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
T + 32 2 515 09 12


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 departement
Jean Baeten
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 08 63


Competitiveness – Salary Costs – Budget and Public Finances – Current Analysis – Development of the Economic Fabric and Entrepreneurship – Inflation and Price Index – Macro Tax Policy – SMEs

Edward Roosens
Chief Economist Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 09 77


Policy and Energy Prices (Energy 2030, Taxes and Contributions, Security of Supply, Functioning of the Market, Renewable Energy, Energy Mix, Offshore, Eco-efficiency, etc.) – Sustainable Development (Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), Climate Change, Reach, Resource Efficiency, Environment, Greening the Economy, etc.) – Social Responsibility (in collaboration with B&S) 

Olivier Van der Maren - Adviseur bij het Economisch departement
Olivier Van der Maren
Executive Manager
T + 32 2 515 08 30


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 
T + 32 2 515 08 82



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

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An optimum business environment is vital for a sound economy and sustainable growth. FEB aims to help create and maintain such an environment by, among other things, closely monitoring all issues of direct relevance to businesses. Here, grouped into 17 themes, are the issues on which FEB focuses most of its attention and action.

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