Articles 23, 26 and 52 of the Convention allow Contracting Parties a degree of flexibility in order to apply a simple and rapid regime for the recognition and enforcement of judgments. The Community rules provide for a system of recognition and enforcement which is at least as favourable as the rules laid down in the Convention. Accordingly, a judgment given in a Court of a Member State of the European Union, in respect of a matter relating to the Convention, shall be recognised and enforced in Belgium by application of the relevant internal rules of Community law.
In accordance with Article 34, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of Belgium declares that requests made under paragraph 1 of Article 34 shall be communicated to its authorities only through the relevant Central Authority.
In accordance with Article 29 of the Convention, the Federal Public Service Justice is designated as the Central Authority.
In accordance with Article 44 of the Convention, the Federal Public Service Justice is designated as the authority to which requests under Articles 8, 9 and 33 of the Convention are to be addressed.