Think European, vote local + VoteBrussels campaigns are reaching high! While our CEIO staff backed the VoteBrussels volunteers duty on several EC buildings, Commissioner Oettinger himself showed up to express his support to the initiative.
The jury for the architectural competition on the "Loi 130" project of the European commission met for the first time last week. Brussels-Capital Region is represented in the jury by the Minister-President and the Master Archictect "Bouwmeester" Mr Kristiaan Borret is also jury member. The Brussels Commissioner for Europe, Mr Alain Hutchinson, proposed as deputy-jurer, attented the meeting. More info on the project: http://ec.europa.eu/oib/loi130-competition/news_en.htm
Did you drive too fast and get flashed by a speed camera? Did you endanger a pedestrian while you were cycling? Have you received a letter from the police? The Expat Welcome Desk explains the steps you should follow…
During the month of May, Belgian tax authorities send out the tax return forms in brown envelopes, to all tax payers. Depending on your situation, filling in these returns can be quite complicated! Below are some guidelines from the Expat Welcome Desk…
Are you living or working in Brussels? Or are you planning to do so? The new Expats in Brussels Guide, edition 2018-2019 is available now! Expats in Brussels, specially dedicated to expatriates, offers you the possibility to have access to a huge source of information.
Many foreigners living in Belgium are not aware that they have the right to vote in communal elections. The development of your neighbourhood, cleanliness, accommodation and parking are just some of the matters decided by your commune. Do you want a say in your municipality’s future? Don’t forget to register!
Did you know that you can ask your commune for a residents parking card (carte riverain or carte habitant). It allows you to park in the street where you live and the surrounding area, free of charge and for as long as you want. The Expat Welcome Desk explains how it works!
Following the 6th State Reform, responsibility for residential leases has been transferred to the regions. Brussels is the first to have introduced its own regulations, which came into force under the new Brussels Housing Code on 1st January 2018. It is a real “housing charter”!