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VAT
18/01/2018

The European Commission has today proposed a new system for reduced VAT rates that will allow member states to keep the existing ones and introduce reductions to new products. The proposals also broaden the pool of SMEs that can benefit from simplified procedures of VAT reporting or can be exempt from VAT altogether.

Plastic pollution
16/01/2018

All plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable by 2030 under plans to tackle plastic pollution published by the European Commission. Currently, less than 30% of the 25 million tonnes of plastic waste generated by Europeans is collected for recycling. The EU-wide strategy on plastics also aims to reduce single-use plastics which represent half of all marine litter, as well as restrict the use of micro plastics. 

Events
Landscape by Genko Genkov

Bulgarian Art from the Collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On the occasion of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, the Embassy of Bulgaria in London and the 12 Star Gallery present an exhibition of 20th century Bulgarian art, predominantly from the collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition will showcase works by leading Bulgarian painters, figurative and abstract, stretching over a time period that covers the last 50 years. These will include: David...

Date:
  • 09/01/2018 to 19/01/2018
Irena Sendler

She was a Polish Social Worker in Warsaw during World War Two and is an iconic figure of righteousness and resistance who coordinated a network of rescuers that enabled many hundreds of Jewish children to escape the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto.  She was recognised by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations in 1965.  To mark the tenth anniversary of her death, 2018 has been officially designated in Poland 'The Year of Irena Sendler'.

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Date:
  • 24/01/2018 to 02/02/2018