DOZENS of EU workers have fled their office in Brussels amid an urgent bomb alert. Police have cordoned off a huge area of the Belgian capital while firefighters and paramedics are standing by in case there is an explosion, according to local media. Walter Derieuw, spokesman for Brussels fire service, said: "A firm received a call saying that a bomb was going to explode. "We have been called by the police to reinforce them just in case." People were evacuated from Rue D'Auderghem at about 10.30am. Ilse van de keere, spokesperson for the Brussels-Ixelles police zone, said: "A perimeter has been established." The drama has been unfolding nearby intense talks between the UK Government and the EU take place in a bid to agree a new Brexit deal for MPs to vote on. A firm received a call saying that a bomb was going to explodeWalter Derieuw, Brussels fire service It comes after meddling House of Commons speaker John Bercow threw a spanner in the works for Theresa May by insisting there … [Read more...] about Bomb threat near Juncker’s EU HQ as dozens are evacuated from Brussels buildings after phone call threatening explosion
At the Hangar18 Art Center (Place du Châtelain 1050), in Brussels, Romanian artists have taken over the gallery for three months, celebrating through art the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. Until May 4, 2019, Florica Prevenda, together with Mircea Cantor and Daniel Djamo, will each have an individual exhibition. For this event, Business Review sat down with Florica Prevenda to find out more about this exhibition. By Oana Vasiliu You are back in Brussels, this time celebrating through your art the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. In artistic terms, what does the EU mean for you? What about Romania? Europe is a symbol of culture and civilisation. Romania is an integral part of this space and I am glad to be part of the European family. Europe is unity in diversity, unity through what constitutes the EU concept and diversity through the cultural contribution of each country, in this is its spiritual richness. We live an era of … [Read more...] about BR INTERVIEW. Artist Florica Prevenda: “I hope visitors ask themselves about how art can be a source of questions in relation to virtual/parallel reality”
EUROSTAR have launched their cheapest ever fares with one-way tickets starting from just £25. But if you're looking to snap up a bargain, you will have to be quick as the offer is available for just three days. The rail company is offering the bargain deals on Eurostar SNAP, their ticketing service that offers last-minute fares at slashed prices. There are tickets from London to Paris, Brussels and Lille from just £25, or you can travel to Rotterdam and Amsterdam from £30. You can book the trains between February 12 to 14 only, with travel dates between February 25 and March 28. However, while you can choose whether you want to travel on a morning or afternoon train, you won't know the exact train you're on. Eurostar opens gateway to Europe with launch of new London to Amsterdam service Travellers must sign up for the SNAP service beforehand and will receive an alert about which train they're on 48 hours before departure. The reduced fare are only available on the … [Read more...] about Eurostar launches their cheapest ever fares starting from just £25 one way – but you will have to be quick
There were some glaring contradictions in the message conveyed by British prime minister Theresa May during the first day of her visit to Northern Ireland. On the one hand she expressed “unshakable” commitment to avoiding a hard border in Ireland but on the other she is travelling to Brussels tomorrow to try to negotiate a reversal of the backstop which is the ultimate guarantee it will not happen. The manner in which May is attempting to ditch the agreement she signed with the EU on the backstop in order to cater to the concerns of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the right wing of her own party does not inspire confidence in her latest “unshakable” commitment. Borderlands A special investigation on Brexit & the Border Read More The prime minister persists in claiming that she is committed to a solution that commands broad support across the community in Northern Ireland, but she continues to pander to the DUP rather than the concerns of … [Read more...] about The Irish Times view on Theresa May’s Belfast visit: glaring contradictions
INSIDE Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil looks at the recent history which led up to Brexit and a spate of debacles that have dogged the EU. The documentary is the inside story of how Europhile leaders lost touch with events and attitudes and paid the price. What is Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil about? The three part series charts a decade of turbulence faced by the European Union which faces an uncertain future. Episode one is about how ex-Prime Minister David Cameron promised a referendum, and his attempts to strike a new deal on issues such as immigration in Brussels in order to win it. Episode two tells how the Greek financial crisis threatened to spread and destroy not just the Euro, but the world economy. And how the medicine prescribed by the EU paved the way for populism - of both right and left. While the third episode chronicles how the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in the summer of 2015 put the European project in peril, as the member states disagreed … [Read more...] about What time is Inside Europe: 10 Years of Turmoil on and what’s the history behind David Cameron’s EU vote?