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August,  2016


Auto industry reacts to European Commission’s decarbonisation strategy
Following the recent publication of the ‘European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility’ by the European Commission, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the initiative to explore how to further decarbonise transport (...)
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Autos: Western Europe Demand Declines on Selling Day Shift
Preliminary Western European registrations declined 2% in July, impacted by lower selling days. Adjusting for the lower selling days (1-2 less days across several major markets), we estimate demand increased low single digits in the month, near our e (...)
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German cities bemoan loss of taxes from VW
Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg isn’t the only place where the consequences of the dieselgate scandal are being felt. Cities that host VW’s production facilities must also rejig their budgets as VW pays fewer taxes. For many municipalities (...)
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Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year
A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of 2016 – a 21 percent year on year increase, according to new data released by EV Volumes.com, the electric vehicle world sales database.This sales data in (...)
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Russian Car Production Fell 19.8% in July
Car production in Russia is continuing to fall, declining by 19.8 percent in July, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported Tuesday.Production has slumped by 18.1 percent over the past seven months, with figures falling more sharply each (...)
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EU Slaps Record Cartel Fine Of $3.24B On Top Truck Producers
The European Union has slapped its biggest ever cartel fine, worth $3.24 billion and twice the previous record, on several of Europe's top truck producers for colluding to keep prices artificially high at the expense of consumers.EU Antit (...)
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EU trade negotiator talks down TTIP failure report
Ignacio Garcia Bercero counters comments over the weekend from the German economy minister, Sigmar Gabriel.Both the European Union’s lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States and the spokesman for Germany’s chancellor on M (...)
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UK Brexit: 10 steps for employers to take now
OverviewFollowing the vote in favour of Brexit on 23 June,  there is uncertainty as to what comes next.  Much will depend on who replaces David Cameron and what the government's Brexit strategy will be, how and when Article 50 of (...)
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Brussels ruling could hit Apple with billions of euros in back taxes
Irish officials expect the European commission to declare the arrangement with Apple unlawful under state aid rules.The European commission is expected to rule against Apple and Ireland this week over tax arrangements between the company (...)
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Germany’s Midsize Manufacturers Outperform Its Industrial Giants
Stop for a minute and think of some of the most successful German companies. BMW and Siemens and Bayer might come to mind. But if you really want to learn from the best of German business, you’d be smart to turn your attention to companies named Ri (...)
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Vote to Leave EU Gives Boost to U.K. Manufacturers, Survey Shows
Depreciation of the pound caused by the referendum’s shock result supports overseas demand.British manufacturing firms experienced a marked boost to their export orders in the aftermath of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Uni (...)
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Employment law, Immigration and Brexit: how much more do we know?
We reported last month on implications for employers in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum result. Much uncertainty remains over how the referendum vote will be implemented. However, we have been monitoring major developments and announ (...)
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European Union: European Labour & Employment Update | August 2016
The aim of this regular newsletter is to inform our readers of interesting developments in labour and employment law around Europe. This month, one topic dominates—the possible withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.It (...)
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UK manufacturers not investing enough, warns report
Growth and investment in the UK are at risk” because of manufacturers remaining disengaged from the banking sector, a new report warns.It’s been nearly a decade since the start of the credit crunch, and the relationship between manufa (...)
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Central Europe manufacturing slumps in face of Brexit
Czech and Polish manufacturing data released on August 1 suggest a sharp slowdown in activity in July as they slumped to multi-year lows.The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the Czech Republic was particularly weak, showing the sect (...)
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Profile of a Fraudster: The Picture in Central and Eastern Europe
KPMG recently released ‘Global profiles of the fraudster’, which contains observations on features of fraud and those who commit it from hundreds of investigations between 2013 and 2015 and implications for compliance professionals. This suppleme (...)
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EU Funds in Central and Eastern Europe, Progress report 2007-2015
EU Structural and Cohesion funds contribute 11-24% of the GDP of EU member states in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), making outstanding contributions to these countries' infrastructure, transportation systems and urban modernization, among others (...)
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Luxembourg Banking Insights 2016
KPMG Luxembourg performs an annual analysis of the Luxembourg banking market based on statistical and annual accounts data of a selection of Luxembourg banks. The analysis takes into account industry data as stated in the reports of the CSSF, the BCL (...)
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Doing Business in the Netherlands - 2016 Guide
In this publication we give you an informative view of the key aspects of doing business and investing in the Netherlands. We answer many questions that foreign businesses and entrepreneurs have when making their first venture into the Dutch market, (...)
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Germany: Europe’s Hot-Spot?
Germany has hit the headlines incessantly in the post-recession period. Under the circumstances, they’d probably have preferred not to. It was at the center of the existential debates surrounding the implosion of the Greek economy and the severe we (...)
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Storm Clouds Ahead: Putin Lacks Strategy to Save Russia's Economy
Whether you view the glass as half full or half empty, the Russian economy is in for an unpredictable ride.Russian economic indicators were equivocal enough during the first half of the year to provide space for both optimists and pessimi (...)
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What are the positive effects of Britain leaving the E.U.?
The most important positive benefit of Brexit is to be ruled by a sovereign democracy and democratically elected officials again. Like the ones we enjoy here in the U.S.. No freedom loving American would ever accept the way the European Union and Eur (...)
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EU Imposes Anti-Dumping Fees on Russian Major Steel Producers
The European Union has introduced new anti-dumping duties on some Russian steel imports to protect European producers, the EU Commission (EC) said in a statement Thursday.Russian steel giant Magnitogorsky Iron and Steel will pay a duty of (...)
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Poland: Increased number of transfer pricing audits
A summary of the results of tax audits conducted in the first half of 2016 reveals an increase in the number of transfer pricing audits conducted in Poland. In the first half of 2016, the tax auditors made determinations imposing more than PLN 9.5 bi (...)
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Poland: Cash-pooling arrangements are loans, transfer pricing documentation rules apply
The Supreme Administrative Court in Poland in an August 2016 decision examined cash-pooling arrangements, and concluded that a cash-pooling arrangement constituted a loan meeting the requirements of certain provisions of the corporate income tax law (...)
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Brexit: Is Cutting Corporation Tax the Right Way to Go?
Now we have a new Chancellor, it's unclear whether recently announced plans to cut corporation tax further will continue. Does this matter? Certainly the headline rate of tax sends a powerful message internationally.  Businesses tell us that tax is (...)
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How Sick Leave Varies Across Europe
Sick leave isn't consistent with a nation's working rights, average wage or career satisfaction. In fact, the likes of the UK and Ireland offering far worse sick-leave benefits than most other European nations.Research from vouchercloud h (...)
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Brexit – Standards and Innovation: What’s Ahead?
This article is the second in an ongoing series of blog posts by Foley & Lardner LLP on the implications of the June 23, 2016 referendum decision in the United Kingdom (UK”) to exit the European Union (EU”).  The first blog post reviewed bri (...)
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U.K., European Union: IORP II – Final text published
EMPLOYER ACTION CODE: MONITORFinal text of the European Union’s (EU) revised Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) Directive has been published and is scheduled to be voted on (this is normally a formality) by the Eu (...)
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Surge in pre-Brexit non-EU trade documentation
The latest figures from the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) show that there was a surge in trade documentation ahead of the EU referendum in the UK earlier this year. This increase, however, does not correlate with business leaders’ sentiment on (...)
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Surge in pre-Brexit non-EU trade documentation
The latest figures from the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) show that there was a surge in trade documentation ahead of the EU referendum in the UK earlier this year. This increase, however, does not correlate with business leaders’ sentiment on (...)
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Belgium: New works council and new committee for prevention and protection at work
OverviewFollowing the social elections which took place between 9 and 22 May 2016, businesses must set up a new works council (WC) and a new committee for prevention and protection at work (CPPW). Contents (...)
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The Data Retention Saga Continues: European Court of Justice and EU Member States Scrutinize National Data Retention Laws
Triggering a landslide of legislative reforms and legal battles, the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ”) landmark judgment of April 8, 2014, Digital Rights Ireland (C-293/12), invalidated the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC, which provided tha (...)
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Brexit 'will put 75% of workers at risk of pension shortfall'
People will have to save more for pensions to have income they were on course for before Britain voted out, say City experts.The Brexit vote is having terrifying” effects on the pension schemes of millions of British workers, with 75% o (...)
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Netherlands: Partial Disability Benefits (WGA) Program and its financing to change
EMPLOYER ACTION CODE: ACTNew legislation will have a significant impact on how corporations in the Netherlands fund disability leave for their employees. Currently, employers must cover the first 104 weeks of paid sick leave. Subsequently (...)
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