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European summit in Brussels on 20 and 21 March

This page has been automatically translated from French into English by a translation software. Automatic translations are not as accurate as translations made by professional human translators. Nevertheless these pages can help you understand information published by the City of Brussels.


On Thursday 20 and Friday 21 March 2014, a European Summit of the Heads of state and Government of the European Union will be held in Brussels in the buildings of the Council of the European Union, at the Rue de la Loi. A safety zone will be set up. Only authorized persons can enter this zone on foot.

The Reyers tunnel towards the centre will be closed from 20 March at noon till the end of the summit.

It is recommended, especially during the morning of Friday 21 March 2014, not to come to Brussels by car via the E40 - Avenue de Cortenbergh - Rue de la Loi.

The limits of the safety zone?

The perimeter will be closed on 20 March (from 2 pm) and 21 March (till the end of the summit):

  • Traffic circle Schuman [plan]
  • Rue Froissart, between the Rue Juste Lipse and the Traffic circle Schuman [plan]
  • Rue de la Loi, between the Traffic circle Schuman and 'Residence Palace' [plan]
  • Rue Juste Lipse [plan]

Attention: only vehicles of official delegations, vehicles authorized by the services of the Council of the European Union and the police will have access. Deliveries will not be possible. Vehicles will only have access from the traffic circle Schuman/Rue Froissart.

Who can enter the safety zone?

Following people can enter the safety zone on foot, on the footpaths at the side of the buildings, not at the side of the Justus Lipsius building:

  • the local residents with their ID card
  • the employees and the shopkeepers with a police certificate delivered by the employer
  • the European civil servants with their European badge
  • every person with a pass

Where to obtain a 'pass' or certificate?

The demands can be downloaded at www.polbru.be/eurotop and must be sent electronically to the police station of the 5th division of the Police of Brussels Capital Ixelles, Boulevard Clovis 10 - 1000 Brussels - 02 279 85 35 or 02 279 85 36 or eurotop.polbru@skynet.be. The passes will be available there from 10 March 2014 (possibly after the necessary checks).

Local traffic

Some streets will get a local traffic regulation:

  • rue Archimède between the rue Stévin and the rond-point Schuman [plan]
  • avenue de Cortenberg, between the rue Stévin and the rond-point Schuman [plan]
  • rue de la Loi, between the avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée and the rond-point Schuman [plan]
  • avenue d'Auderghem, between the rue Belliard and the rond-point Schuman [plan]
  • rue Breydel [plan]

Parking will be forbidden

  • in the safety zone
  • in the streets with local traffic
  • Chaussée d'Etterbeek [plan], between the Rue Belliard [plan] and the Rue Van Maerlant [plan]
  • Rue Van Maerlant [plan]
  • Rue Belliard [plan], between the Chaussée d'Etterbeek and the Avenue d'Auderghem (side of Brussels) [plan]

Public cleanliness

People who live in the safety zone are asked not to put their garbage bags outside on 20 and 21 March 2014.

More information: from 10 March, from Monday till Friday from 8 am till 6:30 pm and on Saturday from 8 am till 2 pm at 02 279 85 35 or 36 or www.polbru.be

Practical information

5th division
Boulevard Clovis 10
1000 Brussels

Tel. : 02 279 85 10
Fax : 02 279 85 09
Opening hours : every day from 7:00 am till 10:00 pm

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