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News Media
Founder(s)Christophe Leclercq
Editor-in-chiefZoran Radosavljević
Founded1999; 25 years ago (1999)
LanguageEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian & Serbian
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
CountryBelgium, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia & Serbia

Euractiv is a European

EU policies, founded in 1999 by the French media publisher Christophe Leclercq.[1] Its headquarters and central editorial staff are located in Brussels, with other offices in Paris and Berlin. Its content is produced by about 50 journalists[2] staffed in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia.[3]

Euractiv's reporting focuses on the pre-legislative stage of EU decision-making, with up to 2,750 articles translated per year.[4][5] In addition to Euractiv's editorial team, the company has established partnerships with media outlets such as Der Tagesspiegel, Agencia EFE and Ouest-France.

Euractiv has diversified sources of funding, as the company seeks private and public revenues to run its business. In 2019, about a fifth of Euractiv's income came from public sources, including the EU.[2] Other sources of revenue are advertising and corporate sponsoring.

In May 2023, Euractiv was acquired by Belgian media company Mediahuis in what became the company's first international media platform acquisition.[6]

Key figures

Christophe Leclercq is the founder of Euractiv. He is currently the

chairman of the Euractiv Foundation, a non-profit organisation aiming at analysing the sustainability and transparency of media outlets.[7] David Mekkaoui is the chief executive officer. Zoran Radosavljevic is editor in chief

The Capitals

The Capitals is Euractiv's flagship newsletter. It brings together political news from different European capitals, on a daily basis. The content is policy related and focuses on political, agricultural, economical, environmental, international, health, technology, and transport related news from their respective local contexts.


Euractiv has been covering the European Parliament and other EU institutions for over twenty years. Its editorial coverage includes European politics in Brussels as well as a more in-depth analysis of EU policies in areas such as energy and environment, agriculture, food safety, transport and tech policy.

Apart from daily articles, Euractiv also produces special reports on specific policy topics. In 2016, the company introduced its flagship newsletter The Brief. In 2019, it launched a new round of EU-focused newsletters: The Capitals, the Digital Brief and the Transport Brief. Furthermore, Euractiv specialises in hosting events which bring key stakeholders together and into conversation. In 2018, it organised more than 70 events, most of which sponsored, mostly in the form of workshops or debates.[7]


In 2020, the Annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey of EU experts placed Euractiv among the leading media outlets covering EU affairs, above Bloomberg and The New York Times.[8] In 2022, a study conducted by Council of the European Union ranked Euractiv second on the list of the most influential media outlets among Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).[9]

Euractiv's reporting is regularly quoted by international newspapers such as The New York Times,[10] the Financial Times,[11] CNN,[12] Deutsche Welle,[13] le Figaro,[14] Le Point[15] and Il Post.[16]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Christophe Leclercq". OECD. Archived from the original on 2015-11-19.
  2. ^ a b Kanter, James (2019-04-22). "The European Press Corps Cannot Cover the EU". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  3. ^ "EurActiv". STYLE. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  4. ^ Lowry, Mathew (2018-08-15). "Opening up EurActiv's media innovation programme". Medium. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  5. Nieman Journalism Lab. Archived
    from the original on 2020-11-03. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  6. ^ "Mediahuis strengthens its European ambition with the acquisition of pan-European EURACTIV Media Network". EURACTIV. 2023-05-11. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  7. ^ a b "Quo vadis Europa? | Christophe Leclercq, founder of Euractiv, on Europe's reaction to fake news". Greek News agenda (interview). 2018-04-19. Archived from the original on 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  8. ^ "Financial Times' Influence Surges, Topping 2020 EU Media Poll". BCW. 2020-11-25. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  9. ^ O'Malley, James; Randerson, James (2019-07-03). "The Brussels Twitter bubble — an illustrated guide". Politico Europe. Archived from the original on 2020-08-09. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  10. ^ Rueb, Emily S. (2019-05-29). "'Freedom Gas,' the Next American Export". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2020-01-17. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  11. ^ "Macron's lofty eurozone budget gets downgraded". FT Brussels briefing.
  12. ^ Stelter, Brian (2019-03-15). "News outlets band together to establish the One Free Press Coalition". CNN. Archived from the original on 2019-07-26. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  13. ^ Welle (, Deutsche. "Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan | DW | 19.10.2021". DW.COM. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  14. ^ "La cybercriminalité a coûté plus de 6000 milliards de dollars en 2021". LEFIGARO (in French). 2022-05-10. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  15. ^ "Les " burgers " végétariens bientôt interdits ?". Le Point (in French). 2019-04-03. Archived from the original on 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  16. ^ "L'elezione di von der Leyen è in bilico". Il Post (in Italian). 2019-07-12. Archived from the original on 2019-08-09. Retrieved 2019-07-26.

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