Shock measure of the PTB in the only municipality where it is in power: the tax on large companies receives the green light from the Council of State

Shock measure of the PTB in the only municipality where it is in power: the tax on large companies receives the green light from the Council of State


The “fair tax shift” of the PTB-Vooruit coalition makes large companies contribute more… which arouses irritation on the employers’ side.

We often forget. But the PTB is in power in one, and only one, municipality in Belgium: Zelzate, a working-class town of 12,000 souls north of Ghent. The Communist Party forms a coalition there with Vooruit, and often uses this case to assure that, yes, they want to gain power.

And it is in this entity that the radical left party wants to conduct its experiments, with a measure that has caused much ink to flow in Flanders: a tax on large companies. A first in Belgium.

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