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24 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:52 GMT+2



January 9, 2019

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The port of Brussels resorts to the Constitutional Court in order to avoid of being subject to the tax on the societies

The Belgian harbour agency also has appealled the decision of the EU commission near the Law court of the EU

If yesterday the EU commission has sped up Italy and Spain to make sure that the respective national Harbour Authorities so pay the taxes on the societies as the companies(of 8 January 2018), the Belgian port of Brussels has started actions lawyers in order to avoid that the Port de Brussels, the society that manages the port that is an endowed agency of by right public legal personality, is subjected to the tax on the societies as tax from the Belgian government upon request of the same EU commission, than before to speed up Italy and Spain to apply the tax on the societies to the Harbour Authorities had turned the same exhortation to Belgium, France and Holland(on 27 July 2017).

The majority of the capital of the Port de Brussels is in the hands of the Region of Brussels-Capital (58.05%) and to the municipal administration of Brussels (33.40%) and remaining 8.55% are stopped mainly by other local institutions. The Port de Brussels, together to other ports Belgian, had appealled the decision of the EU commission near the Law court of the EU, than it has not still emitted its verdict. The Belgian daily paper "the Echo" has announced that now the Port de Brussels has introduced resorted near the Belgian Constitutional Court against the national law with which Belgium has adapted own norm in matter of fiscal imposition on the Harbour Authorities receiving the demands for the EU commission.

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