We must support security decisions but we cannot let it create a 'fortress Europe'
Brussels is the most international city in the EU. It's the heart of Europe. It welcomes people from every part of the world as international politics and business play out on a daily basis. Thousands of Irish people live here, working in the public and private sectors. It's a place where students hang out and genuinely feel a common European identity.
Yesterday's attacks have unnerved and undermined the natural confidence of this city as a place where deals are made - and hope, just sometimes, can be restored.
Europe's capital was rocked to its core yesterday as innocent people lost their lives to terrorism.