Every entrepreneur must be aware of the legal obligations and rules in order to build a successful business. All EU countries need to respect EU law but they may also have rules of their own. As for taxation rules, direct taxation remains the sole responsibility of EU countries but there are bilateral tax treaties between countries. Find websites and platforms that gather and summarise all the regulations, directives and decisions you need to know when expanding abroad or hiring staff.

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  • PSC Point of Single Contact – Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
  • EU Common Commercial Policy
  • Single parenting
  • Gender-based discrimination
  • National law: Where to find legislation
  • National conflict – Going to court
  • Find a lawyer in the European Union
  • DEinternational: Legislation and taxation (Germany)
  • Check a VAT number
  • VAT basic rules
  • Taxation rules
  • Legislation: Points of Single Contact