Belgian Official Journal
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Content and history
Any new law or changes to it made by the government can only take effect once it has been published in the Staatsblad/Moniteur. Other legal formalities about which the Belgian people need to be informed, including activities such as starting a business, are also published in this paper.
The journal was established on 16 June 1831. To save money, the paper version of the Staatsblad/Moniteur was replaced by an electronic equivalent in 2011 and is available to the public on the Internet.