As President Obama and his 900-person entourage arrived in Brussels for the E.U. summit Tuesday, the Belgian capital braced for the significant expense of hosting him.
Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur told The Guardian his city will spend $10.4 million to ensure Obama’s security during the president’s 24-hour visit. Hosting an E.U. summit typically costs the city about €500,000 ($690,000), the newspaper reports. “But this time round, you can multiply that figure by 20,” Mayeur said.
[H/T RedFlag News]