EU summit yields no clear way forward on Brexit

Oct 18, 2018
European Union leaders wrapped up a two-day summit in Brussels today. Britain’s exit from the bloc was the main focus of the gathering. And students of EU crises will have heard a familiar whizzing sound as another deadline passed in the unfolding drama, known as Brexit. The long-scheduled summit was intended as an important milestone […]

EU summit yields no clear way forward on Brexit

Oct 18, 2018
European Union leaders wrapped up a two-day summit in Brussels today. Britain’s exit from the bloc was the main focus of the gathering. And students of EU crises will have heard a familiar whizzing sound as another deadline passed in the unfolding drama, known as Brexit. The long-scheduled summit was intended as an important milestone […]

China looms over EU-U.S. trade talks

Sep 10, 2018
On Monday, America’s top trade official is in Brussels, talking tariffs with the European Union. A couple months ago the two sides agreed to a trade war truce. But with the Trump administration constantly reviewing trade policy, it’s hard to predict how things will go. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
Flags of the European Union member states in Brussels, Belgium. 
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Brussels' economy is rebounding after terrorist attacks

Mar 28, 2016
BBC reporter Dan Johnson says restaurants and bars in the Belgian capital sit empty.

French security sector grows with terrorism threat

Mar 23, 2016
Nearly 10,000 additional security forces already protect major tourist sites, synagogues and government buildings in France.
French soldiers patrol inside the departure terminal of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Wednesday, a day after triple bomb attacks in Brussels killed more than 30 people and left more than 200 people wounded.
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More security coordination needed in Brussels

Mar 23, 2016
Belgium has largely been on its own in responding to terror threats.
Soldiers stand guard at the entrance of Brussels' central station on Wednesday, one day after the attacks on Brussels airport and a metro station in the city. 
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Businesses in Brussels feel the effects of the lockdown

Nov 23, 2015
The streets are still empty in Brussels as the city goes onto day three of a lockdown.

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European Union searching for agreement on budget

Nov 22, 2012
European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels to hammer out a budget for the EU. And the task will not be easy with the continent still trying desperately to claw its way out of debt.

What's Up Europe? Smiles in Brussels

Sep 11, 2012
In Brussels, people are smiling over a new bailout plan to save the euro. Meanwhile in Greece, summer sun and good food are taking the edge off harsh reality.

Euro summit ends with two key agreements

Jun 29, 2012
A summit of European leaders has yielded agreement on two key points. First, the EU as a whole will lend directly to banks wherever they get into trouble. Second, there's going to be a new agency to supervise banks across the continent.