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New IT tool for the Commission for antitrust and cartel procedures

The EU Commission has designed and made available a new IT tool to make easier and less burdensome the submission of statements and other documents to the Commission’s Directorate- General for Competition (“DG Comp”). The ‘eLeniency’ allows companies and their lawyers to file online, through DG Comp’s secure server, statements…

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European Union simplifies the rules on public documents

European Union aims to make easier the EU citizens’ life living in another EU country in connection with the recognition of the public documents issued by their home EU country. They often need to present a public document (such as a birth certificate to get married, or a certificate on…

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Interplay between the ePrivacy Directive and the GDPR

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an opinion on 12 March 2019 on the interplay between the ePrivacy Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation. The opinion seeks to provide an answer to the question whether the fact that the processing of personal data triggers the material scope of…

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New EU directive on work-life balance

On 4 April 2019 the European Parliament adopted a new Directive on paternity leave and non-transferable parental leave. The aim of the new provisions is to promote gender equality by boosting women’s representation in the workplace and strengthening the role of fathers in the family, and also to enable working…

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Rising number of corporate taxpayer groups

More than a thousand companies have decided to perform the corporate income tax as a member of a so-called corporate taxpayer group, which may result in a total savings of HUF 15 billion for the companies. One of the greatest advantages of the corporate taxpayer groups is the offsetting of…

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Hungary insists on keeping the competitive tax system

„Hungary opposes the introduction of the common corporate income tax base, or a new type of VAT in the European Union, and insists on keeping its competitive tax system” said Hungarian Minister of Finance Mihály Varga in Bucharest at an informal meeting of the European Union’s Financial Ministers on 5…

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New era in the spatial planning

The main amendments to the act on the spatial plan (“területrendezési terv” in Hungarian) of Hungary and certain high priority regions (Spatial Planning Act) entered into force on 15 March 2019 aiming at the reform of spatial planning.

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