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euro|topics has a Europe-wide correspondent network at its disposal. The correspondents read the most important newspapers from Estonia to Portugal daily, and select articles for the press review. This is where you can find the list of correspondent's names. You would like to make contact with one of the correspondents? Please contact:

Sebastian Becker is euro|topics correspondent in Poland. He lives in Warsaw and writes for the Financial Times Deutschland, VDI-Nachrichten and Polish media such as the private TV station Superstacja.

Annette Birschel is euro|topics correspondent in the Netherlands and the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. She has lived and worked in Amsterdam for 12 years as an independent (radio) journalist for various German media. She has lived in Germany, France, the USA and Switzerland (Geneva).

Peter Bognar is euro|topics correspondent in Hungary. He studied Political Sciences, philosophy and Finno-Ugrian studies in Vienna und Budapest. He is the Hungarian correspondent of the Austrian daily newspaper "Die Presse" and editor of the Hungarian weekly, "Budapester Zeitung". He also works as a translator.

Auksė Bruverienė is euro|topics correspondent in Lithuania. After studying violin and philology she was involved in numerous cultural and educational projects across Europe. Currently a freelance German-Lithuanian interpreter and translator based in Vilnius, Auksė compiled a Lithuanian press review for the German embassy there from 2007 to 2009. She speaks Lithuanian, German, English and Russian.

Nicholas Bukovec is euro|topics correspondent for the UK and Ireland. He studied political science, history and economics in Vienna, Dublin and Limerick. From 1999 to 2011 he worked as a political and international editor for the daily Kurier in Vienna. Since 2011 he has worked in Dublin as a freelance journalist and for an online marketing platform.

Eva Clausen is euro|topics correspondent in Italy. After doing her A-levels, she travelled to Italy and has been living in Rome since 1980. She studied English literature and language and art history in Rome. Since then, she has been employed in these fields: a literary agency, film, theatre and publishers. Since 1995, she has mainly been active as a journalist, among other things for RAI in Italy, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Der Standard, Die Zeit – focussing on art and culture, society and travel.

Marc Engelhardt is euro|topics correspondent for German-speaking Switzerland and Austria. He has been based in Geneva since 2011, from where he reports on Switzerland, Liechtenstein and developments at the United Nations for the German state broadcaster ARD and various dailies and news agencies. He travels on a regular basis to Africa, where he lived and worked from 2004 to 2010. He is chairman of the correspondent network

Tom Gebhardt is euro|topics correspondent in Spain. After studying Journalism in Germany and postgraduate studies in politics and philosophy in Bolivia, he then worked in the Goethe Institute, La Paz and then as editor for German-speaking newspapers in Spain for several years. He speaks Spanish, English and Catalan.

Gordan Godec is euro|topics correspondent in Croatia. He studied economics, ethnology and Spanish. He has worked as a freelance journalist and producer for a variety of radio broadcasters, and written and produced numerous TV reportages and documentaries from within and outside Germany for the German public broadcasters ARD and WDR. For the last 13 years he has lived in his native country Croatia, where he works as a stringer for ARD.

Maris Hellrand is euro|topics correspondent in Estonia. While studying political studies and communication in Munich, she worked for Radio Free Europe. Later she worked as a freelance journalist in Korea, England and Singapore. For Tallinn - European Capital of Culture 2011 she was responsible for all international media. Today she also works as a media advisor for festivals and conferences.

Nina Henkelmann is euro|topics correspondent for France and the Francophone communities of Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland. She studied Romance languages and literature, cultural studies and communication in Germany and France, and works in media and publicity, language teaching and translation in Germany, France and Italy.

Simon Kamm is euro|topics correspondent in Portugal. He works for the Portuguese news agency LUSA and studied media and communication science as well as journalism in Switzerland and in Portugal.

Kristina Karasu is euro|topics correspondent in Turkey. After studying applied cultural studies in Hildesheim and Sassari (Italy), she worked as a TV editor in Hanover. Since 2010 Kristina has been living in Istanbul, where she works as a documentary filmmaker, film editor and freelance journalist for Spiegel Online, Arte, Deutsche Welle and ZDF, among other.

Claudia Knauer is euro|topics correspondent in Denmark, where she lives with her family. After studying political science, philosophy and public law in Kiel and the United States Claudia worked as a journalist for many years, primarily covering stories dealing with university education and medicine. For the last several years she has been deputy editor of the German-language newspaper Der Nordschleswiger.

Dimiter Muftieff is euro|topics correspondent in Bulgaria. A native of Sofia, he studied in Vienna and Hamburg before working as an editor for the Bulgarian national radio. Today he reports from Sofia as freelance print and radio journalist for a variety of German media and n-ost.

Annett Müller is euro|topics correspondent in Rumania. She works as an independent journalist in Bucharest and Leipzig for the ARD and n-ost. She studied journalism and psychology in Leipzig and Edinburgh.

Anne Rentzsch is euro|topics correspondent in Sweden. She has lived in Stockholm since 1994. She's an editor for Radio Sweden, the German Foreign Service for Swedish Radio. She's also working as a translator and as freelance journalist for several radio stations and newspapers in Germany and Austria.

Ksenija Samardzija Matul is euro|topics correspondent in Slovenia. She was born and brought up in Stuttgart, Germany, the child of immigrant workers - a Slovenian mother and Croatian father. She took a degree in English and German studies in Slovenia. She works as a free-lance journalist and news editor in the German and English editorial department at Radio Slovenia International (part of Slovenia's public broadcasting service) in Maribor. She also works as a translator and narrator for short documentaries and presentation films.

Bernhard Schinwald is euro|topics correspondent for Switzerland and Austria. He lives in Vienna and works as an editor for After studying economics he has worked as an editor and columnist for The European and as a freelance journalist for Luxemburger Wort, Tageswoche, profil and Europäische Rundschau, among other media.

Hans-Jörg Schmidt works as correspondent in Slovakia and the Czech Republic for euro|topics and several German-language newspapers, including Die Welt. After studying journalism he moved to Prague, where he has lived since 1990. His book "Tschechien - eine Nachbarschaftskunde für Deutsche" (The Czech RepublicGermany's neighbour to the east) was published in 2006 by Christoph-Links-Verlag.

Nina Schönmeier is euro|topics correspondent in France and the French-speaking parts of Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland. Since 2006, she has lived in Montpellier, in the South of France, working as an independent journalist and media analyst. Before this, she worked as a reporter for AP and the Spotlight publishers in Munich, as well as completing a training / studies in journalism at the Deutschen Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Claudius Technau is euro|topics correspondent in Finland. After studying journalism and political science he moved to Helsinki in 1995, where he works as a translator and freelance journalist for the Berliner Zeitung, Spiegel magazine, the German broadcaster NDR and APA news agency.

Sandra Valtere is euro|topics correspondent in Latvia. She studied German language and literature and works as a freelance journalist.

Dieter Weiand is euro|topics correspondent in Sweden. He has lived in front of the gates of Stockholm since 1994. Over the past years, he has been the Chief Editor for Radio Sweden, the German Foreign Service for Swedish Radio. He has done independent work since January of this year.

Chrissi Wilkens is euro|topics correspondent in Greece and Cyprus. She is half-Greek and studied sociology in Munich. Since 2003, she has been working as a journalist in Athens; among other things for the weekly newspaper "Investor's World", the magazine "Diplomatia" and other Greek media.

Dörthe Ziemer is euro|topics correspondent in Germany. She studied Russian studies, German studies and East European history in Berlin and Moscow. After a traineeship with the Lausitzer Rundschau and an IJP scholarship in Russia, she worked for three years as a journalist in Lusatia. This was followed by two years working as an editor and project manager with n-ost in Berlin. She now works as a freelance project editor and author.

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