New year rhymes with new legislation. On the agenda for 2024: on the employment front, days off can now be carried forward in case of illness. Fees for mortgage loans will go down while dental fees will go up. In the Brussels-Capital Region, new measures apply to inheritance, donation, and the sale of a rented property.
L’Aire d’un Souffle by Belgian artists Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François is the first exhibition of The Artists’ Parliament, celebrating the Presidency of the Council of the EU with public art.
The European Quarter of Brussels has a new attraction: the Artists’ Parliament! This series of open-air exhibitions in front of the European Parliament will mark the rotating Presidencies of the Council of the EU. Belgium takes the lead for first edition...
The Brussels Parliament passed a new ordinance on the preferential right for tenants of rented property. This new measure is to enter into force in January 2024. What is the preferential right? How does it work in practice? The EWD provides all the information you need!
Many European Union citizens live outside their home country, and more and more mixed couples of different European origins are being formed. These couples are often faced with legal uncertainty when they have to divide their assets in the event of divorce, separation or death.
Balancing people’s rights and duties can be tricky, especially when it comes to neighbours… Noise from the flat next door or your neighbour’s tree which blocks sunlight… What are neighbourhood annoyances? Who is responsible? And how do you resolve disputes? The Expat Welcome Desk has the lowdown!
Need a hand with cleaning your home or doing the household chores? Give “Titres-services” a try! As a method of payment subsidised by the Region, the service voucher system allows anyone living in the Brussels Region to take advantage of low-cost services for cleaning, ironing, shopping or transporting people with reduced mobility.
Do you need a babysitter or nanny to look after your children, for an evening or a day, on a daily basis or occasionally? Want to know what is the average price? Whether you need to sign an employment contract? And where to find one? The Expat Welcome Desk has all the answers to your questions!
The share of cyclists on Brussels roads is constantly increasing. But the risk of accidents also increases exponentially with more cyclists on the road. Fortunately, cyclists are legally protected as vulnerable road users for personal injury. The Expat Welcome Desk has the lowdown.
As a prospective parent, you’re sure to have many, wide-ranging questions and things to consider. This requires real organisation, particularly when it comes to work. When to tell your employer? What are your rights? When does maternity leave start? The Expat Welcome Desk answers all your questions!