The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the de jure 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.
Brussels has issued a damning dismissal of Boris Johnson's Brexit backstop demands, as the prime minister prepares to tour EU capitals in the vain hope of drumming up support for his plan. Independent - Published
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..
Jeremy Corbyn has called on the next Tory leader to hold a second referendum before taking Britain out of the EU - and said Labour will campaign for Remain. Following a meeting of the shadow cabinet at..
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Team Ineos chief Dave Brailsford says rider Chris Froome is in a remarkable spirit following a career-threatening crash last month. Brailsford was speaking at a press conference ahead of the launch of..
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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 UK's Brexit negotiator is heading to Brussels for meetings with EU officials, despite a claim by Boris Johnson that the UK would stay away until the bloc scraps the controversial backstop. Independent - 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
Boris Johnson's claim that British kipper producers are being hit by EU food safety rules has been rejected as false by Brussels, who said the regulations came from the UK government. The Tory.. Independent - 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