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In Brussels, the capital of Belgium and center of the EU, the rising number of beggars continues to be a social problem.  

Begging is not a crime in Belgium as the law introduced in 1993 says. Everyone in the country has a right to beg. 

That is why, although municipalities have the authority to impose restrictions on beggars, begging cannot be prohibited throughout the country. 

It is not rare to see beggars in the streets of Brussels, which is home to the EU, NATO, and many other institutions.  

The beggars, at high streets, near official buildings, subway, and gardens,

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