Belgium's liberal party wants new tax reform

Saturday, 12 January 2019 17:08
For next term of office, the MR proposes a new tax reform, with the aim of raising the tax-exempt quota to 12,500 euros, Olivier Chastel said in The Free and DH columns Saturday.
Liberal Brussels senator and parliamentarian, Alain Destexhe, is proposing 15 measures to significantly limit immigration in Belgium, which he would like to see included in an upcoming government statement.
Some 3,000 Flemish students, “Youth for Climate”, march through the streets of Brussels calling for stronger action against climate change.
Reducing value-added tax (VAT) on electricity to 6% and increasing the minimum wage to 14 euros per hour are among key components of a “well-being plan” presented on Monday by Flanders’ Socialist Party-Differently (sp.a) as it launched its pre-campaign for the May 2019 elections.
The idea of an inter-federal Mobility agency to coordinate the regions has been rejected by regional ministers Pascal Smet (Brussels) and Ben Wyets (Flanders), De Morgen reported on Saturday.
Forced to team up with his former socialist foes to govern Antwerp, New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) leader Bart De Wever says he hopes his 2018-2024 term of office will be calmer than his first.
A collective of 14 organisations want the designation of unelected municipal councillors to be authorised and are calling on political parties to amend Article 162 of the Constitution to that end, La Libre Belgique reported on Friday.
Minister of State Louis Michel was heavily criticised by Congolese opposition politicians in late December and has received many letters containing death threats, Sudpresse newspapers reported on Friday.
The Yellow Vests will exclude “politicians” from their group, according to the movement’s spokesman in Luxembourg Province, Zoran Starcevic, quoted on Thursday by Sudpresse newspapers.
As Belgium undergoes “strong political tensions”, King Philippe said on Monday that he trusted in the “sense of responsibility” of its leaders to “act in the interest of the country and the population.”