Restitution Agency returns property

For the first time in Serbian history, property nationalized after World War II has been returned to its original owners. Claims can be filed with the Restitution Agency through to March 2014.

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Centre for Monitoring of Energy Business and Investments

Croatia is looking for measures to boost investments and to bring the energy sector in line with EU-law. A new Monitoring Centre is to be considered as first step.

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Simplify real estate transfer

Transfer and registration of real estate have posed some problems in the past. The new government is trying to simplify real estate transfer.

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New Rules on Electricity Forwarding in Hungary

Operators of shopping malls, office buildings and industrial parks face new legislation regarding electricity forwarding that will reinforce the reconsideration of currently used legal and commercial structures.

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Mietvertragsklauseln neuerlich auf dem Prüfstand

Klauseln in Mietverträgen wurden in den letzten Jahren eingehend vom OGH geprüft. Nun liegt eine neue Entscheidung vor, die erstmals die Frage der Unzulässigkeit von Klauseln in Verträgen zwischen Verbrauchern (und nicht wie bisher bloß in Unternehmen-Verbraucher-Verträgen) aufgreift.

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Czech Civil Code revises Real Estate Law

A new Civil Code has been adopted in the Czech Republic and will come into force on 1 January 2014. It introduces substantial amendments in the Czech real estate law.

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Pre-emption rights under the Forest Code

The Romanian State as well as co-owners and neighbours have a pre-emption right under the Romanian Forest Code. Hence, selling forests in Romania can become a burdensome undertaking.

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