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Johnson blames today’s Brexit woes on Brussels – that’s a load of old bull

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It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally spotted one of those “Brexit opportunities” cited in the job title of the cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg. Thanks to the UK’s departure from the European Union, the British govern...

Call for Brussels statue to be melted and made into memorial for Congo victims

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A bronze statue of 19th-century Belgian king Léopold II in the centre of Brussels could be melted down and turned into a monument to the millions who died during his brutal rule of the Belgian Congo and other victims ...

Brussels launches legal action over Polish rulings against EU law

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The European Commission has begun legal action against Poland over rulings by the country’s constitutional court that challenged the supremacy of EU law, in an escalation of the long-running battle between Brussels an...

Brussels doctors to prescribe museum visits for Covid stress

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Doctors in Brussels will be able to prescribe museum visits as part a three-month trial designed to rebuild mental health amid the Covid pandemic. Patients being treated for stress at Brugmann hospital, one of the lar...

Brussels battles old prejudices as it frees unloved river from its vault

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While Paris’s winding Seine has been an inspiration for some of the greatest works of romantic art and literature, the unloved Senne running through Brussels has been buried away under concrete for the last 150 years,...

Brexit ‘divorce bill’ higher than UK’s forecasts, Brussels estimates

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The UK’s Brexit “divorce bill” is €47.5bn (£40.8bn) according to estimates from Brussels that are higher than the government’s forecasts. The first tranche, €6.8bn, is due for payment by the end of the year. The fina...

Brussels urges unity over AstraZeneca jab to boost public confidence

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The EU’s 27 member states have been urged by Brussels to bolster public confidence by coming up with a unified response to the finding by regulators that blood clots are a rare side-effect of the Oxford/AstraZeneca ja...