Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Belgium http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Class Action Lawsuits Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404043_text Civil procedure; Consumer protection; Corporations - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404043_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Removal of Age Restriction for Euthanasia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403892_text Child health; Euthanasia; Health - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403892_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Euthanasia Option May Be Extended to Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403792_text Children's rights; Euthanasia; Terminal care - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403792_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Antwerp Attorney-General Calls for Comprehensive DNA Database http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403775_text Civil rights and liberties; Criminal procedure; Evidence; Right of privacy - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403775_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Rules for Hiring Out Labor Come into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403504_text Labor - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403504_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: International Human Rights Organization to File Complaint over Treatment of Roma http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402280_text Human rights - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402280_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: List of Tax Havens Gazetted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401997_text Taxation - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401997_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Terror Suspects Convicted, Sentenced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401977_text Terrorism - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401977_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Chamber of Representatives Adopts Draft Law Banning Covering of the Face in Public Places http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401966_text Families - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401966_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: New Law on Compensation of Victims of No-Fault Medical Accidents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401954_text Workers safety and health - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401954_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Draft Law on Nationality http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401935_text Citizenship and nationality - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401935_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: New Obligation to Report Payments to Tax Havens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401791_text Taxation - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de As of the first of this year, Belgian companies and the permanent establishments in Belgium of foreign companies are required to include on their tax returns information about certain payments to tax havens. The reporting threshold... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401791_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Ban on Islamic Headscarves in Flanders http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401601_text Church and state relations - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de As of the first of this year, Belgian companies and the permanent establishments in Belgium of foreign companies are required to include on their tax returns information about certain payments to tax havens. The reporting threshold Effective as of 2010, the Flanders Educational Council will implement a recently issued ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public schools located in Flanders. The Council justified its decision by citing the great pressure... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401601_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Employment of Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540849_text Labor - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de As of the first of this year, Belgian companies and the permanent establishments in Belgium of foreign companies are required to include on their tax returns information about certain payments to tax havens. The reporting threshold Effective as of 2010, the Flanders Educational Council will implement a recently issued ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public schools located in Flanders. The Council justified its decision by citing the great pressure On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540849_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium; Luxembourg; Netherlands: New Treaty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540530_text International affairs - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de As of the first of this year, Belgian companies and the permanent establishments in Belgium of foreign companies are required to include on their tax returns information about certain payments to tax havens. The reporting threshold Effective as of 2010, the Flanders Educational Council will implement a recently issued ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public schools located in Flanders. The Council justified its decision by citing the great pressure On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed a new Benelux Treaty on June 17, 2008, in The Hague. The new treaty revises the present treaty, signed in 1958, which will come to an end on October 31,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540530_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Terrorism Risk Insurance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540538_text Terrorism - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de As of the first of this year, Belgian companies and the permanent establishments in Belgium of foreign companies are required to include on their tax returns information about certain payments to tax havens. The reporting threshold Effective as of 2010, the Flanders Educational Council will implement a recently issued ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public schools located in Flanders. The Council justified its decision by citing the great pressure On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed a new Benelux Treaty on June 17, 2008, in The Hague. The new treaty revises the present treaty, signed in 1958, which will come to an end on October 31, The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540538_text Global Legal Monitor: Belgium: Compensation of Holocaust Survivors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540371_text Human rights - On March 28, 2014, the Federal Parliament of Belgium enacted a law adding a new section on "collective compensation action" to the Code of Economic Law. The new title on collective compensation action will be On March 2, 2014, Belgium's King Philippe signed into law an amendment to that country's euthanasia law that would open the medically assisted suicide option to children. (Christian Laporte, Le Roi a signe la loi On December 12, 2013, the Belgian Senate voted to permit euthanasia in cases of children who are terminally ill. The proposal had been approved by a Senate committee on November 27. (Jaclyn Belczyk, Belgium Senate Yves Liegeois, the Attorney-General (Procureur-g;n;ral) of Antwerp, has recently suggested that DNA samples be taken from all babies born in Belgium, as well as from all new immigrants, and entered into a database that could be A Belgian law of December 27, 2012, published in the State Gazette on December 31, became effective on January 10, 2013. Among its provisions are rules on the hiring out of workers to other The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues will file a complaint against Belgium before the Council of Europe Social Rights Committee over Belgium's treatment of Roma and "travelers" (La Belgique poursuivie au Conseil de l'Europe pour A Belgian Royal Decree of May 6, 2010, with retroactive effect from January 1, 2010, provides a list of jurisdictions deemed tax havens pursuant to article 307, section 1, items 3-6, of the Income Tax Code It was reported on May 10, 2010, that eight people were convicted in Belgium for leading a terrorist group and recruiting people to fight for the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The fighters were On April 29, 2010, the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted 136 in favor, none opposed, with two abstentions to ban the wearing of clothing that covers or partly covers the face (Compte rendu int;gral, S;ance pl;niandegrave;re Belgium's Law of March 31, 2010, on the Compensation for Damages Resulting from Medical Care, was published in the Moniteur Belge, Belgium's official gazette, on April 2, 2010. (Loi du 31 mars 2010 relative andagrave; l'indemnisation On April 2, 2010, the Belgian Council of Ministers endorsed a draft law amending the Belgian Nationality Code. The proposal was presented to the Council by Justice Minister Stefaan De Clerck. (Press Release, Premier Ministre de As of the first of this year, Belgian companies and the permanent establishments in Belgium of foreign companies are required to include on their tax returns information about certain payments to tax havens. The reporting threshold Effective as of 2010, the Flanders Educational Council will implement a recently issued ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in public schools located in Flanders. The Council justified its decision by citing the great pressure On December 5, 2008, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a draft royal regulation that keeps barriers in place against the hiring of Bulgarian and Romanian workers for three more years, from January 1, 2009, to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed a new Benelux Treaty on June 17, 2008, in The Hague. The new treaty revises the present treaty, signed in 1958, which will come to an end on October 31, The Belgian Law of April 1, 2007, on insurance against damages caused by terrorism went into effect on May 1, 2008. It applies to insurance of terrorism risks in Belgium. It was already mandatory for insurers The Commission on Restitution for Holocaust Victims (Commission pour le d;dommagement des membres de la Communaut; juive de Belgique) issued its final report on February 4, 2008. The Commission reviewed 5,620 claims and awarded compensation in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540371_text