Belgian politics’ yearly summer recess has come to an end with negotiations on the state budget. Faced with an 8 billion euro deficit and disappointing tax revenues, the call for structural reforms and new budget resources for the federal state is louder than ever before. Industries better keep a close eye on these budget talks because in its search for new revenue streams the government ‘Michel I’ might aim at some sacred cows. Weber Shandwick Brussels identifies 9 “tough nuts” for Belgian policy makers to crack. Read and download the PDF here.