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By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

Czech government proposes a seven percent digital services tax

In an attempt to correct an imbalance in taxation caused by the rise of digital services, the Czech government has come up with a proposal for an indirect digital services tax, targeting Internet giants’ profits from user-based online platforms. The proposal is largely based on a rejected draft of an EU “Digital Services Tax” directive […]

Bank ID introduced in the Czech Republic will utilise bank authentication tools to access public administration systems and other online services

Following their introduction in 2009, Data Boxes (in Czech: “datové schránky”) represented the Czech state’s only major foray into the world of e-government services. Another example are ID cards containing an electronic chip, which serve as the only available state-approved means of electronic identification. However, according to Czech Ministry of the Interior data, only a […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona corporate practice and the spin-out of its IP/IT team in the city into new boutique, Intangibles Legal. Intangibles was launched by Freshfields counsel Sergio Miralles, who was responsible for the magic circle firm’s IP and IT practice in Spain, and associate Elena Molina. The decision […]

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