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Romanian Competition Council’s preliminary conclusions on the retail banking sector inquiry launched in 2016

November 2018 – Following the adoption of EU Directive (EU) 2015/2366 of the European Parliament and Council of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD2”), the Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC”) launched in 2016...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine October 2018 in Review

November 2018 – Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine, October 2018 in Review
PRIVATISATION: Sale of Centrenergo is scheduled by the end of 2018
The auction for the sale of 78.289% of the state-held shares of Public Joint-Stock Company “Centrenergo”...

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market

November 2018 – Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market
Uzbekistan signed the Paris agreement on climate change
Uzbekistan has joined the Paris agreement on climate change.
The signing ceremony took...

Revitalisation of brownfield sites in the Czech Republic – Simplifications offered by the amended Building Act

October 2018 – Revitalising brownfield sites in the Czech Republic has generally been viewed as a nightmare for investors, both private developers and state organisations, mainly due to the length of time required for different permitting processes...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine September 2018 in Review

October 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Ukraine promotes the construction of renewable energy facilities
On 4 September 2018, the Ukrainian parliament passed law No. 2517-VIII On Amendments to Certain Legislative...

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market

October 2018 - Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market
The Legal and Business Environment
The Uzbek government has identified development strategies in five priority areas that should be implemented in the...

Overview of the recent important changes in Czech legislation

September 2018 – We have prepared a brief overview of important changes in Czech legislation and the most significant high court judicial decisions issued over the past few months that might affect your operations in the Czech Republic or that may be...

Ukraine: New guidelines on state aid in relation to international financial institutions

September 2018 – The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine published new guidelines on state aid dated 6 September 2018 that clarify the AMC's approach to financing provided by international financial institutions and to state and municipal guarantees securing...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. August 2018 in Review

September 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
GAS STORAGE: Ukraine revises tariffs for natural gas storage
On 1 August 2018, new tariffs came into effect for the underground storage of natural gas in Ukraine. Ukraine’s National...

Legal regime in Romania for the granting of cumulative weekly rest days to employees

August 2018 – Many companies have business reasons to conduct certain work activities for an uninterrupted period exceeding five days.
In Romania, the rules for implementing an uninterrupted work period of more than five days are set out under...