James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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Turn your email subject lines into headlines

Journalists get more press releases sent to them every day than they can ever read.

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

What journalists really think

  There are communications professionals who are afraid to ask journalists what they need to write a story.

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

2015: Year of living dangerously

I gave a talk on the last year of EU politics at Acumen Public Affairs‘ fifth anniversary party. It covered everything from the Brussels lockdown to Grexit to Brexit, to … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Norwegian energy minister: We will drill until gas reserves run out

Norway will be on its last third of natural gas reserves by 2035, much of it in the Arctic, and almost all of it destined for the EU market, the … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Commission: Schengen suspension could be extended, 60% of migrants should be sent back

The European Commission today (26 January) said it could agree to a suspension of border-free travel in the Schengen zone of up to two years, and that nearly two thirds of … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eastern Europe’s first black mayor: ‘If we’re Schengen, then why the fences?’

“Are we Schengen or not?” the Ghana-born mayor of Slovenian border-town Piran asked. “And if we are, why is the government putting up fences?”, he said, before warning that a … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Experienced freelance journalist for hire

I am an experienced British journalist based in Brussels, and available for freelance journalism, writing, editing, media training and moderation. See my LinkedIn page for my CV and follow me … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hire me to moderate your event

If you want a lively, engaging, insightful moderator for your panel debate, get in touch. I’ve moderated for companies such as Aviva, Pepsico, and GE Capital, for institutions including the London … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cañete defends climate and energy credentials

New Energy and Climate Commissioner Miguel Cañete has defended his credentials to take the job, at his first appearance before reporters at the European Commission. His appointment sparked protests from campaigners and … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Manchester City could use EU competition law to beat Financial Fair Play rules

Manchester City Football Club is considering challenging a record-breaking €60 million fine for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, by using EU competition law to prevent cartels and abuse … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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