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.
Italy's far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has joined with similar European elements in former US presidential adviser Steve Bannon's Brussels-based Movement. Their focus is on next year's European elections.
French President Emmanuel Macron escalated a war of words with the nationalist leaders of Italy and Hungary during the week. Macron said they were correct to see him as their "main opponent" on migration. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Brussels bureau chief, Max Hofmann, and starts by asking him if Matteo Salvini is a hero, as Viktor Orban has suggested.
Get out your hankie: this week, Damien McGuinness and Michaela Küfner bid a fond "Auf Wiedersehen!" to Stammtisch stalwart Jeremy Cliffe as he leaves The Economist's Berlin bureau for Brussels. Also joining us on the Berlin-Brussels extravaganza is ECFR's Almut Moeller to explain what will be keeping the EU busy this autumn.
Germany debates bringing back national service - Migrants in Paris get creative at a pop-up theatre - Military athletes from 32 nations battle it out at the International Army Games - We visit the graffiti capital of Europe - A high ranking Turkish NATO officer boldly escapes to Brussels - A special report on Norway's sharp decline in migrant arrivals.
In Turkey, since a failed coup two years ago, 120-thousand people have been fired or suspended from the military, police and bureaucracy. In addition, thousands of Turkish military officers were jailed without due process by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, especially those trained by NATO and stationed abroad. DW's Teri Schultz meets one officer who has escaped to Brussels.