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Poland records big demand for Ukrainian workers

Refugees from Ukraine are starting to enter Polish labor market, which is suffering from a labor deficit. Employment agencies speak of a real boom in their services. There is already a recorded interest of 60% higher level in work enquiries comparing to the same period last year.

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KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI KG LEGAL takes part in Digital Identity Event Series

KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI KG LEGAL will take part in Digital Identity in the Travel and Tourism Sector, organised by techUK.

Throughout 2021, techUK held a series of events on the topic of digital ID, exploring the role this technology can play in tackling key challenges across society and the economy, and determining what more needs to be done to drive adoption as the economies begin to recover from the impact of the pandemic.

The travel and tourism sectors were two of the hardest hit by the pandemic, with restrictions on travel and health mandates implemented across the world to tackle COVID-19. But as these sectors prepare for the return of business at scale, adopting digital ID solutions can enable governments and businesses to facilitate safe and increased travel, whether by allowing travellers to store all of their travel and identity documents in one easy-to-verify place, for example, or reducing physical contact and overcrowding throughout passenger journeys.

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KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI KG LEGAL TAKES PART IN THE WEBINAR ON AML COMPLIANCE IN THE ART MARKET

On 16 March 2022 KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI will take part in the webinar organized by Withers and Sigma Ratings on AML compliance in the art market.

In 2020 a Senate Report was issued detailing the inadequate AML protocols in place by art market participants. This report illustrated sanctioned activities in the art market as examples of failed AML self-regulation by the art industry. With new sanctions now in place, this presents a second chance for the art industry to demonstrate that the industry can put AML protocols in place without the need for government imposed industry regulation.

The webinar, organized by Withers and Sigma Ratings on March 16th will offer a panel discussion moderated by Diana Wierbicki of Withers that will guide the participants through the legal and logistical aspects of anti-money laundering compliance.

The webinar will address the following issues:

– Recommended best practices, guided by recommendations in FinCEN’s recent study;

– What is already legally required to do despite the absent of AML regulations specifically targeting the art market;

– How to conduct AML due diligence

The speakers will include: Diana Wierbicki – Global Head of Art law, Partner, New York, Withers; Georges Lederman, Special Counsel, New York, Withers, Phil Wittmann, VP – Head of Commercial Delivery, Sigma Ratings.

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Whistleblowing – Is it worth it?

1. Who is the whistleblower?

An inspiring article appeared recently in The New Yorker. The title “Bounty Hunter” is not accidental. Author Patrick Radden Keefe presents the story of Jordan A. Thomas, who became famous as an advocate for whistleblowers.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/01/24/jordan-thomas-army-of-whistle-blowers

A whistle-blower, also known as a unmasker, is a person who notifies about the occurrence of irregularities, unfair, immoral or illegal practices. The most common place of these irregularities is the whistleblower’s workplace – when he is employed in a given organization, although it is also possible for an external person to report it. By analogy with this distinction, the whistleblower, by making a notification, may direct his actions towards superiors within the organization or directly to any state bodies, and even the media. Internal whistle-blowers are much more likely to be retaliated against by their employers, which manifests itself in, among other things, increasing responsibilities, cutting hours or layoffs. The activities in question also include a bad name that the whistleblower will have to deal with. This may mean looking for a job in a different industry or even changing one’s place of residence. The need to protect whistleblowers underpinned the development of system solutions[1].

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CROSS BORDER TRANSACTION IN DEFENCE SECTOR – FIGHTING JETS DEAL BETWEEN USA, POLAND AND UKRAINE

The EU has provided EUR 450 million (USD 503 million) for weapons, including air defence systems, anti-tank weapons, ammunition and other military equipment for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. A further EUR 50 million will be provided for fuel, bulletproof vests, helmets and first aid kits.

Since the EU Treaties do not allow the use of the EU budget for military purposes, the Community is introducing an instrument called the “European Peace Fund”, which allows the provision of military aid of up to EUR 5 billion.

The United States is also increasing its supplies and is providing an additional USD 350 million (EUR 313 million) in military aid, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, small arms and ammunition.

FIGHTING JETS

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