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07 Oct 2018 | 10:28 PM UTC

Belgium: Heightened security for EU and ASEAM summits Oct. 17-19

Belgium News Alert

Heightened security in Brussels for EU and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEAM) summits on October 17-19

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels


The European Summit of the Heads of state and Government of the EU and the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) summit will be held in Brussels from Wednesday, October 17, to Friday, October 19. Heightened security measures are expected throughout Brussels during the two summits. Authorities in Brussels have announced that traffic restrictions will be in place during the events in the area around Schuman Circle and the Cinquantenaire Park. Additional information on local traffic and parking restrictions can be found on the city of Brussel's website.


Individuals in Brussels during the summits are advised to anticipate heightened security measures and increased traffic congestion (particularly at major travel hubs) and allow for additional travel time. Adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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