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Employment vs. self-employment in Belgium: What do you need to know?
02 July 2015
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Employment vs. self-employment in Belgium: What do you need to know?

Hugues Thibaut, International Affairs Manager at Group S, has been talking to Radio X about employment conditions in Belgium ahead of the British Chamber’s Expat Financial Affairs exhibition in Octo...
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What next for EU-UK relations after the latest EU Council summit?
30 June 2015
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What next for EU-UK relations after the latest EU Council summit?

By Daniel Neale, Communications Officer at the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium In the middle of last week’s EU summit, Prime Minister David Cameron was able to squeeze in the UK's membership...
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Golden Bridge Award Winners: Where are they now? Real Good Food Europe
29 June 2015
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Golden Bridge Award Winners: Where are they now? Real Good Food Europe

In our series of revisiting past Golden Bridge winners and how far they have come since their award win, today’s story puts the spotlight on Real Good Food Europe. Real Good Food Europe, producer o...
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Should you only be exporting to Belgium or is it worth investing?
22 June 2015
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Should you only be exporting to Belgium or is it worth investing?

By Gabriella Cox, Trade Adviser at UK Trade & Investment Part 1 of 14 down, only 13 left to go.  On 11th June we began the UKTI Benelux Webinar Series: a series devoted to helping UK companies w...
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Making key life decisions a little easier for expats
18 June 2015
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Making key life decisions a little easier for expats

By Glenn Vaughan, CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium When finding your way in a new country, it is not always easy to get access to the right financial information. In Belgium, that is...
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Golden Bridge Winners: Where are they now? Farnell element14
15 June 2015
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Golden Bridge Winners: Where are they now? Farnell element14

The British Chamber blog is launching a new series of weekly case studies of past Golden Bridge winners and how far they have come since their award win. Our first story features Premier Farnell, the...
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Priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU
08 June 2015
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Priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU

By HE Ambassador Christian Braun, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU. From the first of July onwards, Luxembourg will take up the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It wil...
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You just received your Belgian (resident) tax return… and now what?
04 June 2015
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You just received your Belgian (resident) tax return… and now what?

By Eric Laurent, Tax adviser at ERYV.  It’s that time of the year again, where you have to collect your paperwork and start filling in THAT form, which will probably come with some apprehension as...
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A note from the new President: Thomas Spiller
01 June 2015
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A note from the new President: Thomas Spiller

I am delighted to announce that I was elected President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium on the 27th of May. It is a great privilege and honour for me to lead such a thriving organisation...
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HR in Practice… in Belgium! How does that work?
29 May 2015
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HR in Practice… in Belgium! How does that work?

by Robbert Dekker, Operations & Strategy Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. Did you know that your annual holiday rights are based on how much you worked the year before? Th...
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A day in the life of an MEP: Brando Benifei
18 May 2015
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A day in the life of an MEP: Brando Benifei

Brando Benifei is a Member of the European Parliament for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the youngest within the party. In June, we will be hosting  our Annual You...
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Referendum: Are you ready?
08 May 2015
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Referendum: Are you ready?

By Glenn Vaughan, Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. So there will be a UK referendum on membership of the European Union. Business opinions seems strongly in favour of UK...
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A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer
04 May 2015
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A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer

Philippe de Backer is a Member of the European Parliament for Open VLD, and is part of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). In June, we will be hosting  our Annual v...
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Shaping Transatlantic Trade
27 April 2015
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Shaping Transatlantic Trade

By Richard Corbett, Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire & Humber, and Deputy Leader of the Labour MEPs. He is currently Vice-Chair of the European Movement in the UK Do we want a free...
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Introducing: Sean Murray, EUK Consulting.
24 April 2015
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Introducing: Sean Murray, EUK Consulting.

The last of our Council Case Studies comes from Sean Murray, who has been involved at various different levels of the chamber for more than a decade now. Today is the last day to send applications for...
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Unequal Europe: What can we do?
23 April 2015
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Unequal Europe: What can we do?

On Tuesday 28 April, Frank Vandenbroucke will be the key note speaker at the British Chamber’s exclusive business lunch and subsequent panel debate, ‘Unequal Europe: what can we do?’ To read mor...
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Introducing: Jill Craig, Hume Brophy
22 April 2015
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Introducing: Jill Craig, Hume Brophy

The chamber is actively dedicated to CSR, particularly youth unemployment, and that is something which Jill is glad to be part of. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline,...
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Introducing: Paul Leonard, BASF Group.
20 April 2015
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Introducing: Paul Leonard, BASF Group.

For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, co...
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Introducing: Ed Read-Cutting, The Fry Group
17 April 2015
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Introducing: Ed Read-Cutting, The Fry Group

For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, c...
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Introducing: Max Von Olenhusen, Novartis.
15 April 2015
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Introducing: Max Von Olenhusen, Novartis.

There are four ways in which becoming a Council member can be beneficial for you. At least that's what Max has encountered since he has been involved with the chamber.  For more information on the C...
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Introducing: Thomas Spiller, Walt Disney
13 April 2015
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Introducing: Thomas Spiller, Walt Disney

Thomas has been with us for a number of years now. As a council member, he believes that the value of being on the board has increased enormously over time given how tailored the chamber can be to o...
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Introducing: Filip Corveleyn, FCO Law
10 April 2015
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Introducing: Filip Corveleyn, FCO Law

For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, co...
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Introducing: Maria Laptev, European Centre for Public Affairs
08 April 2015
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Introducing: Maria Laptev, European Centre for Public Affairs

The chamber has diversified over the years, providing a platform for all kinds of businesses and institutions. According to Maria, this is the main reason she has been so dedicated for the past ten ye...
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Introducing: Tom Parker, Cambre Associates
01 April 2015
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Introducing: Tom Parker, Cambre Associates

Nearly a decade ago, Tom joined the chamber and since then he has been able to witness the  growing transformations it has gone through. For more information on the Council nominations process and ti...
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