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April, 2020

COVID-19 Croatia Update

Croatian Government Proposes the April Financial Package

Last Updated on 3 April 2020 15:00 CET The Croatian Government proposed the second package of economic measures on 2 April, aimed to preserve jobs and reduce liquidity risks caused by the COVID-19 financial crisis in the private sector. Starting with April, the salary amount financed by the Croatian Government will be increased to an […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Serbia Proposes a Set of Economic Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Last Updated on 2 April 2020 11:00 CET The Government announced on 1 April 2020 its proposal of a Program of economic measures to reduce the negative effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and an attempt to support the economy of Serbia, split into four categories. Tax policy measures Payroll tax and social security contributions […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

First Set of Employment Intervention Measures Enters into Force in Slovenia, Additional and Revised Measures are Proposed

Last Updated on 1 April 2020 14:00 CET The Act on Intervention Measures to Salaries and Contributions (“Intervention Act”) finally entered into force on 29 March 2020 in Slovenia. The Intervention Act regulates the right of employers to apply for reimbursement of salary compensations paid to employees who are either unable to work due to […]

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April, 2020

Karanovic & Partners Selected in Serbia

Karanovic & Partners Awarded CEE Legal Matters’ Deal of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that Karanovic & Partners has been awarded CEE Legal Matters’ prestigious 2020 Deal of the Year Award for our role in Coca Cola HBC’s Acquisition of Bambi from Mid Europa Partners. This is the third year in a row that our firm’s accomplishments are chosen among some of the biggest […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Status of Foreign Citizens in the Republic of Serbia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated on March 28 2020 The Republic of Serbia has officially closed its border crossings for passengers in road, rail, air and water traffic at 8.00 a.m. on 20 March 2020. The passing of humanitarian aid and crossings of national importance that are approved by the competent authority are still allowed. International passenger traffic […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Update on the Employment Situation in Montenegro

Last Updated on 27 March 2020 COVID-19 outbreak has made a significant impact on the vast majority of employers’ business activities. The most common questions which have been raised due to recent developments are the ones concerning possibilities to reduce workforce and type of measures to reduce workforce costs due to COVID-19. Therefore, relevant possibilities/measures […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Croatia Update

Update on Tax and Economy Related Government COVID-19 measures in Croatia

Last Updated on 27 March 2020 The Croatian Government enacted detailed rules on the possibility to apply for deferred payment of taxes. This measure includes income and profit tax, public fees (includes pension and health insurance, concession fees but not custom fees and excise duties) as well as VAT (under certain conditions). Businesses wishing to […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Update

Data Protection Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Prohibits Publication of Personal Data of Persons Infected by COVID-19

Last Updated on 26 March 2020 14:00 CET COVID-19 outbreak that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to its alarming level of spread and severity, caused countries to use any available measure to combat its alarming spreading. Authorities at all levels of all affected countries have in addition to providing […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Croatia Update

COVID-19 and Force Majeure in Croatia

Last Updated on 25 March 2020 Pursuant to the Croatian law, in order for the event to be deemed as force majeure, it is supposed to be an external, unpredictable, atypical and unrecoverable event. Although the COVID-19 outbreak definitely represents a global health risk, it may not always be clear how it affects the rights […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Update

Effects of COVID-19 Outbreak on Employment Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last Updated on 25 March 2020, 15:00 CET Governments in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (“FBH”) and in the Republic of Srpska declared a state of disaster and emergency on 16 March. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a set of measures was introduced in order to prevent further spread of coronavirus. In the Republic […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 North Macedonia Update

North Macedonia Announces Tax Measures to Curb the Impact of COVID-19

Last Updated on 25 March 2020 at 12:30 CET   On 18 March 2020, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the entire territory of the country for 30 days, with the possibility of extension. The Ministry of Finance of North Macedonia announced […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Tax-Related Measures introduced in Montenegro due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Last Updated on 25 March 2020, 12:00 CET Unlike most of the countries in the region, Montenegro did not yet declare a state of emergency, nor declare an epidemic of COVID-19. Furthermore, the Montenegrin authorities did not introduce many tax-related measures in other to curb the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. In terms of wording, […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Update

Changes to Tax Regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Last Updated on 25 March 2020, 12:00 CET   The Government of Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina (FBH) announced that the Ministry of Finance is working on the reduction of the corporate income tax rate of up to 50% on 16 March 2020, because of the current situation. It has also been announced that all […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Privacy Update

Privacy in the Time of Corona

As almost the entire world is under a lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are racing to use any means available to combat the disease and hinder its rapid spreading. Many of them are starting to use innovative technology for this purpose, including digital surveillance tools for monitoring citizens’ whereabouts, which are proving to […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

New Tax Measures Introduced in Serbia due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Serbia declared a state of emergency on 15 March, and a virus epidemic on 19 March. The authorities have announced specific tax measures aimed at protecting the health and safety of its citizens and curbing the economic impact.   Reduction of interest for late payments First specific tax measure during […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Update

Force Majeure and COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The current situation regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the need for the competent authorities to take certain repressive measures, with the primary objective of protecting public health. However, such measures inevitably influenced the development of economic flows in all countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this way, the business capacities of many […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Employers Guide to Measures Introduced During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As the Serbian Government continually introduces new measures and restrictions in an attempt to control the COVID-19 outbreak, several issues have arisen in respect of employment relations in the past few days. Having in mind the frequent updates and amendments of the situation, and in order to avoid panic at the workplace, the employers should […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 North Macedonia Update

Employment Situation in North Macedonia During the COVID-19 Outbreak

On 18 March 2020, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the entire territory of the country for 30 days, with the possibility of extension. During the past week, the Government of North Macedonia (“Government”) adopted several measures listed below that affect the […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Croatia Update

Government of Croatia Prolongs Tax Payments due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The Croatian Government adopted 66 economic measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak on 17 March, with their main purpose being the preservation of jobs and financial liquidity. In accordance with the measures concerning tax issues, the Croatian Parliament amended the General Tax Act, Profit Tax Act, and the Income Tax Act. The main amendment is […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Central Bank of Montenegro Issues Moratorium on Loans and Leasing

As Montenegro had become the latest country in the region to be struck down by the unfortunate developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Bank of Montenegro adopted the Decision on Temporary measures for mitigating the negative effects of new coronavirus on the financial system, effective from 20 March 2020 and available on the official […]

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