Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Belgium as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Belgium: Labour Cost Index – 2nd quarter 2019

Over the year to Q2 2019, total hourly labour costs increased by 2 …

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Belgium: More and more Britons acquire the Belgian nationality

According to latest figures released by the government statistical agency, over the first six months of this year, a total of 773 British citizens acquired Belgian nationality …

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Belgium: Minimum wage for working prisoners raised by government

With effect from 1st January 2020, working prisoners in Belgium will receive a minimum hourly wage of between €0 …

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Belgium: 993,175 enterprises in May 2019

At the end of May 2019, around 1 million VAT-registered enterprises were active, out of which, the largest concentration of foreign enterprises in the country was from the Netherlands, accounting for 28 …

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Belgium: New rules for foreign workers established for the Brussels capital region

New rules for foreign workers have been established for the Brussels capital region …

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Belgium: Indices of hours worked: first quarter 2019

The average number of daily working hours rose significantly (+1 …

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Belgium: 35,068 people acquired Belgian nationality in 2018

According to latest figures from the statistical office, 35,068 people acquired Belgian nationality during 2018 …

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Belgium: First Belgian GDPR sanction: DPA fines mayor EUR 2000

Companies across Europe have spent billions on preparing for GDPR and for the last 12 months have been waiting with bated breath for the first hefty penalties to be inflicted for infringements of its seemingly draconian provisions …

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Belgium: Changes to special leave

The Royal Decree of 5 May 2019 amends several provisions in relation to parental leave requests …

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Belgium: Remuneration provisions in the Corporate Governance Code 2020 for listed Belgian companies

The new Corporate Governance Code for listed Belgian companies takes effect in January 2020, alongside the new Belgian Companies Code …

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Belgium: Indices of hours worked in Q4 2018

According to the state statistical agency Statbel – over the year to Q4 2018 the number of hours worked each day rose in Belgium by 4 …

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Belgium: 13,124 new enterprises in January 2019

Over the year to the end of January 2019, active VAT-registered enterprises increased by 3 …

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Belgium: 43.5 % of employed women work part-time

An increasing number of female employees are working part-time …

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Belgium: Not in education, employment or training for 9.2% of the 15-24

In 2018, 9 …

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Belgium: Parliament passes Brexit act, covers employment & social security issues

The Belgian parliament has passed a measure to respond to the existence of a hard Brexit …

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