Good governance

This section details initiatives to make government a competitive advantage. It includes analysis and reports of government initiatives, as well as data on accountability and performance measures.

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8th September 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Planning contracts as a solution to the relationship between municipalities and developers

On Monday, August 24, 2020, the Czech government approved a new Construction law. According to MMR, it should apply from spring next year that efficiency should accrue gradually until the middle of 2023. In connection with the new Construction Act has so far resulted in a public debate especially around a single authorization procedure, tightening deadlines, the introduction of fiction consent of the authorities, or changes structures of building authorities. Construction law while also introducing other changes, which have not paid as much attention - for example, at the Institute of planning agreements. While on the resulting projects will play an important role ...    
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4th September 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Compensation for unrealised service paid upon early contract termination subject to VAT?

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) held that the amount paid by customers upon early terminations of contracts should be considered part of the price for services and thus subject to VAT. The CJEU based its judgment primarily on the recent Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia SA (C-295/17 MEO) case.
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1st September 2020 / Good governance / Legal Reform and Transparency

Legal Update - August 2020

News in legislation Abolition of real estate acquisition tax 
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