PHONE LINE TO CHECK ON FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN BRUSSELS
The Safety Check can be accessed here and the Department of Foreign Affairs phone line is 00 353 (1) 418 0200. Belgian Crisis Centre phone number 00 32 781 51 771.
Telephone communication is very difficult at the moment. Authorities are asking people to use social media or landline rather than cell phone.
Statement by President Donald Tusk following the terrorist attacks in Brussels
I am appalled by the bombings this morning at Zaventem airport and the European district in Brussels which have cost several innocent lives and injured many others.
I extend my sincerest sympathies to the relatives and friends of the victims. These attacks mark another low by the terrorists in the service of hatred and violence.
The European institutions are hosted in Brussels thanks to the generosity of Belgium’s government and its people. The European Union returns this solidarity now and will fulfil its role to help Brussels, Belgium and Europe as a whole counter the terror threat which we are all facing.