Brussels can never go back to 'normal' again after terror attacks - mayor
Published 29/03/2016 | 08:52
The mayor of Brussels has said the European Union's capital can never go back to "normal" again following last week's terror attacks.
Yvan Mayeur spoke in Paris during a meeting with his Parisian counterpart Anne Hidalgo to discuss the French capital's response to the November attacks.
Mr Mayeur is meeting Parisian first responders and holding a minute's silence in honour of victims of last week's attack on Brussels' airport and subway system, and also for those killed during a weekend attack in Lahore, Pakistan.
Asked whether life in Brussels is returning to normal, Mr Mayeur said: "There's no such thing as 'normal' any more. That's a concept we have to revisit."
Ms Hidalgo pledged solidarity with Belgium as it begins "a long and painful process of grieving and reconstruction".
A total of 35 people were killed in last week's attacks in Belgian capital.