8-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Belgium 2009

The Belgian economy is in a deep recession. Nevertheless, the government should not forego structural reforms in areas such as labour policy, fiscal policy, fiscal federalism, taxation and competition. Such reforms are particularly important to meet the challenge of securing fiscal sustainability.

8-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Belgium 2009: Improving fiscal federalism

Securing fiscal sustainability requires a reform of the fiscal federalism system. The current transfer system does not align spending and taxing responsibilities and the organisation of the federation is not promoting public spending efficiency.

8-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Belgium 2009: Promoting competition to strengthen economic growth

Competition policies are being strengthened which will improve consumer welfare and growth. However, competition in retail is hindered by unusually extensive sector regulation while the liberalisation of network sectors has been less successful than in other OECD countries.

8-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Belgium 2009: How to reform the tax system to enhance economic growth

The tax system is relying too much on relatively growth distorting taxes. Despite reforms, labour taxation continues to contribute to substantial labour market traps while corporate tax rates are relatively high. Moreover, most tax bases are narrowed by numerous exemptions and reductions.

16-June-2009

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Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS: Briefing Note Belgium

OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) provides the first internationally comparative perspective on the conditions of teaching and learning.

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19-May-2009

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Agreement between Belgium and Monaco for the exchange of information relating to tax matters

Agreement between Belgium and Monaco for the exchange of information relating to tax matters

7-April-2009

English

Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011: Country Notes

Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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3-March-2009

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - Belgium Country Note

This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Belgium.

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20-November-2008

English

OECD e-Government Studies: Belgium 2008

This report shows that the development and provision of the next generation of user-focused services will require the maximisation of synergies between the federal, regional and community governments and local authorities in Belgium.

17-November-2008

English

Jobs for Immigrants (Vol. 2): Labour Market Integration in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal

This publication presents reviews of the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in four OECD countries (Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal), and provides country-specific recommendations.

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