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English translation: the European Union (EU)

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French term or phrase:Bruxelles
English translation:the European Union (EU)
Entered by: Jana Cole
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02:25 Jul 7, 2007
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Government / Politics / article on proposed French fiscal plan
French term or phrase: Bruxelles
My question: Does "Bruxelles" mean "Western European Union" in the same way that "Downing Street" means "The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom":

M. Sarkozy doit aussi tenir un autre engagement, pris devant les Français et devant ***Bruxelles***, celui de réduire l'endettement de la France.
Jana Cole
Local time: 04:33
Brussels/ the EU
Explanation:
that's what it means IMO

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Note added at 2 mins (2007-07-07 02:27:06 GMT)
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"Brussels" would be understood in this context for sure
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David Hollywood
Local time: 08:33
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4 +4Brussels/ the EU
David Hollywood


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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Brussels/ the EU


Explanation:
that's what it means IMO

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Note added at 2 mins (2007-07-07 02:27:06 GMT)
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"Brussels" would be understood in this context for sure

David Hollywood
Local time: 08:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Juan Jacob: = EU, of course. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_européenne
10 mins
  -> thanks Juan :)

agree  Jonathan Sanders: Absolutely
27 mins
  -> thanks Jonathan :)

agree  Richard Benham: Yeah. The same way the name of any capital can be used for the government of that country, "the Vatican" for the RC Church,,,, Kids' stuff.
6 hrs

agree  Assimina Vavoula
15 hrs
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