Capital of the European Union

Capital of the European Union in Europe

Description of Capital of the European Union

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes capital of the european union in the following terms: [1] There is no capital of Europe, the nearest approximation being Brussels, which houses the Commission, the Council of Ministers and parts of the European Parliament. Three-quarters of the Commission’s staff work in Brussels – a rich source of rent and restaurant trade (see more in this European encyclopedia). It has been estimated that Brussels earns around $1.5 billion a year from European officials and their multifarious visitors.

Luxembourg serves as the second city of the EU, playing host to the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank and the Court of Auditors. The third city is Strasbourg, principal seat of the European Parliament (and incidentally the home of the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe).

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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