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Should shareholders have an active role in the company?

The separation of ownership and control under a dispersed ownership has been subject to a passionate debate, starting from the fact that managers are placed in a position where they are spending other people’s money. As a consequence, the company’s owners are left with certain passivity that some accept as a necessary precondition to the wellhead of the company. Others reject such a passive role due to the risk that managers spent the money in their own interests.  […]

2017-04-26T01:59:57+00:00September 26th, 2016|In Europe, Non classé, We share|

Is patent the best protection for computer programs?

As the technological innovation has incredibly increased in the last few years, the number of computer programs is currently immense. As a matter of course, the relation between computer programs and intellectual property has been taken in consideration. The subject matter of the debate concerns the appropriate protection for computer programs. Such programs can be subject to copyright or patent, or even both. This article will consider whether patent is the best protection for computer programs. […]

2017-04-26T01:59:57+00:00September 14th, 2016|In Belgium, In Europe, Non classé|

Is copyright an appropriate protection for computer programs?

As the technological innovation has incredibly increased in the last few years, the number of computer programs is currently immense. The subject matter of the debate concerns the appropriate protection for computer programs. Such programs can be subject to copyright or patent, or even both. The main source of this debate is caused by the characteristics of a computer program, which is incredibly complex. This article will consider whether copyright is an appropriate protection for computer programs. […]

2016-09-08T10:16:03+00:00September 7th, 2016|In Europe|

Digital manipulation of images may make copyright infringers of you

While the use of digital manipulation for altering images has now become a common thing, it presents serious challenges to copyright protection. Indeed, altering images though Adobe Photoshop and the other imaging programs, without permission, infringes the copyright owner’s exclusive right to adaptation. […]

2017-04-26T02:00:44+00:00December 4th, 2015|In Belgium, In Europe, Non classé, We share|

How to obtain a belgian professional card ?

Foreign (non-EU) nationals wishing to settle in Belgium and be self-employed must hold a professional card authorizing them to exercise their profession (carte professionnelle/beroepskaart), which can be issued for a period of five years. This is the entry door for a Belgian visa. […]

2017-04-26T02:01:07+00:00September 11th, 2015|In Belgium, In Europe, Non classé, We like|

The impact of the Right to be forgotten on the interpretation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

In May 2014, the European Court of Justice ( hereafter, the CJEU) rendered an important judgment on the interpretation of the Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. In the case C‐ 131/12, Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), Mario Costeja González, the Court interprets the directive in the light of the fundamental rights to respect for privacy, protection of personal data and freedom of expression, strengthening what we call now the right to be forgotten. […]

2017-04-26T02:01:08+00:00August 26th, 2015|Entrepreneurs, Good vibrations, In Europe, We share|

Tax optimization with the 4w’s method

Example of the application of the FIRST W: the Distribution of € 100,000 by a UAE company to its employee : The employee ends up with € 100,000 : no taxes and social security contributions. Distribution of € 100,000 by a Belgian company to its director : Out of € 100,000 distributed to a director in Belgium, she ends up with a net income of € 51,500. […]

2017-04-26T02:01:09+00:00May 4th, 2015|Entrepreneurs, In Belgium, In Europe, Tax|

Vision of EXPO 2020

Dear reader, How are you doing today ?  I invite you to watch and like this video, HE Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State on presenting VISION OF EXPO 2020 : Her vision is inspiring and you will understand why EXPO2020 is “For Everyone” (The Video was taken as part of the Belgian Princess Mission to Qatar & the UAE).

2017-04-26T02:01:10+00:00April 13th, 2015|In Belgium, In Europe, Non classé|

EU citizens at risk of poverty or social exclusion

Income poverty: 16.9 % of the population in the EU-27 at risk of income poverty In 2011, 119.6 million people, or 24.2 % (Figure 1) of the population, in the EU-27 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion (AROPE), compared with 23.6 % in 2010. […]