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EP study on a statute for EU cross-border associations & NPOs

July 20th, 2021

The European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs has published a study providing an analysis of the main legislation on Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) in force in selected European Member States (mainly Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and Italy). It also discusses the need for a potential legislative initiative of the European Union on […]


VAT exemption for vital goods and services

April 12th, 2021

The European Commission has published a proposal exempting ‘goods and services made available by EU bodies and agencies to Member States and citizens during times of crisis’ from VAT.  This means that the European Commission and EU agencies and bodies would be able to import/purchase and distribute VAT-free vital goods and services. These include, for […]


Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations

August 6th, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €665 million Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations (NPOs) and their related entities under the State aid Temporary Framework. The support will be granted by a fund established by the Austrian Government and will be available to all types and sizes of NPOs, with some exceptions (e.g. financial sector […]