Brussels police are hunting down the group who hurled insults at European Union employees on the Metro earlier this year. PublicServiceEurope.com examines the fragile relationship between the institutions and the Belgian capital and asks if the incident has wider meaning
Police investigating threats against European Union officials launched an appeal for witnesses this week at the Schuman Metro Station, which serves the European Commission’s headquarters. Commuters were asked to come forward with information on the group that verbally abused Eurocrats arriving for work back in March. Police handed out leaflets in four languages that recalled the actions of “a small group of people”, who made “verbal threats” against those identified as EU officials.
The group is accused of having “distributed tracts” and sung songs insulting Eurocrats, while spraying the Schuman underground stop with graffiti. The same group is believed to have left stickers on cars in the European quarter, above the metro stop, inviting Eurocrats to “use their ties” to hang themselves.