Belgian labour cost rising faster than of the Eurozone’s

Belgian labour cost rising faster than of the Eurozone’s

Labour costs are rising significantly faster in our country than in our neighbouring countries. This becomes a problem for many companies, which in the long run will inevitably be reflected in fewer investments and jobs. Against this background, taking action for even stronger wage increases shows little sense of responsibility. Last week, the unions organized a day of action for higher wages. In doing so, they rather easily overlooked the fact that, according to the latest forecasts, gross hourly wages in Belgium will increase by 21 percent in 2022-2024. This…

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The next gold is butter

The next gold is butter

In the European Union, consumer prices of dairy products have risen significantly. The level of increase varies considerably between member states. The countries that stand out the most are Germany and France. Where prices rise the most in Germany, inflation lags behind in France. Dutch dairy prices are rising faster than the European average. The rise in the price of cheese (19.1%) will be particularly noticeable in the Netherlands, as half of all Dutch milk is processed into cheese. Of all dairy products, the price of butter is rising the…

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Belgium issues partial ban of cruise control

Belgium issues partial ban of cruise control

Anyone who drives through Belgium may have seen the strange prohibition sign for the use of cruise control. And yes, it does indeed mean that after passing that sign you have to turn off cruise control. The Belgian transport minister announced this week that the ban, and thus also this unique road sign for Belgium, will be lifted. The ban applied in particular to road sections where road work was carried out and in some places where traffic regularly suffered from congestion due to crowds. The intention of the cruise…

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