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30/07/2016

Footage from the tunnels of the Brussels metro, moments after the terror attack

Location: Brussels


Elections 19-07-2016

SPD chief backs Schulz's quest to stay in office

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants his party colleague Martin Schulz to continue in his role as a European Parliament president, contrary to a previous informal agreement. EurActiv Germany reports.

Belgium's Independence Day celebrations will go ahead despite Nice attack

Celebrations for Belgium’s national day will go ahead amid heightened security next Thursday (21 June), despite last night’s Bastille Day terror attack in Nice.
Sustainable Dev. 13-07-2016

DR Congo’s dystopian urbanisation on show in Brussels

DR Congo’s impasse between an unplanned urbanisation of slum expansion and a dystopian dream world of Dubai-inspired gated compounds is on display at a show in Brussels – the former colonial master of what is now one of the world’s poorest countries.
UK & Europe 26-06-2016

Brussels Brits react in horror to Brexit: 'What the hell went wrong?'

The vote for Brexit has come as a huge shock to the British people living and working in Brussels, who "branded it "insane", "stupid", and asked, "what the hell went wrong?"
Security 22-06-2016

Man with salt and biscuit 'suicide belt' sparks Brussels alert

A man with psychiatric problems who was carrying a fake suicide belt full of salt and biscuits was arrested Tuesday after he triggered a major anti-terror operation at a Brussels shopping mall, prosecutors said.
Global Europe 20-06-2016

‘Lighthouse for Lampedusa’ erected on Brussels skyline

A makeshift lighthouse – constructed out of the remnants of refugees' dinghies – was erected on the Brussels skyline last night (19 June), to mark World Refugee Day and pose an ongoing question to EU policymakers through the summer.
Development Policy 17-06-2016

MSF rejects EU funds over 'shameful' migrant policy

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said it would no longer take funds from the EU in protest at its "shameful" policies on the migration crisis, including a deal with Turkey.
UK & Europe 17-06-2016

Brussels NGOs united in mourning for former colleague Jo Cox

The news of the brutal murder of British MP Jo Cox slowly filtered through the closing ceremony of the Brussels European Development Days conference last night (16 June) – an event which, as a former head of Oxfam, she would have felt entirely at home at.
UK & Europe 17-06-2016

The UK may leave, but English will remain

Britain has a history of leaving legacies. The most significant one it may leave on the EU in the event of Brexit may turn out to be the English language, writes Colin Mackay.

Belgium failing to protect Brussels eurocrats from killer fumes

EXCLUSIVE / The Belgium government has failed to protect workers in Brussels’ EU quarter from deadly traffic fumes, according to legal action filed against it by the European Commission.
UK & Europe 26-05-2016

UKIP MEP: Vote me out of my job

UK Independence Party MEP Patrick O’Flynn is a poacher-turned-gamekeeper, a former political journalist for the Daily Express, turned MEP for UKIP.

Airport security chiefs question controls outside terminals

Following the terrorists attacks in Brussels on 22 March, airport security chiefs are calling for heightened intelligence cooperation.

Report: Two European Parliament drivers caught with Islamic State propaganda

Two drivers working for the European Parliament have been caught in possession of Islamic State propaganda material, Der Spiegel wrote on Saturday (16 April).
Global Europe 17-04-2016

Thousands take part in Brussels rally against jihadist violence

Around 7,000 people in Brussels marched against jihadist violence on Sunday (17 April), nearly a month after suicide blasts on Europe's institutional capital left 32 dead and several hundred injured, police said.
Security 30-03-2016

The challenges of the Brussels bombings

Last week's attacks on Brussels exacerbate already existing tensions over freedom of movement and deepening integration. Thanos Dimadis contends that we should think twice before giving into our fears.
Security 25-03-2016

Europe’s shattered peace, Europe’s struggling values

The Brussels attacks have changed Europe’s perception about itself. What makes the events of this week different is that there is now an acceptance by EU leaders that these attacks will continue, writes Judy Dempsey.

Minister: Denmark's security opt-out 'problematic' after Brussels attacks

Denmark's Minister for Justice Søren Pind worries that his country will increasingly miss out on important information that could prevent terror attacks, after EU ministers yesterday (24 March) agreed to step up the information sharing between intelligence services.
Global Europe 25-03-2016

EU justice ministers step up intelligence sharing after Brussels attacks

EU justice ministers on Thursday (24 March) agreed to set up a team of national counter-terrorism experts to strengthen Europol as a response to the attacks in Brussels that killed 31 and injured more than 300.

Juncker after Brussels terror attacks: ‘We need a Security Union’

“We feel we need a Capital Market Union, Energy Union, Economic and Monetary Union but we also think we need security union”, stressed Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday (23 March), after terrorist attacks killed 31 and left over 200 injured on Tuesday (22 March) in Brussels.

Commission, Belgian PM, and King hold a minute of silence for Brussels terror victims

Belgium’s King Philippe, together with his wife, joined European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Prime Minister Charles Michel, on Wednesday (23 March) at Berlaymont, to observe a minute of silence for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks (22 March).

French PM: 'Urgent' need to bolster EU external border controls

France's prime minister on Wednesday said there was an "urgent" need to tighten controls on the European Union's borders after bombings in Brussels that left around 30 dead and were claimed by the Islamic State group.
Global Europe 23-03-2016

EU authorities to discuss 'Moscow model' to protect airports

National experts will consider lessons learnt from terrorist attacks in Moscow and in Madrid in a meeting on 11 April to improve security at the airports and mass public transportation systems in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, EU officials told Euractiv.com.
Global Europe 22-03-2016

Tales of carnage, confusion and courage emerge after Brussels attacks

The terrorist attacks in Brussels brought tales of carnage, confusion and courage, as the Belgian capital struggled to cope with the unfolding tragedy that left at least 34 dead.

Footage from the tunnels of the Brussels metro, moments after the terror attack

EurActiv's Evan Lamos was in the metro between Arts-Loi and Maelbeek stations this morning when the explosion happened.