On 8 June 2020, the National Security Council introduced the third phase of de-confinement. From now on, everything is authorised except what is forbidden. This means that prohibitions are now the exception (although there are still many of them). The Expat Welcome Desk answers your questions!
The Covid-19 has led to major consequences for travellers. Many trips have been cancelled by tour operators, airlines and hotels. In some cases, it is travellers themselves who have cancelled their trips because of the virus. What should you do if you no longer want to travel?
When you arrive in Belgium you are required to complete certain administrative formalities, including registration in the commune where you live. How do you go about this? What are the various steps involved? What effect can this have on other rights and obligations?
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. What’s in the tax return? How to fill in the boxes? What documents do you need to get together?
Are you living or working in Brussels? Or are you planning to do so? The Guide Expats in Brussels, specially dedicated to expatriates, offers you the possibility to have access to a huge source of information for questions you might come across during your settling and in your daily life in Brussels.
Since de Covid-19 situation is an exceptional event, the Brussels Housing Code does not provide any specific regulations governing the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords in similar cases. And yet confinement and social distancing measures can cause numerous problems during a lease.
In order to actively fight against the spread of Covid-19, the Belgian authorities have taken various measures. Everybody's is impacted by these rules. What are the consequences on lease contracts? Can weddings be maintained? What to do if you have to go abroad?
The Covid-19 pandemic currently is paralysing this country and many others. The authorities have closed the borders for non-essential travel and confinement has been imposed throughout Belgium, making a number of administrative procedures complicated for expats.
The Covid-19 is causing enormous upheavals in many areas. As a result, many Belgian companies are no longer operating normally and are having to adapt to the new situation. Many questions are arising among workers. The EWD answers some of them.
Yesterday the 7th high level meeting between the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region and the EU institutions organised by the Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations (CEIO) took place.
As capital of Europe, Brussels is an attractive place for those looking for work by virtue of its geographical position and the number of international organisations in the city. So how can you maximise your chances of finding employment? Which are the best employment sites? And how should you write a good CV?