There are a wide variety of feelings that emerge when tragedies occur and obviously my first thoughts are with the victims, those supporting the victims, the entire city of Brussels, the country of Belgium and everyone within the region that will be impacted in one way or another by the horrific attacks in Brussels only hours ago. 

As the news continues to unfold throughout the day, I can’t help but wonder if an event like this brings the EU closer together, unifies the members, and reminds them of why they came together in the first place. What type of impact might an event like this – or the attacks in Paris late last year – have on the UK’s decision to leave the EU? As the Brexit debate plays on and the ultimate vote gets closer, I am keen to hear how each side will interpret the events in Brussels and recalculate the costs associated with staying or leaving the EU.