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The “Repair-R.D.” on public procurement: what’s new?

by George Botaris — Feb 21, 2014 06:13 PM
21.02.14 | The so-called ‘Repair’ Royal Decree (1) (hereafter the “Decree”), published on 21 February 2014, modifies various implementing decrees of the 15 June 2006 public procurement act and the 13 August 2011 public procurement act in defence and security.

The requirement to justify dismissal

by George Botaris — Feb 20, 2014 04:28 PM
20.02.14 | Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) n° 109 introduces an obligation to state the reasons for dismissal.

Law reforming the Council of State finally adopted

by George Botaris — Feb 04, 2014 04:47 PM
04.02.14 | On 9 January 2014, the Belgian Federal Government passed the law reforming the Council of State’s competency, procedure and internal organisation (1).

Monthly real estate update - What's new?

by George Botaris — Jun 03, 2014 04:41 PM
03.02.14 | January 2014

Protection of creditor rights in the event of capital restructuring

by George Botaris — Jan 31, 2014 10:52 AM
31.01.14 | The Belgian Companies Code was recently amended in order to improve the protection of creditors with a disputed claim in the event of certain restructuring processes. Creditors were found insufficiently protected under the existing rules.

Protection indemnities again exempt from social security contributions

by George Botaris — Feb 20, 2014 09:31 AM
30.01.14 | Federal Government reverses measure to no longer subject protection indemnities to social security contributions.

Guidelines for determining “residence” under EU social security coordination

by George Botaris — Jan 28, 2014 03:21 PM
28.01.14 | The European Commission recently provided practical guidelines for determining a person’s residence country in the EU, within the framework of Regulation 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems. In some situations, establishing the “habitual residence” of a person is not straightforward. With the new instructions, the Commission aims to provide some clarifications.

New EU-Directives on Public Procurement

by George Botaris — Jan 24, 2014 10:44 AM
24.01.14 | The new EU public procurement Directives were adopted by the European Parliament on 15 January 2014. The new rules replace Directive 2004/18/EC on public works, supply and service contracts and Directive 2004/17/EC on procurement in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors.

Digital proceedings before the Council of State as of 1 February 2014

by George Botaris — Jan 21, 2014 05:19 PM
21.01.14 | As of 1 February 2014, it will be possible to submit procedural documents electronically to the Council of State (1). It particularly concerns the administrative file, petitions, memorials and attached documents. The digital submission procedure is applicable to almost all actions before the administrative litigation section of the Council of State, with the exception of accelerated procedures and appeals related to municipal elections.

New calculation method for social security contributions of self-employed workers

by George Botaris — Jan 15, 2014 04:10 PM
15.01.14 | The Parliament recently approved a new law (1) amending the calculation method of social security contributions for the self-employed. The new legislation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.
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