englischWhat’s wrong with political communication in the EU? Should Brussels be seen as a bubble or rather as a kind of modern Babylon? This is the first study to analyse the communication culture in Brussels. Based on a survey of more than 300 EU politicians and correspondents, it assesses the basic attitudes of the elites at the core of the EU’s communication processes. The study reveals a surprisingly high level of shared beliefs among Brussels-based politicians and journalists, and analyses the structures which—contrary to these findings—stand in the way of stronger Europeanisation of political communication in the EU. The results indicate new ways to tackle the EU’s long-bemoaned shortcomings with regard to communication.