What’s Happening in Brief: European Union

- Proposal to extend certain derogations for Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom - Article 27 - Council Decision authorizing Member States to apply a reduced rate of VAT to certain labour-intensive services - Council Decision authorizing the Federal Republic of Germany to apply measures derogating from Articles 6 and 17 of the Sixth Directive - Council Decision authorizing the Netherlands to derogate from Article 11 of the Sixth Directive - Council Directive amending the Sixth Directive - Transitional provisions granted to Austria and Portugal