My first video captures some of the sights we saw during our guided tour of the city. Whilst it was a brisk morning, the sun was out and we got some brilliant shots of the small city!

The EU Legislature

Our second sunny day was spent in Brussels, on our visit to the European Parliament and European Commission. We were fortunate to see the Parliament in session, which you will see in the video. Just note the sheer scale of the place.

Chasing the Council

I am sure all those euro-sceptic individuals out there had noticed that just last week the European Council had met in Brussels to discuss Britain’s position in the European Union. We were fortunate enough to be in Brussels, just around the corner from the Council building in the hours before the arrival of François Hollande, Angela Merkel, David Cameron and many more.

This video presents exciting footage which was taken 15 minutes before their arrival. There were many blacked out vehicles with police escorts and helicopters. Perhaps one of the vehicles which passed us was Cameron himself?!


This very quaint little location was our last stop before the long journey back to Preston. Though there were no European Union origins to see, this was a joyous end to a busy week. There were an array of Belgian Chocolate shops to visit, the smell of waffles around every street corner, and an array of big high street names.

City of Brussels

Brussels is, albeit not everyone’s cup of tea, one of my favourite locations on this trip. Whilst there were parts which brought memories of a night at Canary Wharf, there was much heritage and culture to this city. There were plenty of things to do!

I hope you enjoyed these videos as much as I enjoyed producing them.

8 thoughts on “VIDEOS: EU Trip

      1. Yes you were.

        As I was leaving the courts I was reading something about the lawyer-linguist roles and saw your name somewhere. I do not remember much as the hearing was just so long and we were all nearly falling asleep haha!

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  1. How interesting. I believe the translators who work at the Court (they translate the written documents) have to be lawyers, but we interpreters (who do interpret the words spoken in the hearings) do not. But you do get quite familiar with and interested in law and some interpreters do then go on to study law. I hope our service met with your liking. 🙂

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    1. It was a fantastic experience for all of us, and I know that many students have returned to the UK with new-founded ambitions to work in Luxembourg and Brussels after graduating. And yes, your array of linguistic skills were very impressive to all of us in the group.

      I think you have a really good place there at the court and I hope that it brings you many good opportunities!

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  2. Thanks! Well a career in the EU can be very interesting and rewarding, especially if you like working in a truly international environment.

    It looks like you’re on the way to great things so keep it up! Maybe one day it will be you pleading at the ECJ.

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