PUBLIC & ADMINISTRATIVE LAW


Mr. Matthias Lommers

New indexation of salary levels
29/10/2009

These new levels relate to the authorisations for employing and granting work permits to foreign nationals (from outside the EEA).

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 Succession d'architecte - 2e partie

Succession d'architecte - 2e partie
10/07/2009

Dans un précédent article, nous avons examiné les questions que soulevait la succession d’architecte concernant les prescriptions déontologiques et les honoraires des architectes succédés et successeurs.

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ALTIUS Contributes to the Yearbook on Public Procurement Law

ALTIUS Contributes to the Yearbook on Public Procurement Law
02/07/2009

We discussed the effects of the 2007 Braunschweig judgment of the ECJ on judicial protection in public procurement law. Following this judgment, EU Member States are obliged to terminate public contracts if they were awarded contrary to European procurement rules. Indeed, the ECJ argued that the violation of the free movement of services continued for the complete term of the contract.

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Mesures pour faire face à la crise: comment réduire les coûts salariaux et/ou limiter le volume de travail

Mesures pour faire face à la crise: comment réduire les coûts salariaux et/ou limiter le volume de travail
25/06/2009

Dans cette newsletter, nous dressons un aperçu des mesures à introduire en vue de diminuer les prestations ou simplement de diminuer le coût salarial. Pour chaque type de réduction de la durée du travail, nous vous donnons une courte description accompagnée de ses avantages et inconvénients.

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Mrs. Annemie Douchy
Mr. Matthias Lommers

Social security agreement between Belgium and India
05/06/2009

The Belgian government and India signed a historical agreement on social security on 3 November 2006. The agreement is expected to apply from July 2009 onwards and will have major consequences on the social security status of Belgian employees who are or will be seconded to India.

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Mr. Jürgen Egger
Ms. Silvia Van Dyck
Mr. Matthias Vierstraete

The right to legal assistance from the first formal interrogation
03/03/2009

Contrary to what takes place in other countries (for example in France), in Belgium, a person interrogated in the framework of a criminal investigation does not have the right to be assisted by a lawyer [1]. A recent judgement passed by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerning a Turkish national might cause considerable changes to this matter [2].

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Mr. Matthias Lommers

Travel authorisation mandatory when going to the USA
04/02/2009

As from 12 January 2009, all nationals of countries belonging to the Visa Waiver Program (such as Belgian nationals), will be required to obtain an electronic travel authorisation prior to initiating travel to the United States.

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Mr. Matthias Lommers

Switzerland joined the Schengen area on 12 December 2008
03/02/2009

On 27 November 2008 the EU-Ministers of Home affairs gave the green light to Switzerland to effectively apply the Schengen rules.

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Mr. Olivier Malisse

Filing professional card applications in Belgium via approved business desk as from 1 January 2009
02/02/2009

As of 1 July 2007, the retrieval of professional cards for self-employed foreigners is entrusted to the approved business desks and no longer to the communal authorities or the diplomatic or consular representatives abroad. We refer to our Laga flash of 11 October 2007 in this respect.

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Mr. Matthias Lommers

Extension of the transitional period for workers from Romania and Bulgaria
20/01/2009

With the publication of the Royal Decree of 18 December 2008 with respect to the employment of foreign workers, Belgium has used its possibility to prolong the transitional period which was initially expected to end on 1 January 2009. 

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