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Kazakhstan Snapshot: Incentives for Investors after Covid-19

To respond to the ongoing crisis and stimulate a recovery the Kazakh Government employed a range of new and already-existed tax incentives. The idea is clear – to increase the country’s attractiveness for investors, both domestic and international. Kesarev tries to find the answer why some experts doubt that these measures would be enough to …

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What Next for Belarus? What can International Investors Expect Amidst the Political Crisis?

BELARUS IN TURMOIL The political crisis in Belarus shows no signs of abating. On the contrary, since the hotly-disputed and (as claimed by the EU, the US and others) fraudulent Presidential elections on August 9th, the opposition protests have continued to grow, both in volume and confidence. More than 200,000 people joined the largest ever …

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New Rules of the Game in Ukraine’s Renewable Energy Market

This week, on July 21, the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) adopted the Law1 on the Improvement of Support Measures for the Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources. The Law is the compromise outcome of long-running negotiations between the Government and international renewable energy investors in Ukraine, reached under the Energy Community Dispute Resolution and …

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Kesarev prepared a detailed outline of how “Google tax” is walking across the former Soviet Union region

Late June this year, the lower house of the Parliament of Kazakhstan (Majilis) approved in the first reading the draft amendments to the Tax Code introducing the so-called “Google tax” ( extraterritorial online service VAT ) in Kazakhstan. The legislation is expected to pass the final second reading in the autumn and take effect from …

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Global Communications Alliance elects Markus Hilse as Chair

The Global Communications Alliance (GCA), a network of 15 independent communications agencies covering four continents and 21 countries, has announced that Markus Hilse, Managing Director of navos – Public Dialogue Consultants (Germany) has been newly elected as Chair. Mavcomm Consulting Pvt. Ltd. is the only Indian member of the Global Communications Alliance. “We look forward …

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Social Network Providers Targeted by New Wave of Regulations in Turkey

A draft law targeting social network providers (SNPs) has continued to gain traction after being submitted last month to The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Parliament) by Halil Öztürk, an MP from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). MHP has been supportive of President Erdoğan and established an electoral alliance (People’s Alliance) with the ruling Justice …

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Russian Senate as a highly empowered stakeholder: a new direction for corporate GR

On July 1, the postponed nationwide vote for amendments to the Russian Constitution will be held. The amendments, approved by the Parliament and regional legislative bodies and signed by the President into law in March, will take effect only if approved by the nationwide vote ( which is largely s een as a formality ). …

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Bijl PR Crosses the Border with EuregioRail

Bijl PR and the German agency navos have recently started working on the EuregioRail project. The aim of this project is to realize a direct

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GCA Member Bijl PR Awarded with European Excellence Award

We’re excited to announce that a campaign from GCA member Bijl PR have been awarded with an European Excellence Award. The campaign (https://www.bijlpr.nl/en/cases/pr-campaign-the-dutch-foster-care-association/) for Foster

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Presidential Elections in Moldova

On November 15, Moldova concluded only its fourth direct presidential elections since independence, in which the new President was elected from multiple candidates via a

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Russian Government Reshuffle

For the first time during his presidency, on 9 November 2020, Vladimir Putin dismissed four members of Mikhail Mishustin’s Cabinet: Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy,

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