On 1 June 2021, representatives of the European Parliament and the Council under EU Portuguese Presidency negotiated a Draft Directive on public country-by-country reporting (‘Public CbCR’) for big multinational groups. They provisionally reached a compromise agreement. Once this political agreement is endorsed, it requires European or non-European multinational groups or standalone undertakings to publicly disclose
After several years of negotiations, the end of this spring will see the official launch and/or opening of several funding programmes. Horizon Europe Horizon Europe, the ninth framework programme for R, D & I, Horizon Europe and by far the most ambitious, with a total budget of € 95,5bn (2021-2027), is eventually becoming a reality.
On 25 February 2021, the Ministers of Internal Market and Industry met virtually to discuss a proposal for Directive on the so-called Public Country-by-Country Reporting. Under this proposal, revived under the current Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, multinational enterprises with consolidated revenue of more than 750 million euro during the last
COVID-19 has shaken Europe and the world to its core, testing our welfare and healthcare systems, our economies and societies, as well as our way of living and working together. To facilitate the repair of the immediate economic and social damage brought about by the pandemic and prepare for a better, stable future, the European
In order to address criticism of the European Commission on inter alia the Belgian implementation of the “EBITDA interest limitation rule”, the Belgian legislator has published new legislation to address those. This might impact the financing of real estate, entities that perform factoring activities or entities active in “long-term public infrastructure projects”. The scope of
Brexit update: HMRC urges companies to take action and BE administration publish further guidelines on how to trade as from 1 January 2021
Considering that the UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and formally informed the EU that it did not want to invoke its right to request for an extension of the transition period, the transition period which started on 1 February of this year will come to an end on 31 December 2020.
European Commission proposes amendments to the EU rules on VAT to facilitate trade between EU Member States and Northern Ireland once Brexit will become effective The European Commission recently proposed a key amendment to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Directive in order to facilitate trade between Northern Ireland and EU Member States in a proper
On 15 July 2020, the General Court of the European Union (‘GC’), annulled the final State aid decision of the European Commission (‘EC’), based on the argument that the EC did not demonstrate the existence of a selective economic advantage within the meaning of the State aid rules. It remains to be seen whether the