About (draft)

A Fistful of Euros is a weblog. Its purpose is to provide a venue for informed commentary on European politics and culture from a pan-European perspective.

David Weman

A 25 year old Swede who lives in a small town near Stockholm. Recently dropped out of journalism school to begin a corporate training as a subtitler. A slightly right-leaning centrist, liberalish. Founder of A Fistful of Euros. Writes Europundit (occasionally).

Matthew Turner

30-something Brit who lives in West London. Spent a year as a member of the Conservative Party for ‘research’, now disaffected social democrat who receives a lot of Conservative Party junk mail.
Writes Matt T.

Mrs Tilton

A running-dog lackey of the bourgeoisie, Mrs Tilton is (ahem) 29+. Irish, but has lived in Germany for many years. Co-director of the Max-Planck-Institut f�r hiberno-schw�bische Genmischung. Liberal in the proper sense (not libertarian or leftist.)
Writes The 6th International.

Tobias Schwarz

German, turned 30, balding slowly, hopefully with grace. A carnival junkie, who, after studies in business and politics in Mannheim, Paris, and London, is currently living in his hometown of Mainz, Germany, again, working on a phd when he’s not too busy writing, composing, or supporting his home team Mainz 05. Turned New Labourite during a research job at the House of Commons, but difficult to place in German party-political terms. Liberal in the true sense of the term. Mostly writing on afoe these days. His Almost A Diary, which was a predominantly political blog in the beginning (in 2002), is now usually living up to its name – certainly in conjunction with his musicblog www.tapsmusic.de.

Guy La Roche

37, Dutch subtitler and art lover living in Brittany with significant other and three cats. Has also lived in Belgium, most of his life actually. Not quite francophone yet, but slowly getting there. Never voted in his life, though that will change, and is vaguely centrist. Extremely naive and, sometimes, rather proud of it.
Writes Non Tibi Spiro.

Douglas Muir

American with an Irish passport. Does development work for a big international donor. Has been living in the Balkans for the last four years — first Serbia, then
Romania. Calls himself a Burkean conservative, which would be a liberal in
Germany but an unhappy ex-Republican turned Democrat in the US. Husband of Claudia. Parent of Alan and David. Likes birds.
Writes Halfway Down The Danube

Claudia Muir

German. Has been living in the Balkans for the last four years — first Serbia, then Romania. Lifelong expat, grew up in Istanbul. Votes for the Green party. Wife of Doug. Parent of Alan and David.
Writes Halfway Down The Danube.

Doug Merrill

Freelance journalist based in Munich, following stints in Atlanta, Budapest, Warsaw and Washington. Worked for a German think tank, discovered it was incompatible with repaying US student loans. Spent two years in financial markets. Bicycled from Vilnius to Tallinn. Climbed highest mountains in two Alpine countries (the easy ones, though). American center-left, with strong yellow dog tendencies.

Scott Martens

A 34 year old Canadian who has lived in Belgium for 4 years with his wife Keira. Working on a phd in linguistics. Idiosyncratic pragmatic marxist.
Writes Pedantry.

Scott MacMillan

An American freelance journalist who lived in Prague for nine years, where he also owned a restaurant. He is now on the run and was last spotted beneath a table at a pub in Dublin. An occassional contributor to Slate, Scott considers himself center-left in America but increasingly center-right in Europe.
Writes Scotty Mac.

Edward Hugh

Well I’m fifty six, I live in Barcelona, I live with my partner (Vicenta) and I have three children – a boy (Morgan) and two girls (Sara and Andrea). If I were pinned down in a corner and had for once to say what I was – as opposed to who I am – I suppose I would say I was an ‘economist’, although this is a destiny that most of the people who know me well would say I had spent the better part of my life trying to avoid. Filling in that little box which asks “how would you describe yourself (maximum 50 words)” has always being something of a problem for me. In fact I have the feeling that as soon as someone tries to put a label on me I am already trying to escape from it. Perhaps the best commendation to my work was made by my old school headmaster who, in one of those endless termly reports, got right to the heart of things: ‘is he trying to prove that any fool can miss a bus?’ I seem to have become a specialist in missing busses. Longer bio.
Writes Bonobo Land

Brussels Gonzo

Brussels Gonzo is a Brussels insider. He lives in Brussels.

Expertise: The Balkans.

Nick Barlow

A 33 year old Brit who lives in Colchester. Member of the Liberal Democrats. More here.
Writes What You Can Get Away With, contributes to The Sharpener.

Alex Harrowell

23-year old Brithish jornalist, a social democrat. Expertise: Political science, some economics, military affairs.

Writes Yorkshire Ranter


27 year old French economist, center-left. writes Ceteris Paribus

A list of our guest bloggers

Chris Brooke, Norman Geras, Russell Arben Fox, Dragan Antulov, Robert Waldmann.
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