Demystifying pensions in Belgium

Whether you are mid career or approaching retirement, this free presentation aims to Demystify pensions in Belgium so you can feel confident about the financial decisions you make between now and retirement.

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Keeping Belgium competitive in the global market

Minister Geen’s recent proposal to reduce the tax burden on the Belgian economy by €6 billion is part of a raft of measures by the CD&V party aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the Belgian economy, recently hit hard by the Euro crisis, and under pressure in the longer term due to an ageing population and an increasingly competitive global market.        

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Priorities of the Italian Presidency

Italy will take on the presidency of the council this July, seeking to strengthen political union and create a stronger “EU project”. With both Italy and the EU facing great challenges, Italy’s presidency comes during a pivotal time for the Union.          

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European Innovation Fitting into the Global Economy

In today’s economy, innovation is the main driver of economic growth, employment and competitiveness. Therefore, the TTIP Agreement negotiations between the EU and the US should be dedicated to maximizing innovation in the two regions, concentrating specifically on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property.

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ECR - International Trade priorities with Robert Sturdy MEP

In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, Mr Sturdy will give a keynote speech on the ‘Key priorities in international trade for the ECR ahead of the 2014 elections’ which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.  

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Italian Presidency Priorities for Transport

Italy will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2014, at a time that Europe is going through a crucial transitional phase. In order to face this challenge, five areas will form the core of the Italian presidency's priorities: General institutional set-up, External action and trade, Industrial policy, Migration, Link to Expo 2015, Taxation.

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Patron Breakfast with Jonathan Faull - Director General, DG MARKT, European Commission

With the European Parliament elections in May promising to be some of the most dramatic and important the EU has ever seen, and the introduction of a new college of commissioners, 2014 is certainly a year of change for the Union. Understanding the future direction of EU policies is crucial for the long term planning of businesses with interests across the continent. What effects will a parliament widely expected to be the most Eurosceptic the EU has yet seen have on the functioning of the Union?




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