European summit in Brussels on 17 and 18 March 2016

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European summit - safety zone


On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 March 2016, 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.

Limits of the safety zone?

The safety zone (PNG, 0,53MB) will be closed on 17 March (from 12:30 pm) and 18 March:

  • 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 authorized by the services of the Council of the European Union and the police will have access. Deliveries will not be possible.

Closed tunnels

The Reyers Tunnel towards the centre closes on 17 March from 11 am. Keep in mind that the Montgomery Tunnel is also closed.

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
  • 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 7 March 2016 (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 17 and 18 March.

Public transport

  • the bus lines of the STIB and De Lijn that drive through the perimeter, are diverted
  • the metro runs normally but the Schuman metro station will not be accessible (the metro does not stop), the railway station is open

More information: from 7 March, from Monday till Friday from 8 am till 6 pm and on Saturday from 8 am till noon at 02 279 85 35 or 36 or www.polbru.be

Practical information

5th division
Boulevard Clovis 10
1000 Brussels
[plan]

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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