European summit in Brussels on 22 and 23 June 2017

On Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June 2017, 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 direction centre will be closed from Thursday 22 June at noon.

Limits of the safety zone?

The safety zone will be closed on 22 June (from 1 pm) and 23 June:

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

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.

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 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. The passes will be available there from 12 June 2017 (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
  • avenue de Cortenberg, between the rue Stévin and the rond-point Schuman
  • rue de la Loi, between the avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée and the rond-point Schuman
  • avenue d'Auderghem, between the rue Belliard and the rond-point Schuman
  • rue Breydel

Parking will be forbidden

  • in the safety zone
  • in the streets with local traffic
  • Chaussée d'Etterbeek, between the Rue Belliard and the Rue Van Maerlant
  • Rue Van Maerlant
  • Rue Belliard, between the Chaussée d'Etterbeek and the Avenue d'Auderghem

Public transport

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

More information: 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

Created on 07/06/2017 (modified on 22/06/2017)
Schuman safety zone