Security measures due to the European Summit in Brussels on 21 and 22 March

On Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2019, 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.

Safety zone

The safety zone will be closed on Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March:

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

Important remarks:

  • Deliveries will not be possible
  • Garbage bags, bicycles and terraces are not allowed within the safety zone

Public transport

The bus lines of the  STIB and  De Lijn that drive through the perimeter, are diverted.

Who can enter the safety zone?

With a vehicle:

  • the official delegations, with accreditation from the Council services and/or police forces
  • the emergency services
  • the residents with an accreditation of the police services (access only via the Avenue d’Auderghem)

On foot:

  • the residents registered within the zone and in possession of their ID card
  • the employees and shopkeepers in possession of their ID card and a pass (delivered via their employer)
  • persons in possession of a pass and their ID card


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Where can you obtain a pass?

The demands are possible via and must be sent electronically to the police station of the European quarter of the Brussels Capital Ixelles police zone, Boulevard Clovis 10 – 1000 Brussels – 02 279 85 36. The passes will be available there from 4 March 2019.

Local traffic and parking

Certain streets will only be accessible for local traffic (above ground there will be a parking ban):

  • 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 also 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