About: Brussels

Global Europe 22-03-2017

One year after the Brussels attacks, the city remembers those lost

Wednesday (22 March) marks the first anniversary of the Brussels attacks, which took over 30 lives and injured many more, shocking the capital of the European Union
Global Europe 22-03-2017

Belgian government ‘must do more’ to support Brussels bombings victims

One year ago, in a cold basement of Astrid Hospital, Anne Cameron Cain frantically searched for news of her husband. Along with dozens of other families, the Cains were not prepared for the tragic events of that day, which took the lives of both Anne's husband Alexander Pinczowski and her sister-in-law Sascha Pinczowski.
20-02-2017

Greens MEP: Unpaid internships ‘unacceptable’

Nearly 100 laughing young persons gathered around Schuman Circle to protest the plight of unpaid interns on Monday (20 February).
Jean-Claude Juncker

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.
Minute of silenece for victims of Brussels attacks

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).
Metro evacuation

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.
Future EU 21-10-2015

Former French MEP launches offensive to have Strasbourg as only seat of the European Parliament

Everybody agrees: The European Parliament needs a single seat. But former minister and MEP Catherine Trautmann says it should be Strasbourg, not Brussels.
Brexit 14-10-2015

Captain Europe: Grexit, Brexit and my double life

The European Union's only superhero Captain Europe shares his thoughts on Grexit, Brexit and the refugee crisis. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com, he also gives us a glimpse of the mysterious man behind the mask...
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Sports 18-09-2015

The Sustainable Financing of Grassroots Sport – Hosted by the European Lotteries

The European Lotteries Association is a proud partner of the European Week of Sport, with its members providing sustainable funding of more than €2 Billion to European sport each year.
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Are MEPs human?
Languages & Culture 17-09-2015

Are MEPs human?

A collection of 200 portraits was unveiled on 14 September at the European Parliament's Esplanade in Brussels. The photos are part of an exhibition organised by EU40 called "Like You", which aims to show the human side of politicians by placing their pictures next to pictures of ordinary citizens.
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Beer Weekend draws over 60,000 in Brussels
Agrifood 08-09-2015

‘Beer Weekend’ draws over 60,000 in Brussels

The 17th annual Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels attracted over 60,000 visitors to the Grand Place on 4-6 September. Despite the rainy weather, the crowd gathered to taste over 350 beers from more than 40 breweries on the main square of Belgium's capital.
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Digital 27-03-2015

Open Data: The Next Frontier

Robert D. Atkinson, president and founder of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discusses ITIF's latest publication, Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the G8 Open Data Charter. The paper was launched at the High-Level Roundtable on Open Data, hosted by the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank.
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Euro & Finance 27-03-2015

Marcegaglia: “We must act now. Our global competitors are not waiting for us”

“We must act now. Our global competitors are not waiting for us,” BusinessEurope president, Emma Marcegaglia, said in an interview with EURACTIV at the Invest in Europe conference on Thursday (26 March).
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Euro & Finance 24-03-2015

European Money Week 2015: promoting financial education

To help raise awareness on the importance of financial education, the European Banking Federation, together with its members in more than 20 European countries, organized the first-ever European Money Week from Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March 2015.
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Public Affairs 17-03-2015

Winning a legislative campaign

The Yellow Academy is a series of 7 workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
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Endocrine disruption: the view of the chemical industry

Endocrine disruption is an important issue of significant public, political and scientific interest. Even though it can give rise to a very emotional debate, policymakers and authorities should deal with endocrine disruptive substances, as with all chemical substances, via a science- and risk-based regulation. Whether a chemical substance can and will cause harm is a fundamental distinction for both authorities and industry in order to effectively protect people and the environment.
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PES Fair Growth Conference 2015

The creation of jobs and growth through public and private investment is back on the European agenda. Let’s open the debate at the PES Fair Growth Conference 2015 on the current economic, financial and social challenges we are facing today.
Energy 12-03-2015

Commission to regulate and incentivise building energy efficiency

The European Commission is on track to launch infringement procedures against member states which have not properly implement EU law about energy efficiency in buildings.
Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

Kalfin: EU budget should be debated at national level

The so-called Monti group, named after its chairman, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is trying to put together proposals how to make the EU budget more transparent and more effective, without increasing its size.
27-02-2015

Markkula: Juncker Plan should change the mentality of Europe

In an interview with EURACTIV's Jeremy Fleming, Markku Markkula talked about his new role as president of the Committee of the Regions and the importance of the regional input on the Juncker plan.
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Inequality in Europe: Tackling the income and wealth gap

Austerity measures adopted in the past years have widened inequality in terms of income and wealth within and between EU countries.
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Public Affairs 24-02-2015

Big data and public affairs campaigns

The Yellow Academy is a series of 7 workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
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#Media4EU 13-02-2015

EU Community launches new tool for relevant experts

On 29 January, EURACTIV's flagship innovation project EU Community, presented the beta version of its first tool: EurActory.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-02-2015

Media4EU: EU strategy for independent and sustainable media

Europe’s media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. Tackling the economic challenges is getting critical in many ways, and also in the EU’s self-interest. Just like for any other key EU sector, the Juncker Commission could indeed trigger sector-strategic thinking, while refraining from interference and/or bailing out the sector.

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