Belgium

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Belgium is a country in Western Europe that borders the North Sea. Neighboring countries include France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Netherlands.

History / Basics

Belgium has the highest income tax of any OECD country; Brussels’ Royal Palace is bigger than Buckingham Palace; a Belgian founded the Holy Roman Empire; French-speaking Belgium is the world’s biggest producer of comics per capital.

1830: Belgium wins its independence. After the defeat of Napoleon in Waterloo a Congress was organized in Vienna in 1815.

Finding Work

Getting a job within EU institutions

In order to understand the different positions offered within European Institutions, there is nothing better than the Commission’s civil service page on job opportunities, while on the EPSO website you will find all the published notices on upcoming competitions both for permanent and temporary posts. Other sites for general employment ;

https://belgium.expatjobs.eu/jobs-in/Brusselshttp://www.brusselsjobs.comhttp://www.eurobrussels.comhttp://belgium.xpatjobs.comhttp://jobs.expatica.com/belgium/home.htmlhttp://www.multilingualcareers.eu

At www.JobsinBrussels.com you can get direct access to lots of opportunities for English-speaking job positions.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax Registration

There is a relatively free and open housing market in much of Belgium. Housing is available in most of Belgium, although the constant flow of bureaucrats and diplomats to and from Brussels makes the rental market tight in and around the capital. Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Belgium.

http://www.visitbelgium.com/?page=accommodations – Accommodations in belgium.
http://www.lesrooms.com – Private room for rent. 12.00 m 2. the 150m2 apartment.
http://www.eu-rentals.com – Search for furnished, short or long term, by location or price.

http://www.expatriates.com/classifieds/belgium/rma – classifieds Belgium, Rooms Available expatriates.com.

http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-brussels/room-for-rent-student – The best student accommodations. Rooms, apartments and roommates.

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