Search for information on European companies through the EU portal
Since June 9, 2017, almost all commercial and companies registers in the EU have been linked via the e-Justice portal. Now, you can search for registered information about companies from other EU countries here.
The portal contains official business information on over 20 million European companies in a standardized format. Additional information such as articles of association, annual accounts, annual returns, balances, and income statements are also available from different countries. In addition to data from registers, information about foreign branches and mergers between companies across national borders can also be exchanged.
According to Directive 2012/17/EU, the e-Justice portal's register should cover all EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway. However, it is not yet possible to find all EU countries on the e-Justice portal, but more and more are being added.
During the first half of every year, all companies are working hard to submit their annual reports. Annual reports must be submitted within six months after the fiscal year has ended. The submission deadline is usually June 30. Since the management board of a company must assemble all shareholders or stockholders at least once a year to approve the annual report, the following topics should be considered under the Estonian law.
For a long time, the legal position for combined carriage of goods by road has been more or less unclear. The Danish Transport, Building and Housing Authority has however recently issued an executive order implementing the rules of the so-called 'Combi Directive' (EU Directive 92/106). The executive order will come into force on July 1, 2018. In addition to implementing the directive, the executive order contains some 'new' rules that will clarify to what extent it is possible for foreign carriers to perform combined transport to and from Denmark.
Travelling in Nordic countries during summer time might trigger your Estonian entrepreneurial mind to start thinking about how to reach these neighbouring markets with your products and services. Great! But, before you start, make sure to do your homework and do not expect anything to happen during the period starting from Midsummer until mid-August, as summer is long and lazy for our dear neighbours.