Belgium is a founding member of the European Union
Belgium is member of the Schengen area since 26 March 1995 and of the Eurozone since 1 January 1999.
The country's capital, Brussels, is together with Luxembourg City and Strasbourg, one of the three official seats of the European institutions. Belgium is a constitutional monarchy in which the King is head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of the government.
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