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    Homes instead of meadows

    19-12-2021

    “Het nieuwe kabinet wil de crisis op de woningmarkt oplossen door snel nieuwe woningen te bouwen,” zo kopten de kranten eerder deze week. Nils Kok en Piet Eichholtz van de Universiteit Maastricht reageren.

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    Survey - ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2022

    16-12-2021

    The consultation round on the upcoming ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2022 is herewith launched! Grab the opportunity to share your experiences with ITEM! Dossier suggestions can be made up to and including 23 January 2022.

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    Protecting societal interests in corporate takeovers

    08-12-2021

    PhD thesis written by Huizi Ai
    The thesis found that under the current regulatory framework of takeovers in the U.K., Germany and China, public laws (competition law and FDI screening laws) recognize and protect certain public interest considerations in takeovers, of which the national security interest is most important.

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    Recap ITEM Annual Conference 2021: Empowering border regions - More than ever?

    07-12-2021

    The importance of cross-border cooperation manifests itself more than ever during the coronapandemic. Multi-level governance is the foundation for taking the next steps; looking for each other and perpetuating relationships at all levels, in administration, politics and practice. This became clear during the ITEM annual conference on 19 November, which focused on the lessons learned, opportunities and challenges of cross-border cooperation. Watch the video recap

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    LAWNOTATION receives infrastructure grant

    30-11-2021

    We are happy to announce that the LAWNOTATION proposal, amongst others, will be funded through the Dutch Law Sector Plan. LAWNOTATION is an initiative of Digital Legal Lab that brings together Dutch universities working on Digital Legal Studies.

  • Focus on sustainability is an important element in MaastrichtMBA programme

    26-11-2021

    MBA programma’s besteden doorgaans veel aandacht aan de P van Profit. Het MaastrichtMBA programma gaat een stap verder, en heeft naast de P van Profit de focus op de P’s van Planet en People op een gelijkwaardige manier geïntegreerd in het curriculum.

  • ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 published

    19-11-2021

    Due to the Corona crisis, also many cross-border workers are forced to work in their home country. They have been asked not to cross the border to come to their office situated in the neighbouring country. At the moment, this is only possible because the Dutch, Belgian and German governments have agreed on special exemptions from certain rules until the rest of this year. Otherwise, these frontier workers would face major changes with respect to their social security contribution, taxes and health care. But what, if governments and employers from now on will permanently stimulate that employees work more days from home? ITEM has found out that this would have tremendous consequences for cross-border work if legislation does not change accordingly. This is one out of four case of this year’s research into border effects.

  • Online seminar EU Green Deal and China - 1 December 2021

    19-11-2021

    On 1 December 2021 METRO will organize an online seminar entitled 'The Impact of the EU Green Deal on Chinese trade and investment in Europe: Opportunities and challenges'. This online event will address the potential consequences of the EU Green Deal for Chinese investments in Europe.

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    Working from home will disadvantage cross-border workers unless rules are changed

    19-11-2021

    Unless the EU rules and tax treaties are amended, some cross-border workers will soon have to pay tax in two countries: in their country of residence for hours spent working from home, and in the country in which they work for hours spent in the office. Since COVID-19 has made working from home often no longer a choice, the Dutch, German and Belgian governments have exempted cross-border workers from the usual rules until the end of 2021. But no such arrangements have been made for 2022.

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