As the war in Ukraine continues, US President Joe Biden is heading to Europe to meet EU leaders and attend an emergency NATO summit. His trip will also take him to Poland, which has taken in a vast majority of the 3.6 million Ukrainians who have escaped the conflict.
The main European institutions have been based in Brussels for decades. But despite adding dynamism, they still don't seem to have found their place in the city they call home. The European Quarter is often viewed as a separate area; cold and cut off from the world. Now a handful of residents are fighting to bring the neighbourhood back to life and make the institutions part of a vibrant Brussels that's in touch with its citizens. The rise of teleworking, adapted en masse since the pandemic, could give them a helping hand. The Commission is looking to reduce its office space in the city from the current 780,000 m² to 580,000 m². Our correspondents report.
4 Jun 2021
The Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Beguinage church in Brussels has been occupied by undocumented migrants since January 31st 2021. The group of men and women has been on a hunger strike since May 23 as they push for a government response to regularise their situation.
8 May 2021
Authorities in Brussels fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds of mainly young people who had gathered at a park to party in protest of coronavirus restrictions.
8 Jan 2021
Ten suspects will face court in the second half of next year over the 2016 Brussels terror attacks that left 32 people dead. One of the defendants was allegedly also involved in the 2015 Paris attacks.
UK issues allergy warning over Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, I have no case to answer, Maina tells Court and more
9 Dec 2020
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8 Dec 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to head to Brussels for further talks after a lengthy phone call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The pair said significant differences remained.
13 Nov 2020
After seeking protection in the German Embassy, Lissu has left for Brussels with the help of Western diplomats. He told DW that threats against him have increased after he challenged John Magufuli for the presidency.
29 Mar 2020
For the past 15 years, North Macedonia has been a candidate to join the European Union. Its application has recently made sudden progress in Brussels. In this small Balkan state, which went so far as to change its name to meet European criteria, what does the young generation think of the country's EU membership bid? Our reporters went to the capital Skopje to meet young Macedonians, who are torn between hope and disillusion over the European dream.
15 Feb 2020
Germany has identified 16 cases of the COVID-19 virus. Jens Spahn, Germany's health minister, told parliament that he hoped for a coordinated EU response after a meeting in Brussels on Thursday.
3 Nov 2019
The news from Brexit talks in Brussels "could be worse," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said while meeting Emmanuel Macron. The French president said he wanted to believe the deal would be approved tomorrow.
1 Nov 2019
Leaders of 27 EU countries have unanimously backed the Brexit deal at the EU summit in Brussels. The next chapter in the Brexit saga will be written during a rare Saturday session of the British Parliament.