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TypeNews 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 news website focused on 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 policy coverage is spread across eight ‘hubs’, Agrifood, Economy, Energy & Environment, Global Europe, Health, Politics, Technology, and Transport. Its news coverage is complemented by a programme of more than 100 events per year, usually in the form of stakeholder debates that span the same policy areas. Euractiv's policy reporting focuses on the pre-legislative stage of EU decision-making, and it has almost all of its English language content translated into French and German.

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 sponsorship.

In May 2023, Euractiv was acquired by Belgian media company Mediahuis in what became the company's first international media platform acquisition.[4] It has a three-person leadership team of René Moerland (publisher and formerly editor-in-chief of Dutch newspaper NRC), Claire Boussagol (Managing Director and formerly President, Europe at APCO Worldwide and CEO at Politico Europe), and Emmanuel Naert (Subscriptions Director).


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 Tech Brief, and the Transport Brief. Furthermore, Euractiv specializes in hosting events that bring key stakeholders together and into conversation. In 2018, Euractiv organized more than 70 events, most of which were sponsored, mostly in the form of workshops or debates.[5]


Euractiv distributes newsletters called ‘Policy Briefs’ in line with the coverage of the largest policy areas of the European Union, e.g. agriculture, technology, and energy.

'The Capitals' is Euractiv's flagship daily newsletter. It brings together political news from across Europe that has a wider European interest.


According to the 2023 EU Media Poll conducted by Savanta for BCW Brussels, Euractiv ranked 5 as the most influential EU source, moving into the top 10 for the first time.

In 2022, a study conducted by the Council of the European Union ranked Euractiv second on the list of the most influential media outlets among Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).[6]

Euractiv's reporting is regularly quoted by international newspapers such as The New York Times,[7] The Financial Times,[8] CNN,[9] Deutsche Welle,[10] le Figaro,[11] Le Point[12] and Il Post.[13]

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  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. Archived from the original on 2020-09-29. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  4. ^ "Mediahuis strengthens its European ambition with the acquisition of pan-European EURACTIV Media Network". EURACTIV. 2023-05-11. Retrieved 2023-05-11.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Macron's lofty eurozone budget gets downgraded". FT Brussels briefing.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Welle (, Deutsche. "Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan | DW | 19.10.2021". DW.COM. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  11. ^ "La cybercriminalité a coûté plus de 6000 milliards de dollars en 2021". LEFIGARO (in French). 2022-05-10. Retrieved 2022-07-19.
  12. ^ "Les " burgers " végétariens bientôt interdits ?". Le Point (in French). 2019-04-03. Archived from the original on 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  13. ^ "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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