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20 March 2015: The Financial Times has made new appointments to strengthen its award-winning European coverage and respond to changing tides on the continent. As part of the change Alex Barker takes up the new post of European diplomatic editor, based in Brussels.
Other changes to the FT’s 465-strong European editorial team include:
Roula Khalaf, foreign editor and assistant editor at the FT, said: “The FT’s European coverage has been a must-read for world leaders since our first international edition in 1979, and these appointments demonstrate our commitment to continue setting the agenda in this important region. The creation of the European diplomatic editor role recognises new challenges in European diplomacy and growing questions about the future of the EU.”
Alex Barker (@alexebarker) has spent the last four years in Brussels as EU correspondent for the FT, breaking stories such as the UK’s €2.1bn EU surcharge. Before that he spent four years as a political correspondent in Westminster.
These appointments follow the recent announcement that Renée Kaplan will join as the FT’s head of audience engagement, Mark Alderson becomes head of newsroom operations, and Kevin Wilson takes up the assignment of visual news editor.
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