LABOUR & SOCIAL SECURITY
Labour Law (Collective and Individual) – Labour Market and Employment – Social Dialogue and Joint Committees – Wage, Wage Formation and Reduction of Social Contributions – Social Security – Safety and Welfare at Work – Complementary Pensions – European and International Questions – Social Control Policy – Work Organisation and Flexibility – Social Elections and Industrial Disputes – Works Council and Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work

Monica De Jonghe
General Manager
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 09 12
ivn@vbo-feb.be

TAXATION & INVESTMENT
Company Tax – Personal Income Tax, Indirect Taxes (VAT, Excise Duty, etc.) and Customs, as relating  to Business Management – European Taxation – International Tax Treaties – Tax Control Policy – Micro-Tax Policy 

Jean Baeten - Hoofd van het Fiscaal departementJean Baeten
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 08 63
 jb@vbo-feb.be



ECONOMICS & BUSINESS CYCLE
Competitiveness – Salary costs – Inflation and price index – Economic growth and productivity – Budget and public finances – Macro employment and training – Macro tax policy – Current analysis – Balance of trade and payments – Monetary policy – Corporate financing and entrepreneurship – SME policy – National Pact for Strategic Investments – Intersectoral analysis 

Edward Roosens
Chief Economist - Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 09 77
 er@vbo-feb.be

 

DIGITAL ECONOMY & INNOVATION
Digital transition – Telecommunications – Digitalisation of public authorities (e-Gov) – Cybersecurity – Data protection – e-Instruments (identification and authentication, electronic signature and archiving, etc.) – Electronic invoicing – Electronic mailbox – New digital technologies (AI, 5G, blockchain, etc.) – Innovation policy – Support for innovation – Standardisation 

Edward Roosens 
Chief Economist - Executive Manager 
T + 32 2 515 09 77
 er@vbo-feb.be


LAW & BUSINESS
Economic Law and Economic Professions – Company Law – Corporate Governance – Class Action and Alternative Dispute Regulation – Consumption – Intellectual Property – Competition – Bankruptcy and Business Continuity – Financial Law – Accounting Law – Contracts – Judicial Law

Philippe Lambrecht
Director - Secretary general
Executive Manager  
T + 32 2 515 08 82
sma@vbo-feb.be


EUROPE & INTERNATIONAL
Relations with BUSINESSEUROPE, Members of the European Parliament, European Commission and European Economic and Social Committee – Coordination at Federal, Regional and Community Level – Dispatching/Awareness of Information on EU Matters Relating to Companies – Promotion of the Internal Market – Free Movement of Goods and Services – Services of General Economic Interest – Access to Markets (WTO, European Trade Policy, Free Trade Agreements, etc.)

Olivier Joris - Hoofd van het Europees departement
Olivier Joris
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 08 34
oj@vbo-feb.be

SUSTAINABILITY & CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Sustainable entrepreneurship – Circular economy – SDGs – Product policy (e.g. REACH/nanomaterials) – Waste management – Biodiversity – Interface between substances-products and waste – Belgian Business Awards for the Environment (BBAE) – Management of packaging and packaging waste – Extended producer responsibility – Environmental labels (e.g. Ecolabel)

Vanessa Biebel
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 08 51
vb@vbo-feb.be

ENERGY, ClIMATE & MOBILITY
Energy prices and market operation – Energy taxation – Security of supply – Energy mix – CO2 prices and the Emission Trading Scheme – National energy and climate plans – Strategic investments in energy/mobility – Rail policy – Alternative fuels –Commuting – Company cars

Olivier Van der Maren - Adviseur bij het Economisch departement
Olivier Van der Maren
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 08 30
 ovm@vbo-feb.be 


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