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.
Ahead of a Brexit summit on Wednesday, the EU has urged the UK to make "concrete proposals" to break a stalemate in negotiations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel compared any solution to "squaring a circle."
The policy is increasingly controversial because of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. In July, an Afghan youth killed himself after being deported from Germany. Activists say the European Union has no right to reject Afghan asylum-seekers and send them back. From Brussels, Teri Schultz reports on a new campaign led by Amnesty International.
Donald Trump's new man in Brussels talks about transatlantic ties - How EU companies plan to sidestep US sanctions on Iran - Italy's new anti-migrant law - New Polish movie upsets the Catholic Church - Northern Ireland under pressure to legalize abortions - Calls to ban the use of cages in animal farming - Campaigning against the far-right in eastern Germany – The future of fracking in England
The European Union and Iran agreed during the week to create a special vehicle to facilitate trade and financial transactions between them, sidestepping US sanctions against Iran. Keith Walker speaks with correspondent Georg Matthes from DW's Brussels bureau and starts by asking him to explain the background to the US sanctions on Iran.
US President Donald Trump took his time in choosing an envoy to the European Union. The post in Brussels remained vacant for some 18 months. But now a new ambassador has arrived in the capital of Europe and DW's Teri Schultz is the first journalist to interview him about the future of the transatlantic relationship under President Donald Trump...who, we learn, is actually a "huge fan" of Europe.