• EN: 	New fiscal rules proposed by the European Commission: which path for Belgium’s public finances?

    EN: New fiscal rules proposed by the European Commission: which path for Belgium’s public finances?

    The European Commission released on 9 November 2022 a proposal to reform the framework for Member States' fiscal surveillance. The proposed new framework is based on risks to debt sustainability. For Belgium, which is highly exposed to these risks, it would imply a rapid and large-scale fiscal consolidation, and would be no less stringent than the fiscal rules previously in force and suspended since Covid-19. The proposal has not yet been adopted and still needs to be negotiated with the Member States.

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  • MIDAS 2.0. Revision of a dynamic microsimulation model

    MIDAS 2.0. Revision of a dynamic microsimulation model

    MIDAS, the dynamic microsimulation model that focuses on the social sustainability of pensions, has undergone a major revision in recent years to improve the validity of the projections. This Working Paper not only reports on this revision, but also describes some important new modules.

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  • Carbon footprint of Belgian regions

    Carbon footprint of Belgian regions

    In international agreements, countries are considered responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions linked to their production activities. The carbon footprint provides an alternative assessment of this responsibility by attributing emissions to the country where the goods and services are consumed. This study presents the production-based CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint of the three Belgian regions for the year 2015. According to the results, the carbon footprint exceeds production-based emissions for all three regions. This implies that their contribution to global CO2 emissions is larger from a consumption perspective than from a production perspective.

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  • Liste de distribution (13/12/2022 - )

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    Souhaitez-vous rester informé(e), par les mailings, des activités du Bureau fédéral du Plan, telles que les publications, les communiqués de presse, les bases de données, les offres d’emploi et les événements ? 

    Si c’est le cas, veuillez-vous réinscrire pour le 31 janvier 2023 au plus tard via le lien suivant : Liste de distribution.

    Cette réinscription est nécessaire car nous allons utiliser un nouveau système de mailing. Ce nouveau système vous permettra de gérer vos préférences en matière d'information.

  • La Belgique n’a plus que huit ans pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et ne laisser personne de côté (18/10/2022 - Press release)

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    Le ‘Plan de développement durable’ du gouvernement fédéral ne marque pas la rupture de tendance nécessaire pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable (SDG). C’est une des conclusions du dernier rapport du Bureau fédéral du Plan. Ce rapport compare aussi pour la première fois la position de la Belgique à celle des pays de l’UE. Il analyse également les différences importantes entre les femmes et les hommes pour atteindre ces objectifs en ne laissant personne de côté.

  • La croissance économique belge se dégrade en 2023 (08/09/2022 - Press release)

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    Malgré la forte inflation, l’économie belge a bien résisté jusqu’ici. Mais la croissance devrait stagner dans les prochains mois. Sur l’ensemble de l’année 2023, la croissance devrait toutefois rester positive. Le pouvoir d’achat serait en léger recul en 2022 mais progresserait à nouveau l’année prochaine. Les créations d’emplois, très importantes en 2022, devraient être plus modestes l’an prochain. Ce sont les principales conclusions des nouvelles prévisions économiques du Bureau fédéral du Plan pour la période 2022-2023.

  • Un niveau intermédiaire en néerlandais augmente déjà les chances des Bruxellois de trouver du travail (23/08/2022 - Press release)

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    Une connaissance intermédiaire du néerlandais suffit déjà pour accroître les chances des chercheurs d’emploi bruxellois francophones de trouver du travail. La probabilité augmente avec le niveau de connaissance. En outre, l’importance du néerlandais varie selon le secteur d’activité et le genre. C’est ce qu’il ressort d’une nouvelle étude de l’Institut Bruxellois de Statistique et d'Analyse (IBSA) de perspective.brussels et du Bureau fédéral du Plan sur base de données récoltées auprès d’Actiris.

  • Perspectives économiques régionales 2022-2027 (18/07/2022 - Press release)

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    Le choc inflationniste devrait brider la reprise économique en 2022 et 2023. Amorcée l’an dernier, cette reprise de l’activité est moins marquée à Bruxelles qu’en Flandre et en Wallonie. Le pouvoir d’achat des ménages s’améliorerait à partir de 2023. À moyen terme, le taux de chômage diminuerait dans chacune des régions. Ce sont les principales conclusions des nouvelles perspectives économiques régionales publiées conjointement par le Bureau fédéral du Plan, l’Institut bruxellois de Statistiques et d’Analyse, Statistiek Vlaanderen et l’Institut wallon de l’évaluation, de la prospective et de la statistique.

  • Les dépenses sociales représenteraient à long terme près d’un tiers du PIB en Belgique (12/07/2022 - Press release)

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    Sans nouvelles mesures gouvernementales, les dépenses sociales continueront d’augmenter jusqu’à 29,5 % du produit intérieur brut (PIB) en 2070, contre 24,5 % en 2019. Des gains de productivité plus élevés contribueraient au financement du vieillissement, de même qu’un relèvement du taux d’emploi. Pour atteindre l’objectif de taux d’emploi de 80 % en 2030, il sera nécessaire d’augmenter de manière significative le nombre de personnes présentes sur le marché du travail. Ceci ressort du rapport annuel 2022 du Comité d'étude sur le vieillissement (CEV).

  • EN: New fiscal rules proposed by the European Commission: which path for Belgium’s public finances? (26/01/2023 - Reports)

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    The European Commission released on 9 November 2022 a proposal to reform the framework for Member States' fiscal surveillance. The proposed new framework is based on risks to debt sustainability. For Belgium, which is highly exposed to these risks, it would imply a rapid and large-scale fiscal consolidation, and would be no less stringent than the fiscal rules previously in force and suspended since Covid-19. The proposal has not yet been adopted and still needs to be negotiated with the Member States.

  • MIDAS 2.0. Revision of a dynamic microsimulation model (24/01/2023 - Working Papers)

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    MIDAS, the dynamic microsimulation model that focuses on the social sustainability of pensions, has undergone a major revision in recent years to improve the validity of the projections. This Working Paper not only reports on this revision, but also describes some important new modules.

  • Carbon footprint of Belgian regions (17/01/2023 - Working Papers)

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    In international agreements, countries are considered responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions linked to their production activities. The carbon footprint provides an alternative assessment of this responsibility by attributing emissions to the country where the goods and services are consumed. This study presents the production-based CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint of the three Belgian regions for the year 2015. According to the results, the carbon footprint exceeds production-based emissions for all three regions. This implies that their contribution to global CO2 emissions is larger from a consumption perspective than from a production perspective.

  • Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts 2014-2020 (20/12/2022 - Reports)

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    European Regulation No 691/2011 obliges the member states of the European Union to deliver six environmental economic accounts to Eurostat. The accounts concerned are the three accounts that have been obligatory since 2013, the Environmental Taxes by Economic Activity (ETEA), the Air Emissions Accounts (AEA) and the Economy-Wide Material Flow Accounts (EW-MFA), as well as the three accounts that have to be delivered as of 2017, the Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS), the Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA), and the Physical Energy Flow Accounts (PEFA).

    In this publication the National Accounts Institute presents the EPEA for the years 2014-2020.

  • New evaluation of public support to research and development in Belgium (22/11/2022 - Articles)

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    A new evaluation of public support to R&D in Belgium shows that regional subsidies and the federal partial exemption from payment of the withholding tax for researchers may have helped to increase R&D expenditure in Belgium. The results are less positive for some benefits granted by the federal government through corporate income taxation. As these tax benefits account for the lion's share of the rapidly increasing budgetary costs of public support for R&D, the efficiency of public support could be increased.

  • Only eight years left to realise the SDGs - Federal Report on Sustainable Development 2022 (18/10/2022 - Reports)

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    There are only eight years left to realise the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The report presents an analysis of the Federal Plan on Sustainable Development adopted in 2021. It provides a detailed overview of Belgium's current international position and the differences between women and men. Finally, it presents approaches for integrating quantitative elements into sustainable development scenarios.

  • Ex ante evaluation of the reform of company car taxation in Belgium (12/10/2022 - Working Papers)

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    In Belgium, the Law on Fiscal and Social Greening of Mobility of 25 November 2021 eliminates corporate tax deductibility for all company cars except those with zero CO2 emissions.  The main effect of the tax reform is an accelerated electrification of the company car fleet and an accelerated decline in CO2 emissions. Compared to the no-reform scenario, the reform leads to an increase in net tax revenues of about 1 billion euro on an annual basis. 

  • Learning Losses: the hidden cost of the Covid-19 pandemic (07/06/2022 - Articles)

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    Education is crucial for the development of society. It is also a key element for our economy. This article examines the educational level of pupils in Belgium. While it had already been falling in recent years, this level has fallen further following the Covid-19 pandemic. Without catching up, the long-term economic cost of this decline in educational attainment would be considerable.

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