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December 1, 2015

UK: Brussels Breathes Again as Terror Lockdown Finally Ends

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BrusselsLife in Brussels was getting back to normal after the terrorist alert level in the city was lowered from level 4, the highest possible, to level 3, putting it on a par with other European capitals.

The city has been in virtual lockdown since last Friday (November 20), with several major conferences cancelled or postponed, but last night it was decided the greatest threat had passed.

Patrick Bontinck, CEO of visit.brussels, said: "These were difficult days for Brussels, but we never lost confidence in our security services. The decision to raise the threat level to the maximum in Brussels was made for our own safety, that of residents and visitors. In Brussels, the safety of all comes before the economic interests.

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