Commission ‘back in Berlaymont by November’
23 June 2004
BRUSSELS – The European Commission should be able to move back into its renovated Berlaymont headquarters by 1 November this year, it was reported Wednesday.
The prediction came from Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders, who told a parliamentary committee that the company in charge of the renovation should be finished with the main building by 30 June. On that date, the building will be transferred back to the Commission.
The 13-storey, star-shaped building in the heart of Brussels’ EU district was closed more than a decade ago for asbestos removal but has been plagued by numerous delays and soaring costs ever since.
Reynders estimated that the tardiness of the project would result in some EUR 7.5 million in additional costs.
[Copyright Expatica 2004]
Subject : Belgian news