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…