A U.N. peacekeeper stands in front of a banner at Ledra street in Nicosia April 4, 2008. Hundreds of Greek and Turkish Cypriots as well as tourists crossed the 80-metre (262 ft) stretch of road in the main commercial district of divided Nicosia one day after its opening. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (CYPRUS)
Timothy Heritage is Brussels Bureau Chief and European Affairs Editor, responsible for coverage of the European Union. He has previously been based in Moscow, Jerusalem, Paris, London, Warsaw and Belgrade, covering events ranging from the fall of Communism and conflict in the Balkans and Middle East to the euro zone debt crisis.