IIE Launches Special Emergency Student Fund Effort to Respond to Crises

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Nomination Deadline: February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm EST IIE’s Emergency Student Fund is expanding its efforts to support international students currently studying at colleges and universities in the United States who have been affected by recent crises. IIE has a long history of providing emergency assistance to students and the Emergency Student Fund was established to […]

Myth 7: Brands Aren’t Built in a Day. Except When They Are

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

FOR COMPANIES SEEKING TOP-LINE REVENUE GROWTH, THE RULES OF THE GAME HAVE CHANGED. Across industries, market dynamics are evolving at an ever-increasing pace as companies derive data-driven insights and apply digital strategies to move quickly and decisively in order to adapt and grow. WITH THOSE NEW RULES COME NEW STRATEGIES. Now more than ever, speed […]

CCPA Update: California Attorney General Issues Modifications to Proposed CCPA Regulations

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

On February 10, 2020, the California Attorney General issued the proposed text of modified regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This draft is a correction of a version that the California Attorney General issued on February 7, 2020. While the California Attorney General previously indicated that major changes to the proposed CCPA regulations were not […]

More than Money: The Long-Term EU Budget is a Tool for Europe’s Future

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

MEPs underlined that Parliament will only give its consent to a budget that meets the European Union’s ambitions, in a debate on EU funding for 2021-2027. Talking about the budget means talking about the EU’s future, MEPs said in a key plenary debate with Nikolina Brnjac, Croatian State Secretary for Foreign and European Affairs, representing […]

EIB Group Press Conference on Annual Results – EU Bank Closes 2019 with Stronger Results in Climate Finance and a Record Number of Deals

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

In a challenging year, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) exceeded its own targets, signing a record number of 1 095 operations and increasing financing volumes to EUR 72.22 billion. This was in spite of uncertainty and delays linked to Brexit and to the need for the remaining EU Member States to come to an agreement, […]

Triage Your Supply Chain: Mitigate Additional Tariffs on Imported Merchandise from China

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Importing merchandise made in China is far more expensive than before the imposition of additional tariffs leaving many U.S. importers of products from China grappling with the additional duty. Beginning on July 6, 2018, and pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the United States imposed 25 percent additional tariffs in three […]


Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic supported 42 investment plans during this parliamentary term. As the ministry said further, thereof 31 projects were directed to central or eastern Slovakia, where almost 4,500 new jobs will be created. The total volume of supported investments during this parliamentary term should exceed 1 billion euros and […]

Special Letter : RE: Coronavirus

Monday, February 10th, 2020

With over 2,600 new cases of Coronavirus reported this past weekend, more than 37,000 cases have been recorded worldwide, including over 800 deaths. The good news is the number of new cases declined 20 percent, the first drop since Feb 1. But there is also concern there might be an increase in new cases as […]