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Legal Group UK: Opening the Door to Affordable Legal Help

Navigating the Legal System From trying to understand legal jargon to dealing with huge amounts of paperwork, it can be a huge headache. www.legalgroupuk.com is going to close the gap between affordable legal help and expert advice and assistance. No one should lose out on legal information that could benefit them. We provide free infographics, How-To guides and helpful articles which provide straightforward information on common legal issues and queries. Affordable Help – Accessible to All “Intestacy” or “Lifetime Trust” are some common terms in Estate Planning – but what…

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FTI Touristik Flight 6Y601: Passengers demand withdrawal of landing rights for Latvian low-cost airline SmartLynx

In the summer of 2021, the renowned Swiss newspaper “Blick” headlined about the Latvian low-cost airline SmartLynx: “Latvian breakdown airline says sorry” and “Latvian scandal airline SmartLynx asks passengers for forgiveness” (this cannot and should not be evaluated here), but what SmartLynx did on the FTI Touristik GmbH flight 6Y601 on 09. October 2021, from Berlin to Hurghada in Egypt, leaves passengers demanding: “this scandalous airline should immediately be deprived of landing rights in the Federal Republic of Germany, this airline is a danger to life and limb of FTI…

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All People Are Wise. Really?!

UN-SDG goal 4: equitable quality education: NOT ACHIEVED All people are wise. Wisdom. According to Wikipedia, wisdom testifies to mental agility and independence: it enables its wearer to systematically think (“a wise insight”, “a wise decision”, “a wise judgment”), to say (“a wise word”, “a wise advice”) or to do / or not to do … things (“a wise behavior”) that prove to be meaningful in the given situation. Because of this SUSTAINABLE meaningfulness, we would have wished that the 4th Goal*² of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United…

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The neocolonial approach of China in Africa

It is without dispute that Africa is rich in diverse non-renewable natural resources and has a large market share for the production of various minerals. The face of Africa changed significantly due to colonization from 1870 when about 10 % of African countries were controlled by Europe. The colonization of Africa had several negative implications on the continent and its people. The book “The Second Coming: The Recolonization of Africa by the East” by Dr. Richard Young analyses the Chinese impact and its goals to assess the consequences for the…

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BGH approves clauses that provide for lump-sum compensation in response to cartel damages

BGH approves clauses that provide for lump-sum compensation in response to cartel damages In a judgment from February 10, 2021, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) – Germany”s Federal Supreme Court – found a clause providing for lump-sum compensation in response to damages claims lodged on the basis of unlawful cartel arrangements to be lawful (Az.: KZR 63/18). The case concerned claims for damages that had been asserted against one of the members of the so-called “Schienenkartell” (rail cartel) that was exposed back in 2011. The cartel members had been colluding to fix,…

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G999: GSB Group Chairman of the Board Josip Heit in Berlin for the G20 Summit “Compact with Africa”

The “G20 Compact with Africa” (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in AfricaM the main objective is to increase the attractiveness of private investment through substantial improvements in the macroeconomic, economic and financial environment. Twelve African countries have joined the initiative: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia. With an area equivalent to Western Europe, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Felix Tshisekedi has been president of the…

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BGH: Advertisements that feature test verdicts without referencing the source are unlawful

BGH: Advertisements that feature test verdicts without referencing the source are unlawful Advertisements that feature test verdicts must include a reference to the source that is clearly visible to consumers. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) – Germany”s Federal Supreme Court – in a ruling from April 25, 2021 (Az.: I ZR 134/29). Products that perform well in tests conducted by prestigious institutions can draw on these accolades as a source of positive publicity. We at the commercial law firm MTR Rechtsanwälte note, however, that advertisements that feature…

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Internet Misuse in a Court of Law – A Serious Problem of Our Time

The use of the internet has increased over the recent decade. It is to be expected that many people who are summoned for jury service will have some type of experience in its usage and may attempt to make reference to it. This even leads to jury members searching for information about their case online. The book “Internet Misuse by Jurors. The Debate Circling The Jury and the Internet” by James Michael Corbett is intended to give an analysis into the problem of internet misuse committed by jurors in a…

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Turkey shares financial data – Tax dodgers should consider submitting a voluntary declaration

Turkey shares financial data – Tax dodgers should consider submitting a voluntary declaration The automatic exchange of financial information is supposed to assist countries in their efforts to tackle cross-border tax evasion. Turkey is now among the countries that share information with the German tax authorities. The automatic exchange of information is a powerful weapon in the fight against cross-border tax evasion. More than 100 countries are party to the international agreement, which sees the signatory states mutually exchange financial information relating to their taxpayers who have accounts abroad. Among…

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Voluntary disclosure: Germany”s Federal Minister of Finance purchases tax CD from Dubai

Voluntary disclosure: Germany”s Federal Minister of Finance purchases tax CD from Dubai Germany”s Federal Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz, has purchased a CD from Dubai that contains confidential information pertaining to possible tax evaders. A number of taxpayers – including quite a few from Germany – ought to be concerned that their tax evasion will be discovered. There has been little to report on recently regarding the purchase of so-called “Steuer-CDs” (tax CDs). That is until now: Germany”s Federal Minister of Finance (“Bundesfinanzminister”) has directed the Bundeszentralamt für Steuern –…

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