At the end of March 2017, the Hungarian Ministry of Justice published the bill of the new act on attorneys at law. The bill includes significant amendments compared to the current regulations. As a main amendment, in house lawyers preparing and countersigning the deeds of the company and acting in court proceedings on behalf of the company would be integrated in the bar association.
The new act on excise duty has been amended by the Hungarian Parliament on 21 March 2017. According to the amendment initiated by the Economic Committee, the new act will enter into force on 1 July 2017, i.e. 3 months later than originally planned.
At the end of March 2017, the Hungarian Parliament accepted the amendment to the Building Act, which enters into force on 27 April 2017.
The European Commission adopted the ’2017 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme’ on 1 March 2017.
The European Commission has initiated a call for expression of interest for new members of the Financial Services User Group.