Summary VAT rate changes
Hungary increased the standard rate to 27%
France increased the reduced rate to 7%
Ireland is up to 23%
Cyprus increased to 17%
Czech Republic now has a lower rate of 14%, a standard rate of 20% and has plans to abolish the lower rate altogether in 2013, or earlier.
Slovakia now has a reverse charge on imports, similar to the art. 23 import VAT deferral in The Netherlands.
Luxembourg applies a mere 3% VAT on e-books. France has now 7% on e-books, and the UK for example still applies the standard rate of 20% to sales of e-books.