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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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Romanian Parliament Speaker proposes vote on bill to cut VAT on food

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.

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Bulgarian Agriculture Ministry to overhaul registration procedure for food producers

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.

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Croatian parliament passes GMO bill

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.


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Polish Health Ministry drafts bill for tax on sugary drinks and small bottles of alcohol

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.


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Polish government boosts excise tax on alcohol

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.

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Slovak parliament passes law to combat food waste

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.

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