Posted the: 2014-04-04 Numac: 2014011194 SERVICE PUBLIC FÉDÉRAL ÉCONOMIE, P.M.E., CLASSES averages and energy 28 February 2014. -Law amending, in respect of the national accounts Institute, the law of 21 December 1994 on social provisions and various (1) PHILIPPE, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 78 of the Constitution.
(2A article 108 of the law of 21 December 1994 establishing of social and various provisions, amended by the Act of March 8, 2009, the following amendments are made: 1 ° the g) is replaced by the following: 'g) economic forecasts required for the preparation of budgets, also called economic budget, and the multi-annual budgetary framework of various powers.';
2 ° the current single paragraph is supplemented by a j), as follows: 'j) statistics relating to the excessive deficit procedure. "
3 ° article is supplemented by two paragraphs worded as follows: "(a sensitivity analysis and a comparison with the forecast of the European Commission, and where appropriate other independent bodies, are attached to the publication of the forecasts referred to in paragraph 1, littera g).»
The ICN made realize, every three years, by a Scientific Committee consisting partly of external members to the ICN, an assessment of the forecasts referred to in paragraph 1, littera g), whose result is made public and taken into account in the subsequent macroeconomic forecasts. If this assessment reveals a significant difference over a period of at least four successive years, the necessary measures are taken and made public. » Art. 3. article 109, paragraph 3, of the Act, is supplemented by a paragraph, as follows: "(the ICN entrusted to the National Bank of Belgium the compilation of statistics referred to in article 108, paragraph 1, littera d).". To do this, the National Bank of Belgium is based on data collected by the national Institute of statistics and compiled by the ICN, and data directly transmitted to the ICN by the entities that must report them.
» Art. 4 section 118 of the Act, a paragraph worded as follows is inserted in between paragraphs 1 and 2: "(the State pays annually and advance to the National Bank of Belgium the costs of the additional tasks arising directly from the development of the statistics referred to in article 108, paragraph 1, littera d).» The State and the National Bank of Belgium agree to the amount of the allowance and payment terms. "Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels, February 28, 2014.
PHILIPPE by the King: the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the economy, consumers and the North Sea, J. VANDE LANOTTE the Minister of finance, K. GARG sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Ms. A. TURTELBOOM _ Note House of representatives: (www.lachambre.be).
Full report: January 23, 2014.