Claire Boussagol, former President, Europe of APCO Worldwide and CEO of Politico Europe, is joining EURACTIV as Managing Director. Claire’s appointment completes the new three-person executive team heading EURACTIV, with René Moerland, Publisher & Chair, and Emmanuel Naert, Subscriptions Director.  

EURACTIV’s renewed ambition is to be the leading media on EU policies and politics, in Brussels and across Europe’s capitals. René Moerland will be taking the EURACTIV newsroom to the next level, bringing with him his experience as, among others, the editor-in-chief of the leading Dutch daily NRC. Claire Boussagol will bring her extensive knowledge of the Brussels Bubble to ensure that, as EURACTIV develops, it continues to cater for the strong core of its primary audiences.

Commenting on her joining the team at EURACTIV, Claire Boussagol said ‘‘From the top down, this is all about team-work. René, Emmanuel, and myself share a clear view of next-generation EURACTIV. We shall build on the accumulated knowledge and wisdom passed on by our predecessors. We aim to consolidate professional practice and ethics to the highest levels. In this respect, EURACTIV must become a reference and be recognised as an efficient and friendly work-place. Equal opportunities, respect & non-discrimination, in-house training, careers rather than just jobs…No time to waste!’’

Commenting on Claire’s appointment, René Moerland said: I am very much looking forward to working with Claire. Together with digital media expert Emmanuel, Claire and I are committed to making EURACTIV thrive as the leading European medium for politics and policy.”