Schuman roundabout

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Schuman Roundabout (Dutch: Schumanplein, French: Rond-point Schuman), or Schuman Square, is a roundabout at the end of Wetstraat/Rue de la Loi in Brussels that serves as a focus for major institutions of the European Union (EU). It is named after Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Union and gives its name to the surrounding district (also known as the European Quarter) and Schuman station. The major buildings next to it are the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission, and the Justus Lipsius building, headquarters of the Council of the European Union. The area is to see some major rebuilding as EU offices are converted into shops and other civilian uses and the roundabout will be converted into one of three pedestrian squares, the theme of the new Place Schumanplein will concentrate on "policy and politics" (.

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