National Reform Programme - Belgium 2012

The National Reform Programme (NRP) covers the measures the federal government and the regions have taken over the past 12 months to attain the targets included in the National Reform Programme of April 2011. In this programme, the governments express their conviction that structural reforms are essential to attain the targets and that the proposed and actualized budgetary objectives should be met.

The ambitious targets from the 2011 NRP are confirmed in the 2012 NRP, despite the difficult economic climate.  The most recently observed indicators show that evolutions move in the right direction and that several of them even excel the ambitious targets.

The governments also confirm the importance of attaining the NRP's employment objectives and consider this as a crucial condition to assure a respectable standard of living for all residents and to safeguard the young generations' future.