European news channel euronews has announced the opening of a new bureau in the city of Brussels, right at the heart of the European capital.

This new 600 sq. m office will become the largest international news bureau located in city, says euronews who will populate the office with a 20-strong team and will also set up a studio containing the latest in production facilities.

The euronews teams will report on European affairs and international news in 10 languages, soon to become 12.

They will also be equipped to broadcast live as events unfold.

The opening of this new bureau is part of an agreement signed in December 2010 with the European Commission.

“Opening a comprehensive newsroom in Brussels is a strategic step for the channel and fits in with its desire to cover European affairs in greater depth,” the channel commented.