Brussels

Conflict & Justice

For many in Paris, the attacks in Brussels brings up recent memories of their own tragedy

When news of the ISIS attacks on Brussels was heard in Paris, it seemed especially close. It was just last week when Salah Abdeslam, a key organizer of the Paris attacks in November, was captured in Brussels. We met several Parisians who observed a moment of silence Wednesday in front of City Hall in honor of the Belgian victims and their own.

Global Politics

European Union prepares to adopt 24th official language as costs mount, calls for English rise

In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.