Jaroslaw Adamowski is a freelance journalist with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, based in Warsaw, Poland. He contributes to IEG Policy and a number of other industry magazines and news sites.
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As Romanian politicians are locked in a struggle over a bill to lower the country’s reduced value-added tax (VAT) rate on food from 9% to 5%, Marcel Ciolacu, the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower chamber of Romania’s parliament, has proposed to put the draft legislation on the agenda of a special parliamentary session.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is drafting a bill that is to facilitate the procedures for the registration of food of non-animal origin.
Croatian lawmakers have voted to pass a law that is to introduce the legal basis for assessing the risks related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their cultivation and distribution in Croatia.
Poland’s Ministry of Health has drafted a bill that is to introduce the so-called sugar tax on sugary drinks, energy drinks, and also a special tax on alcoholic beverages sold in packaging with volumes of 300 ml and less.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a bill to raise the excise tax rate on alcohol by 10%, paving the way for the legislation’s implementation this year.
The Slovak parliament has passed a bill to require local retail outlets with a sales surface of more than 400 square metres to donate unsold but safe food to charities.