News articles written by Alexis De Méyère

EU Green Deal Industrial Plan – Latest developments from the European Commission

17 March 2023

Net Zero Industrial Act The EU Green Deal Industrial Plan is quickly becoming reality. This ambitious plan announced by Ursula Von der Leyen one month ago (1) sets out a comprehensive approach to support a green-tech scale-up based on four pillars: 1) simplified regulatory environment, 2) mobilising private and public funding, 3) upskilling workforce and

The EU is preparing for an overhaul of the EU’s energy market: Flemish and EU incentives can help companies thrive in this new energy landscape

22 February 2023

Europe is currently facing a double energy crisis. On the one hand, the geopolitical tensions with Russia have substantially reduced the supply of natural gas, putting into jeopardy the block’s ability to meet its energy demand. On the other hand, climate change and the need for a more sustainable energy future has become a pressing

One step closer to finalising the CBAM and the EU ETS revision

20 December 2022

Last week, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on 13 December, and later on 17 December on the revision of the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). These agreements represent an important milestone in the extension of the EU carbon market and the implementation

The EU Energy Crisis Package moves a step closer to full ratification

6 October 2022

On 30 September, the EU energy ministers agreed on a first package of emergency intervention measures to address skyrocketing energy prices. The ministers reached an agreement following a short discussion, keeping the core substance of the Commission proposals while adding few amendments which enable flexibility and practical implementation.  The aim of the package is to

The Belgian Ruling Office has granted a decision on the new CFC regime

4 December 2018

Last week, the Belgian Ruling Office granted an advanced tax decision (not published yet) recognising the non-application of the upcoming Belgian CFC (‘Controlled Foreign Company’) law for two foreign companies owned by a Belgian parent company. Salient points of this decision This advance tax decision covering the inapplicability of the CFC regime is of particular