Position to the "Non Paper": Better functioning of the Food Supply Chain
presented by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia
Following METROs approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly stating our arguments and positions in a public debate, we wish to explain our arguments to some of the proposals mentioned by the ministers of Agriculture of seven EU- member states Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. We invite you to a dialogue and look forward to your comments.
This article includes several parts:
A never ending story: Poland and the Retail Tax
On 19 September 2016, the European Commission urged the Polish Government to suspend the proposed retail tax until the adoption of the final decision by the Commission. It examines whether the levy is compatible with EU state aid rules.
The Polish government suspended the entry into force of the tax until 1 January 2018. But the government doesn’t give up its plan to impose the tax on big retailers.