The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders. It is the administrative centre of the European Union, thus often dubbed, along with the region, the EU's capital city.
With few options left to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to achieve his goal of taking Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31, officials in Brussels say that he may need to go back to the idea of a so-called.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Boris Johnson pays a visit to Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen to coincide with the publication of Lord Bew's review and an announcement of extra funding for Scottish farmers. The..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintained his uncompromising stance over the October 31 Brexit date, saying he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than go to Brussels to ask for a further delay. Mr Johnson..
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The Brief: Britain hasn't offered a "realistic alternative" to the Irish backstop, European Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet responding to Prime Minister Johnson's letter requesting that..
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EU diplomats fear Britain is heading for a no-deal Brexit as Boris Johnson has made clear he is determined to thwart attempts to stop the UK leaving by the Halloween deadline. Officials in Brussels are..
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Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by preparing to spend an extra $2.6 billion to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal at the..
Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has stacked his cabinet with Brexiteers and restated his commitment to take his country out of the EU "no ifs, no buts" in three months' time. Lucy Fielder..
Britain's Brexit negotiator David Frost proposed in Brussels on Friday that common rules for checking animals and animal products be established across the whole island of Ireland as an alternative to.. Reuters - Published
Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with.. Reuters - Published
British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday that the government could strike a renegotiated Brexit deal with Brussels and get it through parliament before Oct. 31, despite the prospect of an.. Reuters - Published
British and EU diplomats made clear on Wednesday that there was no immediate prospect of substantive negotiations on an EU divorce deal as Britain's new negotiator, David Frost, arrived in Brussels for.. Reuters - Published
The European Union is still in talks with Dublin over how to organize border checks on the island of Ireland in case of a no-deal Brexit but such controls would inevitably be "disruptive", according to.. Reuters - Published
British Brexit negotiator David Frost is not expected to offer new ideas to replace the Irish backstop when he arrives in Brussels for talks with the European Union on Wednesday, British and European.. Reuters - Published
The British government has received a positive reception to its revised Brexit plans and is "thrashing" through the detail with Brussels, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
Dutch Foreign Minister Stephan Blok said that serious talks took place in Brussels between the EU and Britain on Wednesday but that the sides have not managed to bridge divisions on Brexit terms. Reuters - Published
Deutsche Bank on Wednesday retained its estimate that there is a 50:50 chance Britain will crash out of the European Union without a deal with Brussels following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to.. Reuters - Published
The European Union is awaiting detailed proposals from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued efforts to persuade the bloc's leaders to.. Reuters - Published
The European Union needs to show flexibility over the Irish border "backstop" because the issue of whether Britain leaves the bloc with or without a deal is now mainly up to Brussels, Conservative.. Reuters - Published
Britain's foreign minister on Thursday pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it.. Reuters - Published
The deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that props up the British government on Tuesday called on Dublin and Brussels to engage with Britain on finding an alternative to the "backstop". Reuters - Published
Britain is "ready and willing" to do a deal to leave the European Union if Brussels renegotiates the agreement, a senior government source said on Tuesday, denying that a no-deal Brexit was Prime.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Europe adviser is in Brussels to pass on the British leader's message that the country is leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 "whatever the circumstances", a government.. Reuters - Published
The European Union is offering new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a wary welcome, insisting it will consider any detailed new ideas he has on Brexit but cautious lest his gambit is ultimately to.. Reuters - Published
The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers, the latest in many running battles between Brussels and Budapest on migration,.. Reuters - Published
The head of the Northern Ireland party that will prop up Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new British government said his appointment was a "fresh start" and called on London, Brussels and Dublin to.. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated her long-standing ally Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday on being confirmed as European Commission president, hailing the current German defense minister as.. Reuters - Published
European foreign ministers will seek to flesh out how to convince Iran and the United States to reduce tensions and initiate a dialogue when they meet in Brussels on Monday amid fears that the 2015.. Reuters - Published
Poland's foreign minister praised the "non-confrontational" style of the EU's nominee to head the next European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and signalled that he looked forward to improved ties.. Reuters - Published
Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Italy would speak out clearly and consistently in favor of restoring fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help.. Reuters - Published
After struggling to get his way in Brussels for much of the past two years, Emmanuel Macron can claim a rare victory in brokering a deal on Europe's new leadership team, in a sign the French president.. Reuters - Published
Everyone will have to make compromises if an agreement is to be reached on how to parcel out top jobs in the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said upon arriving for the third day of a.. Reuters - Published
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he will not discuss with European Union leaders on Sunday possible EU action over Rome's debt, for which a decision by the European Commission is expected on.. Reuters - Published
Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans has emerged as the favorite to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday ahead of a summit in Brussels, but faces resistance from.. Reuters - Published
The European Commission repeated on Wednesday that the European Union was not prepared to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement struck with London despite the plans of British prime ministerial.. Reuters - Published
Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday Italy could not make any commitments with Brussels over its 2020 deficit, and needed 10-15 billion euros in tax cuts to boost its stagnant economy. Reuters - Published
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the three so-called Spitzenkandidaten - or lead candidates - for the European Commission presidency had each failed to receive enough support among.. Reuters - Published
European Council President Donald Tusk said he was "more cautious than optimistic" that a deal on the European Union's top jobs can be achieved between 28 national leaders of the bloc convening in.. Reuters - Published
The EU's 28 national leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday are likely to embrace a more ambitious stance on fighting climate change but haggle over who should steer the bloc, including its monetary.. Reuters - Published
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defense system, and may meet during NATO meetings in.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in.. Reuters - Published
A European Union diplomat said on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their access to EU investors from July because Brussels and Switzerland have so far failed to reach a compromise over.. Reuters - Published
Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off.. Reuters - Published
France's Marine Le Pen unveiled a new far-right group in the European Parliament on Thursday, uniting eurosceptics from across the continent who aim to devolve power from Brussels back to capitals. Reuters - Published
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government of lacking "maturity" by withholding diplomatic support for her trip to visit EU officials in Brussels, and suggested it was part.. Reuters - Published
The European Union and its member states will not be prepared to renegotiate the Brexit deal agreed between London and Brussels whoever the next British Prime Minister is, Germany's Europe Minister.. Reuters - Published
The Swiss government is demanding clarifications from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another.. Reuters - Published