Brussels is flooded with hundreds of Russian and Chinese agents, the EU security services warned diplomats, saying they must watch where they go for meals and pastimes, German media reported. There are “around 250 Chinese and 200 Russian spies” snooping around in the EU’s unofficial capital, Brussels, diplomats told German paper Welt am Sonntag, citing a warning they got from the European External Action Service (EEAS). The same notice was also sent out to EU military officials. In order to avoid being targeted by Moscow or Beijing, the diplomats were strongly advised to stay out of certain parts of Brussels’ European Quarter where the majority of the key EU institutions are based, the paper wrote. The ‘no-go’ places included a “popular” steakhouse and a cafe close to the Berlaymont building, which hosts the European Commission, and the EEAS HQ nearby.
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