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 Polish Food Producers’ Federation (PFPZ) has submitted its remarks on the draft bill to introduce the so-called sugar tax on sugary drinks and energy drinks, claiming that the Health Ministry’s legislative proposal could boost beverage prices by 40%, as its provisions raise legal controversies.
Lawmakers from Latvia’s New Conservative Party (JKP) and the Who Owns The State (KPV LV) party, which are both part of the country’s incumbent coalition government, have initiated talks with their political partners to mitigate the planned excise tax hike on alcohol.
As Romanian politicians are locked in a struggle over a bill to lower the country’s reduced value-added tax (VAT) rate on food from 9% to 5%, Marcel Ciolacu, the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower chamber of Romania’s parliament, has proposed to put the draft legislation on the agenda of a special parliamentary session.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is drafting a bill that is to facilitate the procedures for the registration of food of non-animal origin.
Croatian lawmakers have voted to pass a law that is to introduce the legal basis for assessing the risks related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their cultivation and distribution in Croatia.
Poland’s Ministry of Health has drafted a bill that is to introduce the so-called sugar tax on sugary drinks, energy drinks, and also a special tax on alcoholic beverages sold in packaging with volumes of 300 ml and less.