Brussels is no Beirut, but it’s an increasingly dangerous place if you happen to be a Eurocrat. Burglary, assault, murder. You name the crime, this city will supply the weapon of choice.
The latest victim is Jean-Pierre Leng, a Eurocrat who has done stints as EU ambassador in Geneva and Tokyo. Leng left town for a weekend to visit his native France. Professional burglars discovered his absence, forced entry into his residence in well-heeled Uccle, broke into a safe box and absconded with several million Belgian francs worth of foreign currency.
Dietrich von Kyaw, Germany’s ambassador to the EU, reports…
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