Is informed that the Agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Republic of Angola on Mutual Administrative Assistance and Cooperation in Fiscal Matters, signed in Luanda on 18 September 2018, entered into force on past 20 February 2019, according to Notice no. 8/2020, officially published.
The average value of construction per square meter, for the purposes of article 39 of the Municipal Property Tax (IMI) Code, to enter into force in 2020, maintains the amount effective in 2019 of EUR 492.00, as was officially published by Ministerial Order no. 3/2020, of 20 January.
Undoubtedly, 2019 was a busy year in the area of privacy. In Portugal, the GDPR Enforcement Law was approved and the Portuguese Authority (CNPD) took the controversial decision of “disregarding” some of the respective rules. The EDPB and the TJUE were also active, issuing several decisions and opinions, some very interesting. At the end of the year, the Advocate General in case Schrems II gave us excellent news by confirming the validity of standard contractual clauses for transferring data outside the EU. Finally, both the CNPD and the other European supervisory authorities have issued the first fines under GDPR.
Order no. 74/2019-XXII, was published in the Tax Authorities' website, determining that the taxpayers may comply with the tax obligations by 2 January 2020 regarding tax’s payments or ancillary obligations which the deadline ends on 31 December 2019.
Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is the central goal of European environmental policies in the coming years. With this in mind, the Portuguese government recently approved the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap 2050, establishing the main vectors of decarbonisation to be implemented, mainly in the electricity and mobility industries.
Disputes related to environmental matters are frequent in the context of investor-state arbitration and are likely to increase in years to come. Claims vary from alleged breaches by host states because of environmental permit denials to counterclaims from states for alleged breaches by investors of their environmental obligations.