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7 December 2018

“Controlled labour migration is necessary to maintain our prosperity.” Flemish Employment Minister Philippe Muyters wants to increase Flanders’ attractiveness to draw in more foreign talent. He is reviewing the procedures and drawing up a dynamic list of occupations facing labour shortages …

6 December 2018

Small online players will receive more resources to defend themselves and ask for fair treatment when they become involved with internet giants. That was the decision of the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee. Online rankings, distortions of competition and complaints services need to …

3 December 2018

The tax shift introduced by Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt increases the net income of the lowest wage earners by no less than 20 percent. Consulting agency Deloitte calculated this in its ninth European salary survey. Thanks to the tax shift, Belgium has dropped out of the unenviable top …

3 December 2018

The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism has given the green light to a single European toll system. Motorists will be able to cross the various Member States with one contract and one toll system. In addition, the exchange of information on offences on toll roads will become …

28 November 2018

“Control of our own borders in exceptional situations is necessary to maintain internal order.” MEP Helga Stevens sees the usefulness of internal border checks in the Schengen area as a temporary measure. On Thursday, the European Parliament will be determining its position regarding a change in …

28 November 2018

Former Chair of Jong N-VA (N-VA Youth) Ralph Packet has been an MEP for the N-VA since Wednesday. He succeeds Sander Loones, who was appointed Minister of Defence, in charge of the Civil Service, in the federal government. Aged just 28, Ralph Packet is the youngest Member of the European Parliament …