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Posted by: Jamie on Sunday May 12, 2013 (00:56:22) (2521 Reads)
Although the European Union has not formally declared a capital city, the degree to which "Brussels" has become shorthand for "EU" should tell us much of what we need to know about the city's relation to that expanding federation of states. The history of Brussels' assent to this lofty position is a long and convoluted one, stretching back to the post-World War II Brussels Treaty / mutual defense pledge signed by the Benelux nations, the U.K. and ... more ...
Posted by: Jamie on Friday May 10, 2013 (22:30:57) (2178 Reads)
Employment in Brussels has, since its ascendancy to the seat of the European Union, always been a distinct possibility for expatriates: with nearly half of the city's population working within the EU administration or for a business that caters primarily to EU workers, it is a place of convergence for residents of both European Union member states and for countries that, while not in the jurisdiction of the EU, still wish to have some say in its ... more ...