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Brussels: Capital region of Belgium
Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region. Brussels is the most densely populated and the richest region in Belgium in terms of GDP per capita. It covers 161 km2 (62 sq mi), a relatively small area compared to the two other regions, and has a population of 1.2 million. The metropolitan area of Brussels counts over 2.1 million people, which makes it the largest in Belgium. It is also part of a large conurbation extending towards Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Walloon Brabant, home to over 5 million people.


EU says talks on future UK relationship will be complex and tough,

eu says talks on future uk relationship will be complex and tough,
BRUSSELS — EU leaders welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s election triumph on Friday as a chance to put three years of Brexit frustration behind them, but cautioned that talks on a new EU-UK..
WorldNews - Published

EU leaders extend Russia sanctions for six months over 2014 annex of Crimea

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday agreed to extend their main economic sanctions against Russia for six months to the end of July 2020, four diplomatic sources told Reuters.
France 24 - Published

Videos for Brussels

UK election dominates EU summit [Video]UK election dominates EU summit

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have been keeping a very close eye on the UK election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Citizens' choice - what should Team Ursula focus on in first 100 days? [Video]Citizens' choice - what should Team Ursula focus on in first 100 days?

We asked the people of Brussels what they think should be the policy priority of the new commission for the first 100 days: unemployment, migration, climate change, or gender equality - find out which..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:03Published


EU leaders agree to extend sanctions on Russia: diplomats

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday agreed to extend their main economic sanctions against Russia for six months to the end of July 2020, four diplomatic sources told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

European shipping emissions in way of nations meeting Paris climate targets

european shipping emissions in way of nations meeting paris climate targets
Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping equal the carbon footprint of a quarter of passenger cars in Europe and stand in the way of countries meeting the Paris agreement, new analysis reveals. Despite..
WorldNews - Published

Spoof video highlights EU parliament's costly caravan to Strasbourg

As members of the European Parliament gathered in Strasbourg this week, a German politician claimed he had found a treaty loophole that could put a stop to the monthly caravan of EU lawmakers and their..
Reuters - Published

From bubble tea to disaster: How one Vietnamese dreamer apparently met her fate

In Berlin she posed outside a beer garden, a beaming smile upon her face. In Brussels she sipped sugary bubble tea and posed on the steps of the old stock exchange.
Reuters - Published

Brexit deal can be negotiated in time for EU summit, insists Government

brexit deal can be negotiated in time for eu summit, insists government
The Government has rejected claims that a Brexit deal cannot be negotiated in time for a crucial EU summit after the Finnish prime minister said “more time” is needed. Boris Johnson is in a race..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit plans centre stage in Queen's Speech

brexit plans centre stage in queen's speech
About a dozen British officials, including the UK's EU adviser David Frost, are taking part in what has been described as "intense technical discussions" at the EU Commission in Brussels this weekend..
WorldNews - Published

'Problematic points' in Boris Johnson's Brexit plan must be fixed by UK, not us, says EU

Brussels denies that 'ball is in its court'
Independent - Published

EU Council will be too late to negotiate Brexit deal: French source

Time to agree a Brexit deal is running out and it will be too late for European leaders to iron out a deal at a European Council meeting in Brussels in mid-October, a French diplomatic source said on..
Reuters - Published

Apple goes to EU court over $14bn tax case

apple goes to eu court over $14bn tax case
Luxembourg/Brussels — Apple is fighting the world’s biggest tax case in a quiet courtroom this week, trying to rein in the EU's powerful antitrust chief ahead of a potential new crackdown on..
WorldNews - Published

EU's Vestager: checking to see if Google favors own job search tool

eu's vestager: checking to see if google favors own job search tool
BRUSSELS — EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favors its fast-growing tool for searching job listings, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. Launched two..
WorldNews - Published

European Commission hopeful von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels?
France 24 - Published

Belgian great Merckx gets 106th Tour de France under way

belgian great merckx gets 106th tour de france under way
BRUSSELS: Belgian cycling great Eddie Merckx got the 106th Tour de France under way on Saturday as thousands of fans flooded to the first Grand Depart in Brussels for...
WorldNews - Published

EU chief Juncker lashes out at leaders over top job methods

eu chief juncker lashes out at leaders over top job methods
BRUSSELS — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is criticizing the way European Union leaders chose his successor and others for the bloc's top jobs for the next five years....
WorldNews - Published

Germany's von der Leyen mooted as EU Commission chief

germany's von der leyen mooted as eu commission chief
BERLIN/BRUSSELS, July 2 (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen emerged as a leading contender to head up the European Commission on Tuesday as part of a proposal to break a summit..
WorldNews - Published

New jobs in Brussels: EU leaders narrow down their shortlist

European Union leaders aim to wrap up a tortured job selection process on Sunday in their third attempt to decide who will take over the bloc's top five posts and set policies that affect the lives of..
Reuters - Published

EU leaders to discuss Brexit as Theresa May visits Brussels for the last time

Last scheduled trip will be low-key with main focus elsewhere on EU agenda
Independent - Published

EU tells Tory leadership contenders it will not change Brexit deal for a new prime minister

eu tells tory leadership contenders it will not change brexit deal for a new prime minister
A new prime minister in the UK will not be able to change the Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May, the EU Commission has confirmed. The intervention by Brussels comes as leadership candidates to...
WorldNews - Published

Report Warns Port Of Barcelona Is Worst In Europe For Air Pollution From Cruise Ships

report warns port of barcelona is worst in europe for air pollution from cruise ships
A new report published by the Brussels-based Transport and Environment said the port of Barcelona was the top European port with air pollution produced by cruise ships as the city struggles against..
WorldNews - Published

British MPs Vote Against 'No Deal' - What Now for Brexit?

british mps vote against 'no deal' - what now for brexit?
by Simon Baxendale - In what is continuing to be a dramatic week as far as Brexit voting is concerned, British Parliament has narrowly voted against the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit..
One News Page Staff - Published

Brexit: Will the UK Have to Keep Paying the EU?

brexit: will the uk have to keep paying the eu?
by Simon Baxendale - Another week has gone by, and it has – as always – been another dramatic week for Brexit, and for UK Prime Minister Theresa May. In brief, May has managed to get..
One News Page Staff - Published

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