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The refinancing of the Brussels Region

The refinancing of the Brussels Region is following a course made up of two parts.

  • In 2012 the first phase of refinancing the Brussels Region was approved by the federal parliament and included in the financing mechanisms of the current SFL. This first part contains the allocations for safety and prevention and for mobility, the increase in allocations from the FCC and the CoCof, the increase in compensation for the 'dead hand' and language bonuses.
  • The second part of the refinancing of the Brussels institutions, summarised in the special law of 6 January 2014, consists of an interregional fund for those commuting and a refinancing paid for by the federal state to compensate the Brussels Region for the loss of income as a result of offering exemption to international officials from the payment of income tax.