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Pan-European fundraising news.


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Günther Lutschinger, EFA President

In preparation for a potentially radical shake-up of VAT legislation, the European Commission is now consulting on significant changes to the VAT system that will impact nonprofit organisations across the continent. The consultation reviews the existing VAT legislation on public bodies and tax exemptions in the public interest.

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Jan Philipp Albrecht, Data Protection Rapporteur and Green Party MEPOn 21 October 2013, Civil Liberties MEPs voted on a major overhaul of current EU data protection rules that will likely impact charities across Member States.

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One month on from Typhoon Haiyan which affected more than 11 million people in the Philippines, a swathe of collaborative international appeals have launched across Europe, raising millions of euros for aid agencies operating in the Philippines.

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