Raoul Hedebouw
Belgium protest against high energy prices Workers Party of Belgium holds massive protest against high energy costs

The Workers Party of Belgium has been campaigning to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on energy prices in the country from 21% to 6%

Belgian Workers’ Party intensifies campaign to reduce energy bills

As of December 25, a petition launched by the PTB demanding a reduction in the VAT has been endorsed by over 290,000 people. The VAT on energy bills is one of the highest in Europe

Workers party congress - Belgium Raoul Hedebouw is the new president of the Workers Party of Belgium

At the unity congress of the Workers’ Party of Belgium, Peter Mertens stepped down from the presidency after 13 significant years during which it became one of the prominent Marxist parties in Europe

Belgian Workers’ Party calls for reducing VAT on electricity and gas

The 21% Value Added Tax on electricity and gas is some of the highest in Europe, according to the Workers’ Party of Belgium. A petition demanding a reduction in the VAT has been endorsed by over 250,000 people

Workers Party of Belgium opposes kilometer tax for Brussels region

The tax proposed by the Brussels government will be calculated according to the number of kilometers traveled and the power of the engine. The PTB says workers will bear the brunt of the tax

COVID-19 Crisis - Belgium Workers’ Party of Belgium demands measures to combat worsening COVID-19 crisis

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent impact on workers’ livelihoods, the Workers’ Party of Belgium has demanded that incomes be protected and the rich be taxed

Hospital staff protest-Belgium Following outcry, Belgian minister ‘deletes’ criticism of hospital workers’ protest

Belgian federal minister Marie-Christine Marghem had criticized staff of the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels, who were protesting the government’s insensitivity towards health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID crisis Belgium Belgian Workers’ Party proposes ‘millionaire tax’ to help combat COVID-19

The Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) has called for imposing a 5% one-time tax on the 2% super-rich people in the country. As of March 24, 4,269 people had contracted the Coronavirus in Belgium, with 122 people dead

Belgian healthcare workers continue agitation for more resources to the sector

The agitation by healthcare workers comes at a time when the left-wing Workers Party of Belgium has been pushing for a large influx of government funds into the sector

Belgium’s Workers Party pushes for a minimum pension law through Citizens’ Initiative Belgium’s Workers Party pushes for a minimum pension law through Citizens’ Initiative

As per the proposal, the minimum pension in Belgium will be EUR 1,500. This may be the first law to be brought about through a citizens’ initiative which allows the formation of a citizens’ committee and collection of signatures in support of legislative proposals

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