Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has been the political capital of Europe. The city is home to EU institutions, North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters, international organizations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. It is also the capital of European Union and Belgium. Below are some interesting facts about the city that might have been what attracted all these nations to entrust their affairs to it. 

The city is home to 40,000 EU employees, 4,000 NATO employees and hosts about 300 permanent representations: lobby groups, embassies and press corporations.

About 27 percent of the residents in Brussels are not Belgium citizens.

Brussels is a major trader of Beer, waffles and chocolate. There are more than 800 brands of beer on sale in Brussels. For those who love partying, Brussels can hold its own with other big cities such as Berlin in Germany and Dublin in Ireland.

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