The OECD's latest outlook for Belgium puts forward a negative growth of -0.1 percent this year, and a modest growth of 0.5 percent next year. Other organisations have different figures. The European Commission thinks the Belgian economy will shrink 0.2 percent this year, but grow 0.7 percent in 2013. When drawing up the budget for next year, key ministers counted on a 0.7 percent growth. If this figure is down, Belgium will have to make more cuts.
Still according to the OECD, the recession in the eurozone will continue next year.