Lisbon – Mass migration


The nearly 25-year-old Uber driver in Lisbon told me that his granddad had left Sicily years ago to move to Brazil. He returned after two years of living in Brazil to pick up his childhood sweetheart. That is the Uber driver’s grandmother. He grew up in Brazil just like his parents. He understands Italian but doesn’t speak it very well. He left Brazil a year ago after he received an Italian passport and has been living in Lisbon ever since.

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Romania – The New Fiscal Code – provisions entering into force as of 1 January 2016


I would like to inform you about the new amendments to the Romanian VAT legislation, which will enter into force as of 1 January 2016.

Please be informed that the most important change is the decrease of the standard VAT rate from 24% to 20% starting with 1 January 2016, and from 20% to 19% as of 1 January 2017. In addition to the above, please find below a selection of other VAT provisions entering into force starting with 1 January 2016 which may also be of interest:Read More »