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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Belgium


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Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

This modern, private-enterprise economy has capitalized on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and diversified industrial and commercial base. industry is concentrated mainly in the populous flemish area in the north. with few natural resources, belgium must import substantial quantities of raw materials and export a large volume of manufactures, making its economy unusually dependent on the state of world markets. roughly three-quarters of its trade is with other eu countries. public debt is more than 85% of gdp. on the positive side, the government has succeeded in balancing its budget, and income distribution is relatively equal. belgium began circulating the euro currency in january 2002. economic growth in 2001-03 dropped sharply because of the global economic slowdown, with moderate recovery in 2004-07. economic growth and foreign direct investment are expected to slow down in 2008, due to credit tightening, falling consumer and business confidence, and above average inflation. however, with the successful negotiation of the 2008 budget and devolution of power within the government, political tensions seem to be easing and could lead to an improvement in the economic outlook for 2008.

Environmental Issues

The environment is exposed to intense pressures from human activities: urbanization, dense transportation network, industry, extensive animal breeding and crop cultivation; air and water pollution also have repercussions for neighboring countries; uncertainties regarding federal and regional responsibilities (now resolved) had slowed progress in tackling environmental challenges

Government Type

Federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy

Population

10,403,951 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Western europe, bordering the north sea, between france and the netherlands

Area

Total: 30,528 sq km land: 30,278 sq km water: 250 sq km

About the size of maryland

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: kingdom of belgium conventional short form: belgium local long form: royaume de belgique/koninkrijk belgie local short form: belgique/belgie

Capital

Name: brussels geographic coordinates: 50 50 n, 4 20 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

18 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription suspended (2008)

International Disputes

None

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

199 Belgium Jobs Found


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Jefferson Frank - Brussels - posted 1 day ago
AWS DevOps Enabler SaaS Platform with A.I spices The company This organization, located 20 kilometers east of Brussels, is a proven market leader i...
Jefferson Frank - Brussels - posted 1 day ago
ETL Engineer An in house health insurance company, market leaders in their field. Winners of 11 industry awards in the past 8 years and inventors o...
Pearson Frank - Brussels - posted 1 day ago
Job Description Job duties will include design, development and testing, using Java/J2EE technologies. This is a large inhouse project, that will l...
Pearson Frank - Brussels - posted 1 day ago
C++ Developer Role & Responsibilities Work with Development Managers to understand product requirements Implement new features per the spec Identif...
Pearson Frank - Leuven - posted 16 days ago
Description Our client, a fast-growing company based in Ghent, is looking for a talented Front-End Developer who enjoys working in an agile environ...
Pearson Frank - Ghent - posted 3 days ago
Company information An In house product development house established in in 1995 have since grown into an international leader in its market with t...
Pearson Frank - Antwerp - posted 3 days ago
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact through your work? In a product development organization in the heart of the Flemish B...
Pearson Frank - Brussels - posted 4 days ago
It's an international end user in the marine industry located in the region Liege, Belgium. They are committed to providing their customers with th...
Nigel Frank International - Liège - posted 5 days ago
IT System Support Specialist End User Wilrijk - Office Based 3500€ + benefits & allowances Company This organization is an international provider o...
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