Belgium Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Belgium Country Risk Report

Belgium Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Belgium Country Risk Report
Published Jul 23, 2015
31 pages — Published Jul 23, 2015
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Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats party (Open VLD) has seen virtually no change to its support levels since the ---- elections, which is hovering around --.- . In the south, in Wallonia, the Socialist Party (PS) still retains the majority of support ahead of Prime Minister Charles Michel s MR party. ...These events gave the government a mandate to pass a series of anti- terrorism bills. These bills, among other things, expanded the list of offences considered terrorism, sanction the use of wiretaps, allow for confiscation of one s national identity card, and al- low for passport withdrawal to impede those leaving Belgium - Business Monitor International Ltd www.bmiresearch.com political outlook nationalist support on the Decline ...These bills, among other things, expanded the list of offences considered terrorism, sanction the use of wiretaps, allow for confiscation of one s national identity card, and al- low for passport withdrawal to impede those leaving Belgium - Business Monitor International Ltd www.bmiresearch.com political outlook nationalist support on the Decline

...Flemish separatism will remain a major political risk facing Belgium over the coming decade, spurred by economic as well as cultural and linguistic divisions. An outright dissolution of the state is unlikely given the still sizeable proportion of the population that supports union, but further autonomy for the Flanders region will be required over the next decade to placate separatists. ...The moderate centre-left and centre-right parties in both national and federal legislatures support Belgian union, as do the Francophone parties. Moreo- ver, our forecast for Belgium to experience relatively subdued real GDP growth over the coming decade (averaging -.- per annum between ---- and ----) is likely to favour the status quo, as a disorderly dissolution of Belgium could see the new countries economic prospects suffer further. Government Inertia: While we do not expect Belgium to split in two during our ---year forecast period, we do not rule out that future elections or the collapse of a governing coalition could -- Business Monitor International Ltd www.bmiresearch.com ...Government Inertia: While we do not expect Belgium to split in two during our ---year forecast period, we do not rule out that future elections or the collapse of a governing coalition could -- Business Monitor International Ltd www.bmiresearch.com Belgium Q- ---- subdued growth to Favour status Quo

...Belgian workers were members of a trade union in ----, the highest rate in Western Europe (excluding the Nordic states). In recent years this has led to numerous large-scale strikes and demonstrations, as evidenced in December ---- when unions held a one day general strike in protest of government austerity measures. ...

  
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