GCEU. T-883/16 Press and Information Poland v Commission. The General Court annuls the Commission decision approving the modification of the exemption regime for the operation of the OPAL gas pipeline

The gas pipeline Ostseepipeline-Anbindungsleitung ﴾OPAL) is the terrestrial section to the west of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline. Its entry point is located in Germany and its exit point is in the Czech Republic. In 2009, the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA,… Read moreGCEU. T-883/16 Press and Information Poland v Commission. The General Court annuls the Commission decision approving the modification of the exemption regime for the operation of the OPAL gas pipeline

RLWeek September 2-8, 2019: NBR Order on establishing requirements for the recognition of vocational training bodies in the field of financial instruments markets. Amendment to the Law on expropriation for a public utility cause. Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, appointed Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights

NBR Order on establishing requirements for the recognition of vocational training bodies in the field of financial instruments markets.  In the Official Gazette of Romania, part I, no. 725 from September 3, 2019, was published Order no. 6/2019 regarding the… Read more<strong>RLWeek</strong> September 2-8, 2019: NBR Order on establishing requirements for the recognition of vocational training bodies in the field of financial instruments markets. Amendment to the Law on expropriation for a public utility cause. Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, appointed Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights

Solving tax disputes for the avoidance of double taxation

1. Introduction The Government Ordinance no. 19/2019 amending and supplementing the Law no. 207/2015 on the Fiscal Procedure Code (the “Government Ordinance 19/2019”) brings a new mechanism for resolving tax disputes for the avoidance of double taxation. This new mechanism… Read moreSolving tax disputes for the avoidance of double taxation

First contract concluded on the Romanian Commodities Exchange Gas Forward CCP platform

On 1 August 2019, the Romanian Commodity Exchange (“RCE”) announced the conclusion of the first transaction on its new trading platform – “Gas Forward CCP”. Gas Forward CCP is available formedium-term contracts (contracts with a week or month duration). The… Read moreFirst contract concluded on the Romanian Commodities Exchange Gas Forward CCP platform

RLWeek August 26-September 1, 2019: Ratification of the Loan Agreement between Romania and the IBRD. The sample of the “Statement on payment obligations of social contributions, income tax and nominal records of insured persons”. Amendment to the Policeman Statute

Ratification of the Loan Agreement between Romania and the IBRD. Draft. On Monday, August 26, 2019, the Ministry of Public Finance has launched in public debate the draft Law for the ratification of the Loan Agreement (the Draft on infrastructure… Read more<strong>RLWeek</strong> August 26-September 1, 2019: Ratification of the Loan Agreement between Romania and the IBRD. The sample of the “Statement on payment obligations of social contributions, income tax and nominal records of insured persons”. Amendment to the Policeman Statute

Romania: bid round for mining exploration: geothermal, mineral water and other resources

On 19 August 2019, the National Agency for Mineral Resources (“NAMR”) published Order no. 294/6.08.2019 in the Romanian Official Gazette. The order approves the list concession areas forexploration activities and opens bidding round 99/2019 in the mining sector. The list… Read moreRomania: bid round for mining exploration: geothermal, mineral water and other resources

Marc Sel: Technology and law constantly meet and cross-fertilise one another

Alina Matei: Thank you, Mr. Marc Sel for your time and for accepting to give this interview. In 1984, you were pursuing a master’s degree in Information Technology in Brussels. How did you know that this is the future? Marc… Read more<font color='#bb0000'><strong>Marc Sel</strong></font>: Technology and law constantly meet and cross-fertilise one another

New obligation for legal entities: Indicating and identifying the ultimate beneficial owner

Recently, Law no. 129/2019 on the prevention and sanctioning of money laundering and terrorism financing, and on the amendment and supplementation of other legislative acts (Law no. 129/2019) entered into force in Romania, i.e. on 21 July 2019. From a… Read moreNew obligation for legal entities: Indicating and identifying the ultimate beneficial owner

RLWeek August 19-25, 2019: The Justice District is taking shape. Amendments to Criminal Laws. Supplementing the maximum number of positions for the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism

The interest rates paid at the minimum reserves set up in lei for the period July 24 – August 23, 2019. In the Official Gazette of Romania, part I, no. 686 of August 20, 2019, Circular no. 15/2019 regarding the… Read more<strong>RLWeek</strong> August 19-25, 2019: The Justice District is taking shape. Amendments to Criminal Laws. Supplementing the maximum number of positions for the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism