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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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Lithuanian MPs submit proposal to reduce VAT on food, beverages

A group of opposition Lithuanian lawmakers has drafted a proposal to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on food and non-alcoholic beverages from 21% to 9%, bringing it to the level of one of the country’s reduced tax rates.

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Slovak retail industry organisations opposes unfair market practices law

The Slovak Alliance of Modern Trade (SAMO), the country’s leading retail industry organisation, has announced its opposition to the draft bill on unfair market practices on the grounds that the legislation would violate a number of Slovak and European laws.

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Czech government mulls bill to promote local food products

The Czech Ministry of Agriculture is considering drafting a bill requiring local retailers to offer a minimum amount of Czech food products to their customers. 
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Croatia to cut VAT on basic food products

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has announced plans to reduce Croatia’s standard value-added tax (VAT) rate which is the second highest in the European Union.

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