Positive European agreement, now to implement the recommendations ourselves

27 October 2011

The N-VA hopes that the agreement reached at the European Summit will succeed in soothing the financial markets and will boldly tackle the crisis in the eurozone. This is crucial for the repair of our financial and economic system, and consequently for the welfare of our people. We call on all political parties in Belgium to implement the six European recommendations in full and as quickly as possible. Getting our ducks in a row here in Belgium is after all an urgent necessity if we are to boost our credibility within the EU. Every country in Europe has its hands full with the implementation of these recommendations in order to structurally anchor their welfare and Social security Social security is currently managed at the Federal level in Belgium. The most important pillars of Belgian social security are: sickness and invalidity insurance (NIDHI), pensions, unemployment insurance and child allowances. In addition, occupational illness, occupational accidents and annual holidays are dealt with at this level. Some Flemish parties have been campaigning for years for (large parts of) social security to be transferred to the Regions and Communities. social security . If Belgium does nothing, we will be throwing away our prosperity.

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