INTERVIEW. Economists predict turbulent years for your work, portfolio and pension: “It really is one to twelve”

More people working longer. A CO2 tax of 2,200 euros per family per year. A decline in home values. And to top it all off: structurally higher inflation and interest rates. “We’re going to The Great Chaos.” Here is the gloomy prediction of chief economist Koen De Leus (54) and chief strategist Philippe Gijsels (54) of BNP Paribas Fortis. “I fear that interest rates of one or one and a half percent will not return.”