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EDITORIAL Bubbles inside the Bubbles… #WeLoveBrussels by António Buscardini António Buscardini is a journalist and TV producer. He is the Editor-in-chief of the Press Club Brussels Europe Magazine. He is also the journalist and director of the Itinéris series, produced by SIBOMONDE and broadcasted on TV5 Monde. He signs a permanent column named Tales from the Regions within The Brussels Times. Furthermore he is leading the Regional Flavours Initiative within FEDRA. From 2010 to May 2015 he was the Coordinator for Press and Communications within the Assembly of European Regions. He is Portuguese and a Benfica fan. Brussels - capital of Belgium, capital of Europe, famous for its French fries - well, actually in Belgium you would just say “fries”, renowned for its amazing chocolate and remembered for having over a thousand different types of beers.  Brussels – the city where you can find everything, from local recipes to international cuisine and restaurants, fancy cosmopolitan neighbourhoods bordering alternative ghettos, different languages spoken at every street corner and finally, from my point of view, the most majestic square I ever seen: La Grand Place. This city is also known, due to the continuously growing number of European Expats, as the “bubble”. In other words, most of the foreigners who work for the European institutions, international banks and companies, press and lobbying agencies, live in a different kind of Brussels, a parallel city with their own culture, habits and routine. The most emblematic cliché of this is the international gathering on Thursday nights at the famous Place Luxembourg.  Brussels – the city where 55% of the population comes from abroad, ݡɽѡT+ qͽݡ́Ѽٔɵѱ䁥ɕ)չtLѡ́́ɽѡͥЁ݅䁽Ʌи ͕̰́䰁)ɕЁ́Ʌ̸%ѡЁ啅Ȱ'%ٔ((()͍ٕɕɅɑѽɥ́Ʌѥ)ͽ̰ɽͽ́չɥ́ѽ)ͽ́%ݔЁѼѡqՉt)аѥݔѡЁѡͼ+qϊtݔݕѡT٥͕م)ɹɔѡѡͅɽ́ȁ啅ȁ)٥ѡɕQ䁑аЁѡɔ́ɔ )%ѡÊḛ՝݅ٔɅ́ɽѡMѠ)ɽѼ ͕͕́ѕȁ)ݕɔѡ%х̰ѡM͔͠ѡ)A՝Օ͔QݕɔݽɭɕхɅ̰)ѡՍѥ䰁ȁ́ɝ́)̸Q́Ʌѥɕ ͕́Ѽѡ́ )́ɕȁ٥ մٕͥȁѡɕ)啅̰$ٕٔȁͥɕ͕́qɅӊtɽЁ٥ܰ ͕́́ɔѡ)Ёѡхɕչ丁]ɔЁѡ)Ёɽձɔٕͥ )!ݕٕȰٕͅѥ䁕́)ݡЃqɅѥtձ䁍1Ё͡ɔ)ݥѠԁѡѽ䁽٥)٥́啅ȵɽѡɕ) ɅձA՝!ݹ́ɕхɅЁ)A䰁́ѥѡɥѡ)A՝Օ͔չ䁕ٕݕѼ݅э((