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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Poland’s Ministry of Finance has released a draft bill which is to overhaul the country’s value-added tax (VAT) rate system for food products, proposing to reduce the tax on a number of food products.
Croatia’s government has submitted to the country’s parliament a draft budget for 2019 which includes a reduced value-added tax (VAT) on fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, and eggs to the country's parliament. Senior government officials say they expect the tax cut will be reflected by lower retail prices of these products.
The Czech Republic’s opposition Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-CSL) - has announced a legislative proposal to lower the value-added tax (VAT) on organic food from 15% to 10%.
Slovakia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is drafting a bill to eliminate unfair market practices in the food sector, and expects the legislation to enter into force in spring 2019, according to Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matecna.
Poland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has amended its draft bill that allows the use of feed that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) until 1 January 2021.
Poland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has notified the European Commission on its’ Quality Meat Programme (QMP), a voluntary quality scheme set up for local cattle breeders and managed by the Association of Polish Beef Cattle Producers (PZPBM).