Friday, September 17, 2010

European Parliament Quarter in Brussels, Belgium

I finally had the chance to visit Brussels or Bruxelles, the capital city of Belgium where you can also see the European Union Quarter. I am not really an expert about European Union so I consulted the expert to give you more information about European Union and Brussels. Please continue reading below. I also have a snapshot of a part of the European Union Quarter below. This was taken during our visit last month.

Brussels (Belgium) is considered to be the de facto capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting the institutions of the European Union within its European Quarter. The EU has no official capital, and no plans to declare one, but Brussels hosts the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Council, as well as a second seat of the European Parliament.

the different flags of some member countries of European Union in Brussels, Belgium. taken during our visit last August 19, 2010.

Most of the institutions are located within the European Quarter of Brussels, which is the unofficial name of the area corresponding to the approximate triangle between Brussels Park, Cinquantenaire Park and Leopold Park (with the Parliament's hemicycle extending into the latter). The Commission and Council are located in the heart of this area near to the Schuman station at the Schuman roundabout on the Rue de la Loi. The European Parliament is located over the Brussels-Luxembourg station, next to Luxembourg Square. more here

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