European Quarter in Brussels

5 February 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Union Reading Time:  16 minutes

Rue de la Loi © - Euro Pictures/cc-by-2.0

Rue de la Loi © – Euro Pictures/cc-by-2.0

Most of the European Union’s Brussels-based institutions are located within its European Quarter (French: Quartier Européen, Dutch: Europese Wijk), which is the unofficial name of the area corresponding to the approximate triangle between Brussels Park, Cinquantenaire Park and Leopold Park (with the European Parliament’s hemicycle extending into the latter). The Commission and Council are located on either side of the Rue de la Loi at the heart of this area near Schuman railway station and the Robert Schuman Roundabout.   read more…

Berlaymont building, the headquarters of the European Commission

1 April 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Union, House of the Month Reading Time:  8 minutes

© - Amio Cajander/cc-by-sa-2.0

© – Amio Cajander/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Berlaymont is an office building in Brussels, Belgium, which houses the headquarters of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union (EU). The structure is located at Schuman roundabout at Wetstraat 200 Rue de la Loi, in what is known as the “European Quarter“. The unique form of the Berlaymont’s architecture is used in the European Commission’s official emblem.   read more…

Theme Week Brussels, the city with two faces

18 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, European Union, European Capital of Culture, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  9 minutes

© Emilio García

© Emilio García

Visitors are very quickly attracted by the very special atmosphere of Brussels. The city clearly shows serenity and joy in the small, beautiful things of life. Enjoy the typical Belgian way of life in Europe’s capital!   read more…

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