Marc De Vos notes that, ten years after the Generation Pact, the switch towards different and longer careers has still not been turned. However, many the current government manifestos contain many pieces of the puzzle. Let’s make that puzzle together and stop the early retirement pantomime.
Itinera advocates global approach to migration and integration in its book ‘Klokslag twaalf’
In this new publication, Bilal Benyaich and a number of Belgian and international thinkers and doers offer an open reflection on some important dimensions of the migration and integration issue. With this book, Itinera makes a case for a holistic approach to this topic. More info at our bookstore
An intelligent tax shift is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
Itinera insists that the debate on tax revenue must start with the goals. We will not escape the need to do more with less: more focus, quality, and effectiveness. An intelligent tax shift can be help and can already generate funds during this government.
The situation in our country shows the urgency of a tax shift away from taxes on labour. We observe that despite all the recommendations of other instances, also this government doesn’t take this challenge seriously. The acceptance to pay taxes among which on capital gains will increase significantly if there is a credible perspective on a more efficient public sector. The moment is there for a real trend break that shows more value for money is possible.
Itinera formulates recommendations for structural policy reforms. In our studies and open discussions we always strive for constructive, long-term solutions. The focus of our think tank is on sustainable economic growth and social protection.
Elections 2014 : How to avoid an energy black-out ?
From next year, Belgium will put out its nuclear power plants, until 2025. Will we have sufficient production to fill that gap? Johan Albrecht presents his lines of policy on the Kanaal Z program Z-Expert for the following federal and regional governments.
The nuclear phase-out in our country is not too far away anymore. By 2015, the two oldest nuclear power plants of Doel will be closed after 40 years of use. Will the remaining available production capacity suffice to deal with exceptional peaks – for example in wintertime? Are we preparing for the closure of the remaining nuclear power plants of Tihange by 2025? And how does the expected expansion of renewable energy fit into all this? These are the essential policy issues for the near future. And 2015 is certainly near…
Actua TV and Itinera are organizing a series of political debates that are composed in a thematic way in the build-up to the elections of 25 May. This week the energy theme was broached. What are the challenges for the next couple of years? Is Belgium ready for the nuclear phase-out? And what with renewable energy? Itineras energy specialist Johan Albrecht presents his vision and Kristof Calvo (Groen) and Willem-Frederik Schiltz (Open VLD) will postulate a political answer.