The European Commission suggests extending the exemption from budgetary rules to 2022

The EU had activated in March of last year, and for the first time, this “general exemption clause” which allows States to not respect the public deficit and debt ceilings, authorized in normal times respectively at 3% and 60% of GDP. It thus offered the 27 to massively support their economies hit by the coronavirus […]

Ryanair reiterates its call to “urgently” reduce landing fees at Belgian airports

Under the terms of the social agreement, the Irish airline is waiving the planned layoff of 176 people in exchange for an 8% pay cut among the highest paid cabin crew. The company takes the opportunity to reiterate its call to reduce landing taxes at airports across the country. Ryanair once again calls on the […]

No unfair practices from Deliveroo and Uber Eats

Restaurants complained of high costs and abuse, so much so that the former Minister of Middle Classes and Independents, Denis Ducarme (MR), had sent the file to the economic inspectorate. The investigation opened by the latter failed to confirm any problems in the sector. Deliveroo and Uber Eats have neither increased – nor decreased – […]

The tax authorities specify in a circular the teleworking allowances

This circular sets out the rules for granting compensation for expenses that can be granted to employees tax-free, from March 1. The employer can grant employees who work at home on a structural and regular basis (i.e. at least five working days per month) a non-taxable monthly office expense allowance of up to 129.48 euros. […]

GSK says decision to relocate some departments has not been taken

For the FGTB, which lodged a strike notice last week, protest actions are expected if there is no progress in discussions with management. For its part, GSK affirms that these relocation decisions have not yet been taken, and that these intentions do not call into question the importance of the group’s Belgian sites. The “external […]

Willy Borsus: “Impossible to close our last two nuclear power plants in 2025”

March 02, 2021 Today at 16:03 The Walloon Minister of the Economy Willy Borsus defended before the regional Parliament the maintenance of nuclear power stations against the use of gas power stations “which generate abundant CO émissions emissions”. Questioned in committee of the Regional Parliament by the deputies François Desquesnes (cdH) and Hervé Cornillie (MR) […]

Ryanair waives dismissal of 176 workers in exchange for pay cut

Economy Belga Published on 03/02/21 at 12:21 p.m. – Updated 03/02/21 at 12:23 p.m. © BELGA A social memorandum of understanding has been concluded between management and unions at Ryanair, which will therefore waive the planned dismissal of 176 people, inform Tuesday the CNE and its Flemish counterpart ACV Puls, who led these negotiations. Fifty […]

La Sabca (Charleroi) wins the maintenance contract for the 80 F-16s of the US Air Force

“This contract confirms Sabca Charleroi as a center of expertise for F-16s in Europe and will also provide jobs for the next 10 years,” said the Belgian company in a statement. The contract includes scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the F-16s, an aircraft life extension program from 8,000 to 12,000 flight hours and technical assistance […]