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Boosting the EU culture budget – A call from Europe’s cultural & creative sectors

The European Commission is currently preparing its proposal for the next MFF (multi-annual financial framework), to be published 2nd May.

Ahead of this publication, creative and cultural sectors have joined forces to ask for an increased EU budget for culture. In a joint letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the 70 signatories urge the EU to give a significant and much-needed boost to the EU’s budget dedicated to culture.

The letter with all the signatories can be downloaded belowRead more

EIBF NEWSFLASH 141 – 18 JANUARY 2018

  • PAYMENT SERVICES: NEW RULES APPLICABLE AS OF JANUARY 13th
  • VAT: MORE FLEXIBILITY ON VAT RATES, LESS RED TAPE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
  • CONTRACTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF DIGITAL CONTENT: SECOND TRILOGUE ON 30/01
  • WINTER INSTITUTE 13: TIPS, HINTS & REMINDERS FOR ATTENDEES
  • EIBF LONDON CONFERENCE: SAVE THE DATE – 11.04, FROM 2PM TO 5.30PM

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 140 – 11 JANUARY 2018

  • GERMANY: BOOKS & BOOKSELLING IN NUMBERS, 2016
  • EIBF FULLY SUPPORTS THE AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION’S & THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION’S CONDEMNATIONS OF DONALD TRUMP’S ATTEMPTS TO CENSOR FIRE AND FURY
  • NETHERLANDS: ANNE SCHROËN APPOINTED AS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE  DUTCH BA
  • MOLDOVAN WRITER ATTEMPTS TO EXTORT MONEY FROM FOREIGN BOOKSELLERS – WARNING

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VAT FOR E-COMMERCE: EIBF REJOICES AT TWO POSITIVE STEPS FORWARD

The European & International Booksellers Federation- EIBF – welcomes the decision of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) of 5 December, which unanimously adopted new rules for VAT on e-commerce.

The establishment of a 10.000€ threshold for start-ups and SMEs in yearly cross-border online sale, under which the home country VAT rate will apply, will definitely enable booksellers to offer more (e)books on foreign markets, as this new measure reduces administrative formalities and will ultimately benefit to consumers.

Reducing the number of pieces of evidence to one to identify customers’ location is excellent news for those of the booksellers whose turnover is up to 100.000 € .Read more

EIBF NEWSFLASH 137 – 30 NOVEMBER

  • TAX CUTS FOR ITALIAN INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS VOTED BY SENATE EFFECTIVE IN 2018 & 2019
  • USA: INDEPENDENT BUSINESS’ SURVEY ON HOW INDEPENDENT BUSINESS  ARE BETTER POSITIONED THAN CHAINS TO WEATHER AMAZON
  • VAT  REVAMP :  STATE OF PLAY ON  SIMPLIFICATIONS FOR E-COMMERCE FOR SME’S

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