Jaroslaw Adamowski is a freelance journalist with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, based in Warsaw, Poland. He contributes to IEG Policy and a number of other industry magazines and news sites.
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Polish competition watchdog: private label limitation bill unlikely to be passed by current Parliament
Marek Niechciał, the president of Poland’s competition watchdog UOKiK, has said the bill designed to limit the capacity of large retailers to sell products under their private labels is unlikely to be adopted by the incumbent parliament.
A report commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology has recommended that the government loosen the country’s Sunday shopping ban.
Latvian Agriculture Minister Kaspars Gerhards has announced the country’s value-added tax (VAT) on a number of basic food products, including fresh meat, fish, milk, and eggs is expected to be lowered next year to 5%.
Andrej Danko, the speaker of the Slovak parliament and the leader of the co-ruling Slovak National Party (SNS), has announced his party will submit a bill to cut the value-added tax (VAT) on food products from the current rate of 20% to 10%.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced his government will draft a bill that will "make it more difficult for large retailers to sell products under their private labels" in a bid to increase the profit margins of Polish food producers that supply their products to retail chains.
Slovakia’s President, Andrej Kiska, has vetoed a controversial bill that would introduce measures to eliminate unfair market practices and strengthen the position of food producers in their dealings with large retail chains.