The acquisition is the latest step in Politico’s plan, announced in September, to expand into Europe. Politico and Axel Springer, which are equal partners in the venture, said the expansion would offer “in-depth coverage of European politics and policy.”
The launch will transplant many staples of Politico’s current business to Europe: it will include the release of a new website, Politico.eu, a weekly newspaper in Brussels, a series of events and conferences and a European edition of Politico Pro.
Matthew Kaminski, a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, will be the publication’s executive editor, reporting to editor-in-chief John Harris, according to Politico. Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, the owner and publisher of European Voice, will be Politico’s European managing director.
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