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.
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Four years ago, Belgium was struck by the first terrorist attack from a suspected returned former fighter with "Islamic State." The suspect in the killing of four people at Brussels Jewish Museum went on trial in Brussels on Thursday. Teri Schultz reports.
On January 1, Romania takes over the EU's rotating presidency, which it will hold for 6 months. For some time now, the Romanian government has been at odds with the EU regarding the rule of law, separation of powers and corruption. There have been demonstrations time and again because the Romanian government wants to protect politicians.
Huge amounts of plastic waste end up in the oceans every year. Now the European Union has taken action - by getting a step closer to banning plastic plates, drinking straws and other and other disposable plastic products. EU lawmakers agreed on the measure in Brussels on Tuesday.
The world’s biggest markets aren’t playing nice with each other at latest WTO meeting. The US says China has “unfair competitive practices” to which Beijing responded with criticism of Washington tariffs. The EU, on the other hand, is pointing its finger at the US for the Trump administration’s “America First” policies.