Amendment to Lex Ukraine tightens conditions for temporary protection

Already during the adoption of the original wording of Lex Ukraine it became obvious that an amendment would soon be necessary. This amendment has been published three months after the original law's effective date and the changes it contains will…

Recognition of Ukrainian qualifications still difficult

The European Commission has issued recommendations to member states to simplify the administrative procedure and ensure a speedy recognition of the professional qualifications of Ukrainians seeking refuge in the EU.

Fall of Sberbank and guidelines for public procurers

The collapse of Russian Sberbank must also be dealt with by public procurers who have been using its services. It is not always necessary to conclude new banking contracts (e.g., credit or current accounts) via a procurement procedure: the law also…

EU allows state aid for businesses affected by war

The war in Ukraine and the associated sanctions against Russia have hit the European economies hard. The European Commission has therefore adopted a Temporary Crisis Framework allowing member states to provide state aid to affected businesses to…

Practical commentary on legislation concerning refugees from Ukraine

In connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, three laws were published in the Collection of Laws on 21 March, regulating the residence, employment, benefits, and education of Ukrainian refugees. From a practical point of view, what must they…

Donations to Ukraine: Does VAT obligation arise?

The General Financial Directorate has issued summary information on VAT implications of making donations to support Ukraine. While for income tax, Czech laws can be amended to respond flexibly, the situation is rather more complicated for VAT, as…

Czech response to arrival of Ukrainian refugees – three new laws

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused an unprecedented influx of refugees seeking shelter and safety in the Czech Republic. Czech legislation was not prepared for such a situation: although authorities managed to respond quickly and…

Income tax view on 2022 donations to Ukraine

In connection with the armed conflict in Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance has prepared a bill on tax measures, indirectly amending the Income Tax Act and extending tax support for taxpayers' charitable activities.

Temporary protection and free access to labour market for Ukrainian citizens…

Responding to the Ukrainian emigration wave, on 9 March 2022 the Czech Government and subsequently also the chamber of deputies approved several bills. In this article, we will mainly focus on the bills that aim to implement EU Directive 2001/55/EC…

Up-to-date information for Ukrainian citizens on entry and stay in Czech Republic

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic has issued instructions for all Ukrainian citizens affected by the situation. At the same time,…

Ukraine: Practical recommendations for Ukrainian workers and their employers

The armed conflict in Ukraine is the most serious event to hit Europe since World War II. Apart from the human rights dimension, it also affects the Czech labour market.