Politico Europe

Politico Europe
Type News website
Owner(s) Politico and Axel Springer AG
Editor Matthew Kaminski (since April 2015)
Founded 2015
Language English. Podcasts and articles in French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, German, Polish, Spanish
Headquarters Politico,
Rue de la Loi 62,
1040 Brussels
Website www.politico.eu

Politico Europe is the European edition of the American publication Politico and it represents the views of the European Union. Its headquarters are in Brussels.

In September 2014, Politico formed a joint venture with German publisher Axel Springer SE to launch its European edition.[1] In December 2014, the joint venture announced its acquisition of Development Institute International, a leading French events content provider, and European Voice, a European political newspaper, to be re-launched under the Politico brand.[2] Politico Europe was launched with an event on April 21, 2015. Amongst the participants were President of the European Council Donald Tusk and then President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.[3] It represent

Political Europe debuted in print on April 23, 2015.[4]

The main source of revenue comes from advertising and event sponsorships, with nearly half from paid subscriptions.[5]

In June 2018, an annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey among EU experts, ranked POLITICO as the #1 most influential publication on European affairs, for the second year running. POLITICO was ranked above established publications such as the Financial Times, The Economist, BBC and the Wall Street Journal as well as modern information channels including Twitter and Facebook.[6]


POLITICO Pro is a premium politics and policy news service. Launched in 2015, Pro now covers 7 policy areas: Agriculture and Food, Energy and Climate, Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Trade, and Transportation. In addition, POLITICO Pro offers 5 cross-industry products: Brexit Pro, Sustainability Pro, Data and Digitization Pro, EU Budget Pro and Competition Pro, as well a data visualization service, DataPoint.

POLITICO Pro’s paid offerings reach many thousand policy experts and decision-makers from over 730 organizations in 28 countries. Subscribers include EU and national government, corporations, trade associations, consultancies, law firms, and NGOs.

In July 2018, POLITICO Europe announced the acquisition of technology from Statehill Inc, and the subsequent launch of a data driven information Platform, Pro Intelligence.[7]


John Harris is the editor-in-chief of POLITICO in North America and Europe. Matthew Kaminski is executive editor of Politico Europe with Shéhérazade Semsar de-Boisséson as managing director.

Among the editors and reporters at European Voice were Tim King (editor-in-chief until April 2015), Jim Brunsden (subsequently of the Financial Times), Jennifer Rankin (subsequently of The Guardian), Tara Palmeri (subsequently of ABC news) and Ian Wishart (subsequently of Bloomberg).


The majority of the publications articles cover the day-to-day business of the EU and its interactions in domestic and international affairs. There is also an editorial, opinion section, and a section for readers' letters. It publishes weekly a roughly 1,000-word profile of a public figure of influence or importance within the EU and particularly within Brussels. It regularly publishes a special report on a specific issue, which is usually topical (for example, climate change) and examines the issue and its relationship with the EU. Web-only material includes news articles and commentaries, sometimes longer and of a broader European character than the opinion pieces within the newspaper. Politico Europe organizes and hosts EU-related conferences, seminars and debates.

Politico Europe features a censored comments section. Critics against an article will often have posts removed.

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