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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The Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish parliament, has passed an amended law on the domestic milk and dairy products market which introduces a number of changes to the functioning of local milk producers and dairy products makers and their regulatory obligations. Among others, the legislation identifies new control authorities for Polish industry players and imposes new reporting requirements on local entities.
Stanisław Szwed, Poland’s First Deputy Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, has announced that a group of lawmakers is drafting amendments to the country’s Sunday shopping ban law and plans to submit the amended bill after the summer.
Czech lawmakers from the ruling Ano (Yes) party and the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) party have drafted an amendment to the law that requires all retail stores with surfaces of more than 200 sq. m. to close on seven public holidays. The MPs want to exclude Makro Cash & Carry and other similar wholesale chains that supply other stores and restaurants from the legislation.
Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, has announced his ministry is drafting a new bill to create a single institution responsible for coordinating the country’s food security activities.
The Romanian parliament has voted to amend the country’s food waste law, making its rules no longer mandatory for local retailers, but instead introducing tax incentives for entities that donate food within the last 10 days before its expiry date.
Poland’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, has announced plans to amend the law to facilitate the production of traditional alcohols by local farmers.