Recent news

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

Belgium: 2020 Social elections countdown

Social elections this year for employee representatives to sit on works councils or “committees for prevention and protection at work” are now upon us …

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Belgium: 2020 Salary thresholds announced

Following in the wake of the Dutch amendments to salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants (Newswire 13/02/20), Belgium has declared its own figures …

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Belgium: AG’s Opinion: Mass retention of data incompatible with EU law

Advocate General Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona has advised the European Court of Justice in respect to challenges to the indiscriminate retention of communication data under French and Belgian law …

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Belgium: Gambling addiction

Every HR professional will have come across employees who have a gambling addiction …

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Belgium: Average income reached 18,331 euros in 2017

The average net taxable income of Belgian workers increased by 2 …

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Belgium: Highly-skilled people find it most difficult to reconcile work and family life

A survey conducted by the Belgian statistical office have found that in 2018, highly-skilled workers (37 …

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Belgium: Indices of hours worked: Q2 2019

The average number of daily working hours rose significantly (+5 …

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Belgium: Labour Cost Index: Q2 2019

Over the year to Q2 2019, the 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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