The Digital Markets Act, the Digital Services Act, the AI Act, the Data Act and NIS2 are some of the EU-level frameworks that will have a big impact on the Belgian regulatory environment. Integrating them and dividing the competences amongst the various public authorities will be quite a task. The unique features of Belgium’s governmental system –  including the fragmented division of responsibilities amongst its federal, regional and community organisations –  increase the complexity of allocating powers and duties to the already-busy entities.

Beltug is drafting a Position that outlines the different EU digital initiatives and the responsibilities each entails, along with insight into the current Belgian regulatory landscape. We call upon the politicians to carefully consider this information when determining which bodies will have which responsibilities and powers, in order to enable a robust, yet simple Belgian regulatory framework.