What’s Happening in Brief: European Union

- Proposal for a Decision authorizing Member States to apply a reduced rate of VAT to certain labour-intensive services - Proposal to grant transitional provisions - Austria and Portugal - Proposal to derogate from Articles 6 and 17 of the Sixth Directive - Germany - Proposal to derogate from Article 11 of the Sixth VAT Directive - Netherlands - Council Decision authorizing Denmark and Sweden to derogate from Article 17 of the Sixth VAT Directive