The Dutch parliament has approved a work-from-home law. If the Senate agrees with him, the Netherlands will become the first European country to officially legalize remote work, reports the BBC.
According to the bill, employees will have the opportunity to ask the employer for «remote work», if the nature of their work allows it. And such a request must be considered without fail.
TV company experts believe that in this case, neighboring countries will follow the example of the Netherlands, and this could change labor laws throughout Europe.
Some large companies, on their own initiative, have already transferred employees to a hybrid schedule, allowing part of the work to be done from home. For example, last summer more than 70 thousand employees of the Swiss bank UBS got such a chance.
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The Ministry of Finance of Russia has prepared amendments to the Tax Code, which will allow collecting tax arrears not only directly from debtors, but also from their counterparties, even those who regularly pay the state.
The tax authorities will receive such a right in situations where the taxpayer, instead of repaying the debt, sent money for settlements with other persons. And they did not have “in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, an advantage in the order of execution over payments to the budget system of the Russian Federation.” In this case, the Federal Tax Service will send a request to the debtor’s counterparty company to return the money to the treasury. It will take 8 days to complete.
The state prosecution requested five years in a penal colony for the former director of Open Russia, Andrey Pivovarov. He is accused of leading an «undesirable organization».
Pivovarov was detained at the end of May 2021 in St. Petersburg — he was about to fly to Warsaw. He is charged with posting 30 posts on social networks, organizing the Free People forum in Nizhny Novgorod, and reposting about collecting donations in Krasnodar.
The international reserves of the Russian Federation in June decreased by $3.302 billion, or 0.6%, to $584.121 billion from $587.423 billion, according to the website of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
The Pervomaisky District Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced five more participants in an unsanctioned rally in Vladikavkaz in the spring of 2020 against covid restrictions to real terms of imprisonment, the press service of the courts of the Rostov region reported.
Tesla Cybertruck sold out until 2027. This means that the buyer will have to wait about 5 years to get his Cybertruck if he orders it right now. Mass deliveries, according to Elon Musk’s next statements, will begin at the end of 2022, and applications began to be accepted in 2019. During this time, Cybertruck has been improved in all directions, including based on errors in past models. However, the price will also change significantly. It can be assumed that it will start at $70.000
Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko received UAE citizenship. After falling under European sanctions, the businessman and his family settled in one of the emirates
Sales of residential real estate in Dubai increased by 42% in June, experts calculated. Prices for private houses increased by 32% compared to the same month in 2021.
Since the end of February, the Karo cinema chain has suspended about 20% of its 280 cinemas in order to minimize their maintenance costs, its press service told Forbes. Since the beginning of the year, against the backdrop of the absence of foreign premieres, the number of operating cinemas in Russia has decreased by more than a third, Kommersant wrote.
Residence permit in Lithuania received 3.6 thousand Russians
According to the representative of the Lithuanian Migration Department Jolita Gistautaite, at the beginning of this year, 100.2 thousand foreigners had a residence permit in Lithuania or a national visa. According to her, foreigners can settle in Lithuania by obtaining a residence permit or a national visa. In 2021, 51.8 thousand foreigners received a temporary residence permit, and 47.8 thousand received visas.
A representative of the Migration Department said that the majority of temporary residence permits were issued to Belarusians (20.5 thousand) and Ukrainians (19.6 thousand). About 3.6 thousand people came from the Russian Federation.
The joint Australian-German company Quantum Brilliance announced new successes in the development of applied quantum systems. Their main advantage is the ability to work at room temperature with minimal energy consumption. This is not yet a full-fledged quantum computer, but Quantum Brilliance says that it is not necessary to create one — they have chosen a different approach.
The current achievement is 5 diamond qubits in one bundle, but for the organization of full-fledged calculations, at least ten times more is needed, and the Australians are going to reach this level by 2025. And in another five years, they hope to release a quantum system on a chip, which will become the basis of future general-purpose systems.
Italian company Acqua Sant’Anna, which produces 1.5 billion bottles of sparkling water annually, is facing a CO2 shortage. The company believes that producers of food carbon dioxide have focused on the supply of products in the healthcare sector, which has led to shortages in other sectors, according to the newspaper Quotidiano nazionale.
The court sent Vice-Rector of the Russian Customs Academy Zalim Kerefov to jail in a drug trafficking case. He will remain under arrest until September 5.
The Bundestag has adopted a package of laws for the accelerated development of solar and wind energy. By 2030, 80% of electricity in Germany will have to be generated from renewable energy sources. Now this figure is 50%.
Thus, in order to increase the amount of «clean» energy, windmills will have to be located on 2% of the entire territory of Germany, which is twice as much as now. Under the new law, the federal states will be required to provide more space for their construction.
The arrears of Russian companies on taxes increased by 66%, follows from the statistics of Rosstat. As of the end of April, companies had not paid taxes to the budgets of all levels by 71.3 billion rubles. Compared to the end of January, this amount increased by 28.6 billion rubles.
Gazprombank raises commissions for SWIFT transfers, the new tariffs will come into effect on July 15. They will grow from 1 to 3% of the transfer amount. The minimum commission will also increase.
Previously, the commission was limited to a minimum amount of 1 thousand rubles, and a maximum of 15 thousand rubles. Now individuals will have to pay a minimum of 3 thousand rubles, while the maximum value does not change
The world’s largest oil trader, the Swiss-Dutch company Vitol, will withdraw from the Vostok Oil project to develop fields in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, writes The Guardian citing the company. Vitol said it had decided to sell its stake and was «in the process of completing the legal formalities.»
In the second quarter, Russian MFCs received 2.7 thousand applications from citizens for free bankruptcy, the number of justified applications increased by 28.8%.
At the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia canceled the traditional group photo. It is reported by the Japanese agency Kyodo.
The Chinese army has organized alert patrols and exercises in the Taiwan area, according to a statement released by the Xinhua news agency.
«Recently, China’s People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command organized a multi-role joint alert patrol and maritime and air combat exercise around the island of Taiwan,» the statement said.
Volkswagen said it intends to invest more than 20 billion euros ($20.38 billion) in its joint battery business with partners, create 20,000 jobs and achieve annual sales of over 20 billion euros by 2030 as it seeks to lead the growing market.
Kazakhstan withdraws from the 1995 Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) agreement on the Interstate Monetary Committee. The document has already entered into force.
“To approve the protocol on the termination of the agreement on the establishment of the Interstate Monetary Committee dated May 26, 1995, carried out in Minsk on October 25, 2013,” the decree of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, says.
The Committee was created to promote the organization of multilateral cooperation in the field of currency payment and credit relations, the convergence and improvement of currency legislation affecting multilateral settlement and credit relations, the development of forms and methods for coordinating the monetary and foreign exchange policies of the states parties to the agreement on the establishment of a payment union of states -participants of the CIS, as well as cooperation and implementation of coordinated actions in matters of currency control.
Globally, 37% of respondents cited inflation as one of their top concerns in June, up from 34% in May and 32% in April this year and a vanishingly low 12% a year earlier, according to Ipsos’ monthly survey.
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