Each year, this section publishes two reports:
- in March, an assessment of the implementation of the stability program in Belgium during the previous year;
- in June, the Section's annual report, which analyses (as required by the special Law of June 16, 1989) the borrowing requirement of each of the local governements as well as the budgetary policy to be adopted.
On the other hand, the Section may give its opinion, on its own initiative or upon request of the federal Minister of Finance, as to the advisability of restricting the borrowing requirement of one or more authorities, depending on the necessity :
- not to endanger the economic and monetary union;
- to avoid a structural derailment of the borrowing requirements.
Composition (from October 2017 onwards)