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The FPB’s studies cover 11 main themes: Energy, Environmental economic accounts and analyses, International economy, Labour market, Macroeconomic forecasts and analyses, Public finances, Sectoral accounts and analyses, Social protection, demography and prospective studies, Structural studies, Sustainable development, Transport.




The Belgian energy landscape by 2050 : an outlook assuming no changes in policy [27/10/2017]

This energy outlook describes the evolution of our national energy system by 2050, assuming unchanged policy. The analysis of this outlook makes it possible to assess, at Belgian level, whether it is necessary to adopt and the extent of new measures and policies in view of the 2030 European Framework for Climate and Energy and the transition towards a low-carbon society by 2050.

Increasing interconnections: to build or not to build, that is (one of) the question(s) - Addendum to the cost-benefit analysis of adequate future power policy scenarios [28/09/2017]

At the request of the federal Minister of Energy, this report was carried out as a follow-up on the cost-benefit analysis published by the Federal Planning Bureau in February 2017. It constitutes an addendum to the February study in that some additional questions impacting the Belgian production park are scrutinized in detail.

The forecasts for the Belgian economy are characterised by modest growth, steady job creation and persistent public deficits [20/06/2017]

The Federal Planning Bureau’s Economic Outlook makes it possible to outline a future ‘at unchanged policy’ of the Belgian economy for the next five years. The 2017-2022 Outlook takes into account a modest economic recovery in the euro area and is characterised by economic policy measures at the Belgian level that lead to more labour-intensive growth.



Energy holds an important place in our economies. It is a production factor for the manufacturing sector as well as a key element in our everyday life. For instance, it enables us to meet our heating and mobility needs. As a result, the energy question has become a major concern.

This is not without reason: many challenges will have to be taken up in this field in the decades to come, such as:

  • security of energy and electricity supply;
  • European integration of the electricity and gas markets;
  • evolution of the energy mix in the context of the fight against climate change.

For a better understanding of the implications of these challenges for Belgium, the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) suggests two angles of analysis:

  • the regular development of energy outlooks;
  • the analysis of specific issues.

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