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Jaroslaw Adamowski

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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Czech Constitutional Court ruling upholds food waste law

The Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court has passed a ruling that upholds the country’s food waste law which requires all retail outlets with sales surfaces of more than 400 square metres to donate unsold but safe food to food banks.

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Poland’s national auditor calls for consolidating food additives control

Poland’s national auditor, the Supreme Audit Office (NIK), has called on the government to establish a single body tasked with controlling the quality of food additives to strengthen the state’s oversight of the sector.

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Czech Finance Ministry targets tax breaks for employee meal vouchers

The Czech Ministry of Finance has unveiled plans to scrap tax breaks for employee meal vouchers amid protests by local businesses.

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Lithuanian parliament votes to increase excise tax on spirits

The Lithuanian parliament has voted to raise the excise tax rate on ethyl alcohol by 10% to about €1,832 per hectolitre of pure alcohol.

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Polish parliament mulls bill to tighten Sunday shopping ban

A group of MPs from Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party have submitted a draft bill to expand the country’s Sunday shopping ban.

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