LIMOSA declaration – additional mandatory information

Royal Decree of 14 September 2017, published by the Official Gazette of 20 September 2017, provides for additional mandatory notifications: The nature of services provided by the posted worker. The person designated to liaise with the competent authority (name, date of birth, address, e-mail, phone number, capacity to represent the employer). Where about posting of…

Social Security Coordination in Digital Economy

  In a recent ruling [X v Staatssecretaris van Finaciën (C–570/15)], the European Court of Justice held on the determination of the legislation applicable for social security. The case concerns a Dutch national, residing in Belgium and employed in the Netherlands as an account manager and manager of telecommunication relations for a company established in…

Setting Up a European Identity Document?

Member States issue not standardised national ID cards. and only 13 Member States provide biometric cards. Exercising its right of initiative, the European Commission looks forward to proposing legislative measures, to grant “quality and certainty in identity documents”.  Objectives   Reduce document fraud. Reduce costs to public and private service providers. Facilitate Intra-EU mobility.  Policy…

Latest news on the new EU Blue Card Directive

On June 15th, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, voted the amendments to the proposal for a new EU Blue Card Directive. The committee report tabled for plenary is awaiting the EP first reading. The proposal aims to grant an “wide admission system to attract and retain highly skilled workers…

Work permit exemption for family members of third-country nationals

On July 7th, the Belgian Council of Ministers has approved a draft of a Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 9 June 1999 implementing the Foreign Workers (Employment) Act of 30 April 1999. The amendment is concerned with the employment of third-country nationals, family members of long-term residents (i.e. holders of a residence permit…

Are police checks equivalent to border checks banned?

In Criminal proceedings against A- C-9/16 (ECLI:EU:C: 2017:483), the European Court of Justice ruled on whether national legislation may confer on the police authorities of a Member State the power to check the identity of any person, within the proximity to the land border with other Member States. Article 67(2) TFEU and Articles 20 and…

Do I have to register my motor vehicle in another EU country?

In a recent judgment, [Criminal proceedings against U (C-420/15)], the European Court of Justice ruled that a worker residing in a Member State is not required to register a motor vehicle which he owns and which is already registered in another Member State, where the vehicle is intended essentially for use in the latter Member…

A New Episode in the Saga of derived right of residence

In a recent ruling (H.C. Chavez-Vilchez and Other), the European Court of Justice strengthened the limits imposed on Member States in interpreting the key factors of the “substance of the rights” test determines derived rights of residence for inter alia parents of EU children. The disputes in the main proceedings and the questions referred to…