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Making sense of the EU

EUobserver is an independent online newspaper which values free thinking and plain speech. We aim to support European democracy by giving people the information they need to hold the EU establishment to account.

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EUobserver is a not-for-profit organisation established in Brussels in 2000. It is financially and editorially independent of the EU institutions. Our team of experienced journalists file daily news reports from the EU capital and beyond and do in-depth investigations on topics of special interest. If you want EUobserver to look into a specific issue, please contact our editors. We protect our sources.

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Team

Eric Maurice

Editor-in-Chief

Eric Maurice joined EUobserver in 2015. He was previously editor-in-chief of the European news site Presseurop. Originally from France, he worked as a journalist and editor for Courrier International after studying history of international relations and journalism in Paris.

Andrew Rettman

Foreign Editor

Andrew has been writing on foreign affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish and has a degree in English literature from Oxford University. He also contributes to The Guardian, The Telegraph and to Intelligence Online.

Nikolaj Nielsen

Journalist

Nikolaj joined EUobserver in 2012 and covers home affairs. He is originally from Denmark, but spent much of his life in France and in the US. He won a King Baudouin Foundation grant for investigative journalism in 2010.

Peter Teffer

Journalist

Peter joined EUobserver in 2014 and covers energy, environment, transport and food. He is from the Netherlands, where he continues to write for Dutch media such as NRC Handelsblad. He studied journalism in Utrecht, Ottawa and Aarhus and political science in Amsterdam.

Eszter Zalan

Journalist

Eszter is from Hungary. She reported on conflict and war zones for Nepszabadsag, the largest Hungarian daily, for several years, and has also covered Hungary for Agence France Presse. Eszter joined EUobserver in 2015.

Aleksandra Eriksson

Journalist

Aleksandra has been writing for EUobserver since 2014. She grew up on two sides of the Baltic sea, in Poland and Sweden, and also lived in France and Russia. She is a graduate of Uppsala University and Warsaw School of Economics.

Meg Chang

Head of Operations

Meg joined EUobserver in 2011 and is responsible for the organisation's business operations. Originally from the US, she previously worked as a business executive and consultant for companies in the US, Europe and Asia.

Daniele Castaldelli

Account Manager

Daniele joined EUobserver in 2013. He manages relationships with our clients, as well as advertising sales. He moved to Brussels from Italy, where he graduated in political science with a thesis on EU lobbying.

Henner Sorg

Account Manager

Henner is originally from Germany and has been educated at British universities. He has worked in Brussels in various communications positions related to EU politics for over 10 years.

Rebecca Roskam

Finance and Administration

Rebecca joined EUobserver in 2016, bringing with her extensive customer service experience and fluency in English, French, German and Irish. She is responsible for back-office operations, as well as media partnerships.

Tobias Andreasen

Design and Creative

Tobias studied at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. He has worked for a number of clients in Denmark, including national newspapers and television networks, among others.

Martin Koch Andersen

Technologist

Martin has been with EUobserver since its inception. He is the creator behind EUobserver's website and backend systems. He is based in Denmark and has a master's degree in software development from the IT University in Copenhagen.

Lisbeth Kirk

Founder

Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000. She oversees strategic development of our news service, including cross-border and investigative journalism. She has a degree from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Prior to EUobserver, she worked as a journalist, analyst, editor, and consultant for Danish media, including Notat and Danmarks Radio.

Board

EUobserver is a not-for-profit organisation established as an ASBL under Belgian law. Our board consists of:

Martin Moos

Martin joined the board in 2011. Based in Copenhagen, he is the founder and CEO of ColorClub, a graphic design firm with branches in Denmark, Sweden and Asia.

Paul Kidner

Paul leads the PRAKSIS Business Coaching Center, an NGO programme dedicated to supporting new businesses in Greece. He has developed and launched a platform to create sources of seed-funding for aspiring entrepreneurs. Paul has 20 years of experience in business development, innovation and social impact.

Saskia Horsch

Saskia joined EUobserver's board in 2014. She is Head of Public Policy for Germany and CEE at Amazon. A qualified lawyer with over 10 years of experience in public affairs, she previously worked for Brussels-based consultancy firms as well as for the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition.

Andras Baneth

Andras heads the Public Affairs Council’s European office, the largest global association of public affairs professionals. He has worked in the European Commission and the European Court of Justice and wrote the bestselling ’The Ultimate EU Test Book’. Andras joined EUobserver’s board in 2014.

Alice Stollmeyer

Alice is a digital advocacy strategist and has been working on energy and climate issues since 2009. In 2012 she founded her consultancy @StollmeyerEU, which specialises in EU public affairs, political communications, and digital advocacy.

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EUobserver is the only independent news media covering EU affairs in Brussels and all 28 member states. We are not funded by the EU institutions. We generate our own income from subscriptions, advertising and news-syndication. We also receive institutional grant support from the Adessium Foundation. In 2014, we were awarded a project grant from the Open Society Foundations.

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