About us

What happens in Brussels, usually stays in Brussels. Day in and out members of the European Parliament, Commissioners, Ministers and Heads of State are making decisions that affect us all. What we read in papers and online is usually very technical and boring or dumbed down to such a low level that the actual story behind what’s happening is lost in translation.

We are here to change that. Speakingofeurope.com is going to burst that Brussels bubble and bring its political stories closer to you. If you’re a professional, already deep into the matter, you might read stories that you already know. However, if you’re anything else but that and still want to be up to date of what’s happening, this is the place to be.

Yves lacroix

Co-Founder

Picked up the pen to pay the bills as a freelance writer/journalist. Has covered both European and local politics and writes about Euregional news and history. Has only just begun playing the guitar and reads way too many books on the Napoleonic Wars. 

Favorite drink: Southern Comfort
Favorite writer: Dimitri Verhulst

Email me: yveslacroix@speakingofeurope.com

Jules ortjens

Co-Founder

Jules Ortjens is a political scientist and journalist, who has worked for various Dutch media – including daily newspaper Trouw and radio broadcaster BNR Nieuwsradio.

Favorite drink: Beer, as long as its north from the Alps and south from the Rhine
Favorite writer: Michelle Houellebecq

Email me: julesortjens@speakingofeurope.com