NEWS IN ENGLISH | POLITICO launches Pro news service in Europe
POLITICO launches Pro news service in Europe
2015-06-01 10:01:00

POLITICO announced the May 18th launch of the POLITICO Pro subscription news service in Europe. Modeled on the real-time policy-based news service in Washington, D.C., the European edition of Pro will offer policy professionals intelligence on technology, health care and energy as it relates to Brussels and industries on the continent. Pro will complement the existing offerings from the newly launched, POLITICO Brussels Playbook and the weekly print edition. The European edition of POLITICO is a joint venture between Axel Springer SE and POLITICO.

Anchoring POLITICO Pro's policy coverage will be must-read morning newsletters - Morning Tech, launching May 18; Morning Health Care, launching May 26; and Morning Energy, launching June 1. POLITICO Pro subscribers will also receive subscriber-only web content, customizable instant alerts and Brussels Influence, a weekly intelligence and analysis newsletter on money and lobbying. POLITICO Pro's European service will cover policy issues with the same style of journalism that has made POLITICO Pro a must-read in the U.S for more than 1,800 subscribing organizations with more than 17,000 total users. All Pro content in Europe will be offered on a complimentary trial basis for a limited time. Subscription pricing will be based on number of users and number of policy areas.

"The team of policy experts we've assembled has the hunger and metabolism to break news, to give our subscribers information they don't know, to write big pieces about what's happening in different policy arenas at the national level and among EU institutions, and also to deliver real-time insight on news with the concision and speed that our readers need to do their job," said Matthew Kaminski, POLITICO's Executive Editor in Europe.

POLITICO has made several key hires for its Pro Technology, Pro Health Care and Pro Energy news offerings. Pro Technology will launch under the leadership of Technology Editor Noelle Knox, who came to POLITICO from The Wall Street Journal, where she was editor of its CFO Report. She'll be joined by Berlin-based David Meyer and Brussels-based Zoya Sheftalovich, with assistance from antitrust and competition reporter Nicholas Hirst and media reporter Alex Spence. Kim Dixon, previously POLITICO's Tax Editor in Washington, will anchor the Pro Health Care team that includes reporter Alexandra Terzieva and contributing writer Peter O'Donnell. Jan Cienski, former Warsaw correspondent for The Economist and Warsaw bureau chief for the Financial Times, will lead Pro Energy - a team that includes reporters Kalina Oroschakoff and Sara Stefanini. Florian Eder, POLITICO's Managing Editor of Expansion, will oversee POLITICO's policy coverage in Europe. Dari Gessner, Executive Di
rector of POLITICO Pro in Europe, will lead POLITICO Pro's Brussels-based sales team.

"Our investment in technology, health care and energy policy coverage is a direct response to the market, which is demanding this real-time information. So far, the response to our newest offerings has been extraordinary," said Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, Managing Director of the POLITICO joint venture.

With the addition of its European coverage, POLITICO Pro will have more than 120 journalists worldwide devoted to covering US and European regulatory policy.

Based in Brussels, the European edition of POLITICO covers the politics, policy and personalities of the European Union. The publication also has reporting assets in key capitals across Europe, making it the first publication to truly connect the dots between the continent's biggest power players. Its journalism lives online at; through daily newsletters, such as Ryan Heath's POLITICO Brussels Playbook; in print via a weekly newspaper distributed in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, London, Frankfurt and Luxembourg; and through newsmaking events.

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York and Brussels - and with recently announced plans to expand into state capitals in the United States - POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world. Since its launch in 2007, POLITICO has delivered journalism about politics and policymaking that is more authoritative in its sophistication and nonpartisan perspective than any competitor; that is more useful to people with a professional interest in public affairs; and that is more fun to read for a community of people who love the drama and sheer sport of politics.