23/06 – on 22 June, the American bank Merrill Lynch and Capgemini issued the results of the World Wealth Report. In Belgium, the number of dollar millionaires rose in 10% in 2010 – 75.600 people – much beyond the European average rise of 10%. 14,8% of the Belgian population live below the poverty threshold. Read full press release on BAPN’s website.
The European Commission recommends Belgium to limit its social protection
09/06 – Last Tuesday 07 June, the EC published its evaluation of Belgian politics for the coming years, in the framework of the new Europe 2020 Strategy. “We are dismayed to see that the EU invests every time less in a social and sustainable policy”. Read more on BAPN’s website.