National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.
A comment by Bart Hanssens helped to clarify the legal openness of Belgiums budget: As explained on the website at the bottom of https://www.begroting.be/NL/Pages/budgetDefinition.aspx1, the budget is actually passed as a law. The law on accouting and organisation of the budget (https://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2003/05/22/2003003367/justel1 - "Wet houdende organisatie van de begroting en van de comptabiliteit van de federale Staat"), article 44 - 47 explain that a budget-as-a-law-proposal has to be submitted and approved by the Parliament every year. And official acts like laws are not copyrighted in Belgium, as mentioned in https://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2014/04/19/2014011298/justel https://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/loi/2014/04/19/2014011298/justel
|Data location|| https://www.begroting.be/NL/pages/budgetOnline.aspx - Dutch page|
https://www.begroting.be/FR/Pages/budgetOnline.aspx - French page
|Data licence||Budget is a law which cannot be copyrighted as this source shows: https://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/wet/2014/04/19/201 https://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/eli/loi/2014/04/19/201|
|Last modified||Mon May 15 2017 20:16:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)|