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Paul Hofheinz is President and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based independent, non-partisan think tank and policy network.


paul.hofheinz [at] lisboncouncil [dot] net

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Launched in 2003, the Lisbon Council is committed to promoting a more prosperous future for Europe.

An experienced journalist and editor, Mr. Hofheinz frequently appears on Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC as a commentator on economic reform and european politics. To date, he has written for or been quoted in more than four dozen newspapers and academic journals, including Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Trends/Tendances (Belgium), Time, Newsweek, Cinco Dias and The Straits Times (Singapore).

Before he left journalism to launch the Lisbon Council, Mr. Hofheinz worked as a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal, covering such diverse topics as financial-market regulation, european integration, emerging markets and Russian politics.He also served two years as managing editor of Central European Economic Review, a monthly magazine published by The Wall Street Journal Europe.

Prior to that, Mr. Hofheinz served four years as associate editor of Fortune, including stints as Bureau Chief in Moscow and Bonn. He began his journalistic career in London as a reporter for Time magazine.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Russian politics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Yale University, where he received the prestigious John Addison Porter prize upon graduation. In 1992, he received the Olive Branch Award from New York University’s Center for War, Peace and Media Studies for his coverage in Fortune of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.