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Marc Lambotte

First things first

First things first. Of course, the wages should increase. But first of all: reduce labor costs to restore competitiveness. Belgium is a small country with an open economy and we need our export.

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Jef D'Hollander

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): time for action and a balanced debate

Never did an EU trade agreement attract as much attention as the TTIP or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Unfortunately, the current public debate is...

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Robrecht Janssens

You want committed staff? Work at it!

The factory of the future cannot be reduced to computer controlled state-of-the-art machinery. Such a company can only succeed thanks to those who compose it. Committed people ...

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Tom Ceulemans

Business of the Future : Industry prepares the future, and you ?

Today companies are overwhelmed with trends, mega-trends and even paradigm shifts on an economical, societal and technological level. Those (r)evolutions could possibly turn their business upside down.

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Marc Lambotte

Professors talk about the future. Entrepreneurs make it happen...

Today, in order to survive, a company has to continually regenerate itself by finding the source of innovation that will enable it to create value. And this does not only concern the products or services ...

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Robrecht Janssens

Factories of the future: employees in the driving seat

Deindustrialisation has garnered a lot of press coverage over the past few years. Belgium is facing a wage handicap, even when compared to its neighbouring countries. Will we have to do without manufacturing companies in the future?

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Bert Mons

The Belgian automotive industry is the ‘place to be’ for young technical talent

Following the Brussels Motor Show in January, Agoria has surveyed the Belgian automotive industry to assess the number of available jobs. Our findings?

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Dominique Du Tré

How the EU can help our industry with smart regulations

Did you know that the European institutions are responsible for no less than 75 percent of the rules our products must comply with? It is therefore important to be represented, and to influence European regulations.

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SNC-Lavalin shares global sourcing contacts with the Carbon Energy Club

Last Friday, Agoria’s Carbon Energy Club held its Summer Event, the last of the seven internationals business clubs to do so. The evening’s programme included a presentation of SNC-Lavalin, a company in the top 10 global Engineering Contractors in the Oil&Gas, renewable, (petro) chemical and infrastructure industries.

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Who is afraid of the… TTIP? A debate.

On 29 June, Agoria and law firm ALTIUS brought together in Brussels politicians, representatives of public administrations and members of the civil society for an informative event on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Read a report of the final debate here (+ short video).

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Croatian workers no longer need a green card in Belgium

Since 1 July 2015, Croats no longer need a work permit to work in Belgium as employees. Indeed, the Belgian competent authorities have decided not to prolong the two-year transitional period, which was set on 1July 2013 upon Croatia's accession to the Union.

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"For me, as the boss of an SME, the TTIP is good news"

Steven Cuypers is the CEO of Orfit, a Belgian family business located in Antwerp which specialises in the development and production of medical devices. According to him, a large number of Europeans are unaware of the very existence of the TTIP and many of its opponents probably ignore what this trade agreement actually entails.

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