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City of Brussels: Capital of Belgium
The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders. It is the administrative centre of the European Union, thus often dubbed, along with the region, the EU's capital city.

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UK ‘firm’ against extension of Brexit transition period, says chief negotiator [Video]

UK ‘firm’ against extension of Brexit transition period, says chief negotiator

Britain is “firm” that it will not extend the Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, the UK’s chief negotiator with Brussels has told MPs. David Frost insisted that Britain is..

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MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland [Video]

MEPs call for 'decisive action' over rule of law in Poland

Brussels has long voiced concerns over the threats to judicial independence in Poland but the European Council has not taken any formal action to suspend the country's voting rights. View on euronews

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EU state aid: Brussels should review rules 'to help European firms compete with US and China' [Video]

EU state aid: Brussels should review rules 'to help European firms compete with US and China'

EU state aid: Brussels should review rules 'to help European firms compete with US and China'

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UK announces new post-Brexit global tariff regime [Video]

UK announces new post-Brexit global tariff regime

The United Kingdom announced a new post-Brexit tariff regime on Tuesday to replace the European Union's external tariff. Ciara Lee reports

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European Parliament's UK trade negotiator concerned about slow progress in Brexit talks [Video]

European Parliament's UK trade negotiator concerned about slow progress in Brexit talks

The European Parliament’s UK trade coordinator says the EU is concerned about slow progress in trade negotiations, as a result of Covid-19. David McAllister, a German MEP, said there were still..

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Coronavirus: Cancelled flights refund refusals slammed as 'completely unacceptable' [Video]

Coronavirus: Cancelled flights refund refusals slammed as 'completely unacceptable'

It came as a dozen EU countries called on Brussels to suspend a European law guaranteeing passengers a refund for cancelled flights.View on euronews

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Coronavirus: EU states want Brussels to suspend refunds for cancelled flights law [Video]

Coronavirus: EU states want Brussels to suspend refunds for cancelled flights law

Coronavirus: EU states want Brussels to suspend refunds for cancelled flights law

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Scrap passengers’ right to ticket refunds, airline lobbyists tell Brussels [Video]

Scrap passengers’ right to ticket refunds, airline lobbyists tell Brussels

Scrap passengers’ right to ticket refunds, airline lobbyists tell Brussels

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EU warns against returning to 'old polluting habits' [Video]

EU warns against returning to 'old polluting habits'

The European Commission president said that countries should avoid slipping back to "old polluting habits" as they restart their economies following coronavirus lockdowns. "We may be getting a better..

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Sport-On this day: Born April 26, 1918: Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete [Video]

Sport-On this day: Born April 26, 1918: Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete

Sport-On this day: Born April 26, 1918: Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete

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Balkan Trafik Festival: Brussels music extravaganza to go ahead online [Video]

Balkan Trafik Festival: Brussels music extravaganza to go ahead online

Balkan Trafik Festival: Brussels music extravaganza to go ahead online

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Beer by bike: Belgian brewers innovate to survive [Video]

Beer by bike: Belgian brewers innovate to survive

With bars and restaurants shut, Belgian brewers will now bring their beer to you by bike. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Brussels bear hunt as parents bid to amuse children during lockdown [Video]

Brussels bear hunt as parents bid to amuse children during lockdown

Brussels bear hunt as parents bid to amuse children during lockdown

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UK PM Johnson to go to Brussels next month for Brexit talks: The Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resume Brexit talks in Brussels next month, the Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
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Visitors return to European landmarks, but only in miniature

Visitors were back at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, London's Houses of Parliament and the Grand Place in Brussels on Monday, not flouting lockdowns but at the reopened Mini-Europe miniature theme park.
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EU executive defends China envoy over censored op-ed

European Union headquarters in Brussels on Friday defended the bloc's ambassador to China after admitting he did not consult the bloc's national envoys in Beijing on an opinion piece they authored for..
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Belgian chefs lay down jackets to protest at lockdown

Hundreds of chefs' jackets were laid down in the center of Brussels on Thursday to highlight the plight of hotels, restaurants and cafes that have been shuttered for nearly two months during the..
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EU offers more aid, membership to Balkans in riposte to China, Russia

The European Union's 27 leaders on Wednesday gave their "unequivocal support" for the six Balkan countries to eventually become members of the bloc and offered them more financial support as Brussels..
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Britain confident of EU deal this year but EU says UK must budge: sources

Britain is confident it can get a deal on its future ties with the European Union if Brussels starts treating it as an independent negotiator, a source close to the British negotiating team said on..
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Belgian elderly get a lift from cherry-picking platforms

Residents of a care home in Brussels got the chance to see family members in person for the first time since mid-March on Monday thanks to a raised platform normally used for window cleaning or picking..
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Brussels 'love bus' delivers hope during pandemic

A special electric bus is delivering audio messages of love and kindness via loudspeaker to Brussels residents who are confined to their homes during the coronavirus outbreak. (April 23)  
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Once victims of their own success, Belgian tourist spots emptied by coronavirus

Belgium's historic city centres of Bruges and Brussels, usually so busy with visitors that authorities have considered limiting tourists, are facing an unprecedented challenge as the coronavirus..
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Yearning for a pint? Brussels brewers deliver to homes during coronavirus lockdown

With beer sales hit by the coronavirus lockdown, small Brussels breweries are offering a delivery service to the homes of thirsty customers and for some business is booming.
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Etihad to operate special flights to Europe, Japan this month: statement

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Sunday it would operate special flights to Brussels, Dublin, London, Tokyo and Zurich between April 14 and 22.
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Exclusive - 'Things under control': how Europe sleepwalked into the coronavirus crisis

Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks, ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus, governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to..
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Hungary wants EU to scrap duties on imports that help fight virus

Hungary will ask Brussels to scrap all duties on products imported from outside the EU that are used for protection against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on..
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Belgian shelter helps homeless cope with coronavirus lockdown

A Red Cross-run homeless shelter in an abandoned office block in Brussels is helping the city's homeless observe Belgium's lockdown to fight the coronavirus, although some on the streets are wary of..
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Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon's Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four..
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EU offers an Ode to Spring to soothe coronavirus nerves

The European Commission closed its daily briefing in Brussels on Tuesday with a poem, to bring some cheer amid the coronavirus gloom.
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Head of EU parliament Sassoli in self-isolation as precaution

The president of the European Parliament Davide Sassoli said on Tuesday he was in self-isolation at his Brussels home as a precaution after having traveled to Italy.
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Turkish President Erdogan to visit Brussels March 9

The European Council said on Sunday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Brussels on March 9, to discuss EU-Turkey matters including Syria and migration.
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EU Council suffers second coronavirus case

A second coronavirus case was detected at the Council of the European Union in Brussels last week and 46 staff were asked to stay at home and monitor their health, according to an email sent seen by..
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EU, Turkey in stand-off over funds to tackle new migrant crisis

The European Union is scrambling for a new agreement with Turkey to prevent migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond flooding into the EU. But there is little sign so far that Ankara is ready..
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EU urges solidarity as coronavirus strains medical supplies

European Union officials held an emergency meeting in Brussels to urge solidarity among the 27 EU countries as they try to cope with potential shortages of medicine and protective gear caused by the..
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EU parliament moves session from France over virus risk

The European Parliament has exceptionally moved its planned session in Strasbourg, France, next week to Brussels because of concerns about the coronavirus risk.
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NATO envoys to meet to discuss Syria at Turkey's request

NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at Turkey's request on Friday to hold consultations about developments in Syria, the alliance said after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a Syrian air strike..
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Britain won't accept EU oversight on fair competition after Brexit, PM's aide to say

Britain will not accept EU supervision of so-called level playing field guarantees of fair competition in any new relationship between the two after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU advisor,..
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Britain and EU split over financial market access

Britain wants a stable relationship with the European Union for "decades to come" in financial services, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday, only to receive an instant rebuttal from Brussels.
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Poland to hold first round of presidential election on May 10

Poland will hold the first round of its presidential elections on May 10, the parliament speaker said on Wednesday, in a vote that will decide whether the ruling nationalists can further implement..
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Factbox: Key hurdles blocking way to post-Brexit deal

London and Brussels are already sparring over the terms of their future relationship, just days after Britain's historic departure from the European Union.
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Brexit trade deal clash: UK and EU begin sparring over rules

The European Union and Britain clashed over a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting he need not sign up to the bloc's rules and Brussels warning of tariffs and..
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UK flag lowered in Brussels as Britain cuts loose from EU

The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday with a mixture of joy, anger and indifference, casting off into the unknown in one of the biggest blows yet to Europe's attempt to forge unity..
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UK flag taken down at EU Council in Brussels ahead of Brexit hour

Britain's Union Jack was removed from a line of EU member state flags inside the European Council building in Brussels on Friday evening ahead of the U.K.'s exit from the bloc at midnight local time..
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UK's Brussels embassy takes down EU flag as sun sets on Brexit day

The European Union's flag was removed from outside the British embassy to the EU in Brussels on Friday, hours before the United Kingdom was set to formally leave the EU after 47 years of membership.
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In Brussels, a quiet last nod for Brexit and a rainy 'au revoir'

Brexit cleared its last formal hurdle in Brussels on Thursday, setting Britain's Jan. 31 exit from the European Union in stone, but it was an unceremonious moment and a party in the heart of the EU's..
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Explainer: Brexit 'done' at last - now for the hard part

At the stroke of midnight in Brussels on Friday, Britain will leave the European Union and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver on his election promise to "Get Brexit Done".
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Brexit crusader Farage: 'I'll miss playing the villain'

As Nigel Farage packed a few belongings into a box at his office in the European Union's parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, he reflected that he will miss the very institution on which - as its..
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Poland accuses Brussels of double standards in judiciary row

Poland accused the European Union on Saturday of double standards for questioning the country's Constitutional Tribunal, intensifying a spat between Warsaw and Brussels ahead of a visit by the bloc's..
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Brexit bill clears final UK parliamentary hurdle ahead of January 31 exit

Britain moved a step closer to its Jan. 31 exit from the European Union when the legislation required to ratify its deal with Brussels passed its final stage in parliament on Wednesday.
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Venezuela's Guaido to meet top EU diplomat in Brussels

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will come to Brussels on Wednesday to hold talks with the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Borrell told a news conference.
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Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show

Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in..
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Germany raids offices, homes of suspected China spies

Police have raided homes and offices in Brussels and across Germany in a case involving three people suspected of spying for China, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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Brussels warns against 'veiled discrimination' of EU citizens after Brexit

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain on Tuesday not to discriminate against EU citizens seeking permanent residency after Brexit, urging London to set up an independent..
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Belgian police cars deemed too dirty to enter cities

Belgium's federal police have fallen foul of tighter emissions controls that entered force at the start of the year, with a number of its cars and vans now too dirty to enter the cities of Brussels,..
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Poland's Senate speaker to seek EU advice on judicial reforms

Poland's Senate speaker will go to Brussels on Wednesday to consult European Union officials over how to limit the damage from Warsaw's latest clash with its EU partners over reforms of the judiciary.
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European powers to weigh Libya crisis in Brussels after calling off visit

The European Union's top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy planned to meet on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss Libya's crisis after postponing a trip to the..
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EU, Italy, Britain, France, Germany to discuss Libya in Brussels on Tuesday

The European Union's top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy will meet on Tuesday afternoon in Brussels to discuss Libya, an EU spokesman said.
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Britain, France, Germany meet in Brussels for crisis Iran talks

The British, French and German foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday to hold urgent talks over Iran as they prepare their reaction after Tehran's decision to scrap the nuclear enrichment limits..
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Britain to discuss Iran crisis with France and Germany

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab travels to Brussels on Tuesday to discuss with France and Germany the crisis sparked by the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the British..
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EU foreign ministers to meet on Iran on Friday: diplomats

European Union foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday in Brussels to discuss ways to try to save the Iran nuclear deal, two diplomats said.
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NATO to hold urgent meeting on Monday over Iraq-Iran crisis

NATO ambassadors will gather on Monday in Brussels for an urgent meeting convened by the head of the military alliance to discuss the situation in the Middle East after a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad..
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EU's Borrell invites Iran's foreign affairs minister to Brussels

European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East in a talk with Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Javad Zarif over the weekend, an EU statement..
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Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

A Brussels court has suspended the extradition of former Catalan pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont, his lawyer said on Thursday. 
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