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Belgium

Brussels is the "de facto" capital of Europe and whether people accept it or not, it does house the main European establishments, which makes it a city at risk of terrorist attacks. Though this does not dwell on regular residents' minds, it also does not change the reality. Certainly the security measures you encounter when visiting some buildings will remind you of this fact.

There are sometimes strikes and demonstrations held in the city protesting European or Belgian law enactments/proposals. Though this represents no danger to citizens, it substantiates that Belgium a very significant city politically. Behind the calm, happy-go-lucky nature of the city, there are real issues being dealt with that affect the lives of not just Belgians, but Europeans and often the world as well.

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