Itinera rapports

Decentralisation of collective bargaining has been one of the key trends concerning labour market regulation of the last decades. Most of European countries have developed – with different breath and scope – procedures and reforms to strengthen the company level of bargaining. The Great Recession has stressed this orientation, particularly in those countries which were under financial press…
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Family businesses are responsible for most of the employment and value creation in our country. They are all too often equated with SMEs, but family businesses can range from one-man businesses to multinationals. A report from Visiting Fellows Karel Volckaert and Michele Cincera
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Every five years ( 2014, 2019 ) the electorate of the European Union (E.U.) member states has the opportunity of electing a new European Parliament. This Parliament is the legislative body of the E.U. and the voters from the 27 member states, after the Brexit,  will elect 705 seats in May 2019. The financing of the European Parliament is a part of the general budget of the European Unio…
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From vineyards in France to a port in Greece, from a football club in Roeselare (Belgium) to a high speed train between Budapest and Belgrade, from Volvo Cars and Trucks in Sweden to the electricity supply in Portugal… Chinese investors have their fingers in many pies. Not so in Eandis though. A proposal by the Chinese state-owned enterprise ‘State Grid’ to buy 14% of the Eandis shares ca…
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Leo Neels, Managing Director of Itinera, is retiring after 25 years as Professor of Media and Communications Law at the University of Antwerp. He was a lawyer and lecturer of Media and Communications Law at the KU Leuven (1980-2013) and UAntwerpen universities (1992-2018). As Director General of VTM (1989-1993) and Chairman of the Board of NV Persagentschap Belga (1994-2014), Leo Neels experien…
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Foreign fighters in Syria are all over the news. 2015 is already the year of terror in Europe. The attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and the deadly raid in Verviers have been a wake-up call for everyone. What is radicalism and how does it differ from extremism and terrorism? Is Islam to blame? Should we be afraid? And most importantly: what can we do to stop radicalism and t…
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Good governance is a very extensive concept which relates to both the tasks of the government, the reached result and also the way a result was pursued, as the cost of it. Obviously,  good governance is on the agenda of Itinera. Governments and their activities are important, because of their democratically legitimated directing interventions, what they determine their priorities and objec…
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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…
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Ivan Van de Cloot tackles the agenda of reforms and measures to avoid financial catastrophies that can endanger the financial system and whole countries. It’s a plead for more economic sense for reality in Europe, better governance, and a return to real relationship banking. 
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The outlook of the Belgian electricity system is increasingly unpredictable and challenging. Belgium is confronted with a nuclear phase out in a liberalized European electricity market which is strongly impacted by climate and renewable energy policies. The investment climate for controllable, non-intermittent assets is very problematic. We present the evolution of the estimated reserve margin …
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