BELTUG has written to Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, regarding the ASTRID network of the emergency services. Specifically, we asked the minister to modify the Royal Decree of 15 December 2013 to make it clear that the applicability criterion “150 visitors” refers to 150 visitors simultaneously, not e.g. during the day.
While this is an important improvement, we still have issues with the decree. Having organised several information sessions with different types of business users such as supermarkets, hospital, banks and more, it is clear to us that many questions remain, and greater clarity is needed.
We will continue to lobby and work with the various players regarding this topic, to ensure that the needs of business users are considered and addressed.