Recent news

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

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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Belgium: Women earn 6% less than men in 2017

Latest figures from Statistics Belgium indicate that, in 2017, there were 12% more women graduating from Belgian Universities with a degree than men …

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Belgium: Indices of hours worked in Q3 2018

Over the year to Q3 2018, the number of hours worked each day rose in Belgium by 3 …

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Belgium: 23 % of people with disabilities have a job

According to the Belgian Statistical Office, in 2017, 9% of the population aged between 15 and 64 had a disability or health problem that severely limited their daily activities …

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Belgium: Highest labour costs in the energy sector 2016

Belgian labour costs remain high, especially because of very substantial social charges …

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Belgium: 2016 survey on earnings

According to the latest results from the Belgian statistical office, in 2016 the average gross monthly salary was 17 % above the national gross monthly salary in the Brussels-Capital Region …

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Belgium: Flanders has plan to attract highly-trained foreign workers

Under a plan drafted by the Flemish Government and still subject to Council of State approval, high-skilled job-seekers from outside the European Union (EU) – such as robotic programmers – may be able to gain a work permit for up to 3 years, in the first instance …

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Belgium: Belgian union rejects Ryanair offer ahead of planned strike

The low-cost airline Ryanair has offered Belgian unions a deal that would involve the company employing local cabin crew on a contract compliant with Belgian law from 2020 and a new remuneration package based on a low base salary and a high performance-related element …

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Belgium: GDPR is now fully implemented

The GDPR is now fully implemented in Belgium, under two separate laws …

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