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By Tsvetan Krumov The amendments provide new business opportunities to banks to enter into repo transactions and derivatives with Bulgarian pension funds. There are various types of private social security funds under Bulgarian law depending on the social security risks they cover. However, as the regime for derivatives and repo transactions is identical for all […]

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By Anke Holtland Yesterday, the Amsterdam District Court ruled in summary proceedings that the Museum Map Foundation must provide data to the tax authorities on museum visits by one specific museum card holder. What was going on? The Tax and Customs Administration demanded the information about museum visits from one specific museum card holder for the period 2014 to […]

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By Joost Dibbits On 5 November 2018, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the Flanders Department of Economics, Science and Innovation entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on personalised medicine. The parties to the memorandum refer to the definition of personalised medicine used by the Council of the EU (2015/C 421/03): […]

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