A Flemish social security: symbolic or a vision towards the future?
The financial sustainability of care is under pressure, both for the state and the patient. In Belgium only Flanders takes some cautious steps forward to tap sufficient financial resources for care in the future. In this contribution Pieter Van Herck examines whether the current initiatives as part of the Flemish Social Protection Decree offer structural solutions or not.
Beyond Copernicus:From Confusion to Consensus?
The 2000 Copernicus reform has faded away before flourishing. Belgium has the highest public spending and public employment in the OECD and still the relative quality and quantity of public services remain disappointing. With so many challenges ahead such as globalisation, population aging, the race for talents, the digital revolution, it is urgent to send a wake-up call for a government that is steering and not rowing. Jean Hindriks makes the diagnosis and suggests several “quick wins”.
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