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Flemish and European implications of the climate and energy crisis: government support for green industrial investments
Industrial green deal It is commonly known that green investments are on the rise, both in Flanders but also in Europe as a whole. With the expected policy changes at EU-level, these investments might receive an additional boost in the years to come. However, these investments are no easy task for European companies in the
As the funding landscape is continuously evolving, new calls for proposals are opening regularly in different focus areas. With this short newsletter, we provide you an overview on the main funding opportunities and developments at European level as well as in Flanders, Belgium. Europe – New Eureka call for low carbon projects Eureka launched
In December 2022, the EU Directive on Pillar 2 was published, the OECD public consultation document on the GloBE Information Return was issued and in January 2023, an Exposure Draft was published by the IASB. As a result, the timeframe in which companies subject to Pillar 2 will need to take action has been accelerated
What are the Belgian and European governments doing to support your company in tackling climate change during the energy crisis?
As a result of the active geopolitical tensions, both our households and businesses share the same burden of rising energy costs and continuous inflation. In parallel our continuous battle against climate change is still ongoing. Fortunately, the European Commission, together with national and regional governments haven’t forgotten about this pressing issue. As a matter of
With the structural climate/sanitary reality and economic challenges, ESG (Environmental/Ecological, Social/Sustainable and Governance) has grown in importance for all stakeholders of an enterprise. So it’s no surprise that ESG has also become a hot topic in M&A projects and that Tax and Legal related ESG topics should be included in every step of a deal
On the foot of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European energy landscape is facing unprecedented challenges. The response, on the part of the European Union and its member states, is to accelerate the energy transition. Although decarbonisation of our energy systems was always on the agenda in recent years, the current crisis accentuates the need
International funding for collaborative projects focusing on lowering carbon emissions: Eureka leads the way!
Last month, the Eureka network launched a joint project call for transnational R&D collaborations between independent entities from Austria, Belgium, Chile, France, and Spain. With this call, Eureka funds innovative R&D projects focusing on low carbon emissions. Companies have until 24 February 2023 to submit a proposal. What is Eureka? Eureka is the world’s largest
A recent preliminary decision (October 2022) of the Flemish tax authorities was rendered on the question whether a full demerger of a family enterprise would impact the qualification of a family enterprise for gift tax purposes. The facts: an active family enterprise (holding) was donated by the parents /donors – with certain control mechanisms –