Brussels is the capital of Belgium, but also the name of the surrounding region. It is a major center for international politics and home of numerous international organizations.
Brussels is an officially bilingual enclave within the Flemish region of Belgium. The European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have their headquarters here. In Brussels, there are more ambassadors and journalists than in Washington D.C. This is a collection of DW's content on Brussels.
For Europe's most powerful politicians, the United States' withdrawal from the Iran deal shows how Donald Trump has no hesitation in dismissing European interests and trans-Atlantic concerns. Relations between the US and the European Union are tense with the possibility of more problems ahead. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels that EU leaders are at the end of their rope.
The EU plans to use its so-called "blocking statute" to counter US sanctions against Iran. The measure was first threatened in response to US sanctions on Cuba in 1996 but never introduced. Will it now help EU firms doing business with Teheran?
The new US ambassador to Germany defended planned US tariffs, but said the ball is in Brussels' court. Grenell already made headlines for his Tweet calling on German companies to "immediately" wind down business in Iran.
Known for the politics as much as the music, Eurovision can shed more light on EU relations than a Brussels summit. So which EU leader has the winning style? Is Merkel on key? Should Macron fire the backing dancers? Stammtisch hosts Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner are joined this week by The Economist’s Jeremy Cliffe and the Körber Stiftung’s Liana Fix to award the coveted “douze points.”
In a move that's being described as dangerous for global stability - and insulting to European partners - US President Donald Trump went ahead with his longstanding promise to pull out of the six-party agreement limiting Iran's nuclear activities. From Brussels, Teri Schultz reports on how the European Union, which mediated the accord, is scrambling to keep the remaining five parties together.
NATO's new headquarters are finally open for business after seven years of construction. Yes, seven years of construction. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels on the glam and the grumbling.. and how officials are finding themselves nostalgic for the rich history of the timeworn barracks that have housed the alliance since 1967.
Nobody wants to spend a lot and get little in return. The negotiations between the European Commission, the member states and the European Parliament are regarded as political struggle in Brussels. Brexit will be a tough test of as the EU tries to fill the British financial hole while setting new priorities for the bloc.